The Future of Work: Build Your Team

March 9, 2023

Addressing Workforce Challenges

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In June 2022, industry leaders sat down to discuss the current workforce shortages and the specific issues that were challenging their business success. The Training and Education Center at the Construction Association of Michigan identified the common roadblocks and selected qualified presenters to address each issue.
 
The Future of Work conference is designed for human resource professionals, senior leaders, and anyone with a responsibility for managing employees. With a wide range of topics, from hiring to mental wellness, this is an event you can't afford to miss.
 
The event takes place on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Macomb Community College.
 

Included with Registration

  • Attend up to 4 workshops throughout the day
  • Earn up to 4 PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP
  • Includes breakfast
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Access to world-class business advisors and coaches

Registration Fees

  • $199 per person until February 22, 2023
  • $250 per person after February 22, 2023
  • Registration deadline is March 2, 2023

The Construction Association of Michigan is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

This program is valid for up to 4 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Refer to workshop description. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit portal.shrm.org.

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Top Reasons to Attend

Recruit

Learn how to identify and hire the top talent to support your strategic goals and improve your workplace culture.

Retain

Implement tools to strengthen your team, improve their performance, and support your strongest leaders.

Rejuvenate

Align the right people with the right tools in the right job to experience exponential growth.
 

Our Presenters

Terry Bean

Terry Bean is a sought after speaker based on his inspiredutaining delivery and ability to turn complex information into immediately actionable ideas. Bean’s ability to cut to the heart of the matter in plain speak will get your team thinking new things, taking new actions and reaching new heights. Some of his credits include founding business networking group, Motor City Connect, producing TEDx Detroit and hosting the Business Growth Time podcast.
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Myra Ebarb

Myra Ebarb is the Vice President of People, Perks & Empowerment for Sachse Construction and Broder & Sachse Real Estate.
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Sam Clark

Sam Clark continues the Clark Construction Company lineage as President and CEO, being the fourth to serve over the firm’s 75 years.
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Mary Ann Fisher

Mary Ann Fisher joined HRPro in 2008. With over 30 years of experience in Human Resources and Payroll in multiple states and having learned various systems and their capabilities, Mary Ann is now the Vice President of Human Capital Services.
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John Ball

John Ball is one of two Co-Founders of CH Training & Coaching. John is a certified social/emotional intelligence coach through the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence.
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Andrea Wright

Andrea Wright started CTP Solutions, LLC to address the ever-growing need for coaching, training, and strategy related gaps in organizations in the construction the construction industry. She helps her clients empower their teams and team members to be the best version of themselves.
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Carolyn Elliot

Carolyn has seven years business experience in HR disciplines. She partners with the Vice President of Human Resources to service HRPro’s HR Consulting clients. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work from Wayne State University.
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Lisa Goyette

Lisa Goyette is one of two Co-Founders of CH Training & Coaching which empowers people to live out their best lives both professionally and personally. Lisa has a wealth of experience from working in the business world for 22 years as a skilled Program and Contract Manager, Negotiator and Presenter.
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Julie Tabish

Julie Tabish is the CEO of StrengthPoint Advisors. She specializes in combining human behavior science with operational performance. Her skills in finance, operations, leadership, organizational development and interpersonal intelligence help teams and leaders turn strengths into results and difficult conversations into their superpower.
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Patrick Hall

Patrick Hall is the Corporate Safety Director for Angelo Iafrate Construction. His desire to learn more about the alarming rate of suicide in construction led him to develop a training program aimed at reducing incidents.

Tricia Ruby

Tricia Ruby is President and CEO of Ruby+Associates, Inc., a WBE-certified structural engineering firm founded in 1984. Over the last ten years, Tricia has strategically transformed the business and culture, resulting in 300% revenue growth and attracting engineers from top universities throughout the region.
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Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore is an Estimating Support Manager for Dee Cramer, a full-service heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company. As a long-time Bluebeam Revu user and enthusiast, Thomas is the company’s Bluebeam guru and is the co-champion of Detroit Bluebeam Users Group.
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Kelly Novak

Kelly Novak is a Senior Manager at Plante Moran, which has been named by Fortune and Great Place to Work US as "Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services" for four consecutive years and been on Fortune’s Best Places to Work for 24 years. She specializes in talent acquisition, staff development and compensation for the firm.

Lindsey Rem

Lindsey Rem is the Vice President of Business Transformation for Barton Malow. Her primary responsibility is actively seeking ways to fundamentally change the Barton Malow Family of Company's approach to building through the use of technology and new business models.
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Joe Benvenuto

Joe Benvenuto is a Vice President at Barton Malow and has led the LIFTbuild team since 2018. Exchange Detroit, the first residential development in its area of downtown Detroit in about 60 years, showcases the amazing LIFTbuild vertical manufacturing methodology.
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Shawn Spencer

Shawn Spencer is Co-founder and CEO of Cogent Advisors. Shawn has transformed and optimized businesses as a consultant and hired executive. His values, personally and professionally, are the compass he utilizes and aligns with key decisions.
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Lyn Hewitt

Lyn Hewitt brings over 15 years of construction field operations and over 13 years of Human Resources leadership experience to her Executive role as Vice President Human Resources at Clark Construction Company.

