10th Annual Native American Human Resources Conference

January 20-21, 2020

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV

Details

The 10th Annual Native American Human Resources Conference will be held January 20-21, 2020 at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV!

There is no better Tribal HR professional development and networking opportunity than the 10th Annual Native American Human Resources Conference. By attending, you’ll be able to gain new skills and connect with necessary resources that will help you achieve your goals and help solve your challenges.

We ensure our attendees get to know their peers and interact with one another throughout the event by providing a variety of engaging sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and impressive business solutions.

Fantastic Networking

  • From small-group, round-table discussions to one-on-one meetings with conference delegates and sponsors, this is an excellent opportunity for you to meet HR professionals who share your goals and your challenges.

Extensive Learning

  • This conference offers a variety of engaging sessions, panels, and speakers which provide HR Professionals a complete update on industry trends, new technologies, and what to look forward to in the field.

Business Solutions

  • The exhibit hall features numerous HR solution-providers who will showcase their products and services to help you achieve your goals.

To speak with a representative about attending, speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting, please call us at 201-857-5333 or email sales@nativenationevents.org.

Who Should Attend:

  • Tribal Government HR Department Professionals
  • Compensation and Benefits Professionals
  • Tribal-Owned Enterprise HR Managers
  • Leadership
  • Talent Acquisition and Retention Professionals
  • Organizational Development and Training Personnel
  • Benefits and Recognition Personnel
  • Legal and Compliance

This program has been approved for 11.00 HR (General) credit hours through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

Native Nation Events is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® approved this program for HR (General) credit towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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Hotel Information

The Palms Casino Resort

4321 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
866-942-7770
702-942-7777

Room Rates:

Saturday: $200
Sunday: $80
Monday: $100
Tuesday: $200

Cut-Off Date: Monday, January 6th, 2020

Phone: 866-942-7770

Group Name: 10th Annual Native American HR Conf.

Group Code: CAHRC20

Agenda

10th Annual Native American Human Resources Conference

January 20-21, 2020

The Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV

This program has been approved for 11.00 HR (General) Credit Hours through the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

Native Nation Events is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® approved this program for HR (General) credit towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Monday, January 20th

Sign-up sheets for one-on-one meetings will be made available at the registration desk.
Delegates are encouraged to meet with our sponsors and exhibitors for one-on-one meetings throughout the event in a designated area. Sign-up sheets will be available starting on Monday, January 20th at the registration desk for you to schedule a time to meet. This is a perfect time to execute what you learn throughout the day so come prepared with questions. These meetings are completely voluntary and for all delegates who participate in a minimum of two (2) one-on-one meetings, you will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing where two winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card!

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast in Ballroom 4, 5, 6

8:30-8:45 AM

Welcoming Remarks & Conference Co-Chair Remarks in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

Justin O’Connor
President
Native Nation Events

Pat Jewell
Lead Consultant
Tribal First

Cynthia Pierce
Vice President, National Group Accounts
Native American Business
Mutual of America

General Sessions in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

8:45-9:45 AM

The E=O vs. E+R=O Debate!

  • Deciding today to take charge of your R and owning your day!
  • Events that offer you a new assignment and a chance to move up the ladder.
  • The power of the present and how we easily lose our focus.
  • Unlocking locked doors that could be only a small pivot away.
  • The “chipping factor” and the power of simplicity and clarity.
  • The X factor mindset and deciding your outcome.
  • The ship of Theseus and growth.

Presenter:

Jim Stroker
Coach
Native Nation Events

9:45-10:45 AM

2020: The Latest on The Affordable Care Act and Other Benefit Updates

What should tribes and their commercial enterprises expect to see in 2020? Please join us to learn about the latest developments in D.C and how they impact the administration of employee benefit plans. What provisions are still enforceable, which provisions will most likely be repealed and what are some strategies tribes should consider to remain in compliance with the ACA?

  • How will election results affect the future of the ACA? What should we expect?
  • IRS enforcement of the ACA- The new, the bad and the ugly.
  • New state individual mandates- How are tribes and tribal members impacted?
  • How will the new Mental Health and Substance Abuse rules help tribes?
  • Other federal benefit laws that impact tribes and their commercial enterprises.

Presenter:

Liliana Salazar
Chief Compliance Officer –Pacific Region
HUB International Insurance Services, Inc.

