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2018 Spring Conference



Announcing the 2018 Annual CAPHRA Spring Conference:



The HR Imperative: Innovate!




When:             Friday, May 18, 2018 – 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM


Where:             Best Western Premier

                        The Central Hotel and Conference Center

                        800 E Park Drive, Harrisburg


How Much:       $69 for CAPHRA members, $89 for non-members

The conference fee includes all content as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.


Featuring Keynote Speaker Ryan Klinger, Design and Innovation Specialist, Pennsylvania By Design. 

We start our day with a continental breakfast and then enjoy opening remarks by Deputy Secretary V. Reid Walsh.  The keynote address features Ryan Klinger, Design and Innovation Specialist from OA.  We will be learning how to Innovate by Design to create high impact, engaging programs and services for our HR customers.  Ryan will use an interactive HR case study to take us through the design process from conception to implementation.  

Mid-morning, we will engage with an expert panel exploring HR lessons learned from past and current innovation change efforts. 


Expert Panel Discussion – Lessons Learned from Implementing Innovation and Transformational Change.  Panelists Include:

  • Rosa Lara, Director, Office of Strategy & Management, OA IT

  • Deborah Laughman, Manager, HR Delivery Center, OA

  • Sara Steele, Analyst Supervisor/Agency Lean Leader, PennDOT

After a scrumptious Taste of Tuscany lunch and time of networking, we will head to our breakout sessions; attendees may select two out of three options:

    • Seeing Around the Next Corner with Strategic Foresight – Jen Wallitsch will lead participants in imagining future possibilities to enable one to anticipate and seize upon opportunities and mitigate adversity

    • HR Moving Toward Continuous Flow – Heather Staloski and Joshua Easton explore a guiding principle of Lean, One Piece Flow with participants using a simulated work environment to put it into immediate practice this simple but powerful tool

    • Practicing an Innovative Mindset:  The Marshmallow Challenge – Ryan Klinger expands on the general session developing the innovation mindsets of collaboration and iteration through an highly interactive and downright fun exercise


ADDED FEATURE:  As part of CAPHRA’s ongoing efforts to give back to our community, the SERV Committee is organizing a donation drive for Dress for Success from April 30 – May 22.  Items requested are toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, soap, razors, shaving crème, combs, and brushers) or monetary donations.  Checks can be made out to Dress for Success South Central PA.  Donations will be accepted at the Spring Conference or you can arrange for pick up by contacting Terri Dorshimer at


Registration required online at

by Wednesday, May 15, 2018.  Please select your breakout sessions during the registration process.





Date and Time
Start Date: 05/18/2018 Start Time: 7:45 AM
End Date: 05/18/2018 Approx. End Time: 4:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 05/18/2018 Meet Time: 8:30 AM
Event Leader
Jonathan Brown
Contact Leader

Registrants: 27 Max Attendance: 100
Guests: 2 Spots Available: 71
Total: 29 Guest Limit: No Limit
Event Cost
This event requires pre-payment. Payment online is optional.
Pricing Option Name Price Deadline
New Pricing Option $89.00 05/18/2018
New Pricing Option $69.00 05/18/2018
Location (More Detail)
Event Location: Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel and Conference Center
Address: 800 E. Park Drive , Harrisburg , PA
Directions: Off Union Deposit exit of I-83
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