GMA SHRM Professional Development Summit

March 20, 2018
Alliant Energy Center


Session 1:  Connecting Core Values to Workplace Culture for Engagement and Retention


Session 2:  Creating an Engaged Workforce in Times of Constant Disruption

Presented By:   Jacy Imilkowski, Building Balance, LLC

  Presented by:  Don MacPherson 

Sponsored by 2018 Gold Partner:
  Sponsored by 2018 Gold Partner:

Session 1:  Connecting Core Values to Workplace Culture for Engagement and Retention

Session 2:  Creating an Engaged Workforce in Times of Constant Disruption

The numbers are in: The 2016 SHRM annual survey found that 81% of organizations had employee recognition programs, and 60% of those program were tied to organizational values. Companies with recognition programs not tied to values, companies with values-based recognition programs perceived a:
  • 17% increase in employee retention (71% vs. 54%)
  • 21% increase in attracting new talent (50% vs 29%)
  • 23% increase in productivity (75% vs. 52%)
  • 31% increase in learning and development goals (56% vs. 25%)
… over companies with programs not tied to values.
Connection with values is an important way your organization can distinguish itself in this competitive market.  This highly interactive session teaches essential skills to identify your employees’ personal core values and mindfully connect them to your organizational values to enhance employee engagement, retention and workplace culture.
Participants will learn to:
  • Leverage individual values to reinforce organizational values, and vice versa
  • Enhance trust, communication, and prevent and resolve conflict
  • Build stronger organizational culture that attracts and retains happy, engaged employees.   
Never in human history have employees been able to provide their organizations with so much value. That means engaging employees has become more important than ever. Yet, there are forces that are making engagement more and more elusive to attain. This presentation is designed to help leaders understand the challenges of creating and sustaining an engaged workforce and provide the tools necessary to create high levels of engagement.

Attendees will:
  • Learn about the current state of employee engagement.
  • Discover how rapidly changing technologies threaten the way we work and engage employees
  • Better understand how leaders can mitigate these external factors and create engagement in unprecedented times of change
Jacy Imilkowski is the owner of Building Balance, llc. She’s an energetic speaker, facilitator and communication nerd who works with groups and individuals to embrace new ideas. With over 20 years of experience coaching, speaking and managing projects Jacy has developed a strong understanding of team dynamics, leadership challenges, interpersonal relationships and conflict management. She has developed and delivered hundreds of learning sessions to individuals and organizations in the healthcare, insurance and technology industries.
Jacy is a certified Project Management Professional® (PMP®), Myers-Briggs® administrator and Co-Active® Coach and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), She is also trained in Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®, the neuroscience of conversation).
When not working, Jacy enjoys volunteering for the Madison Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), and Greyhound Pets of America – Wisconsin (GPA-WI)
Don MacPherson is an employee engagement expert with two decades of experience in the employee measurement field. 
Don is the founder of the newly created 12 Geniuses and the 12 Geniuses Foundation – organizations dedicated to “teaching today’s leaders and building tomorrow’s.” 12 Geniuses is the fifth business that Don has started. Don was formerly Head of Global Talent Marketing for Aon and the leader of their Global Best Employer program. Don joined the Aon team when Modern Survey, the HR Technology firm he co-founded, was acquired in 2016. 
Don is the author or co-author of dozens of articles about the employee experience including Aon’s annual Trends in Global Employee Engagement and the editor of the futuristic eBook Talent 2021. Additionally, Don has hosted and delivered hundreds of webinars and spoken across the United States as well as internationally in Turkey, Mexico, Hungary, Canada, and Poland. 
Don is a well-known speaker and writer on the topics of employee engagement, the employee experience, and the future of work. He is particularly fascinated by the threats that automation and artificial intelligence pose to the workplace and how employees will react to these threats.  
An avid traveler and volunteer, Don has visited 67 countries and been a Big Brother mentor for more than 15 years
  • Registration
7:30am to 11:00am
  • Session 1
8:00am to 10:00am
  • Session 2 
10:30am to 12:30pm

  • GMA SHRM Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.
  • Student Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.  
  • Guest / Nonmember
$35 each session   -   $70 both sessions
  • Guest Grant Registration

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GMA SHRM has a limited number of Professional Grants available for potential members to attend one Professional Development Summit at no cost. 

If you are considering joining GMA SHRM, have a bona fide connection to Human Resources and would like to apply for one of these Professional Grants, please complete the contact information on the form at this link.  We would love to have you join us! 




Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713

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For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2820 Walton Commons    Suite 103
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.