10:45-11:15 AM

Morning Networking Break in Ballroom 4, 5, 6

General Session in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

11:15-12:15 PM

Employee Engagement & Recognition— Recognize Your Full House & Boost Your Bottom Line

  • How is your organization engaging a full house of diverse employees?
  • What are the driving factors of your employees’ engagement and how can their disengagement affect your enterprise?
  • How do you inspire disengaged employees to create a unified, productive team?
  • Discuss rewards and recognition in a multigenerational workforce. One thing common across all generations is the need for employees to feel their contributions are valued and recognized.
  • How are you recognizing your people? Discuss strategic shifts, trends and new technologies that are reducing turnover and absenteeism, reinforcing desired behaviors and rallying employees in ways that result in outstanding guest experiences.

Moderator:

Lori McKnight
Vice President of Recognition
CSI Stars

Presenters:

JC Ayers
Vice President of Human Resources
Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel

Sandy Bartlett
Director of Human Resources
Avi Resort & Casino

Jeannie Cloud
Director of Human Resources
Casino del Sol

Jacqueline Martinez
Guest Services Manager
Casino del Sol

12:15-1:15 PM

Networking Lunch in Ballroom 4, 5, 6

Lunch Speaker: Bryan Sampson, President, Corporate Traditions

1:15-2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Track A in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

Navigating the Pitfalls of Cyber Security & HR’s Role in Mitigating Exposure

  • In the ever changing landscape of Information Technology, the need for heightened awareness of the cyber issues facing the Tribal Nations is paramount to the success of all tribal communities and their ongoing business and governmental operations.
  • This session will provide an overview for the HR professional covering general cyber risks in terms of privacy exposures and best practices, as well as a discussion of the cyber insurance market.

Moderator:

Pat Jewell
Lead Consultant
Tribal First

Presenters:

Alex Ricardo
Breach Response Sales;
Technology Media & Business
Beazley Technology
Tribal First

David Rees
Executive Director – Cyber and Technology Solutions
RKH Specialty
Tribal First

Track B in Harper A, B, C, D

Hiring & Onboarding— How to Incorporate New Employees Into Your Team

  • How do you attract, select and retain qualified employees in a competitive marketplace? What are some of the hiring challenges and new techniques and technology to use?
  • Does your organization have an effective recruiting strategy? Does it take into consideration the multiple generations in the workforce and digital strategies?
  • It’s important to have a process in place to ensure managers are hiring the right person for the job and not someone based on politics or their personal preferences.
  • Why do employee referrals tend to work out more, and how do you initiate an employee referral program?
  • What onboarding and training procedures are in place? The onboarding experience matters to maintain employee retention.
  • How to align company values during the onboarding experience, to improve new employees’ opportunities to acclimate and succeed in their jobs.
  • It’s essential for HR professionals to understand the organizational culture and political dynamics to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Understanding the true cost of turnover is vital for HR managers. Re-training employees is cheaper than hiring new employees.

Moderator:

Lori McKnight
Vice President of Recognition
CSI Stars

Presenters:

Virginia (Sprague) Vanderband
Director of Training
Gun Lake Casino

Elise Campbell
Executive Director of Human Resources
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

Ruth Harjo
Director of Human Resources
Prairie Band Casino & Resort

2:00-2:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

Track A in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

Creative Ways to Reward, Attract & Retain Talented Key Personnel: Retirement Plan Strategies

  • 457(f) deferred compensation plans for Tribal entities.
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plans for nonprofit organizations.
  • New comparability 401(k) and 403(b) plans.

Presenter:

Cynthia Pierce
Vice President, National Group Accounts
Native American Business
Mutual of America

Track B in Harper A, B, C, D

Tribal Health Plan Data & Untapped Health Plan Savings

  • This session will be an informative discussion about tribal health plan data and analysis.
  • More than just statistics, attendees will learn about the differences between tribal health claims vs. non-tribal and get insights into where there are untapped opportunities for health plan savings.

Presenters:

Carrie Brose
Senior Technical Consultant
HMA—Healthcare Management Administrators, Inc.

