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Quotable: A Preview of Wednesday's Annual Conference and Exhibition Concurrent Speakers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2019 — Concurrent speakers at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition are leading authorities on HR practice, employment law, benefits and the issues that define today's workplaces. We asked them to share a highlight from their upcoming sessions at the 2019 conference in Las Vegas.

Speaking on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

 "Integrity is not a soundbite - it is a journey to the one essential thing. And in a world of speed, change and disruption it has never been more valuable.  #ROIredefined #ReturnOnIntegrity" – John Blumberg, Founder, Keynote Concepts, Inc., MEGA SESSION: "Return On Integrity:  Unleashing the Potential of Your Real ROI"

"This session will provide information on the evolving global legal landscape as it pertains to employee data privacy and will discuss the ramifications of noncompliance with global labor laws. It will also focus on how companies can successfully navigate complex privacy laws around the world while staying in bounds ethically and legally." – Nancy Cremins, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Globalization Partners, "Managing Risk for Global Teams in the Era of Data Privacy"

"The secret to effective communication is listening, not talking." – Paul Endress, Founder and CEO, Maximum Advantage, MEGA SESSION: "Reflective Listening: The New Way to Solve Problems and Get Cooperation"

"Understand the evolution of competencies required for effective HR leadership, and where today's leaders can deliver maximum business impact." – Jennifer McClure, CEO, Unbridled Talent LLC and DisruptHR LLC, MEGA SESSION: "The Future of HR: 4 Strategies to Meet Business Challenges & Deliver Maximum Impact on Results"

"For anyone who wants to impact an audience and influence others, the ability to tell a good story is crucial. When delivered effectively, a story resonates emotionally with a listener and impacts the way they think or feel about a subject or topic. The listener should learn something new, feel something genuine, or experience something memorable as a result of hearing it." – G. Riley Mills, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Pinnacle Performance Company, MEGA SESSION: "Hit Your Bullseye: Communication Techniques to Collaborate, Execute and Succeed"

"Employers are increasingly challenged by changes to state marijuana laws as those changes impact hiring, accommodation and discipline decisions. This session will review the state of the law and provide some practical suggestions on how to handle this touchy issue." – James Reidy, Attorney and Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA, "Employer's Guide to Workplace Flexibility, Compliance w/ State Leave Laws & Avoiding Related Claims"

"Most people's initial response to change is negative, this is actually hardwired into our brains - nothing is broken here. HR must position change in such a manner that people are able to get past their natural reactions and engage the higher-order parts of the brain." – Richard Solomon, Managing Director and Principal consultant, Development Consulting Center Ltd, MEGA SESSION: "The Neuroscience of Change"

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