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3/30/2022, Wednesday

10:00am - 12:00pm   Registration Check-in/Info Desk Open- Lobby
5:15pm - 6:30pm Young Leader Reception

3/10/2021, Wednesday Crucial Conversations Workshop

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Lunch 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Crucial Conversations
Randy Cobb, New Day Leadership 

Participants will learn how to speak persuasively not abrasively; how to foster teamwork leading to better decision making; how to build acceptance rather than resistance; and how to resolve individual and group disagreements.

3/31/2022, Thursday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm    Registration Check-in/Info Desk Open- Lobby
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (provided) 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Joint HR/Safety Session: Strategies and Tactics for Responding to an Active Shooter Event
Captain Eric DiLorenzo with the Myrtle Beach Police Department

Participants will identify the role they should play as a civilian before, during, and after an active shooter event. They will be able to explain each of the civilian response protocols as they relate to an active shooter event and will learn strategies and tactics to effectively react and respond to dangerous active threat situations. Participants will learn the importance of reviewing and developing active shooter policies and procedures.
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Break: Visit with Exhbitors
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Joint HR/Safety Session: Crucial Steps to Take Before, During and After a Crisis
Nick Kalm with Reputation Partners

Learn the various ways that crises affect organizations; crucial steps organizations should take before, during and after a crisis; and the common mistakes organizations make when facing a crisis.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Break: Visit with Exhibitors
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm HR Sessions
Attendees can elect to attend either the HR sessions or attend the Safety sessions; the HR and Safety afternoon sessions run concurrently.
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm HR Break Out Session: Union Activity Update
Mark Stubley, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, P.C. 

All attendees will gain an understanding of the impact of the current administration on the labor environment; discuss laws affecting your compnay and working relationships on a daily basis; and practical topics on how to avoid common and costly legal problems.
4:20 pm - 5:15 pm HR Break Out Session: Creating Leadership Training for Supervisors
Linda Lemar, Wayne Brothers 

This session will discuss what leadership training is and what value tt brings to the organization; what are top shelf development and competency models; what are methods of delivery and resources required; and how do you hold the learner responsible and accountable.
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm Safety Sessions:
Attendees can elect to attend either the HR sessions or attend the Safety sessions; the HR and Safety afternoon sessions run concurrently.
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Safety Break Out Session: AI-based Technology and Construction Group Build Models for Safety and Risk
Learn about the winner of the Innovator of the Year award (Dive Awards 2019), the Predictive Analytics Strategic Council and its study to advance jobsite safety using analytics and artificial intelligence.

Contractors have joined forces with an image analysis technology firm to help combat jobsite safety incidents. The artificial intelligence-based system from, dubbed "Vinnie," aggregates information from each of the firms to help predict future incidents and hazards. Hear from Marty Laskey, Safety Director with founding council member, J. E. Dunn Construction about the council, the technology, and the eventual outcome of this joint effort.

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Safety Break Out Session: OSHA Mock Trial
Michael Lord, Attorney with Williams Mullen

Attendees will participate in an actual trial simulation.  The case is based on an actual incident involving a fall from elevation where several trades were working in the same area.  Who has controlling responsibility? Are more than one company at fault? What will the final outcome be? These are just some of the questions to be answered in the trial. 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm All Attendee Networking Reception - East Hall

4/1/2022, Friday

7:30 am - 8:30 am Attendee Breakfast/Visit with Exhibitors - East Hall
8:30 am - 12:00 pm HR Sessions:
Attendees can elect to attend either the HR sessions or attend the Safety sessions; the HR and Safety afternoon sessions run concurrently.
8:30 am - 9:30 am HR Break Out Session: Leading with Purpose
Lisa B. Zaleon, M.Ed. and Brett N. Simon, MBA, Strategic Business Consultants

Develop or enhance your awareness of the importance of aligning personal purpose with business purpose to achieve long term successful leadership strategies. Learn the importance of creating a purposeful dialogue, both internally and externally, that consistently reiterates brand and purpose and is consistent with your formal business plan. And, discover how being flexible and fluid with purpose is instrumental to leadership success.
9:40 am - 10:40 am HR Break Out Session:  Employment Law
Sabrina Rockoff – McGuire, Wood & Bissette

In this session, participants will gain knowledge of current/relevant HR case law; provide information specific to participant's current workplace issues; and learn about federal regulatory decisions and actions that affect construction HR.
10:40 am -11:00 am Break: Visit with Exhibitors - East Hall
11:00 am -12:00 pm HR Closing Session: How to Retain the Best Employees
Rebecca Battle-Bryant, Battle Plan Consulting 

Do you know the Top Ten Retention Trends impacting our ability to keep excellent employees? During this session, you will learn these 10 trends; discover how employee engagement in the workplace could be impacting you; identify how effective teams have a direct correlation to employee engagement; learn the secret component that must be present for teams to thrive; discover the critical components needed for teams to fully engage employees; and enjoy peer-to-peer sharing of best practices of retention strategies and use of teams.

8:30 am - 12:00 pm Safety Sessions: 
Attendees can elect to attend either the HR sessions or attend the Safety sessions; the HR and Safety afternoon sessions run concurrently.
8:30 am - 9:40 am Safety Break Out Session: Human Factors in Accident Prevention
Dr. Paris Stringfellow, RESA Program Director, Risk Engineering and System Analytics Center at Clemson University
9:40 am -10:40 am Safety Break Out Session: Compatica App Presentation
Jim Massina, Compatica
10:40 am - 11:00 am Break: Visit with Exhibitors - East Hall
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Safety Closing Session: Leading Edge Fall Protection
Chad Lingerfelt , Werner Ladder and Fall Protection
12:00 pm Conference Adjourned - Travel Safely!