Anne O’Keefe Jackson
Human Resources Director
Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel

2:45-3:15 PM

Afternoon Networking Break in Ballroom 4, 5, 6

General Sessions in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

3:15-4:00 PM

Taking Advantage of Trends in Pharmacy to Enable Better Access to Healthcare for your Enrolled Populations

  • Current pharmacy trends – how they are directly impacting Native American communities, and why it’s im-portant to understand them. These include the advent of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine, mental health, and therapies improving care and decreasing costs by optimizing drug therapy to individuals’ unique genetic makeups.
  • Over the last 20 years, two trends have made pharmacists’ role more important: The rise in chronic diseases like diabetes, which must be carefully managed and the growing number of specialty drug therapies that offer hope and life for people with serious diseases, yet often have devastating side effects and hard-to-follow treatment re-gimes. The role of a pharmacist is key, especially for populations that have less access to good healthcare options, including pharmacies.
  • A Case Study: One Native American resort struggled to provide effective healthcare for their large employee population and dependents due to the poor access of quality care in their area. Over four years, their onsite health and wellness program generated more than $6.4 million in total net savings. And upon implementing a 340B Drug Pricing Program, onsite pharmacy prescription savings rose to more than $42,700 per month.

Presenters:

Greg Baker
Vice President, Pharmacy
Premise Health

Pam Trotter, SPHR, THRP
Human Resources Director
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians

4:00-5:00 PM

Creating a Culture of Excellence

Our greatest desire is to lead with excellence. Or at least it should be. We desire for our employees to do more, be more, grow more and find inspiration. We must have a passion to live up to our full potential and it should be our goal to create a culture that facilitates that same passion within the employees we serve.

  • How can we lead by example to inspire employees to live up to their full potential?
  • What are a few KEY things we can change right now that will make the greatest impact on our companies’ culture?
  • How do mindsets, surroundings and honor play a role in achieving a culture of excellence?

Moderator:

Robert Nicolls
National Director of Sales & Marketing
GITW Benefits

Presenters:

Derek Talley
National Director of Sales & Marketing
GITW Benefits

Elise Campbell
Executive Director of Human Resources
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

5:00 PM

Monday’s Sessions Conclude

Tuesday, January 21st

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast in Ballroom 4, 5, 6

General Sessions in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

8:30-9:15 AM

The Framework to Developing the You That Thrives & Performs With Energy, Enthusiasm & Passion

  • Come and start the most important exercise you can perform!
  • Gathering the information to compose your “Who am I” statement.
  • Are you living in alignment to your truth, values and principles?
  • Can you maintain your truth when the environment shifts from safe to hostile?
  • The 3 circles and your future.

Presenter:

Jim Stroker
Coach
Native Nation Events

9:15-10:00 AM

State and Federal Employment Law Update: What it Means for Your Tribal Government and Enterprises

  • Federal and State law – what applies in Indian Country and how?
  • What are the critical issues and recent developments HR managers should know about?
  • FMLA update – what are the latest changes? What steps need to be taken to ensure your department is compliant while protecting your enterprise?
  • Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and how it applies to your tribal enterprises.
  • What should you consider when drafting policies and negotiating agreements? How can sovereignty be protected?
  • Discuss potential liability in the termination process. When and why is documentation needed? When is it time to contact your legal department or outside counsel?
  • Do you have guidelines in place to protect transgender employees?

Presenters:

Scott A. Wilson
Attorney
Law Office of Scott A. Wilson

Leonika R. Charging
Partner
Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP

10:00-11:15 AM

Small Group Roundtable Discussions in Ballroom 4, 5, 6

Taking a break from our larger sessions, delegates will gather into small group, moderator-led roundtable discussions. There is no doubt that some of the best learning comes directly from peer-to-peer discussions, as it is common to find your colleagues experiencing similar successes and challenges.

Here is how it will work: In the next 75 minutes, we will run two consecutive sessions each approximately 35-40 minutes. Attendees will break out into small groups (10-12 participants) and be placed with an expert moderator who will kick off the discussion. We want to give you the opportunity to participate in each discussion, so each Small Group Roundtable Discussion will be repeated two times. They’re designed specifically to allow for more personal interaction and the chance to exchange ideas, solutions and yes even business cards! You will be able to participate or just listen to your peers from around the country offer up ideas and suggestions that you can bring back to your tribe or organization.

This is your conference, so you will decide what topics will be featured! We will reach out to every registered attendee to complete a short, pre-conference survey asking specifically what topics are relevant, and what knowledge they are looking to gain by the end of the conference.

