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What:  Annual CAPHRA Spring Conference

When: Friday, May 18, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Best Western Premier

The Central Hotel and Conference Center, 800 E Park Drive, Harrisburg

The conference theme is:  The HR Imperative:  Innovate!

Featuring Keynote Speaker Ryan Klinger, Design and Innovation Specialist, Pennsylvania By Design.  We will be learning how to Innovate by Design to create high impact, engaging programs and services for our HR customers.  Ryan will use an interactive HR case study to take us through the design process from conception to implementation.

Mid-morning, we will engage with an expert panel exploring HR lessons learned from past and current innovation change efforts. 


Expert Panel Discussion – Lessons Learned from Implementing Innovation and Transformational Change.  Panelists Include:

  • Rosa Lara, Director, Office of Strategy & Management, OA IT

  • Deborah Laughman, Manager, HR Delivery Center, OA

  • Sara Steele, Analyst Supervisor/Agency Lean Leader, PennDOT


Attendees may select two out of three options:

    • Seeing Around the Next Corner with Strategic Foresight – Jen Wallitsch will lead participants in imagining future possibilities to enable one to anticipate and seize upon opportunities and mitigate adversity

    • HR Moving Toward Continuous Flow – Heather Staloski and Joshua Easton explore a guiding principle of Lean, One Piece Flow with participants using a simulated work environment to put it into immediate practice this simple but powerful tool

    • Practicing an Innovative Mindset: The Marshmallow Challenge – Ryan Klinger expands on the general session developing the innovation mindsets of collaboration and iteration through a highly interactive and downright fun exercise


Registration required online at 2018 Spring Conference by Wednesday, May 15, 2018.  Please select your breakout sessions during the registration process.

ADDED FEATURE:  As part of CAPHRA’s ongoing efforts to give back to our community, the SERV Committee is organizing a donation drive for Dress for Success from April 30 – May 22.  Items requested are toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, soap, razors, shaving crème, combs, and brushers) or monetary donations.  Checks can be made out to Dress for Success South Central PA.  Donations will be accepted at the Spring Conference or you can arrange for pick up by contacting Terri Dorshimer at tdorshimer@pa.gov.




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