Tennessee Bankers

Human Resources Conference

April 2 & 3: Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Murfreesboro

Early Registration Deadline: March 19, 2019

Hotel Deadline: March 14, 2019

Click here for the full agenda and registration form.


The annual Human Resources Conference covers compliance issues related to the human resources function and addresses the current topics and management issues. Human resource professionals from across the state network with peers and find solutions to their common problems.

Help your bank maintain a competitive advantage by staying on top of the hottest trends in the industry. From diversity in hiring to workplace flexibility to generation-based recruiting and more, you’ll leave this conference with the tools you need to level up your talent strategy.


Hotel Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE Murfreesboro
Group rate: $151.00 Price single/double
Reservation cut-off date: EXTENDED to Thursday, March 14, 2019 
Direct link to book: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MBTESES-TBH-20190313/index.jhtml
Call the hotel directly at 615-890-4464 or 800-362-2779. You will need to identify yourself as an attendee of TN Bankers Association HR 4/1/19—4/2/19 and use the following code: BNK. To receive the special group rate guest room reservations must be confirmed by 3/14/19.



Tuesday, April 2
8:30 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Session begins
Noon – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Workshops begin
4:00 p.m. – Reception

Wednesday, April 3
8:00 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Session begins
11:45 a.m. – Adjourn


Topics and Speakers

Employee Rules of Engagement (ROE)
Patrick McCarthy, Professor & Graduate Program Director, Middle Tennessee State University

Peaceful Negotiations
Paula Penson, Col (Ret.), USAF, President, Francies West LLC

Avoiding Pay Issues in Your Unit
Kara Shea, Partner, Butler Snow LLP

Preventing Harassment in Our Ranks
Tim Rybacki, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC

Successfully Bypassing Documentation Landmines
Kim Vance, Shareholder, Labor & Employment Group, Baker Donelson

Avoiding Trouble in the Medical Unit
Stacie Caraway, Partner, Miller & Martin, PLLC

Building Victorious Teams
Paula Penson, Col (Ret.), USAF, President, Francies West LLC

Rapid Fire Session
Tim Rybacki, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC
Kara Shea, Partner, Butler Snow LLP
Kim Vance, Shareholder, Labor & Employment Group, Baker Donelson

Developing Standard Operating Procedures
Meredith Jones, Founder & Executive Advisor, Sera Advisors
Rowan Leathers, Partner, Butler Snow LLP
Kara Shea, Partner, Butler Snow LLP
Diane Short, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer, SmartBank

Securing Your Operational Area   
Jeff Dale, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Matt Espenshade, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation


Reception Information

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE Murfreesboro
1200 Conference Center Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Financial Products and Services (Financial PSI), Nashville  (Breakfasts and Reception / General)
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Memphis  (Lunch)
Plumlee & Associates, Franklin  (Water Bottles)

Who Should Attend

Human resources professionals and support staff, branch managers, and supervisory personnel.


Continuing Education Credit

9 hours CPE credit
This program has not been pre-approved for ICB CE credits. Attendants who require ICB credits should go to http://www.aba.com/Training/ICB/Pages/default.aspx for further instructions.


HRCI Credit

This activity, ID No. 383848, has been approved for 8 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

Program Fees

TBA Members / Associate MembersNonmembers
Early Registration $395$790
Early registration deadline is March 19, 2019
Registration $425$820
Day-of-Program $475$870

TBA Contact

Sheena Frech - sfrech@tnbankers.org
Director of Education
Tennessee Bankers Association
211 Athens Way, Ste 100 • Nashville, TN 37228-1381
800/964-5525 or 615/244-4871 or www.TNBankers.org

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