Team SHRA is working on the Agenda for the 2018 Conference. Below is the 2017 Seasonal Human Resource Association Conference Agenda to get an idea of conference content and scheduling.

SHRA 2017, October 22-26th, Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Travel to Charleston area – check in at Wild Dunes Resort
Casual Meet and Greet Reception – 7 PM

Monday, October 23, 2017

– Group Breakfast
Welcome to the Wild Dunes and Charleston! – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

– Break – 10:00 AM – 10:10 AM
A Sea of Inspiration – 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

– Group Lunch – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Surfing Lessons with Work and Travel  – 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Program updates for J1 Visa / Work and Travel Program. The attending representatives from International Visa Sponsorship agencies will answer specific attendee questions as well as offer the current “state of the union” address.

– Break – 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Creating your All-Star Dream Team – Huddle Ups, Hot Dogs and Handling the Curveballs  –  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Dina Cipollaro Beck, FUNdamental Training Solutions – Manage and motivate the players in all positions to leverage individual strengths, communicate efficiently and score a winning season.

dinaheadshot2Dina Cipollaro-Beck, MA, is a trainer, consultant, and adjunct faculty member in the areas of hospitality and the art and science of work styles and leadership. Well known for her innovative approach to training, Dina has a Masters degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology and was the Internship & Outreach Coordinator at Lake Tahoe Community College. Dina brings fifteen years of human resources experience and a fresh approach to all her training sessions. Dina excels at creating energetic training workshops that both inspire and entertain.

– Group Dinner – Low Country Boil 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 24, 2016

– Group Breakfast
It’s a Good Morning for Solving Seasonal HR Puzzles – 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

– Break – 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Building a Bright Future – A Unique Pathway for Staffing Success with Life Changing Impacts – 9:00 – 10:30 AM – Rosemary Vincent Mendel
Rosemary’s sparkle is brighter than a lighthouse beacon! She’s passionate and resourceful. The stories she’ll share will touch your heart and open a whole new world of possibilities for you, your team, and for the fabulous folks she’ll connect you with.

21039520_10154637709280836_815778415_nRosemary Vincent Mendel found her perfect fit working with 16-24-year-old Opportunity Youth in the YouthBuild program after spending many years working with the elderly, disabled, mentally ill, and children with truancy issues.  With a B.S. in Social Work from Southeastern Louisiana University and as a believer in the power of good ideas, and the goodness in all people, she works daily to leave the world a little better than she found it.

– Power Break – 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
You Can Dance in a Storm – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Leona Maneval
Identify your greatest risks well before the next staffing storm approaches, and create your very own response plan.

Leona (1)Leona Maneval began her hospitality career as a busgirl on Long Island, NY.  She loved the industry so much that she majored in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration from the University of South Carolina.  Since then she has worked and traveled all over the country from Hilton Head Island (very seasonal) to California (tough employment laws) to NYC (unions- fun!), Washington DC, Charleston and now Montana. With a better quality of life, she now does HR/Organization Development and Training and Development consulting for The Dewberry Charleston and Flathead Lake Lodge.

Charleston Awaits! – 12:30 PM End of Day Head out to enjoy all that Charleston has to offer. Culture, food, history, architecture – we have so many suggestions and we know you’ll have a blast!

“The SHRA conference is very empowering. The opportunity to compare notes with others in the industry and learn together makes me feel more prepared to take on the day to day challenges of the job.” – Beth, former Human Resources Manager at Signal Mountain Lodge

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

– Group Breakfast –
Employment Law Update and Workshop 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – 
Fill your resource bucket up to the brim with the hottest topics, watch list items, and HR best practices. Help you and your team navigate tricky employment waters with more confidence and clarity.

Cherry_Molly_bioMolly Hughes Cherry is a Member in the Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offices of Nexsen Pruet, LLC, where she practices in the areas of labor and employment and general business litigation. 


Concurrent Session Options – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1.) Employment Law After Hours: continue discussion if desired
2.) CoolWorks CollyWobbles: discussions facilitated by the CoolWorks Team to address your specific Jobs in Great Places concerns, questions, and strategies.
– Group Lunch – 12:00 – 1:00 PM

5 Tips for Staying Afloat In A Sea of Data: The how and why of tracking and measuring HR metrics – 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Matt Moore,

– Break – 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Steer Clear of the (Hiring) Sandtraps – Pro Tips for Your Hiring Team2:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Tim Baymiller
TimmyHave a ball this afternoon! We’ll hit some hot hiring topics and learn from a “pro” and head outside.
Tim Baymiller, SHRM-SCP, is the Human Resource Director at Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, SC. Tim has years of seasonal HR experience from Yellowstone and from Maumee Bay Resort and Lodge in Ohio.

4:30 – 5:30 PM – SHRA Happy Hour – Cheers! Celebrate the Spirit of SHRA 2017 alongside all your new HR buddies. Take a break to decompress before the “real world” calls you back. Join us for light fare food and beverages, great conversation and fond farewells!

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Departure (Check out time by Noon / no conference activities)