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Krannert Executive Conference for Human Resources Professionals: Agenda

Guests can arrive as early as Wednesday evening, September 19th. Guest accommodations are available at the Union Club Hotel at Purdue University (mention the Krannert Executive Conference for HR Professionals when making reservations). Thursday events are informal and optional highlighted by the MSHRM Alumni Golf Scramble and Cookout Thursday evening.

Morning and Early afternoon Rawls Hall

Early-Bird Sessions: Attend an HR class

Contact for details.

3:00PM Ackerman Voinoff Pavillion

Register for Golf

3:30PM-6:00PM Ackerman Golf Course

MSHRM Alumni Golf Scramble

6:00PM – 9:00PM Ackerman Golf Course, Voinoff Pavillion

Cookout and Awards (following golf outing). Dress casual.

7:00AM-8:00AM Stewart Center 314

Registration (Pick up name tag and conference materials)

Note: Dress on Friday is Business Casual

7:30AM-8:15AM Stewart Center 314

Breakfast Session

Introduction & Welcome

  • Dr. Brad Alge, Associate Professor of Management
  • Dr. P. Christopher Earley, Dean, Krannert School of Management
8:15AM-9:15AM Stewart Center 314

Keynote Address

Ms. Andra H. Liepa, Vice president of Human Resources & Communications, the Security Technologies sector of Ingersoll Rand

Title of Session: "Identifying HR as a Strategic Business Partner"



Stewart Center

314 (Session A)

310 (Session B)


Choice Session:

Session A: “HR Partnership: Understanding the Global, Strategic, Leadership Agenda”

Simone Haygood, US HR Operations Global Functions Human Resource Manager, Shell Oil Products

Session B: “International Talent Management”

James Momon, Director of Human Resources, International Division, 

General Mills Inc.

10:30AM Break

Coffee and Drinks


Stewart Center

314 (Session C)

310 (Session D)

Choice Session:

Session C: “Strategic Workforce Planning”

Heather Whiteman, Workforce Planning Manager, GE Aviation

Session D:  "Evidence-Based Insights on Improving Reward Systems for Employee Engagement"

Dr. Benjamin Dunford, Associate Professor of Management, Purdue University

11:45AM-1:00 PM


PMU South Ballroom

Lunch & Keynote Address

Dr. Mark Huselid,  Distinguished Professor II of HR Strategy, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

Title of Session: "Linking HR to Firm Performance: Economic Benefits and Value Added"

1:15 PM-2:15 PM Stewart Center 214

Interactive Poster Session

 Current MSHRM students and Doctoral students will display posters on either internship experience or research projects relevant to HR. Conference attendees may interact with students

2:15PM-2:30PM Break

Coffee and Drinks

2:30PM-3:30PM Stewart Center 214

Keynote Address

Mr. Brian Jones, Sr. Director of Human Resources, American Eagle Outfitters

Title of Session: “The Future of Performance Management: My Experience Killing the Performance Review”

3:30PM Stewart Center 214

Certificate of Participation for CEU credits awarded

3:45PM Rawls Hall

Tours of Rawls Hall (with refreshments)