Topics will include:
• Legal Discussion & Updates
• Compensation Management & Processes
• Tribal Employment Practices & Preferences
• Generational Leadership

11:15-12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Track A in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

Pharmacy Benefit Management Basics & Population Health Management Programs

  • What is a PBM?
  • How does a PBM benefit the health plan?
  • How does a PBM get paid?
  • What is 340B?
  • Leveraging your supply chain.
  • What is population health management?
  • Using Population Health Management to reduce health care costs of members and improve the health of plan members.
  • Supporting your health center’s 340B program through integrated care management in your population health management program.

Moderator:

Kyle Johnson
Vice President of Sales
ClearScript

Presenters:

Victoria Ferris
Senior Vice President of Sales
Overture Health Care

Kim Sulsberger
Benefits Administrator
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Track B in Harper A, B, C, D

Best Practices in Talent Management

Learn how NEOGOV can meet your HR needs. During this session NEOGOV will show you how to:

  • Find the best qualified candidates.
  • Identify and develop employee strengths.
  • Boost culture with an onboarding program that accelerates engagement from day one.
  • Streamline employee learning and development.
  • Easily manage HR, payroll, and time and attendance.

Presenter:

Alex Oberheide
Account Executive
NEOGOV

12:00-1:00 PM

Networking Lunch in Ballroom 4, 5, 6

1:00-1:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

Track A in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

The Unconnected Workforce: HR’s role in Communicating & Improving Operations and Culture in Today’s World

  • Rapid innovation in the technology landscape has changed the way you interact with employees. These new methods from recruiting, retaining, and communicating have developed a fragmented and unconnected workforce and left some organizations confused about how their culture should look.
  • How do you bridge the gap between digital and non-digital generations?
  • This session will provide a deep dive into company culture facts and figures and look at how technology can help improve culture in addition to provide amazing operational benefits.

Presenters:

Jenna Eastman
Head of Customer Success
Beekeeper

Jerrod Murr
Co-Founder/CEO
Paradigm Shift

Track B in Harper A, B, C, D

Compensation, Benefits & Performance Management

  • Discover the importance of aligning performance management with total compensation. What are the current trends in compensation and performance management?
  • Wages are a big consideration in attracting and retaining employees. Are you evaluating your organization’s compensation practices to determine whether raising wages will contribute positively or negatively to its bottom line?
  • Understand compensation components and determine whether adjustments will lead to positive business outcomes.
  • What are the latest trends when it comes to benefits packages? How do you maximize your benefits program?
  • How to use job descriptions to drive performance alignment and establish performance goals.
  • How does a company assess their own performance management process and determine if a more effective process is needed? An emerging trend is to have more frequent conversations about performance rather than the standard one conversation per year.
  • Define beneficial organization metrics for incentive plans.

Moderator:

Cynthia Pierce
Vice President, National Group Accounts
Native American Business
Mutual of America

Presenters:

Marion Lebsock
Assistant General Manager
Gun Lake Casino

JC Ayers
Vice President of Human Resources
Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel

Miriam Beltran-DelRio
Director of Compensation & Benefits
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

1:45-2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

Track A in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

The Impact of Stress & Burnout in the Workplace & How To Recover One’s Joy & Passion For Work

  • It’s estimated that poor worker health is costing U.S. corporations more than $100 billion a year in medical costs, lower productivity, absenteeism and turnover. Organizations can lessen the impact by promoting physical and mental health strategies.
  • Discuss the impact mental health is having in the workplace and the challenges and solutions to what many are calling an epidemic. Stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems may contribute to an employee’s increased absenteeism, lateness, and overall drive to do well and succeed in a company.
  • How does one recover their enthusiasm for work? What is the personal potential of taking one’s burnout, finding the gift in it, and moving to a new level of joy and passion for work?

Presenter:

Dr. Alan Shelton
Medical Director
Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Track B in Harper A, B, C, D

Stillness is the Key to Thriving

  • Practicing Mindfulness.
  • Tools to keep calm in daily pressure situations.
  • Ways to heighten your awareness and intuition.
  • Basic/simple meditations and breathing techniques.
  • Enabling yourself to conquer your temper and stress in 30-60 seconds.
  • Power of journaling.
  • Grounding and balancing your energy and nervous system everyday.
  • Power of nature.
  • Healthy alternate tools to blow off steam and relax other than chemicals and substances.