7:30am-8:30am Breakfast & Keynote

Doubling Down on Human Potential

Terry Bean

In this inspiring session, you’ll learn 3 easy steps to align your company culture to a vision you all want to share, how to deepen connections with clients, partners, and employees, and ways to turn your business into an opportunity magnet for clients and employees alike. (1 PDC)

Terry Bean is a sought after speaker based on his inspiredutaining delivery and ability to turn complex information into immediately actionable ideas. Bean’s ability to cut to the heart of the matter in plain speak will get your team thinking new things, taking new actions and reaching new heights. Some of his credits include founding business networking group, Motor City Connect, producing TEDx Detroit and hosting the Business Growth Time podcast.

Workshops

Choose from the Following

8:45am - 9:45am

Identifying and Hiring the Ideal Team Player

Shawn Spencer

Team players add immediate value to any organization, but how do you target your hiring strategy to select the right candidate? Based on the principles outlined in the book by the same title, this session will reveal the three indispensable virtues of the ideal team player, how to identify the individuals that will require much less coaching and management to contribute in a meaningful way, and how you can become a better team player. (1 PDC)

Improving Communication to Connect with Field Employees

Andrea Wright

Connection at work is critical. Organizations have a hard time defining it, measuring it, and creating it. But employees crave it, and they are quitting to find it. If you're looking to develop better connections with your team in the field or in the office, this session is for you. We will define employee connection and discuss how to strengthen these important relationships through tactical approaches that can be applied to all business relationships. (1 PDC)

Creating a Culture that Works for Everyone

Sam Clark

Lyn Hewitt

Creating a more inclusive organization takes effort. Learning to recognize individual people's differences and recognizing these differences as important is a process that starts from the top down. Join this session to learn more about the how-to, lessons learned, and program successes from an industry leader. (1 PDC)

10:00am-11:00am

Tackling the Challenges of a Hybrid Work Environment

Carolyn Elliot

In a post-pandemic world, the way we work will never be the same. While a hybrid work environment has many benefits, it also comes with potential legal issues that businesses need to be aware of before making the switch. Three main areas that employers should pay attention to are discrimination, accommodation, and documentation issues. This workshop will cover both the company culture aspects as well as the nuts and bolts on policies and procedures that will drive a successful adaptation of a hybrid work environment. (1 PDC)

Prioritizing Mental Health for All Workers

Patrick Hall

With suicide rates the highest among industries, the construction industry faces a full-blown epidemic. The problem is exacerbated by a “tough guy” culture with a stigma around discussing mental health. As a construction employer, it is critical to creating a supportive environment with resources openly available and known to help employees in need. In this session, take a deep dive into the statistics and learn about the tools available to support your staff.

Going Beyond the Ordinary: Employee Benefits that Attract Top Tier Talent

Panel Discussion

In order to keep your organization relevant, stay competitive for top tier talent, and retain current key players, organizations would do well to consider reevaluating and redesigning their current benefits programs for modern employee needs. Join this session to hear from businesses that are consistently recognized for their unique approach to employee satisfaction that goes beyond the standard medical/dental/vision plan. (1 PDC)

11:15am-12:15pm

Onboarding Employees to Maximize Success 

Mary Ann Fisher

Finding the best candidates for positions in your organization is only part of building an effective team. The process of onboarding new employees can be one of the most critical factors in ensuring recently hired talent will be productive, contented workers. You only get one chance to make a first impression! When a new hire joins your team, are you wowing them on day 1? (1 PDC)

Hiring for High Performance Individuals and Teams 

Julie Tabish

Did you ever hire someone that you were super excited about and then they failed to meet your expectations?  Most people make hiring decisions with emotions versus logical thinking.  The reality is that you need both.  You need to connect with your employees and your employees need to connect with your culture.  They also need the competencies and skills to excel in the role.  Attend this workshop to gain insight and best practices to hire the right fit for the role and culture.  We will discuss the importance of creating clarity of what is expected of the role, incorporating core values in the interview process, utilizing assessments to add objectivity to hiring and development once hired and integrating into the team.  Your people are investment, let’s make sure you are optimizing you ROI. (1 PDC)

Building Relationships on a Foundation of Trust

John Ball

Lisa Goyette

In every work environment from in-person in-office, to fully remote (aka distributed work), to hybrid, trust is the most important factor for workplaces to succeed. Join this session to learn more about building relationships on a foundation of trust, which will result in long term employees and a reduced turnover rate. (1 PDC)
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Early Bird Fee

Register by February 22, 2023