*** Registration for CLE HR Star 2022 is closed ***

The Cleveland HR Star Conference draws 525+ HR professionals from
terrific organizations in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Come help celebrate our 22nd year.

There will be 20 different sessions on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

Keynote Address:
The Respect Effect & How HR Can Make a Big Difference
Paul Meshanko, MBA, CSP
Acclaimed Author, International Speaker & CEO of Legacy Business Cultures




Recruiting Talent in the New World of Work: What Candidates Really Want
Natalie Lemons
President, Resilience Group, LLC




Retention in the 'Great Resignation': How to Empower Employees to Stay
Sonya L. Weiland, PHR, SHRM-CP
Founder, Your Partner in HR




Workforce Trends Survey Results: Loyalty, Retention, Pay & Projections for 2023
Kim Wallace
President, East Coast, EmployBridge




Conducting Workplace Investigations
Amanda S. Smith, Esq.
Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC

Michael P. Karst, Esq.
Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC




Creating a Workplace Culture of Inclusion
Sheree Knowles, SPHR, CPM, EQi
Founder & Chief HR Officer, HR Knowledge Source




The "SMACK!" Problem-Solving Facilitation Tool for HR:
Uncover the Root Issues & Deliver Concrete Results

Mark Whitmore
Founder and Head Coach, Lodestone True North




Legal Considerations for Remote Workers and a Hybrid Workforce
Seth P. Briskin, Esq.
Managing Partner & Chair of the Labor and Employment Group,
Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis




Interviewing Techniques for De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution
David Thompson, CFI�
Partner and President, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc.




Courageous Clarity: Navigating the HR Leadership Journey
Phyllis H. Sarkaria, MBA, MA
CEO, The Sarkaria Group




Becoming a Top HR Influencer: 9 Techniques to Increase Impact & Persuasiveness
Amy B. Shannon, SPHR
President, Pinnacle Leadership Solutions




Topics in Employee Benefits & Healthcare Cost Reduction
Best Practices for 2022

Tom Wirbel, MBA
Vice President, CPI-HR




Attracting and Retaining Talent with Total Rewards
Margaret Brinich
Manager, Surveys & Research, ERC




Chris' Picks: The Top Legal Cases Relevant for HR in 2022
Christina M. Royer, Esq.
Partner, Employment Law Partners




Employing Older Workers: Misconceptions, Attributes & Unique Benefits
Ardie Harrison
Vice President, HR Knowledge Source




The 7 Habits of Highly Effective HR Practitioners
Kris Cannon-Jackson, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CDP
Founder & President, InnerGi Consulting

Karen Clark, MBA, MHRM/IS, CDP
Chief Empowerment Officer, Think Teach Aspire, LLC




The State of Background Screening & Criminal Reporting:
New Industry Practices, New Legislation and HR's Role

Jesus Munoz
Operations Manager, CRCA




HR Trends and Priorities for 2022 and Beyond
Allison Kenney
Manager, HR Advisory Services, ERC

Valerie Lakios & Helen Oshaben
HR Consultants at ERC




Managing Change in Turbulent Times
Sheree Knowles, SPHR, CPM, EQi
Founder & Chief HR Officer, HR Knowledge Source




How Northeast Ohio Companies are Building Great Workplaces
Susan Pyles
Vice President, Professional Development, ERC