Conference Lineup:

Our Keynote Speakers will be:



Dr. Rita Fields, Professor of Management at Madonna University

Kristi Stepp,  Head of Human Resources Thermal Systems North America for Valeo: Are your HR skills stale?’ Why you need to freshen them up?

Ovell Barbee, Senior VP of HR at Spectrum Health: Leveraging Change: The Key to Mobilizing Your Workforce


Nicole Webb-Elder, Director of Human Resources at Ford Direct: The Credible HR Business Partner


Terry Denise Faison, Manager of Labor Strategy & Negotiations Planning for Ford Motor Company: Building High Performing Teams


Kimberlea Dungy: Enhancing New Employee Engagement


Debra Williams, Executive Vice President of Right Management and President, Detroit Society for Human Resources Management: New Rules: What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us There


 Dr. Ernest Betts, Dean of Multicultural Business Programs for the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University: Developing Global Executives for Emerging Markets


Veretta Nix, Director of Human Resources for Zingerman’s Community of Businesses: Succession Planning: Build Leaders for the Change Ahead


Esther Jackson, Project Manager for the City of Detroit: HR Today: Time for a Prison Break


David Turner, VP of Human Resources at Eastern Michigan University: Creating an Intentional & Purposeful Communication Strategy


Cassandra Harvey, VP of Talent Management for the Neighborhood Service Organization: Painting the Elephant in the Room


Annette Avery, CEO of Avery 360 Consulting: Working with You is killing me: Building collaborative partnerships in the workplace.


Dr. Lisa Wicker, President and CEO of Linwick & Associates, LLC: A Call to Action for Strategic HR: Career Development Capability Model


Dr. Robynne Sherrill, Vice President, Global Talent Management & Development, Dawn Food Products: Driving/Enculturation of Change Management Practices


Dr. Iris Ware, Chief Learning Officer for the City of Detroit: The 5 C’s of Human Resource Success


Kimika Garrett, Director of Human Resources at DUO Security: People Business Partner


Kelly Jackson, Director of Human Resources for the OHM Advisors engineering and architectural service firm: The 5 Compliance Steps for HR professionals


Dr. Dawn Stewart, Executive Director of Starr Commonwealth: HR Challenges in the Non-Profit Sector


Dr. Tia Lewis, Human Resource & Labor Relations Generalist for the City of Flint: Public Sector Recruiting and Hiring Practices


Cynthia Wells, Vice President for Human Resources at DESTACO: Career Management in the Real World


 John Randle, Director of Human Resources for the City of Farmington Hills: Increasing Minority Presence in Public Sector Employees


 Camille Bryant, Executive Director of Human Resources at GE Digital: HR’s Role in Leading Change with Authenticity and Transparency


Tish King, Principal Consultant at Summit HR Consulting, LLC: Leading in Volatile Times: Are You Prepared for the Unpredictable?



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