Presenter:

Maria Salvatore
CEO/Founder
Marielle Yoga & Wellness, LLC

2:30-2:45 PM

Afternoon Networking Break in Ballroom 4, 5, 6

General Sessions in Ballroom 1, 2, 3

2:45-3:30 PM

Managing Difficult People in the Workplace & Handling Employee Bullying or Harassment

  • Learn how to identify toxic behaviors in the workplace and the legal procedures to mitigate the effects of toxic employees.
  • What is the organizational impact of toxic behaviors in the workplace?
  • Does your organization have a strong culture that reinforces expectations, standards, rules and acceptable behavior? Is it communicated effectively?
  • People are your most important asset, and it’s important to create and foster an atmosphere free from harassment, intimidation, insult or other discriminatory conduct.
  • How do you define sexual harassment in the workplace?
  • How do you confront workplace harassment and bullying? It’s important that HR personnel and management can resolve conflict and receive the proper anti-discrimination and harassment policy training.

Presenters:

Ronald Vargas
Vice President of Human Resources
Cache Creek Casino Resort

Lynn Faraca-Bond
Vice President of Talent Infrastructure
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Elise Campbell
Executive Director of Human Resources
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

3:30-4:30 PM

Leadership Training & Development—How to Best Prepare for Positions of Leadership

  • With the integration of human resources and training within many tribal organizations, it’s beneficial to focus on the training aspect of what you do.
  • Discuss best practices for training tribal members for positions of leadership.
  • Share and discuss different orientation programs for management training.
  • Have you implemented effective training techniques that will help keep trainees interested?
  • Leaders need to learn how to embrace their organization’s core values and respond to differences, limited resources and poor communication.
  • How do you integrate your tribal culture with your workplace culture, which may include a non-tribal workforce?
  • How has training changed in the 21st century? Some training professionals still use the sit and lecture method, but training must be adapted to keep pace with younger generations. K-12 students today learn in virtually collaborative environments, and professionals must learn to do the same.
  • The Art of L.E.A.D.E.R.ship – define leadership, understand the difference between a boss and a leader, and recognize that employee pride is more important than management privilege.

Moderator:

Jerrod Murr
Co-Founder/CEO
Paradigm Shift

Presenters:

Virginia (Sprague) Vanderband
Director of Training
Gun Lake Casino

Lonnie Bridges
Director of Training & Guest Experience
Paragon Casino Resort

Erin Stresow
Training and Development Specialist
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Erica Manuel
HDS (Harrah’s Development System) Supervisor
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

4:30 PM

EXHIBITOR RAFFLE DRAWING
Followed by
NATIVE NATION EVENTS’ GRAND PRIZE DRAWING

Winner will receive 1 free conference registration and 2 nights free in the hotel at our 2021 Native American Human Resources Conference!


***Winners must be Present to win***

4:30 PM

Tuesday’s Sessions Conclude

Testimonials

HR Professionals, Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“This was a very informative and niche focused conference which made it relatable to all who attended. I recommended it this morning for my training team to consider attending a future conference. Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative experience!”
– Janet Rodriguez, Training Manager, Chumash Casino Resort

“Invaluable conference relating to Native Nation human resource management, high-level engagement from top human resource specialists from around the nation.”
– Tristan Mackenzie, Director: Enoch Community Liaison, River Cree Resort and Casino

“They provide a great deal of very relevant information and the audience provided a lot of questions and interaction.”
– Anne O’Keefe-Jackson, Human Resources Director, Jackpot Junction Casino/Lower Sioux Indian Community

“GO to this!! it was amazing overall.”
– Danielle Sanders, Interim HR Coordinator, Nisqually/Nisqually Red Wind Casino

“This was a very professionally-run seminar with informative workshops. It was a good place to get in touch with vendors whose services you might want to use. It was a great networking opportunity.”
– Michele Chapman, Human Resources Director, California Tribal TANF Partnership

“The exhibitors were all friendly as well as the conference helpers; presenters were clear and knowledgeable in their area of expertise.”
– Tracy T. Martin, Senior H.R. Specialist, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

“This is a critical training opportunity and they literally have all the bases covered as far as topics and speakers.”
– Stephanie Menei, HR Director, Yavapai Prescott

“Outstanding conference with various important topics.”
– Elisabeth J Hertel, Human Resource Manager, Sitting Bull College

“Excellent networking event.”
– Mariella Platner, Director of Human Resources, United Auburn Indian Community

“I would say that the conference provides a variety of pertinent/useful topics as it pertains to Indian Country.”
– Alex Rodriguez, Human Resources Director, Delaware Nation

