October 21-22, 2021

Virtual training ... real results!

The American workplace and HR profession are undergoing enormous change.

At the 5th annual HR Specialist Summit, presented online so you can learn and engage from the comfort of your home or office, HR professionals will get the tools and training to not only survive but thrive in this new environment.

Day 1 (Compliance Day) keeps you up to speed on the latest laws, regulations and court rulings. Day 2 (Strategy & Tactics Day) covers the best advice on hiring, management, benefits and more.

  • 12+ first-class training sessions for HR professionals
  • Led by America’s top HR & employment law experts
  • Separate days for Compliance and Strategy training
  • 8 SHRM and HRCI credit hours
  • FREE bonus gifts for all attendees
  • Special early-bird savings!!
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Karl Ahlrichs

Author, speaker, advisor

Gregory & Appel

Karl Ahlrichs is an adviser to senior leadership on human resource and risk management issues, working for Gregory and Appel of Indianapolis. Karl has broad experience in senior level problem solving, with proven skills in handling complex organizational issues with uncommon sense. Karl is a national speaker and author, and is often quoted in the media on HR issues. He has facilitated a monthly CFO Roundtable for more than 10 years.

Jennifer Betts


Ogletree Deakins

Jenn represents employers on labor and employment matters and has defended numerous employment class and collective actions for employers. She also counsels clients and conducts audits on subjects like compliance with wage/hour laws and leaves of absence. She speaks often to employer groups.

Chia-Chia Chang

Total Worker Health,


Carrie Hoffman


Foley & Lardner

Kimya Johnson

Senior Counsel

Ogletree Deakins

Dan Kaplan


Foley & Lardner LLP

Daniel A. Kaplan is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP and is co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. Mr. Kaplan counsels employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including wage and hour, employment contracts, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, worker's and unemployment compensation, family and medical leave, disability accommodations and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, and all state, federal and local discrimination laws. Mr. Kaplan has experience litigating before various state and federal agencies, various state courts, and federal courts throughout the country, including the Supreme Court.

Patrick Morrison

Benefits Advisor

Eustis Insurance

Ellen Rains


Ogletree Deakins

Christopher Ward


Foley & Lardner

Chris represents and counsels employers throughout the country, with particular emphases on wage-and-hour issues and employee leave matters. He is a regular contributor to national employment law conferences and publications.

Amy Wilson

HR tech consultant

Benefits Technology Resources

Sherron Williams

HR Director

City of Shreveport, La.

Jeremy York


Invigorate HR

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At the HR Specialist Summit, You'll Find Solutions on ...

  • Employee leave
  • HR investigations
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Post-COVID compliance
  • Employee handbooks
  • HR technology
  • Personnel records
  • Employee benefits
  • The Future of Work
  • HR communication
  • Tricky pay issues
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Managing remote staff
  • Strategic decisionmaking
  • Marijuana policies
  • Employee wellness
  • Difficult employees
  • FMLA & ADA compliance
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