The 28th annual 2017 KS SHRM State Conference is ready to Play Ball with HR in Overland Park September 20-22, 2017. Register today to join the fun!
SHRM Member $430  
Non-SHRM Member $480
SHRM Student $175
Single-day rates available, too! 

Additional Event Fees (optional with registration):
Pre-Conference Workshop $60
Topgolf Networking Party $30 

REMINDER: All conference registration payments are due
by August 15th!

Is your organization searching for an opportunity to showcase your business and gain the attention of so many in the HR profession? There are multiple sponsorship levels to meet your needs - and we're ready to help your organization play like a champion with more than 400 of our favorite fans! Don't miss out on this winning combination of promoting your organization, reinforcing your brand, introducing new products and services and interacting with decision makers representing companies throughout Kansas. View the 2017 KS SHRM State Conference business partner brochure  here .
Pre-Conference Workshop
Effectively Managing Change & Conflict in the Workplace - Amy Leslie, Perspective Consulting, Inc.
Leading people through change and managing (or better yet, preventing) conflict in the workplace, are some of the most important skills we can master. This workshop will give leaders insight into their own behavioral drives and personality. They will learn how their own personalities influence which leadership tactics they lean into when managing and influencing others. Participants will learn steps to effective change management, while considering how different personalities view and approach change, and what they need to feel comfortable with the process. Participants will also learn situational leadership tactics for managing various types of conflicts, while not forgetting about the "human element" of the parties involved. Ideally, participants will learn how to create an objective language and culture of understanding throughout their organization that lends itself to fewer conflicts. Learn how to prevent some conflict that bubbles up because of misunderstandings or personality differences.

This workshop is an interactive, hands-on workshop, which combines presentations, group discussions, activities and case studies, and includes a personalized assessment. To be a part of this 3-hour pre-conference workshop, simply add it to your conference registration (additional $60 charge will be applied to your conference fee). Lunch and assessment included in fee.
Breakout Session Tracks & Speakers
The keynote speakers are ready to take the field and we've scouted out the best speakers for our breakout tracks. There are four tracks available in our breakout session lineup:
  1. Get the Best Players on the Field (People)
  2. Players Win Games, Teams Win Championships (Organization)
  3. If You Build It, They Will Come (Workplace)
  4. Win the Game Before it's Played (Strategy)
To review the lineup of session speakers/presentations in each track, see the KS SHRM Conference and Exposition Schedule on the Conference home page. Each presentation will be submitted for both SHRM and HRCI recertification credit and all Strategy breakout sessions will be submitted for HRCI business strategy credit!
You're invited to a TAILGATE PARTY!
No parking fees necessary at this stadium but all KS SHRM fans are welcome! Join us for a Tailgate Party in the Exhibit Hall the first evening of the Conference. Mitch Holthus will be available for a meet & greet, as well as photo opportunities. Enjoy some food, fun, games and goodies. This will be your first chance to win in the Game Plan conference app game, so visit our amazing team of sponsors and exhibitors and support our MVPs. Best of all, kick back and show your spirit by sporting your favorite team's jersey. Are you ready to celebrate?

It takes teamwork to provide a great conference and we're looking for the best players to join us! Volunteer to be a part of the event through the SignUp button below. Team players have an opportunity to receive an official KS SHRM uniform jersey and be entered into a gift card drawing. It's a WIN-WIN!
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on
Don't forget to make your hotel reservation. Click here to book your room.

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
at the Convention Center
6100 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211
BBQ with your BASEBALL?

The Dayton Moore keynote luncheon is automatically included in conference registration. But if you have any teammates that aren't attending the conference and would like to hear Dayton Moore speak, while enjoying some Kansas City BBQ, they may register separately here for a nominal fee.
Topgolf Networking Party
Need to stretch your legs a bit after all of the great keynotes and breakouts? Interested in networking with HR professionals from around the state? Enjoy a good party? No need to yell "Fore" at our Thursday night outing to Topgolf! Plan to join us for this fun-filled evening of golf, games, goodies and grub (but you can always skip the golf). Simply add it to your registration when you register for the conference (additional $30 charge will be applied to your conference fee). For more information on the amazing experience a night at Topgolf will provide, click here or view our flyer here.
The Trombold Achievement and Kansas HR Professional of the Year Award was established in 1992 to recognize our state's Human Resources Professionals who excel within their field and as volunteer leaders with SHRM and their community. Nominations were submitted and the winner is being determined. All nominees will be recognized and the 2017 Tombold Award recipient will be announced at the 2017 KS SHRM State Conference.
The Kansas State Council of SHRM will recognize a Kansas SHRM Chapter member's organization (not an individual) of those that are members of Kansas SHRM chapters that model, encourage and promote diversity and inclusion in the community and/or the workplace. KS State Council of SHRM Diversity Director Ryann Waller encourages individuals to take the opportunity to nominate their most commendable diversity and inclusion champions for this award. The deadline is Thursday, August 3, 2017 by 5:00 pm. Additional details, along with the nomination form, can be found by clicking here.
Who doesn't love a good signing BONUS?
The KS SHRM Gives Back Program is our way of rewarding Kansas SHRM chapters at the state conference. Each SHRM chapter in Kansas has a chance to receive a minimum of $250 for registering a target percentage of their chapter membership. All you have to do is note your chapter membership during registration. If your chapter hits the attendance target, it's BONUS time!
There's an APP for that-and PRIZES to go with it
Download the 2017 KS SHRM State Conference app to get all of the conference stats at your fingertips: speakers, locations, resources, and much, much more. 

Information on how to download the app will be sent in September. Then get ready to Play Ball with HR using the Game Plan conference app game. No base-stealing allowed as you run around the Exhibit Hall and collect points! Each Game Plan app entry will enter your name in gift card drawings, so get ready to  Play Ball!
Better than BOBBLEHEADS!
Support the SHRM Foundation raffle at conference and take home some real prizes. Be sure to browse the Exhibit Hall and purchase your raffle tickets for all kinds of great items ranging from gift baskets and gift cards to events and services, and so much more!

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing 
  • research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, 
  • scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen, and 
  • opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.

Leave the gear at home but be sure to wear your c olors! Conference attire will be jerseys and jeans this year as we Play Ball with HR. Wear your favorite jerseys or sports shirts and your toughest denim. After all, it's hard to play ball in business attire!
Gold Sponsor
Bronze Sponsors
Sapphire Sponsors
Questions? Contact the Kansas SHRM office at
[email protected] or 888-332-6248.

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