May 12th 9AM - 4PM CENTRAL

FREE VIRTUAL HR CONFERENCE

APRIL 26, 2023

5 HRCI & SHRM RECERTIFICATION CREDITS

THRIVE

The HR Unboxed virtual conference presents impactful and relevant content to help human resource professionals succeed in their roles. As we move on from the challenges of the past several years, HR Unboxed 2023 focuses on helping HR professionals (and, by extension, the people in their organizations) thrive rather than merely survive. The conference sessions and sponsor presentations will provide tools for success.

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2023 Featured Sessions:

  • The 5 Ingredients of Successful Hiring For Small Businesses
  • Designing Targets That Deliver Results
  • Building An Inclusive Work Culture Through Flexible Work
  • Employee Retention: A New Way of Thinking
  • How to Navigate Your Career in a Recession
  • HR Technology Tools
  • Practical Employee Relations for HR Professionals
  • Redefining the Office Purpose with A Social Connection Strategy
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our 2023 speakers

Ginger Hardage

Keynote Speaker - Ginger Harding retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after an illustrious 25 years, where she served as a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team. At Southwest, Ginger led a team of 150 people responsible for building and sustaining the organization’s legendary culture and communications enterprise. Ginger regularly speaks and consults with leaders and organizations that wish to see their culture transformed.

Additionally, she serves as Global Chairman of the Board for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

In 2017, Ginger launched Unstoppable Cultures, a brand designed to help organizations create and sustain cultures of enduring greatness.

Keynote Speaker - Jan Fraser is the very definition of a "self-starter" and brings real-world experience to her keynotes, training, and coaching. An airline industry superstar, she rose from the ramp support team to the ticket counter to flight attendant to instructor, training thousands of flight attendants over the years. As a member of the American Airlines Performance Solutions Team, she spoke on leadership, self-esteem, life balance, stress reduction, and exceptional customer service throughout the United States, as well as South Korea, Japan, Guam, Australia, Turkey, Italy and India.

Since moving on from the airline industry, Jan has conducted training worldwide for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, schools, colleges, women’s organizations, library systems, executives and dignitaries. She serves as an adjunct professor at Bermuda College. For over 20 years, she has trained with and assists ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ author Jack Canfield with his hugely popular self-esteem and success seminars.

Jan has helped over 100 people become Amazon Bestselling authors through her popular writer retreats and has created multiple bestsellers herself. She is the creator of the Amazon Bestselling Inspired Life Book Series.

Jan is a National Speaker Association CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional™), the speaking profession’s highest earned professional designation.

Married with two daughters, one son and nine grandchildren, she balances her life between the shores of Lake Las Vegas and Bermuda.

Jan Frasser
Jan Frasser

Jan Fraser is the very definition of a "self-starter" and brings real-world experience to her keynotes, training, and coaching. An airline industry superstar, she rose from the ramp support team to the ticket counter to flight attendant to instructor, training thousands of flight attendants over the years. As a member of the American Airlines Performance Solutions Team, she spoke on leadership, self-esteem, life balance, stress reduction, and exceptional customer service throughout the United States, as well as South Korea, Japan, Guam, Australia, Turkey, Italy and India.

Since moving on from the airline industry, Jan has conducted training worldwide for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, schools, colleges, women’s organizations, library systems, executives and dignitaries. She serves as an adjunct professor at Bermuda College. For over 20 years, she has trained with and assists ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ author Jack Canfield with his hugely popular self-esteem and success seminars.

Jan has helped over 100 people become Amazon Bestselling authors through her popular writer retreats and has created multiple bestsellers herself. She is the creator of the Amazon Bestselling Inspired Life Book Series.

Jan is a National Speaker Association CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional™), the speaking profession’s highest earned professional designation.

Married with two daughters, one son and nine grandchildren, she balances her life between the shores of Lake Las Vegas and Bermuda.

Anthony Howard

Anthony P. Howard is an HR Leader who works with HR professionals at all levels in finding the value and pathway to certification. He believes through the power of certification; you can increase your confidence, marketability, and value.

Anthony is an experienced strategic HR Business Partner and has a 20+ year history of progressive success piloting large-scale, global initiatives driving organizational change and attaining goals in diverse environments from highly regulated FDA medical devices & biotech industries to unionized manufacturing environments.

His most notable accomplishments include the development, implementation, execution, and ongoing administration of comprehensive Global Talent Management Programs (Leadership Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Review, Merit Planning), including technology (ADP WorkforceNow, SuccessFactors). In addition, he has led global integration efforts, conducted a union avoidance effort for a large plant whose employees were targeted by a direct mail campaign, and served as a DEI chair for an inguinal Employee Resource Group.

Anthony has incorporated a passion for the learning and development of others into his entire career. He is the founder of HR Certified, LLC, and has held strategic level HR Certification since 2009. Additionally, he has earned the Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) designation from Human Capital Institute (HCI).

Ben Eubanks is an author, speaker, and researcher living in Huntsville, AL. He spends his days learning about the talent technologies and HR practices that set great organizations apart from the rest. His book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, may sound like a textbook, but it's essentially a guide to leveraging technology to create a more human experience for employees around the world. He also hosts We're Only Human, a podcast focusing on improving human resources, one HR pro at a time. When he's not speaking or writing, he spends time with his four kids and runs in a variety of outlandish races for fun.

Tina Hallis, Ph.D.
Tina Hallis, Ph.D.

Ben Eubanks is an author, speaker, and researcher living in Huntsville, AL. He spends his days learning about the talent technologies and HR practices that set great organizations apart from the rest. His book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, may sound like a textbook, but it's essentially a guide to leveraging technology to create a more human experience for employees around the world. He also hosts We're Only Human, a podcast focusing on improving human resources, one HR pro at a time. When he's not speaking or writing, he spends time with his four kids and runs in a variety of outlandish races for fun.

