ASE's 3rd Annual Talent Symposium

(September 28, 2017)

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ASE’s Talent Symposium will deliver innovative insights as it showcases progressive talent acquisition, management, and development practices that will help you attract and align talent in order to achieve greater results throughout your organization.

Our speakers will deliver the newest and most innovative methods of attracting and aligning talent to achieve a higher level of engagement and retention in your organization.

Attendees will receive guidance and tools that they can apply right away in their workplace. Breakout sessions cover a variety of topics in talent development, talent acquisition, and talent management. People are any organization’s greatest asset, so you won’t want to miss our third annual Talent Symposium.

For more information on this event, contact Dan Van Slambrook at 248.223.8008 or Linda Yesh-McMaster at 248-223-8002

This program has been approved for 5.75 general credits hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 5.75 recertification credit hours (PDC) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). The use of these seals is not an endorsement by HRCI or SHRM for the quality of the program . It means that this conference has met the HRCI's and SHRM's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 


8:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Morning Keynote Presenation: True Alignment: Linking Company Culture with Customer Needs for Extraordinary Results
9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions
  1) 2020: Building Next Generation Talent for a Next Generation Workforce
  2) Igniting the CQ Factor! Creating Dynamic Workplace Environments with Cultural Intelligence
  3) Creating a First Class On-boarding Experience
 10:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Break, Networking and Visit Exhibitors
11:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m. More Morning Breakout Sessions
  4) The Biggest Elephant: Leadership, Conflict and the Power of Intention 
  5) Building an Atmosphere for Innovation
  6) Should We Disrupt Training?
 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch
        1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  7) Talent Development...Supercharged!
  8) Are your HR Practices Neuro-Friendly?
  9) Talent Acquisition and Selection: Best Practices for Best Results
2:45 p.m.  3:00 p.m.   Break, Networking, and Visit Exhibitors
3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote: Leadership Language

AM Keynote

True Alignment: Linking Company Culture with Customer Needs for Extraordinary Results
Edgar Papke, Leadership Psychologist, Coach, Author and Public Speaker

What’s the best way to build and lead teams? Do the best companies really put their employees’ welfare first and their clients second? Do performance reviews actually improve performance?

Burkus challenges many of the long-established principles of management and leadership. Drawing on decades of research, Burkus has found that not only are many of our fundamental management practices wrong and misguided, but they can be downright counter-productive. These days, the best companies are already breaking the old rules. From sharing salaries openly, to abandoning performance reviews, to putting management in the hands of the whole company, the revolutionary insights Burkus reveals are convincing companies to leave behind decades-old management practices and to implement new ways to enhance productivity and morale. Audience members will walk away with evidence-based strategies and real world examples to drive performance and build stronger teams.

Afternoon Keynote

Leadership Language

Brian Lam & Dann Sytsma, Principals, Improv Effects

For more than 60 years, ASE has provided wage and salary data for both small and large employers attempting to maintain their competitive edge. In today’s economy, employers are asking many questions about where compensation rates will head in 2017. What jobs or job families are on the move? Join ASE’s own Kevin Marrs and Jason Rowe, as they present the results of the 2017 ASE Compensation Surveys. Topics will include a review of salary movement, variable compensation, as well as important economic factors that have impacted local salaries.





ASE's Talent Symposium will consist of two Keynote sessions and three sets of breakout sessions.  Attendees can attend one session in each set of breakouts.



This year's event will be held at the Management Education Center in Troy

located at 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098 

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Conference Pricing
Through September 1st: 
ASE Members: $179
Nonmembers: $219

After September 1st: 
ASE Members: $219
Nonmembers: $259


Contact Talent Development to receive group pricing for groups of 6 or more at 248.223.8041.

2017 Keynotes

Edgar Papke
Leadership Psychologist, Coach, Author and Public Speaker

Brian Lam & Dann Sytsma
Principals, Improv Effects

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2017 Sponsors

Keynote Sponsor

Notebook Sponsors

Breakfast Sponsor

Refreshment Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

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