Spring 2020 CUE Conference
Easy Strategies to Jazz Up Your
Positive Employee Relations
May 3-5, 2020 • New Orleans, Louisiana
Spring 2020 CUE Conference

Watch a Special Message from Ted Ma, Keynote Speaker

Learn more about Ted

Conference Rates:

  • Early Bird Member: $900;
    SOLD OUT
  • Member: $995
  • Non-Member: $1495

Registration Includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • All General Sessions
  • All Concurrent Sessions
  • Networking Events
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Lunches
  • Special Monday Evening Event

CUE Room Block:

Reserve your room NOW at the
Sheraton New Orleans

Topics Include:

  • Moderated Q & A:
    Ask the Experts

  • Labor Relations 101

  • Sunday Side Conversation:

    Warning Signs of Unionization and Responding

  • Sunday Side Conversation:
    How can you draw conversation and issues about problems out of your workforce early?

  • Campaign Case Study:
    Haeco Americas

  • Campaign Case Study:
    Lockheed Martin

  • What are companies doing to manage the impact mental health has in the workplace?

  • Best Practices:
    Keeping the Pulse - Skip Level Meetings, Surveys, Focus Groups

  • Hiring Engaged Employees

  • Labor Law Update

  • Labor Policy Update

  • Industry Discussion Groups - Retail, Manufacturing and Transportation/Logistics

  • Leadership Case Study:
    Leading through a Crisis

  • Trends on Right to Work and Differences of Working in Non-RTW States

  • Best Practices:

    Effective Onboarding and Initial Training

  • How does a company approach social issues and manage corporate social responsibility?

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Keynote Speaker: Ted Ma

Keynote Speaker: Ted Ma

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How To Be The Leader Your Employees Never Want To Leave

Can you remember working with a leader that made a lasting impact on you?

You may not remember all the details, but you remember how they made you feel. Great leaders have developed the ability to inspire and empower their team.

This program explores strategies that will help you reduce turnover and improve employee engagement. Learn how to become the leader that others want to follow. Whether you are a seasoned executive or an emerging leader, you will be able to apply ideas from this session in both your personal and professional life.

Learning points:

ABOUT

What happens at a CUE Conference?

Every year, CUE Inc. conducts two national conferences, one in the Spring and the other in the Fall. These events attract labor and employee relations professionals, labor lawyers and consultants from across North America and across the globe. Our members and attendees represent virtually every industry, and companies ranging from small businesses to large Fortune 100 employers.

While attending our conferences, attendees take part in sessions offering a cutting edge focus on pro-active human resources practices, and the latest developments in labor and employee relations. CUE conferences offer unparalleled networking opportunities with hundreds of other labor relations, human resources and operations management professionals.

Earn credits for both the HR Certification Institute certification and SHRM Competencies certification.

HRCI

Earn HR (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute™ of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

SHRM

CUE, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Earn PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Attendees will earn SHRM credits for the conference and can earn additional credits by attending bonus sessions and the post-conference workshop offerings.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org

SPEAKERS

Engage with industry leaders who will transform the way you think about employee relations.

Meet our Keynote Speaker: Ted Ma

Wayne Landsverk

Wayne Landsverk

Partner
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Chris Ringer

Chris Ringer, PHR

Human Resources
CarMax

Steve Wheeless

Steve Wheeless

Labor and Employment Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

More speakers to be announced

 

AGENDA

CUE's Spring 2020 Conference will be an immersive and invaluable experience taking place over four action-packed days in New Orleans.

Each day will be made up of engaging keynote presentations and panels from some of the brightest minds in human resources and employee relations. The conference is designed to provide real, actionable employee engagement ideas that you can implement immediately and create an environment for positive employee relations.

Sunday, May 3

8 AM - 11 AM

*CUE Labor and Employee Relations Certification Session #1: Creating and Maintaining a Positive Employee Environment - Brad Rechel and Steve Wardrop [more details]

11AM - 2 PM

*CUE Labor and Employee Relations Certification Session #2: U.S Labor Law and its Impact on Remaining Union-Free - Wayne Landsverk and David Wimmer [more details]

12:00 PM

Registration Desk Open; Check in and pick up conference materials (until 6:30 PM)

2:00 PM

Mobile App and eBook TrainingMorgan Guess

3:15 PM

Ask the Experts Panel – TBA

4:15 PM

Labor 101 – Clyde Jacob

4:15 PM

Sunday Side Conversation: Employee Free Speech - TBA 

4:15 PM

Sunday Side Conversation: Warning Signs of Unionization and How to Respond – TBA

5:15 PM

First-Time Attendees Welcome & Networking

6:00 PM

CUE Welcome Reception

 

Monday, May 4

6:30 AM

Breakfast

6:45 AM

Registration Desk Opens; Check in and pick up conference materials (until 5:00 PM)

7:00 AM

Bonus Session - HAECO Campaign Case Study - John Huff

8:05 AM

Welcome & Announcements - Diana Vera and Michael VanDervort

8:15 AM

Keynote - How to Be the Leader Your Employees Never Want to LeaveTed Ma

9:15 AM

Leadership: Leading Through a Crisis - Andrew Sweet and Steve Wheeless

10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Mental Health in the Workplace - Julie Smith

