2019 Agenda

Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Agenda

This Year’s Content Will
Inspire, Provoke and Disrupt

What you will experience is a mix of thought-provoking, interactive and entertaining general sessions and breakout sessions where you can take a deep dive into the topics that matter the most to you. Our speakers have been handpicked to bring you true insight and our sessions are designed to keep the pace moving, energy levels high, and provide multiple perspectives. And of course, there is much more to Eclipse than sessions, so we’ve added plenty of time for networking and room to have some fun. Enjoy!

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Continuing-Education Credits
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We will be submitting our sessions for HRCI and SHRM credit this year. Look for “HRCI/ SHRM Credit” after the title to see which sessions are approved. We will provide certificates at Eclipse in the approved sessions to attendees and have information available on-site at the Help Desk.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
2:00 pm
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6:00 pm
Registration and Help Desk Open
5:30 pm
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6:00 pm
Happy Hour
6:00 pm
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6:45 pm
Welcome Kickoff General Session
Shots of Success, Sundance Style

The red carpet is ready! Come join our lineup of stars as they give short, Ted Talk-style presentations, awarding some truly innovative companies that have learned the secrets of success and achieved great things.

7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
6:30 am
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7:30 am
Rise & Shine Activity
7:30 am
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8:15 am
Breakfast
8:30 am
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9:15 am
PlanSource Keynote

Eclipse day two kicks off with CEO Dayne Williams and special guests, who will give you a sneak peek at some of the innovations we have in the works. Hear firsthand how our customers are using technology to make a big impact on their businesses and the lives of their employees.

Dayne
Williams |
Chief Executive Officer
| PlanSource
9:30 am
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10:30 am
Guest Keynote
Aron Ralston, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

An ordinary man pushed to extraordinary limits, Aron Ralston takes you inside the story that captured international headlines in which he proves that courage, perseverance and the human spirit can help you triumph over tough challenges when the stakes are extraordinary.

Aron
Ralston |
Fearless Adventurer
11:15 am
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12:15 pm
General Sessions
On the HR Scales: Balancing the Human and Digital
Bridging the Digital Divide in the Workplace

Workplace expert Laurie Ruettimann takes on the dirty secret of job dissatisfaction and interpersonal conflict, and provides practical, honest advice for addressing issues in the current workplace as they spill online.

Laurie
Ruettimann |
Founder
| LFR LLC
Working Human: Storytime with Jellyvision’s Amanda Lannert

Pull up a pillow, sit criss-cross applesauce, and listen to Amanda’s telling of Burt Jacobs, the CEO of Life Is Good, and how to be more human in the workplace. Join in the dialogue around leadership and the potential for human connection and meaningful impact at work.

Amanda
Lannert |
CEO
| Jellyvision
12:15 pm
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1:15 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm
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2:15 pm
Breakout Sessions
HCM tech for Benefit Advisors

The human capital landscape is rapidly changing, leading more and more companies to rely heavily on employee benefit brokers for advice. Cloud-based solutions have emerged at just the right time to make HCM technology more accessible, more integrated and more powerful for companies of all sizes. More value than ever is being unlocked by the partnership of broker advisors and HCM software providers. Come hear how to take full advantage of their unique strengths.

David
Gilbertson |
VP, Strategy & Operations
| Kronos
Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Awareness

Workplace violence and active shooter incidents continue to be on the rise across the U.S. Have you planned for a potential event? In this awareness training, you will learn the basics of workplace violence prevention, get an overview of active shooter events, and discover protection and response measures in the event the unthinkable occurs at your place of business.

Justin
M Reese IV |
Vice President, Senior Risk Consultant
| HUB International
2:15 pm
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3:15 pm
Breakout Sessions
Not Your Mama’s Benefit Communications: Change How Employees See, Hear, and Feel About Their Benefits

Employee benefits are the second largest operating expense for most organizations. But many employers spend very little time explaining their benefits to employees. Join Jessica Bonar and Nancy Sansom, as they share best practices for OE communications and tips on how to run benefits meetings that employees will find valuable and even entertaining. You’ll learn practical tips on how to make your benefits shine and ways to transform benefits communications from yawn-inducing to cheer-worthy!

