2013 Conference Schedule

For full details on individual sessions and speaker bios, check out the Sessions page.

Printable version of conference schedule (PDF format).

Day 1 - October 1, 2013
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Professional Development Courses (PDCs) and Conference Registration Begins
9:00 a.m. - noon Pre-Conference PDC 1
New Language of Risk
Dorothy Gjerdrum, AJ
Pre-Conference PDC 2
Work Comp 101 for the New Work Comp Coordinator
Jim Germain, Admin (RMD)
Gary Westman, Admin (RMD)
Pre-Conference PDC 3
Designing and Conducting your very own Table Top Exercise
Cathy Hockert, MBB
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continues
Noon - 3:45 p.m. Partner/vendor booths and demonstrations
ASSE Northwest Chapter, CorVel Corporation, Department of Health - Indoor Air Unit, Minnesota Management and Budget EAP and Worksite Wellness, Minnesota Safety Council, Minnesota OSHA, MNSCU Customized Training, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, State Fire Marshall's Office
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Day 1 Opening General Session - Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Keynote: Invited - MnSAFE - Turning the Curve on Workplace Injuries!
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break - Exhibitor booths
2:15 - 3:15p.m. Concurrent Session 1
Safety - Option 1
Employee Right to Know and the Global Harmonization System
Peter Kuzj, Mn OSHA
Risk Mgmt - Option 2
State Fair: Safety on a Stick
Mary Pittelko, Mn State Fair
Kaitlin Wenda, Mn State Fair
Carol Magurany-Brotski, DNR
Scott Johnson, Admin (RMD)
Work Comp - Option 3
Cruisin’ with CorVel: A Road Trip of Case Management Services
Katie Friend, CorVel
Julie Horak, CorVel
Other - Option 4
The lonely life of a change agent: strategies for support and effectiveness
Linda Feltes, MMB
Ned Rousmaniere, EAP
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break - Exhibitor booths
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Session 2
Safety and Work Comp - Option 1
Understanding  Minnesota’s Moose Decline
Michelle Carstensen, Ph.D.
Carol Magurany-Brotski, DNR 
Risk Mgmt - Option 2
Cyber and Privacy Liability for State Government: What’s New and What’s Next?
Judy Corradi, Marsh
Marni Storey, Marsh
Work Comp - Option 3
2013 Workers’ Compensation Legislative Changes
Richard Schmidt
Whitney Teel
Cousineau, McGuire & Anderson
Other - Option 4
The lonely life of a change agent: strategies for support and effectiveness
(repeat session)
Linda Feltes, MMB
Ned Rousmaniere, EAP

Day 2 - October 2, 2013
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Conference Registration
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Day 2 Opening General Session - Welcome and opening remarks
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Keynote – Laugh for the Health of It - Robin Getman
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Session 3
Safety - Option 1
Emerging Ergo Trends – A panel of Experts
Mark Anderson
Gene Kay
Steve Gutmann
Dave Ferkul
Risk Mgmt - Option 2
Negligent Entrustment: The Hidden Fleet
Craig Trepanier, Attorney
Trepanier and MacGillis, P.A.
Work Comp - Option 3
Incident Investigations & Supporting Documentation for Claims
Terri Peterson, Admin (RMD)
Gary Westman, Admin (RMD)
Other - Option 4
R-E-L-A-X, Stress isn't a 4-Letter Word
Robin Getman
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 4
Safety - Option 1
PowerLift: Back Safety Training that Works!
Terry Weston, South Central College
Risk Mgmt - Option 2
When planning a trip abroad, don’t forget the Travel Accident Insurance!
Carol Foley, HTH Worldwide
Work Comp - Option 3
Subrogation Issues in Workers’ Compensation – What a WCC Needs to Know
Bruce Larson, Attorney
Other - Option 4
R-E-L-A-X, Stress isn't a 4-Letter Word (repeat session)
Robin Getman
11:45 a.m. - noon Day 2 Closing General Session - Conference Recap and Closing Remarks
12:45 - 3:45 p.m. Post-Conference PDC
Measuring Safety – What Gets Measured Gets Done! (Session currently under development)
Safety Measurement Systems: Are You Measuring Success? -
Safety Perception Surveys –
Safety and IH Audit Program – Admin Risk Management