HR Conference Information

SAVE THE DATE for the 2017 Annual HR Conference:  Tuesday, October 24th at the RIT Inn & Conference Center! 

Are You Willing To Roll The DICE And Take A Gamble?
Learn How To Stack The Deck In Your Favor!

This program has been pre-approved for 3 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) by the Society for Human Resource Management and 3 HR (General) credits by the HR Certification Institute.

The 2017 annual GVC SHRM HR Conference will focus on using Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Empowerment (DICE) to create a cohesive workforce that fosters growth and retention. As an HR professional it is important to learn how to work with the key partners in your organization to help make your company and its culture a success. Focusing our theme on using diversity and inclusion to improve your workplace, as well as the key ingredients to a successful organization - attendees will gain valuable ideas and tools to bring back and put into action!

Session 1 will be presented by Sujata Chaudhry who will take us through the Evolution of Diversity & Inclusion.  Session 2 will feature Gerry Pierce (the former CHRO from Wegmans), and son Jason Pierce from Smart Recipe Consulting, guiding us through the key ingredients to make your organization a great place to work.  We will also feature a one-hour legal update with Paul Keneally from Underberg & Kessler. 

This year we have a jam packed half day event with two exciting speaking sessions followed by a legal update. We will have 25 vendors/sponsors with networking abilities and plenty of refreshments. There will also be door prizes and raffles!  At a new venue we will have plenty of space to network, mingle, learn, and collaborate.


7:30 - 8:00 am - Breakfast and Networking
8:00 - 8:30am - Welcoming Remarks
8:30-9:30 Session 1:  Sujata Chaudhry
9:30- 9:50 Networking & Vendor visits
9:50-10:50 - Session 2:  Gerry Pierce and Jason Pierce
10:50-11:10 - Networking & Vendor visits
11:10- 12:10 pm Legal Update: Paul Keneally - U & K
12:10-12:30 Raffles & Conference Closing


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** This year we are participating in a program called “Working Wardrobe”. We ask that you consider bringing donations for the Volunteers of America to promote assistance with individuals trying to move into the workforce. Accepted items are gently used male and female suits, blouses/shirts, dress shoes, any business casual attire, jewelry, belts, and purses. There will be a table at registration to collect these items. **