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August 29-31, 2016


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Seth Godin
Seth Godin is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.

Ram Charan
Ram Charan is a world-renowned business advisor, author and speaker who has spent the past 35 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time. In his work with companies including GE, MeadWestvaco, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, 3M, Verizon, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, GMR, Max Group, Yildiz Holdings, and Grupo RBS, he is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast changing environment to uncover the core business problem. His real-world solutions, shared with millions through his books and articles in top business publications, have been praised for being practical, relevant and highly actionable—the kind of advice you can use Monday morning.

Ken Yerkes, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Back by popular demand, Ken Yerkes will be presenting "Everything Legal" Presented by Barnes & Thornburg LLP. The landscape keeps changing, thanks to new laws, legislatures and activist courts and unions. You want legal advice? We have it! An annual highlight of the Conference, Ken Yerkes will bring a team of experts from Barnes & Thornburg LLP for concurrent sessions on Monday as well as a general session on Monday morning.

Jim Link, Chief Human Resources Officer of Randstad North America
Join Jim Link as he identifies global challenges in the attraction, retention, and engagement of employees for the future. The emergence of the next generation of employees, Generation Z, will transform the landscape of tomorrow's workforce and require changes few companies are prepared to meet. Jim will discuss strategies you, your leader, and your company will need to be ready for tomorrow's workforce.

Avish Parashar
This session will show you how to access, develop and apply your creative skills to solve problems and increase innovation. Innovation and creativity are key to staying competitive so organizations and individuals who apply innovation move ahead. Those who don't, struggle and fall behind. This session will use ideas and exercises from improv comedy to show you how to tap into your creativity and use it to unleash innovation to be a game changer in your organization and industry.

JW Marriott Hotel - Indianapolis

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Announcing the Barnes & Thornburg/Ken Yerkes Scholarships for HR Professionals

HR Indiana Annual Conference announces the new Barnes & Thornburg/Ken Yerkes Scholarships. There are two scholarships that will be awarded by HR Indiana and Barnes & Thornburg:

  • Certification Scholarship - Award to support the pursuit of a professional certification.

Find out more by downloading this PDF of the Scholarship Flyer. Then Apply Here for one of the Scholarships


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