“The conference was good and informative. The atmosphere was always friendly and warm. The rooms and food were great for the price you paid. The networking at the conference was very good. I met a few key individuals that could possibly bring the tribe I am working for up to a new level.”
– Kimberly Edsitty, Tribal Health Benefits Officer, Northern Arapaho Tribe

Sponsors & Industry Professionals

“Lots of leads. If HR executives are your target, then this conference is key! It’s an important conference for us. Key decision-makers are in attendance and we really value this trade show.”
– Victoria Ferris, Sr. Director of National Sales, American Health Care

“Amazing! We had many promising conversations. I loved the one-on-one meeting incentive and enjoyed being in the room where meals were held as there was more booth traffic.”
– Lori McKnight, VP Recognition, CSI STARS

“This conference is a great place to network, and NNE did a great job encouraging participants to see all vendors.”
Derek Talley, National Sales & Marketing Director, GITW benefits

“Great conference, great people. Very valuable, we were very pleased with the quality of attendees and the opportunities to speak with folks. Having the food and beverage in the exhibit hall is probably the most important feature at a conference like this. The exhibitor bingo was a big hit. This was a great conference for us, we’ll definitely be exhibiting again.”
– Beth Mohr, Managing Partner, McHard Accounting Consulting

“Our experience as a vendor at the Eighth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference was extremely positive. While one of the smaller conferences we have attended, the attendees tended to be decision makers which yielded the same if not more amount of interest in our services as we’ve obtained from larger conferences. We highly recommend the NAHRC!”
– Andrew Lopez, Director of Business Development, Emptech

“The conference is an intimate environment.”
– James Ashford, Business Development Director, Vision Care Direct

“As an attorney, the conference provides a good opportunity to meet tribal HR representatives and learn about various approaches that tribes take for employment matters.”
– John Haney, Associate Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP

“This was a good conference. It is great exposure to the different tribal communities and gives us an opportunity to talk with their HR folks.”
– Joani Welch, Regional Sales Manager, Workforce Go!

“Great opportunity to meet decision-makers and have one on one meetings. Such great value to be able to have face to face conversations with decision makers.”
– Chris Ortiz, Account Executive, World Wide Wellness

“Great place to meet Tribal HR contacts and engage with knowledgeable individuals. It was a great event for making some strategic contacts. The Bingo cards seemed to work well at encouraging booth attendance.”
– Matthew Borkowski, Tribal Solutions Manager, Arctic Information Technology

“Potential customers are very accessible and receptive to discussing products. This was an extremely successful and informative event!”
– Brent Cornell, Sales Executive, Specialty Markets, MetLife

“Great event with a lot of resources. The networking opportunity was great. It appears a majority of the Casinos are handling our services internally and can use our help.”
– Polet Nersesian, Account Executive, Emptech

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The 10th Annual Native American Human Resources Conference will be held January 20-21, 2020 at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV!

There is no better Tribal HR professional development and networking opportunity than the 10th Annual Native American Human Resources Conference. By attending, you’ll be able to gain new skills and connect with necessary resources that will help you achieve your goals and help solve your challenges.

We ensure our attendees get to know their peers and interact with one another throughout the event by providing a variety of engaging sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and impressive business solutions.

Fantastic Networking

  • From small-group, round-table discussions to one-on-one meetings with conference delegates and sponsors, this is an excellent opportunity for you to meet HR professionals who share your goals and your challenges.

Extensive Learning

  • This conference offers a variety of engaging sessions, panels, and speakers which provide HR Professionals a complete update on industry trends, new technologies, and what to look forward to in the field.

Business Solutions

  • The exhibit hall features numerous HR solution-providers who will showcase their products and services to help you achieve your goals.

To speak with a representative about attending, speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting, please call us at 201-857-5333 or email sales@nativenationevents.org.

This program has been approved for 11.00 HR (General) credit hours through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

Native Nation Events is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® approved this program for HR (General) credit towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

Registration is now closed.

Hotel Information

The Palms Casino Resort

4321 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
866-942-7770
702-942-7777

Room Rates:

Saturday: $200
Sunday: $80
Monday: $100
Tuesday: $200

Cut-Off Date: Monday, January 6th, 2020

Phone: 866-942-7770

Group Name: 10th Annual Native American HR Conf.

