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GVCSHRM Conference @ RIT
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, October 7, 2010 4:30 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
non-August Group
HR Rochester Fall Conference Information

Please join us for our 2nd Annual  HRochester Conference & Legislative Luncheon October 7, 2010 @ the RIT Inn & Conference Center -- building on last year's success.

Registration Information

Early Bird before Sept 10th

Early Bird before Sept 10th
  • GVCSHRM Member $137
  • Non-member $157

After Sept 10, 2010

  • GVCSHRM Member $147
  • Non-members $167



8:00 Registration & Networking , Solution Exhibits Open

8:30 Continental Breakfast

Conference Opening

9:00 Keynote Speaker

Keynote: BREAKTRHOUGH “Genesis of Excellence”  How to create and lead a breakthrough in today’s challenging times as a HR professional.  The biggest challenge in business today is to attract, develop and retain the best talent.  Once you have great talent and an effective team, lead them.  The best clients and customers will follow.  David will show us a clear seven step system for facilitating a positive breakthrough in one’s organization and growing the organizational leadership capability to the next level.  1-vision, inspirational discontent and making a true resolve, 2-identify what’s holding the organization back, 3-redefine what is possible 4-be a model and coach, 5-evolve the situation, 6-monitoring, 7-practice flexible persistence.  Witness a spectacular activity or two during this interactive and high energy presentation.  Presenter: David Fabricius

10:15 Networking/Solution Exhibits

10:30 Concurrent Sessions

Employment Law Part I  Get prepared with a foundation of employment law and legislative insight to build upon during the legislative session.  Paul Keneally will provide insight and answers to the domestic worker’s law, Jennifer Mereau will have updates on FLSA exemptions impacting NYS employers and Elizabeth Cordello will lead discussions around drug testing.  Presenting Firm: Underberg & Kessler

Superstar Employees, Where are thou?  With 9.5% jobless rate and more than 15million Americans looking for work, filling new positions should be easy, right?  Think again.  According to the Wall Street Journal, a surprising number of employers are having difficulty filling open positions, especially with “A” players.  Michelle will explore why this is the case and identify easily implementable, innovative methods of attracting great candidates.  Understanding generational differences, using social media and creating a culture that will attract and retain employees will be discussed during this session.  Presenter: Michelle Pedzich, SPHR, HR Works, Inc.

11:45 Lunch

 12:15 Legislative Session

State Legislator Guests Presentations, Audience Q&A

NY legislators in attendance will address legislation important to the people and businesses of the Empire State.  Based on recent legislative activity we will open discussions around the following items:

*The Fair Pay Act (Comparable Worth)   *Employee Free Choice Act

*Paid Sick Leave                                        *Paid Family Leave

As human resource professionals, strategic business partners, and involved citizens, one of our most important responsibilities is to be aware of and understand legislation which will impact our businesses, our employees, and our lives.  We also believe it is vital for our legislators to be aware of various viewpoints on important legislation, bring your questions and thoughts. 

Join a team of our NYS legislators who will share their insights into the laws that are and will impact doing business in New York State.

1:30 Networking/Solution Exhibits

 2:00 Concurrent Sessions

Employment Law II  Build on your employment law and legislative knowledge by exploring current case law and legal trends impacting your organizations.  This session will explore independent contractor vs. employee designation (Scott Piper), NLRB (Jim Holahan), meal break wage and hour issues (Justin Cordello).  Presenting Firms: Harris Beach, Bond, Schoeneck & King, Thomas Solomon, Glennon

Closing the Loop: Energize Your Workforce to Demonstrate the Targeted Behaviors that Support Your Organizational Goals    Participants will learn a closed-loop model for tying desired employee behaviors to the vision, culture and long-term strategies of the organization.  Most senior managers are adept at identifying the strategies needed to succeed within their fields and industries.  Skilled employees and managers are then put in place in various functions and training.  Why, then, do most business plans fail to achieve their desired objectives?  Human resource professionals have long known the answer to that question, but struggle to rally support from management on how to resolve the behavioral alignment gaps that sit underneath each unmet objective.  Join discussions and walk away with a concrete plan for breaking down the wall between organizational goals and achievable, quantifiable results at all levels.  Presenter: Patricia Phillips, VP of Business Development, Vitalwork, Inc.

3:30 Networking Reception & Solution Exhibits

HR Solutions Providers & Networking Social Take advantage of multiple networking opportunities as well as visiting our HR solution providers throughout the day, during breaks and our end-of-the-day networking social.  Get reconnected with your HR contacts and be home in time for dinner.

4:30 Conference Close


REGISTER TODAY!  Participants register CLICK HERE.

Sponsor & Vendor Registration is now available as well. Get your organization in front of over 400 local HR professionals. For further information please contact Craig Houck at  Limited sponsor spots as well as vendor booths, reserve yours today!

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