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    2014 SHRM Missouri State Conference

    Date: August 5, 2014 1:00pm – August 8, 2014 12:00pm
    Missouri State Council of SHRM
    Tan-Tar-A Resort
    494 Tan-Tar-A Drive
    Osage BeachMO
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    To register for this event, click HERE.

    Join us for the 2014 SHRM Missouri State Conference being held August 5-8, 2014 at Tan-Tar-A Resort! This year's conference will be packed with over keynote, general and concurrent sessions covering a wide range of human resource topics for all levels of practitioners. 

    Optional Pre-Conference Workshop, Tuesday, August 5th

    • Pre-Conference Workshop!  Pre-approved for 6.0 hours of PHR/SPHR recertification credit, this one-day pre-conference workshop "Culture Builder Bootcamp: The What, Why and How of Building an Inclusive Organizational Culture" will be held on Tuesday, August 5th.  Diversity and Inclusion work seems to be at a crossroads.  We have gotten very good, as individuals and organizations, at saying wonderful things about Diversity and Inclusion, yet there is often very little corresponding action.  You would be hard pressed to find another aspect of how we do business today where what we say is more clearly divorced from what we do.  Joe's inspiration and energy are infectious and his 9 Factors of an Inclusive Organizational Culture will give you a clear framework for guiding your organizations D&I efforts.  The session will be facilitated by one of SHRM's most sought after speakers, Joe Gerstandt.  

      Registration fee:  $169 (includes lunch) and 6.0 hours of PHR/SPHR recertification credit.

    Attendee Registration Fees
        SHRM Member: Early Bird ($350) - through June 15th - $400 after
        Non-SHRM Member: Early Bird ($400) - through June 15th - $450 after

    Keynote Speakers

    • Opening Keynote - This year's opening keynote is the amazing Erik Wahl. As an internationally recognized graffiti artist, and a #1 best selling business author, Erik redefines the term "keynote speaker."  Pulling from his history as both a business strategist and an artist, he has grown to become one of them most sought-after corporate speakers available today.  Erik's on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance.  His list of clients include AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young and XPrize; Erik has even been featured as a TED presenter.  The responses received have been nothing short of incredible, with standing ovations to prove it.  Visit Erik's website at
    • Thursday Keynote - Thursday's keynote will provide fun and variety! Ignite HR! Nine speakers will have five minutes, 20 slides each on the hottest HR topics! 
    • Closing Keynote - This year's closing keynote will be presented by Amanda Hite.  In this session, we'll hear case studies from some of the industries most Socially Devoted Brands and Digital Top Charters like Cinnabon and Taco Bell.  Learn what marketing and social media might not tell you, how to manage your digital communities across multiple platforms and explore ways you can build an army of advocates that fall madly in love with your brand.  People work for brands they have a crush on!  We'll share strategies and content that have ignited word of mouth movements that have driven extraordinary business results and take you on a digital journey of driving sales, recovering guests, and discovering new markets through social media and digital advertising.

    Concurrent Sessions & HR Recertification Credit

    The conference will include over 40 concurrent sessions in addition to the keynote speakers.  Recertification credit is pending through the Human Resource Certification Institute (  See link at the top of this page for a full schedule of speakers or click HERE!

    Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

    This conference is attended by over 600 HR professionals from Missouri and surrounding states.  The conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your organization, reinforce your brand, introduce new products and services, and interact with HR professional decision makers!  For a full Sponsorship/Exhibitor brochure, click HERE! To view the Exhibit Hall layout, click HERE!  
    • Exhibitor Set-Up - Tuesday, August 5th between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, August 6th between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Exhibits must be in place by 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6th.
    • Exhibitor Dismantle/Departure - Thursday, August 8th at 3:30 p.m. 

    Who Should Attend? 

    The conference is open to any individual practicing or interested in human resource management professional development.  You do not have to be a SHRM member to attend (although you will receive a $50 discount on your registration!). Conference attendees can join SHRM and receive a $15 discount on your first year of dues. Join online at   

    When to Arrive & Depart

    The conference kicks off on Tuesday evening with the opening Welcome Reception & Tweet Up from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The general conference begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.  The opening session will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.  The conference will conclude at noon on Friday, August 8th.

    What to Wear

    The dress is lake casual.  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  The weather may be extremely hot, and the meeting rooms may be cold -- so dress accordingly.  

    Where to Stay

    The conference is being held at Tan-Tar-A Resort at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.  A negotiated room rate of $124 for the resort complex and $110 for run-of-house/estates complex has been negotiated.  One ($228) and two ($373) bedroom suites are also available.  To make reservations, call Tan-Tar-A directly at (1-800-826-8272) or visit 

    Early Bird Registration

    The Early Bird deadline will be June 15th.  Payment must be received in FULL by this date either by credit card or check (no exceptions).  Registration payments received after this date will be assessed the difference in registration fees.  

    Registration Instructions

    Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors will all register through the link in the upper right. 

    Cancellation Policy

    • Registrations that cancel prior to June 30th will be assessed a $50 penalty. 
    • Registrations that cancel after June 30th and before July 1 will be assessed a $100 penalty.
    • Registrations after July 1 are not eligible for refund.  Registration substitutions will be accepted.  


    Contact Lori Maher, Executive Director
    (913) 948-8623