Group Code: CAHRC20

HR Professionals, Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“This was a very informative and niche focused conference which made it relatable to all who attended. I recommended it this morning for my training team to consider attending a future conference. Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative experience!”
– Janet Rodriguez, Training Manager, Chumash Casino Resort

“Invaluable conference relating to Native Nation human resource management, high-level engagement from top human resource specialists from around the nation.”
– Tristan Mackenzie, Director: Enoch Community Liaison, River Cree Resort and Casino

“They provide a great deal of very relevant information and the audience provided a lot of questions and interaction.”
– Anne O’Keefe-Jackson, Human Resources Director, Jackpot Junction Casino/Lower Sioux Indian Community

“GO to this!! it was amazing overall.”
– Danielle Sanders, Interim HR Coordinator, Nisqually/Nisqually Red Wind Casino

“This was a very professionally-run seminar with informative workshops. It was a good place to get in touch with vendors whose services you might want to use. It was a great networking opportunity.”
– Michele Chapman, Human Resources Director, California Tribal TANF Partnership

“The exhibitors were all friendly as well as the conference helpers; presenters were clear and knowledgeable in their area of expertise.”
– Tracy T. Martin, Senior H.R. Specialist, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

“This is a critical training opportunity and they literally have all the bases covered as far as topics and speakers.”
– Stephanie Menei, HR Director, Yavapai Prescott

“Outstanding conference with various important topics.”
– Elisabeth J Hertel, Human Resource Manager, Sitting Bull College

“Excellent networking event.”
– Mariella Platner, Director of Human Resources, United Auburn Indian Community

“I would say that the conference provides a variety of pertinent/useful topics as it pertains to Indian Country.”
– Alex Rodriguez, Human Resources Director, Delaware Nation

“The conference was good and informative. The atmosphere was always friendly and warm. The rooms and food were great for the price you paid. The networking at the conference was very good. I met a few key individuals that could possibly bring the tribe I am working for up to a new level.”
– Kimberly Edsitty, Tribal Health Benefits Officer, Northern Arapaho Tribe

Sponsors & Industry Professionals

“Lots of leads. If HR executives are your target, then this conference is key! It’s an important conference for us. Key decision-makers are in attendance and we really value this trade show.”
– Victoria Ferris, Sr. Director of National Sales, American Health Care

“Amazing! We had many promising conversations. I loved the one-on-one meeting incentive and enjoyed being in the room where meals were held as there was more booth traffic.”
– Lori McKnight, VP Recognition, CSI STARS

“This conference is a great place to network, and NNE did a great job encouraging participants to see all vendors.”
Derek Talley, National Sales & Marketing Director, GITW benefits

“Great conference, great people. Very valuable, we were very pleased with the quality of attendees and the opportunities to speak with folks. Having the food and beverage in the exhibit hall is probably the most important feature at a conference like this. The exhibitor bingo was a big hit. This was a great conference for us, we’ll definitely be exhibiting again.”
– Beth Mohr, Managing Partner, McHard Accounting Consulting

“Our experience as a vendor at the Eighth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference was extremely positive. While one of the smaller conferences we have attended, the attendees tended to be decision makers which yielded the same if not more amount of interest in our services as we’ve obtained from larger conferences. We highly recommend the NAHRC!”
– Andrew Lopez, Director of Business Development, Emptech

“The conference is an intimate environment.”
– James Ashford, Business Development Director, Vision Care Direct

“As an attorney, the conference provides a good opportunity to meet tribal HR representatives and learn about various approaches that tribes take for employment matters.”
– John Haney, Associate Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP

“This was a good conference. It is great exposure to the different tribal communities and gives us an opportunity to talk with their HR folks.”
– Joani Welch, Regional Sales Manager, Workforce Go!

“Great opportunity to meet decision-makers and have one on one meetings. Such great value to be able to have face to face conversations with decision makers.”
– Chris Ortiz, Account Executive, World Wide Wellness

“Great place to meet Tribal HR contacts and engage with knowledgeable individuals. It was a great event for making some strategic contacts. The Bingo cards seemed to work well at encouraging booth attendance.”
– Matthew Borkowski, Tribal Solutions Manager, Arctic Information Technology

“Potential customers are very accessible and receptive to discussing products. This was an extremely successful and informative event!”
– Brent Cornell, Sales Executive, Specialty Markets, MetLife

“Great event with a lot of resources. The networking opportunity was great. It appears a majority of the Casinos are handling our services internally and can use our help.”
– Polet Nersesian, Account Executive, Emptech