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2017 State Conference

    2017 State SHRM Conference

    “Bridging the Gap – Strategic HR for Today and Tomorrow”

    May 3 - 5, 2017

    Thank you to all of the speakers, vendors, and attendees who traveled to Pierre to join us for this year's conference! Session handouts are below. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at

    See you next year in Deadwood, May 9-11, 2018! 

    The South Dakota Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council, along with the Central South Dakota SHRM chapter, is delighted to host this year’s State SHRM Conference in Pierre, South Dakota. Our team has been hard at work finding speakers to ‘Bridge the Gap’ as they share insight and knowledge into the challenges we face every day as HR professionals.

    This conference is designed to engage and inspire anyone who is involved in any aspect of human resources, whether you are new or a seasoned HR professional. We are excited to bring valued presenters to challenge you to develop professionally, to ensure your employer is compliant in HR practices, to understand the emotions of employment investigations and allegations, and to provide guidance on what you can do to encourage and sustain a growing workforce in South Dakota. We are also excited to announce several attorneys agreed to attend a social hour to visit with you personally about your legal HR questions.

    You will also benefit from networking with the attendees and a great list of vendors while earning 10.5 Pre-Approved SHRM and HRCI recertification credits!

    Conference Venue

    Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center – 605-224-6877

    Full Agenda - with handouts!

    Keynote Speakers


    Malcom Chapman – ‘The Five Powers of Leadership/Management’


    Brenda Clark Hamilton – ‘Recalculating! Skills for when Life’s GPS Takes an Unexpected Turn’


    Bob Sutton – Motivation


    Juli Burney – ‘Leading with Levity’