HR Collaborative logo, featuring a teal 2024 Resilient HR

Biennial conference hosted by the HR Collaborative for Local Government

Wednesday, April 17

9-10:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening General Session

  • 9-9:05 a.m. HR Collaborative Welcome and Housekeeping
  • 9:05-9:20 a.m. Platinum Sponsor: NDPHIT, MetLife, and Brown & Brown

9:20-10:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Unwillable: A Journey to Reclaim My Brain, Jackie M. Stebbins, Esq.

10:30-11 a.m. Vendor Break

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Platinum Sponsor Keynote: Strengthen Your Wellbeing, Resilience, and Immunity, Melanie Carvell, Physical Therapist and Worksite Wellness Consultant

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor NDPHIT, MetLife, and Brown & Brown! 

All conference attendees are welcome to stick around for our Platinum Sponsor’s +BONUS Session, happening after our April 18 Closing General Session. See the bottom of this agenda for full details. During this +BONUS session, NDPHIT, MetLife, and Brown & Brown will discuss employee benefit and health insurance costs, future affordability, and strategies your entity can implement to create better sustainability. They’ll focus on how to optimize plan designs and employer contributions to recruit and retain staff more successfully.

12-1 p.m. Lunch

1-1:30 p.m. Vendor Break

1:30-2:30 p.m. Breakouts

  • Building Your HR System: Review Key HR Functions & Government Public Processes, Human Resources Consultant for Local Government Tanya Wieler, Dakota Dynamics
  • The Time is Now to Engage, Invite, and Inspire, Job Service North Dakota Executive Director Pat Bertagnolli, SHRM-SCP

2:45-3:45 p.m. Breakouts

  • Building Your HR System: Recruitment/Selection and Compensation & Benefits, Human Resources Consultant for Local Government Tanya Wieler, Dakota Dynamics
  • Effective Tools to Improve Employee Retention, NISC Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Annie Noonan and NISC Member Success Support Manager Gail Domres

3:45-4:15 p.m. Vendor Break

4:15-5:30 p.m. Closing Keynote: Bounce Back Better: Lessons from the Science of Resilience, Tara Feil, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

5:30-6:30 p.m. Vendor Social

Vendors break down after social.

Thursday, April 18

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:45-9:45 a.m. Breakouts

  • Building Your HR System: Employee Management & Performance Management, Human Resources Consultant for Local Government Tanya Wieler, Dakota Dynamics
  • AI in the Modern Workplace: How to Harness the Value of AI Without Fearing It, North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) Chief of Staff Shelly Miller, SHRM SCP, SPHR, and NDIT Chief Data Officer Kimberly Weis, MPH 

 10-11 a.m. Breakouts

  • Building Your HR System: Seasonal, Part-Time Employee Management and Employee Onboarding, Human Resources Consultant for Local Government Tanya Wieler, Dakota Dynamics
  • De-Escalation Tactics: Persons in Crisis, Lt. Adrian Martinez 

 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Closing General Session: Keeping it Legal Panel

During this final session, our panelists will discuss trending legal issues for HR professionals and how you can best navigate them at your entity. Moderated by NDIRF Director of Claims Keith Pic. 

Panelists:

  • Aaron Birst, NDACo Executive Director
  • Amy De Kok, NDSBA General Counsel
  • KrisAnn Norby-Jahner, Attorney Vogel Law Firm

Panel Topics:

  • How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Substance Abuse Policies

12:15 p.m. Box Lunch (Grab and Go!)

+BONUS Platinum Sponsor Session 

All conference attendees are invited to stick around for a bonus session with the 2024 Resilient HR Conference Platinum Sponsor the North Dakota Public Health Insurance Trust (NDPHIT), MetLife, and Brown & Brown.

Making Benefits Work for You & Better Understanding Healthcare Trends and EB Impacts, Brown & Brown/NDPHIT Senior Vice President Randall Johnson

Brown & Brown will join us to discuss employee benefit and health insurance costs, future affordability, and strategies you can implement at your employer group level to create better sustainability whether or not your group participates in NDPHIT. We’ll focus on optimizing plan designs and employer contributions to recruit and retain staff more successfully. Your group has just one pot of funds available for total compensation; make sure you’re leveraging them as effectively as possible!