Jessica
Bonar |
Benefits Advisor
| Advanced Benefits
Nancy
Sansom |
Chief Commercial Officer
| PlanSource
How Effective Onboarding Boosts Your Bottom line

There is a lot more to onboarding than collecting all the required paperwork, handing out an office key and taking the new hire out to lunch. In recent years, some employers have started to realize the impact that effective onboarding process design can have on the bottom line. Today, in order to attract and retain top talent, employers must move beyond traditional onboarding and use technology to effectively and securely address the entire employee experience. This means not only captivating new hires, but also seizing the opportunity to engage existing employees and managers through collaborative process development, an engaging user interface and a secure technology protocol.

Randi
Renee Doerr |
VP of Client Success
| ExactHire
2:45 pm
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3:15 pm
Networking and Pop-Up Demo Theatre
3:15 pm
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3:45 pm
General Session
4:00 pm
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4:45 pm
General Session
Three HR MegaTrends You Can’t Ignore

For years, HR has asked for a seat at the table. Today, we’re being thrust into the lead role. Join Dr. Conrad as he reveals three pivotal forces that will transform the role HR plays in the near-term future of work. First, as the pace of change accelerates and adds to worker overload, a concentrated focus on well-being at work is needed to make work less stressful and more fulfilling for people—emotionally, socially, cognitively and physically. In addition, as the Fourth Industrial Revolution emerges, preparing people for the future of work—via reskilling and upskilling people for a blended workforce of people and machines—will be paramount to developing and driving individual and organizational performance. Finally, as the Internet of Things advances the democratization of data and decisions, creating the new connected collaborative enterprise is a must to improve the digital employee experience. It’s HR’s time to shine. Are you ready?

Dr. Jarik
Conrad |
Sr. Director, HCM Innovation
| Ultimate Software
6:30 pm
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10:00 pm
Eclipse Bash
Thursday, July 18th, 2019
6:30 am
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7:30 pm
Rise & Shine Activity
7:30 am
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8:15 am
Breakfast
8:30 pm
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9:30 am
General Session
Rethinking HR: Building Skills to Thrive in a World in Flux
Beyond Linear - How HR Can Lead Exponential Thinking

We are experiencing a seismic shift in technological advancement that will forever change the human experience. These advancements are not following a linear progression, but are progressing exponentially. HR leaders have a unique opportunity to help their organizations recalibrate their culture to thrive in this environment, but to do so, they themselves need to adopt an “exponential mindset.” This session will equip you with a framework to evaluate new technology and trends, and learn how to become an exponential thinker.

Chris
Krusiewicz |
Vice President
| Burnham Benefits
From Pushing Paper to Pushing People

In HR, we push a lot of paper. We have performance forms, discipline forms, benefit forms, onboarding forms, forms, forms, forms. The forms were purported to make things easier, to gather the information we need to make decisions or reflected the decisions themselves. But are we getting too reliant on the forms and forsaking the kind of human interactions our employees want and need? Let’s chat about breaking down the bureaucracy of HR and how to encourage conversation

Kate
Bischoff |
Employment Attorney, Speaker & HR Consultant
| tHRive Law & Consulting LLC
9:45 pm
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10:45 am
General Session
SaaSy Talk: Putting Innovation Into Practice

SaaSy Talk, the soon-to-be famous talk show devoted to cloud computing and Software as a Service issues, examines the process of innovation. Featuring celebrity guests from across the industry, the show gives a behind-the-scenes, practical look at how to breathe new life into benefits.

11:00 am
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12:00 pm
General Session & Closing Ceremony
12:00 pm
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Lunch - Grab and Go or Network & Stay
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