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2019 HRNNI Conference

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Influencing Greatness

2019 HRNNI Conference is September 25th at the Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn.

We would be honored for you to join us at our conference that we have specifically geared towards employers and providing a valuable educational opportunity. We have selected top notch presenters that will speak to current issues and trends. You will have the opportunity to network with local employers, vendors, and enjoy a motivating day focused on Influencing Greatness.


Please register by September 20th. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees.


Pending 4.5 HRCI/SHRM credits


Registration Cost: HRNNI Members $25, Non-members $65. Once you register, you will receive an event confirmation. If you do not see that confirmation, please contact us.

Day of Registration fee: HRNNI Members $45, Non-members $90.


For questions, please email us at

No-Shows and Cancellation after September 20th will still be charged.

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Registration Opens and continental breakfast is provided.  Breakfast is sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union and Mercer Health. Please thank our sponsors for their support.


Conference Kick Off!


Breakfast Sponsor Shine

Our breakfast sponsors moment to shine


Guest Speaker - Terry Gurno- Influence Greatness

Influence is the power that’s already working in and through your life and business.  In this presentation you'll discover how to use influence to bring out the greatness in those you lead and serve and what happens when you do!

Terry Gurno is the founder and CEO of INFLUENCE and TERRY GURNO GROUP. Drawing from thirty years of experience as a youth ministries leader, lead pastor of a mega-church, and CEO of a national real estate company, Terry understands first-hand the impact that strong leadership can have. These experiences, along with his heritage as a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, were the catalyst that revealed his true purpose: to create an organization that inspires and empowers leaders to succeed.


Guest Speaker - Stacey Hanlon -Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

Stacey Hanlon has been a Sr. Workforce Consultant with the Idaho Department of Labor for over 7 years. In her position, she works with job seekers and area businesses to meet their employment and staffing needs. 

One of her favorite aspects of her job is coordinating regular job fairs and networking meetings. Stacey also identifies topics of concern for employers, creating educational workshops on labor laws, recruiting, leadership, and innovative business practices.  

Stacey is actively involved in community projects aimed at career development. She volunteers judging student presentations for Business Professionals of America and DECA competitions. As a member of the Post Falls Chamber Business, Education and Workforce Development Committee, Stacey gathers 150 professionals to interview about 200 graduating seniors each year for the Post Falls High School Reverse Job Fair. Most recently, she put together the Discovery Job Fair, which focused on hiring people with disabilities.

Stacey is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator, has earned her degree in Communications from North Idaho College, as well as a Certificate of Excellence in Communication.  She also studied Marketing and Communications at LCSC. She has been an Idaho resident for 26 years. She enjoys hiking and cycling throughout the Inland NW. Stacey is an avid trivia player, winning boatloads of bar swag by tapping into the depths of useless factoids she has gained through watching countless hours of documentaries.


Break Sponsored By PacificSource Health Plans

Meet the vendors, enjoy a snack, and enter to win great prizes.


Guest Speaker- Samuel Wolkenhauer - The Economy in 2019

Sam Wolkenhauer is the Idaho Department of Labor’s economist in northern Idaho. Prior to joining the Department of Labor, he earned degrees in mathematics and economics from Eastern Washington University. In addition to providing expertise in economics and data to the community in Northern Idaho, he manages several forecasting projects which create projections of Idaho’s economy and demographics. In his spare time, he enjoys football, studying Russian history, and learning the Russian language.


Lunch Sponsored by Advanced Benefits and Idaho Forest Group

Lunch is provided by our sponsors. This is another great opportunity to meet with the vendors and learn more about their services.


Lunch Sponsor Moment to Shine

Our lunch sponsors moment to shine


Guest Speaker - Kara Heikkila-Legal updates and what is still to come.

Kara has more than 25 years of experience in both human resource and attorney roles advising employers on personnel and employment law matters.  Prior to attending law school, she spent eleven years in management roles in the health care industry and eventually became a regional human resource manager for a health care organization. 


Today, Kara represents employers throughout the Pacific Northwest before state and federal agencies including the Idaho Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor, including its Wage and Hour Division and the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs.  She regularly represents employers in employment litigation disputes, including work as panel counsel for EPLI claims.


In addition to administrative and litigation roles, Kara provides counsel and advice to employers on personnel issues including complex Americans with Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act compliance, wage and hour issues, unemployment claims, contract and handbook drafting, federal contractor compliance, and proactive audit measures.


Break Sponsored by Witherspoon Kelley

Make sure you are entered in to those drawings.  This is the last chance to get in on some great prizes and enjoy snack time.


Speaker - Jeff Conroy - Influencing Company Culture

After a 30 year career working in the non-profit world, Jeff started Conroy Leadership Consulting. Most recently spending the past 11 years leading St Vincent de Paul North Idaho, Jeff now works with companies developing structure and organization to increase their growth, train staff, and coach leadership teams. A resident of Coeur d'Alene for the past 25 years, Jeff enjoys golf and spending time with his growing family as he and Jeannette are becoming Grandparents for the first time in early September.


Wrap up and Prizes

Last minute details and prize give-a-ways.

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