2015 Conference Schedule

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

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Day 1 - September 29, 2015
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Courses and Conference Registration Begin
9:00 a.m. - Noon Pre-Conference Courses

Safety - Option 1

Safety in an Aging Workforce and Safety Communication Techniques

Jan Fedora, Minnesota Safety Council

Work Comp - Option 2

Claim Process Life Cycle and Pitfalls of Managing a WC Claim

Jim Germain and Kristin Brusegard, Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Risk Mgmt/Property & Casualty - Option 3

Reforming the Property and Casualty Incident Reporting Process

Todd Christenson and P&C Claims Team, Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continues
Noon - 3:45 p.m. Partner/Vendor Booths and Demonstrations
1:00 - 1:10 p.m. Day 1 General Session - Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:10 - 2:00 p.m. Opening Keynote: Ross Bernstein - Champions Code
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break - Partner/Vendor Booths
2:15 - 3:15p.m. Concurrent Session 1

Safety - Option 1

Working Together - MnSCU's Alliance with MnOSHA

Don Beckering, MnSCU
Vikki Sanders, MnOSHA

Risk Mgmt - Option 2

What Happened?! - Documenting and Reporting P&C Claims and Incidents

Scott Johnson and Lea Shedlock, Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Work Comp - Option 3

In Good "Co"mpany: A Talk on the Challenge of Comorbidities in Workers' Compensation

JoAnn White and Julie Horak, CorVel

Other - Option 4

Social Media and Risk Communications

Dept. of Public Safety

3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break - Partner/Vendor Booths
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. General Session: Medical Marijuana - Mark Pew, Senior Vice President, Prium
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Day 1 Closing General Session: Recap of Day 1 and Preview of Day 2

Day 2 - September 30, 2015
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Day 2 General Session - Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Concurrent Session 2

Safety - Option 1

Managing Aggression

Brenda Tuma, Dept. of Employment and Economic Development

Risk Mgmt - Option 2

What Happened?! - Documenting and Reporting P&C Claims and Incidents (repeat session)

Scott Johnson and Lea Shedlock, Dept. of Admin, Risk Management Division

Work Comp - Option 3

Panel Discussion: The Do's and Don't's of Return to Work

Joanna Page
Barb Nordstrom, DHS
Sue Kielty, MnDOT
Carmen Swanger and Suzie Thomas, RMD

Other - Option 4

Outdoor Worker Safety, Tick and Mosquito Bite Prevention

Jenna Bjork, Dept. of Health

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Session 3

Safety - Option 1

Managing Aggression (repeat session)

Brenda Tuma, Dept. of Employment and Economic Development

Risk Mgmt - Option 2

Drones

Chris Proudlove, SVP, Manager, Northeast Regional Office and Complex Risks, Global Aerospace Inc.

Work Comp - Option 3

It's Complicated: The relationship between ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation

Kristyn Anderson, MN Management and Budget

Other - Option 4

Outdoor Worker Safety, Tick and Mosquito Bite Prevention (repeat session)

Jenna Bjork, Dept. of Health

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Closing Keynote: Joe Schmit - Silent Impact
11:45 a.m. - noon Day 2 Closing General Session - Conference Recap and Closing Remarks