Bernie Smith

Bernie Smith, founder of Made to Measure KPIs, trains and coaches businesses to develop meaningful KPIs and present their management information in the clearest possible way to support good decision-making.

His approach has been adopted by many organisations, including Airbus, HSBC, UBS, Lloyd’s Register, Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, LloydsTSB and many others. He has written twenty books on KPIs, regularly tops this category on Amazon and is a frequent key-note speaker on performance measurement.

Earlier in his career, Bernie, who qualified as a professional engineer, worked as a consultant leading teams delivering exceptional operational improvement in blue-chip companies using Lean and Six Sigma approaches. This broad industry experience has given him a unique perspective when it comes to developing KPIs to improve organisational performance.

Bernie lives in Sheffield, UK, with his wife Liz, two children and some underused exercise equipment.

Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS, has been a top-rated speaker in the technology industry for over 40 years. Inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2011, Randy is listed as a Top 25 Thought Leader in Accounting from 2011-2021. His influence throughout the accounting profession is highlighted once again this year by being a recipient of the 2021 Accounting Today Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting award for the eighteenth consecutive year. Among his many other awards, he holds the honor of being one of nine technology stars in the U.S. by Accounting Technology Magazine. In addition, Randy writes a monthly column and produces a weekly podcast for The CPA Practice Advisor, features for the Journal of Accountancy, creates articles for accounting and technology publications, and is the author of numerous books. He has started and owns multiple businesses, including K2 Enterprises in Hammond, Louisiana, and Network Management Group, Inc. in Hutchinson, Kansas. NMGI has supported CPA firms for 30+ years and is the largest managed service provider serving the CPA profession in North America. His wife and four children enjoy many experiences together, including theatre, music, travel, golf, skiing, snorkeling, and model trains. His experience as a college instructor, management and technology consultant, and advisor to the profession will be evident to you in today’s presentation.

Randy Johnston
Randy Johnston

Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS, has been a top-rated speaker in the technology industry for over 40 years. Inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2011, Randy is listed as a Top 25 Thought Leader in Accounting from 2011-2021. His influence throughout the accounting profession is highlighted once again this year by being a recipient of the 2021 Accounting Today Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting award for the eighteenth consecutive year. Among his many other awards, he holds the honor of being one of nine technology stars in the U.S. by Accounting Technology Magazine. In addition, Randy writes a monthly column and produces a weekly podcast for The CPA Practice Advisor, features for the Journal of Accountancy, creates articles for accounting and technology publications, and is the author of numerous books. He has started and owns multiple businesses, including K2 Enterprises in Hammond, Louisiana, and Network Management Group, Inc. in Hutchinson, Kansas. NMGI has supported CPA firms for 30+ years and is the largest managed service provider serving the CPA profession in North America. His wife and four children enjoy many experiences together, including theatre, music, travel, golf, skiing, snorkeling, and model trains. His experience as a college instructor, management and technology consultant, and advisor to the profession will be evident to you in today’s presentation.

Shannon White

Shannon White, MSW, LCSW is a Speaker, Mental Health Therapist, Coach and Consultant, whose personal and professional desire is to teach and develop professionals that advocate for and promote wellness as well as diversity, inclusion and the empowerment of disadvantaged people in the workforce and society. Shannon possesses over 20 years of professional experience in the field of Mental Health and Social Services, with over ten of those years focusing on the education and development of mental health and other related professionals.

Shannon has developed and facilitated numerous CEU programs, trainings and workshops on topics of mental health, Social Work, personal and professional development, and cultural competency. Shannon also served as Professor of Sociology/Social Work at Rowan College of Gloucester College and has served as an adjunct professor of Social Work at both Camden County College and Rutgers University- Master of Social Work Program. She obtained her B.A in Sociology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and her Master of Social Work Degree at Rutgers University- School of Social Work in Camden, NJ. Shannon is also working toward her Doctorate in Education, having completed one year of the program at Northcentral University.

Outside of her professional responsibilities, Shannon enjoys writing and spending quality family time with her awesome husband and four amazing children.

Tish Times is a sales and networking expert, speaker, trainer, author and the founder of Tish Times Networking and Sales and Tish Times Corporate Training. A corporate executive turned entrepreneur, Tish has grown her business exclusively through implementing the systems she teaches groups, companies, and professional organizations around the world. The key to Tish Times' training lies in balancing inter-personal and intra-personal awareness with targeted strategy and proven systems. She teaches audiences to understand both their natural tendencies and others’ personalities to enhance communication in the workplace and with potential customers. Tish also shares systems to empower employees with the confidence to effectively communicate. Whether you are looking to improve communication, develop brand evangelists, improve camaraderie, empower your team, or build your presence online or offline, Tish Times can deliver the strategy, tools, and personable approach to revolutionize the success of your organization.

Tish Times
Tish Times

Tish Times is a sales and networking expert, speaker, trainer, author and the founder of Tish Times Networking and Sales and Tish Times Corporate Training. A corporate executive turned entrepreneur, Tish has grown her business exclusively through implementing the systems she teaches groups, companies, and professional organizations around the world. The key to Tish Times' training lies in balancing inter-personal and intra-personal awareness with targeted strategy and proven systems. She teaches audiences to understand both their natural tendencies and others’ personalities to enhance communication in the workplace and with potential customers. Tish also shares systems to empower employees with the confidence to effectively communicate. Whether you are looking to improve communication, develop brand evangelists, improve camaraderie, empower your team, or build your presence online or offline, Tish Times can deliver the strategy, tools, and personable approach to revolutionize the success of your organization.

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