HR & Employee Benefits Summit

Upcoming Event Dates


Fit a year's worth of meetings in 2 action-packed days. The event registration is no cost to qualified delegate attendees.


What you can expect:

  • Meet one-on-one with solution providers specific to your current project needs
  • Attend workshops and sessions for HRCI and SHRM recertification credit
  • Network with peers from leading companies
  • Receive complimentary event registration, hotel accommodations, and meals at a luxury venue

Check if you qualify to attend as a delegate:

  • You are an HR decision-maker with purchasing power (Manager, Director, or VP)
  • You work for a mid- or large-sized company (200+ employees)

How it works:

  • You select the solution providers you're most interested in meeting
  • Your interests shape your agenda of one-on-ones and sessions
  • We continue to add workshops up until the event
  • We cap our attendance at 50 spots
  • We hold the event twice a year and rotate regionally

Why you should attend as a delegate:

  • It's a more efficient way to source solution providers, and to get custom attention specific to your needs
  • You'll make profitable connections to help further your business goals
  • You'll stay up-to-date about the latest trends and technology advances in your industry


Forum Events has 20+ years of experience holding successful events across multiple markets. We're dedicated to providing you with a complete VIP experience from start to finish.


For More Information Please Contact...

Shane Doherty – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8166  |  email

Millie Kelly – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8163  |  email

HR & Employee Benefits Summit in Austin, TX
November 12 & 13, 2018

Event Workshops Include...

Building Senior Leadership Teams
Presented by Lisa Rueth, Renowned Speaker & CEO, Cultivate Leadership

This session looks at the responsibility of the leadership team to develop the competencies they must have for what the strategy demands. When markets shift and technology speeds the pace of change, will your leaders adapt fast enough to lead the change?

OD and Leadership Consultant, Lisa Rueth, will discuss the three leadership competencies to cultivate if you want your business to have the organizational readiness for a fast moving future: Organizational Maturity, Participatory Leadership and Market Influence.

When Growth Spells Disaster: A focus on Scalability, Systems and Skills
Presented by Lisa Rueth, Renowned Speaker & CEO, Cultivate Leadership

This session examines the path to attaining sustainable growth. Organizational Consultant Lisa Rueth tells 3 stories of companies that succeeded at growing but had varying levels of chaos and catastrophe because they weren’t ready.

If the 2018 Strategic Plan involves growing, this talk will bring into focus the biggest priorities (and the biggest mistakes) for Leadership, Strategic Planning and Organizational Development. Discuss the Leadership, Strategic planning and Organizational Development that worked (and what didn’t) and learn what 3 non-negotiable things the Leadership Team should be focused on if you are to succeed. Skills, Scalability and Systems.

Case studies of 3 companies, Vision, Strategic Planning & Operations Planning, Development Planning, Flexibility and Scalability.

If Your Organization Was An Airplane, Would It Be Supersonic?
Presented by Don Everett, founder and CEO of Workforce Interactive

Aircraft traveling faster than the speed of sound are said to be flying beyond Mach, or supersonic. MOC (Managing Organizational Change) represents a homonym for Mach that similarly reveals  whether an organization operates ahead of its sound, or what it communicates to its employees.

This session will introduce an instrument with Nobel Prize nomination credentials that enables organizations to become supersonic – that is strategically planning their messaging so that they can optimally effect change.  

Be a Talent Magnet! - How to Attract, Manage and Engage the Millennial Workforce
Presented by Jeffery Butler, Author & Millennial Expert

In Jeff’s seminar, you will discover the 3 phases of millennial recruitment - attention, interest, commitment.

You will hear about best practices of managing and retaining employees who are impatient, unmotivated and entitled. In this session, learn tactical strategies for managing remote teams.

What if Everything You Know about Personality Styles Training is Wrong?
Presented by Merrick Rosenberg, CEO & Cofounder, Take Flight Learning

It is Time to Rethink How We Teach the Styles in the Workplace

The DISC profile is one the most commonly used assessment tools in corporations around the world. And yet, while people find it interesting – and why not, if there is one thing that people like to learn about, it is themselves – awareness does not often translate into sustained behavioral change.

  • This highly interactive and engaging session will focus on the following:
  • Why this is the perfect time to introduce or reintroduce DISC training to your organization
  • Turning classroom-based DISC training into a fun and engaging experience
  • Transforming DISC training into a process not an event by reinforcing the learning throughout the year
  • Refocusing DISC training from awareness to results
  • Repackaging the styles to shift from empty letters to metaphoric symbols
  • Revitalizing training to involve the participants
  • Reallocating time from profiles and graphs to skills and application
  • Rebranding the message to shift from learning about letters to learning skills and applying principles

Dare to Matter: Rising to the Level of Significance - OPENING PRESENTATION
Presented by Pete Smith, President, SmithImpact

Significant people create significant results. 

Performance. Results. Impact. Now more than ever, companies are looking for ways to improve their competitive advantage while remaining true to their mission, vision and values. At the root of every company’s success is often the key differentiator: people. Moreover, the root desire of every person is to know with certainty that who they are and what they do matters. 

The keys to engagement, motivation, balance, and fulfillment exist not solely in a passionate pursuit of success but, rather, in a relentless pursuit of significance. It is not the easier path; just the optimal one.

Significance is found not only in the job one has but within the person who does the job. By relentlessly pursuing significance on a personal level, and therefore connecting with others through that same lens of significance, we are able to create feelings of excitement and connectedness in everything we do.

From surviving a stroke to being mildly obsessed with living a life of significance, Pete's engaging, funny, and insightful keynote presentation is designed to inspire and challenge the attendees as it reveals the six keys to incorporating significance into our personal and professional lives.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendees will:

  • Recognize how responsibility, accountability, and performance is increased in a culture of choice
  • Explore the critical role of identity as it relates to activity and decision-making
  • Understand the powerful, yet minimizing, motivators in our lives and how to create positive, sustainable motivation 
  • Uncover the internal desire to take risks and impact the lives of others, even in the face of adversity


Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs
Austin, TX 78704

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Austin, TX

November 12 & 13, 2018

Areas Covered

  • 401K
  • Awards & Incentives
  • Behavioral Health
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Benefits Administration
  • Business Leadership
  • Child Care
  • Coaching
  • Conflict Management
  • Consultancy
  • Counseling
  • Diversity
  • E-Learning
  • Elder Care
  • Electronic & Physical Content Marketing
  • Employee Benefits
    Dental, EAP, Flexible, Health Care, Vision, Voluntary
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Law
  • Employee Motivation
  • Employee Recognition
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Retention Programs
  • Employee Rewards
  • Employee Screening
  • Employee Self-Service (ESS)
  • Employee Wellness
  • Ethics & Sustainability
  • Financial Education
  • Global Mobility & Relocation
  • Health & Fitness
  • Health & Safety Management
  • HR Administration
  • HR Management Outsourcing & Consultancy
  • HRIS/HR Management Systems
  • Immigration Services
  • Incentive Schemes
  • Leadership Skills
  • Learning, Training & Development
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Outplacement
  • Outsourcing
  • Payroll Systems & Software
  • Pensions
  • People Performance
  • Performance Management
  • Personality/ Aptitude Assessment
  • Professional Employer Organization (PEO)
  • Recruitment
  • Relocation
  • Retirement/ Pension
  • Safety & Security
  • Salary Benchmarking
  • Screening & Assessment
  • Talent Management
  • Team Building
  • Technology
  • Time & Attendance
  • Training Management
  • Translation & Localization
  • Workforce Planning & Analytics

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