2014 Conference Schedule

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

Printable version of conference schedule (PDF format).

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Day 1 - September 30, 2014
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Professional Development Courses (PDCs) and Conference Registration Begins
9:00 a.m. - Noon Pre-Conference PDC

Safety - Option 1

Emerging Ergo Trends - A Panel Discussion

Mark Anderson, ErgoSystems
Steve Gutmann, Gutmann Consulting
Breca Tschida, MN OSHA
Linda Feltes, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB)
Jason Amborn, MN Dept. of Public Safety

Risk Mgmt - Option 2

Violence in the Workplace: How You React Might Save Your Life

Tracy Worsley, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) System Office

Work Comp - Option 3

Work Comp 101 for the New Work Comp Coordinator

Jim Germain and Gary Westman, Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continues
Noon - 3:45 p.m. Partner/vendor booths and demonstrations
CorVel Corporation, Minnesota Safety Council, Minnesota OSHA, MNSCU Customized Training, MMB Worksite Wellness, NovaCare
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Day 1 Opening General Session - Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Keynote: Petra Marquart - The Power of Service in Public Service
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break - Exhibitor booths
2:15 - 3:15p.m. Concurrent Session 1

Safety - Option 1

MnSCU Compliance Training/Learning Management System (LMS)

Don Beckering, MnSCU System Office CLMI

Risk Mgmt - Option 2

End Distractions - Focus on Driving

Lisa Kons, MN Safety Council

Work Comp - Option 3

Work Habits: Out with the Bad, In with the Good!

Katie Friend, CorVel
JoAnn White, Corvel
Jeff Carlson, NovaCare

Other - Option 4

Championship Performance

Petra Marquart

3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break - Exhibitor booths
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Session 2

Safety - Option 1

Human Factors, Just Culture and Systematic Approach to Safety

Melissa Warhol and Dana Dickson, MN Dept. of Corrections

Risk Mgmt - Option 2

Who's got your back? RMD's Role in Property Protection

Boyd Abbe, MN Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Work Comp - Option 3

An Overview of the Dispute Resolution Process in Workers' Compensation

Amy Borgeson, MN Dept. of Labor and Industry

Other - Option 4

Championship Performance
(Repeat Session)

Petra Marquart

4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Day 1 Closing General Session: Recap of Day 1 and Preview Day 2

Day 2 - October 1, 2014
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: Billy McLaughlin - New Ways to Do It: The Road to Reinvention
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Session 3

Safety - Option 1

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the OSHA Log

Brian Zaidman, MN Dept. of Labor and Industry

Risk Mgmt - Option 2

Managing Slip, Trip, Falls - A Public Sector Panel Discussion

Hennepin County
Ramsey County
City of Minneapolis
MN Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Work Comp - Option 3

Details That Matter in the Claims Process

Jim Froeber and Gary Westman, MN Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Other - Option 4

Doing More With Less - Making an Impact with All That You've Got!

Billy McLaughlin

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 4

Safety - Option 1

MnDOT Flexibility Program - No Stretch to Realize Results!

Lisa Dumon, MN Dept. of Transportation

Risk Mgmt - Option 2

iRISK Update and the Future of Risk Information

Todd Christenson, MN Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Work Comp - Option 3

Why Do So Many Workers' Compensation Disputes Settle?

Mike Kocer, MN Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Other - Option 4

Doing More With Less - Making an Impact with All That You've Got!
(Repeat Session)

Billy McLaughlin

11:45 a.m. - noon Day 2 Closing General Session - Conference Recap and Closing Remarks