11:45 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions:
- Keeping the Pulse - Skip Level Meetings, Surveys & Focus Groups - Fiona Jamison and Mike Cheney; or
- Hiring for Culture Fit - Lorin Bradley, Mark Freeman and Carrie Rust; or
- Labor Law Update - Tanja Thompson and Mark Stubley

2:00 PM

Break

2:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions:
- Keeping the Pulse - Skip Level Meetings, Surveys & Focus Groups - Fiona Jamison and Mike Cheney; or
- Hiring for Culture Fit - Lorin Bradley, Mark Freeman and Carrie Rust; or
- Labor Law Update - Tanja Thompson and Mark Stubley

3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

Industry Discussion Groups:
- Manufacturing - TBA; or
- Retail - Brad Rechel; or
- Transportation - TBA

5:45 PM

Monday Night Event & Networking BB King's Blues Club

 

Tuesday, May 5

6:30 AM

Breakfast

6:45 AM

Registration Desk Opens; Check in and pick up conference materials (until 5:00 PM)

7:00 AM

Bonus Session - Positive Downsizing - It's Not an Oxymoron - Jim Gray

8:05 AM

Announcements, Recognition and Thanks

8:15 AM

Trends on Right to Work & Differences in Non RTW States – Mark Mix

9:15 AM

Lockheed Martin Campaign Case Study – Jay Sumner, Phil Wilson, Dale Kelly, Angela Lennon

10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Atlas Containers Case Study - Paul Centenari

11:45 AM

Lunch; Program Committee Lunch - Fall 2020

1:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions:
- Effective Onboarding & Initial Training – Chris Ringer & TBA; or
- 2020 Election - Policy Update - Marc Freedman; or
- Social Issues & Corporate Social Responsibility – Brett Ulrich, Nick Kalm and Mike Sherrard

2:00 PM

Break

2:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions:
- Effective Onboarding & Initial Training – Chris Ringer & TBA; or
- 2020 Election - Policy Update - Marc Freedman; or
- Social Issues & Corporate Social Responsibility – Brett Ulrich, Nick Kalm and Mike Sherrard

3:30 PM

Break

3:45 PM

Wrap Up Panel - Pam Vevera, Mike Fischetti

4:45 PM

Closing Cocktail Reception

 

Wednesday, May 6

7:00 AM

Breakfast

8 AM - 12 PM

*CUE Labor and Employee Relations Certification Session #3 & Post Conference Workshop: Managing and Combating a Union Organizing Drive (a union organizing campaign simulation) [more details]

CUE Labor and Employee Relations Certification Course

The CUE Labor and Employee Relations Certification course will be offered during the Spring Conference. The format has been revised to allow attendees to pursue the certification without missing out on learning sessions during the conference. Attendees must attend all three sessions to qualify for the certification.

Sessions one and two of the course will be held on Sunday, May 3 from 8 AM – 2 PM. Session three will be held on Wednesday, May 6 from 8 AM – 12 PM. NOTE: This means that a Saturday evening arrival and a Wednesday afternoon departure will be required to attend the course. The registration fee for the Certification course is $250 for members.

#1 Creating and Maintaining a Positive Employee Environment (Sun. May 3, 8 AM – 11 AM), led by seasoned ER professionals, is designed to highlight key elements of a successful plan to maintain a positive employee environment; present some elements of the ER programs and processes in use in the instructors' companies and provide an interactive environment focused on sharing and discussing best practices in the positive ER field.

#2 U.S Labor Law and its Impact on Remaining Union-Free (Sun. May 3, 11 AM – 2 PM), led by seasoned labor lawyers, is designed to highlight key sections of the National Labor Relations Act and Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, as well as a few seminal cases and how those elements impact employers' plans for remaining union-free. The instructors will present the relevant elements of the Acts and then provide scenarios designed to elicit discussion on how the Acts impact that scenario.

#3 Managing and Combating a Union Organizing Campaign (Wed. May 6, 8 AM – 12 PM), led by seasoned labor relations practitioners and consultants, is designed to break down an organizing campaign into its critical elements and provide instruction on how employers might manage or combat those elements. The format will involve instruction and interactive opportunity to apply the materials covered to various scenarios presented by the instructors. This course may also focus on how to prepare for a shortened campaign horizon

Post-Conference Workshop - Union Organizing Campaign Simulation

Session three of the certification course is also available as a standalone post-conference workshop on Wednesday, May 6 from 8 AM – 12 PM. This session is a great way for your leaders to experience an election campaign with nothing to risk.

Managing and Combating a Union Organizing Drive, led by seasoned labor relations practitioners and consultants, is designed to break down an organizing campaign into its critical elements and provide instruction on how employers might manage or combat those elements. The format will involve instruction and interactive opportunity to apply the materials covered to various scenarios presented by the instructors. The registration fee for the standalone post-conference workshop is $175 for members.

HOTEL

CUE Room Block: Reserve your room now!

Conference Hotel

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 70130
504-525-2500

Sheraton New Orleans

SPECIAL EVENT

B.B. King's Blues Club

Join us Monday evening at B.B. King's Blues Club for a truly memorable experience.

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