Ninth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference

January 27-29, 2019

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA

Details

The Ninth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference will be held January 27-29, 2019 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.

There is no better Tribal HR professional development and networking opportunity than the Ninth 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. Plus, for the first time, you can take advantage of online networking through the conference’s Guidebook, which allows you to connect with attendees on LinkedIn, direct message each other, and more!
  • 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.

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 16.25 Specified Credit Hours: HR (General) 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.

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

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

Register

Registration is now closed.

Hotel & Venue

Hotel Information

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

71333 Dinah Shore Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
877-253-0041

Discounted Room Rate: $219*

*You must mention this event or Native Nation Events to receive the discounted room rate!*

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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

“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

HR Advisory Board

Meet our Human Resources Advisory Board

Elise Campbell

Executive Director of Human Resources

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprises

Dr. Thomas Dullien

Executive Director, Human Relations and Development

Barona Resort & Casino

Freddie Harmon

Vice President of Human Resources

Viejas Casino & Resort

Joan Jackson-Deal

Human Resources Director

Ak-Chin Indian Community

Pat Jewell

Lead Consultant

Tribal First

LaTosha Mayo

Human Resource Manager

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

Nick Nicolls

CEO / Owner

GITW Benefits

Mariella Platner

Director of Human Resources

United Auburn Indian Community

Justification Letter

Sample Justification Letter

Feel free to copy and paste the following template into a letter or email to use as justification for attendance.

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The Ninth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference will be held January 27-29, 2019 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. Through a series of panels and round-table discussions, attendees will hear from top experts in the human resources field on critical topics and discuss real-life scenarios among and between attendees and speakers. Attendees will participate in a variety of educational sessions and have the opportunity to network with Human Resources Professionals and industry experts who share the common goal of finding the most effective ways to manage their various tribes and enterprises.

We make sure our attendees get to know their peers and interact with one another throughout the event. At this conference, there are numerous networking opportunities and events where attendees can learn from one another, share their experiences, and get answers to some of the questions that keep them up at night.

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

This program has been approved for 16.25 Specified Credit Hours: HR (General) 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.

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

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

For HR Professionals, Executives and Leaders from Tribal Government or Tribal-Owned Enterprises

Group Rate (4 or more paid from same tribe or entity)

For Other Industry Professionals

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

71333 Dinah Shore Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
877-253-0041

Room Rate: $219
Cut-off Date: 12/27/18
You must mention this event or Native Nation Events to receive the discounted room rate!

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

“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 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

“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

Sample Justification Letter

Feel free to copy and paste the following template into a letter or email to use as justification for attendance.