We're heading back to Kalahari!

Please consider joining us for the 2023 Ohio HR Conference - WE ARE FAMILY - scheduled for September 20-22, 2023 as we are thrilled to return to the beautiful Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio. Discounted lodging rates are available for conference attendees; however, the discount rate ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2023!

IN PERSON with an ON DEMAND option! 

Join us for two and a half days of superior programming in a great venue! Attendees can enjoy the conference at the resort AND then have the option to obtain additional recertification credits via the ON DEMAND platform for any missed sessions. 

The ON DEMAND option will be available for up to 60 days after the conference ends. SHRM and/or local chapter members can Register Today for our $829 rate.  

We can't wait to see you in Kalahari! 

Jason Lawson

2023 Ohio HR Conference Chair

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to connect and become more involved in the conference? 

We have several volunteer opportunities available. We can use volunteers for as short as a couple minutes to introduce speakers to as long as a couple hours to help with registration and conference bag stuffing.  

If you are interested in volunteering - please use this LINK.

Opening Keynote Speaker: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

We are honored to announce that Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP will be conducting a "fireside chat" with conference chair, Jason Lawson as our opening Keynote session.

We can't think of a better speaker to help us kick off We Are Family! and we are thrilled to welcome Mr. Taylor back to the Ohio HR Conference! 

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM. With nearly 325,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 235 million workers and families globally. 

As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers, and the workplace. Recently named one of the "Most Influential People Shaping Public Policy" in our nation's Capital by the Washingtonian Magazine, Mr. Taylor is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors the weekly USA Today column, "Ask HR." 

Mr. Taylor's career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom's Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group, the McGuireWoods law firm, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

He is the author of the national bestseller, RESET: A Leader's Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval, which delivers a candid and forward-thinking vision for leaders to reimagine their company cultures in a time of global upheaval and presents data-driven strategies to make the necessary foundational reset of all things work. Immediately upon its release in September 2021, RESET was in the top three of the Wall Street Journal's list of best-selling hardcover business books. All author proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation, which is committed to empowering HR as a social force for change

Special Premium Workshop: Ben Eubanks

Join us for a SPECIAL PREMIUM WORKSHOP with Ben Eubanks on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 8am to 10:15am. You'll have time to experience the workshop and be ready for our opening keynote sesson at 10:30am.

There is a separate charge of $79 for this pre-conference workshop - How to attract, convert, and hire the best candidates in today's recruiting environment." Note: Ben's workshop WILL NOT be available on the virtual platform. The only way to attend his workshop will be in person

Ben is an expert speaker on the future of work as it relates to talent, technology, and innovation. His speaking has reached over a hundred thousand business leaders in the last 10-plus years on physical and virtual stages. 

His bestselling book Talent Scarcity: How to Hire and Retain a Shrinking Workforce helps talent leaders that have struggled with the question, “Where are all the workers?” as they attempted to fill critical roles in recent years. The book examines the data on why the talent shortage exists and what companies can do to solve it, bringing in practical ideas and case studies from companies like Coca Cola, Audible, Zapier, and Delta Airlines. 

His book on artificial intelligence debuted at the #1 spot on the New and Noteworthy list on Amazon upon its release and has been referenced by dozens of researchers and businesses globally since its publication. Schools like Cornell, NYU, and others use the book as a student text for human resources management and technology courses. Previously an HR executive for a global technology startup, he currently heads up research and operations at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, a human capital advisory services firm. He works with HR, talent, and learning leaders across the globe to solve their most pressing business challenges with a research-based perspective tempered by practical, hands-on experience. 

He has developed hundreds of reports, case studies, and other resources to support his life’s mission: making HR better, one HR pro at a time. Ben is the founder of upstartHR, a blog that has touched the lives of more than one million business leaders since its inception, and he also hosts “We’re Only Human,” a podcast that examines the intersection of people and technology in the workplace. The podcast has featured guests from notable organizations like IBM, Aramark, Emerson Electric, Southwest Airlines, and more.

Introducing Keynote Speaker: Bertice Berry

We are thrilled to announce that BERTICE BERRY will be our Thursday Keynote Speaker.  

Sociologist, Bertice Berry, PhD. is, a best-selling author and award-winning lecturer has been named Comedian of The Year, Lecturer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. She has published 11 best-selling books in both fiction and non-fiction and has won numerous awards and accolades for both her writing and presentations. 

Berry has had her own nationally syndicated television show and has hosted, interviewed, and made numerous television, documentary and radio appearances on a variety of diverse venues including The Tonight Show, Oprah Winfrey, Between The Lions, Crossfire, 20-20, NPR, PBS and Comedy Central and CNN. 

Berry has used her unique gifts and talents as a writer and ghost writer for others on a wide range of topics including race and gender issues, sociological studies, stratification, healthcare reform, humor, spirituality, sexuality, slavery and the abolitionist movement, weight loss and wellness, relationships, servant leadership, transformational leadership, diversity, and love. 

Berry has led parades, had classrooms named after her and has been awarded over 10 honorary doctorates. She earned her own doctoral degree from Kent State University at the age of 26 and still sees her most fulfilling achievement and role in life as that of mother to her 5 adopted children. 

"If you ain't dead, you ain't done," a character in one of Berry's novels says.

Berry believes that every one of us has been given a unique purpose and it is our obligation to find it and use it to improve first our own self and then for those we live and work with.ver since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

Introducing Keynote Speaker: Pam Green

We are honored to announce that PAM GREEN will be presenting "Think Like an Executive - Recognize and Employ the Strategic Mindset" as a Keynote Speaker for the Ohio HR Conference scheduled for September 20-22, 2023. 

We're thrilled to welcome Pam back to Ohio! 

Prior to Green's executive coaching and consulting career, she was an executive leader for the world's largest HR association. During that time, she became a fierce advocate for the HR profession and ensured the voice of hundreds of thousands of global HR leaders was heard and respected around the table. It was also during this time she realized that not all c-suite tables and experiences are the same—she now had an opportunity to help CEOs and their talented suitemates achieve more than individual excellence, but to gain competitive advantage. 

Today, Green works with leaders aspiring to executive leadership, and those in executive ranks who've come to terms with this one crucial acknowledgment: what got you here won't keep you here. Because economies shift, customer expectations shift, and talent competition is fierce, a new playbook is in order, and she has that playbook for the executive team willing to listen, willing to shift their thinking, and willing to roll up their sleeves and do the work.

Conference Registration rates

Join us for the 51st Annual Ohio Human Resource Conference from September 20-22, 2023 for an exciting, educational and fun conference!

Local Chapter Members**   

No Afilliation

10/4/2022 to 10/15/2022 $479 $479 $200
10/16/2022 to 12/31/2022$579$629 $200
1/1/2023 to 3/31/2023 $629 $679 $200
4/1/2023 to 7/31/2023 $679 $729 $200
8/1/2023 until the conference $829 $829 $200

** SHRM Membership number and/or local chapter affiliation is required for discounted pricing.

Click HERE to Register.