AICC AICC 40 Years



Special session for HR professionals and those that handle HR in your company.
*Opportunity to earn 8 HRCI continuing education credits!

FREE with spring meeting registration!

Wednesday Schedule (subject to change)
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Intro and Round Table Discussion*

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
How to Gain, Train and Retain Your Employees
Presenter: Holly Green
Worth 1 HRCI credit.

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
The Latest HR Technologies that Smart Companies are Using to Find, Compensate, and Keep their Employees Productive &
The Affordable Care Act
Presenter: Gene Marks
Worth 1 HRCI credit.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Networking Event

*We would like to know the top three HR issues/challenges that you are currently facing. We will use these as topics during the Round Table Discussion. Please e-mail your issues to Laura Mihalick at

Thursday Schedule
8:35 AM - 9:00 AM
What's Keeping you UP at Night? Employment Laws, Legislation & Regulation Impacting Business Practices

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Employee Handbooks, Read 'Em & Weep
Presenter: Christine Walters

Friday Schedule
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
HR's Top Ten Headaches
Presenter: Christine Walters
Christine's two presentations + her keynote are worth 3.5 credits.


Gene Marks - Columnist, Author, and Small Business Owner

Gene writes every day on business, politics and public policy for the Washington Post and weekly for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, and the Huffington Post.  

Gene has written 5 books on business management, specifically geared towards small and medium sized companies. His most recent is The Manufacturer’s Book of Lists. Nationally, Gene appears on Fox News, MSNBC and CNBC discussing matters affecting the business community.

Through his breakout sessions, Gene helps business owners, executives and managers understand the political, economic and technological trends that will affect their companies so they can make profitable decisions.

Gene owns and operates the Marks Group PC, a highly successful ten-person firm that provides technology and consulting services to small and medium sized businesses. Prior to starting the Marks Group PC Gene, a Certified Public Accountant, spent nine years in the entrepreneurial services arm of the international consulting firm KPMG in Philadelphia where he was a Senior Manager.

  • Topic #1: The Latest HR Technologies that Smart Companies are Using to Find, Compensate, and Keep their Employees Productive
       Come hear about the latest tools and services, platforms and applications, hardware and devices that today's innovative companies are               using to recruit, collaborate, manage, pay, evaluate and communicate with their employees.
  • Topic #2: The Affordable Care Act
    The latest from D.C. on how the new administration will be affecting your healthcare costs, changes to the ACA, and how smart managers are controlling costs.

Holly Green, The Human Factor

As CEO and Managing Director of THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc., Holly helps business leaders and their companies achieve excellence by creating clarity on what winning looks like and determining how to get there. Her unique approach to strategic agility, alignment and engagement - based on the approach Pause, Think, Focus, Run - provides the tools, techniques, and skills companies need to reach their destinations and achieve their goals.

As a consultant, Holly is frequently hired by companies to help them compete more effectively in today’s uncertain markets. She helps these companies get clear on what winning looks like, get obsessive about achieving it, and get aligned and engaged to get there. In addition to her consulting work, Holly delivers highly acclaimed keynote presentations and workshops to tradeshow conventions, industry gatherings, and business meetings. Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences and a Master of Science degree in organization development from American University in Washington, D.C. Her postgraduate studies are in neurophysiology.

  • Topic: How to Gain, Train and Retain Your Employees
    Do you have challenges recruiting the best employees?  Are you struggling to hold on to top talent and keep them fully engaged in your business?  As the pool of available talent continues to decrease, learn what companies rated “The Best” do to attract and retain high performers.
    In this session you’ll learn more about finding, managing, rewarding & engaging employees to become a ‘Best Place to Work’ organization.
    •       You will explore the employee lifecycle (recruiting, retaining, rewarding and engaging employees) and key actions you can take at each stage to be even more successful
    •       You will receive tools, tips and guidance on managing and leading including the criteria used for the annual Best Places to Work survey
    •       You will develop an action plan for yourself and your organization to become even better at what you do and how you do it
    •       You’ll receive a 12 week series of follow up including additional tools, tips and techniques 


Christine Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - FiveL Company

Ms. Walters has more than 25 years’ combined experience in management, HR administration, employment law practice, and teaching.

She has received national and regional awards, presented at conferences across the country, been engaged as an expert witness for the defense, and testified before U.S. Congressional and state legislative committees and administrative agencies on employment issues. Her book, “From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations” has been one of the publisher’s (SHRM) “Great 8” best-sellers for five consecutive years and is  pre-approved by HRCI for 2.5 continuing education credits!!

Ms. Walters demonstrates her commitment to supporting and advancing the needs and interests of the business community and HR profession by serving in a variety of volunteer leadership roles at the national, state and local levels. Today Ms. Walters works as an independent consultant providing proactive human resources and employment law consulting services and training programs doing business as FiveL Company, “Helping Leaders Limit their Liability by Learning the Law.”SM

Ms. Walters is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.

Workshop Presentations:

  • Thursday, April 27 - 10:00 - 11:30 AM
    Topic: Employee Handbooks, Read 'Em & Weep
  • Friday, April 28 - 8:30 - 10:00 AM
    Topic: HR's Top Ten Headaches

Keynote Presentation: (during the General Session)
Thursday, April 27 - 8:35 - 9:00 AM

  • Topic: What's Keeping You UP at Night? Employment Laws, Legislation & Regulation Impacting Business Practices
By attending Christine's two workshops (on Thursday & Friday) and her General Session presentation, you will be pre-approved by HRCI for 3.5 continuing education credits! This, combined with the copy of her book you will receive which is worth 2.5 credits, equals a total of 6 credits.



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