Wisconsin State Council SHRM 2017 Leadership Conference

August 10th - 11th, 2017
Heidel House - Green Lake, Wisconsin 

Our Sponsors



Be a Sponsor for only $750! CLICK HERE to download the Sponsorship Form (PDF).
Don't forget to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities early, so you can reach human resource professionals before, during, and after the conference. 

Conference Description

If If you are a volunteer with a Wisconsin SHRM Chapter, state council or student chapter (or will be), this conference opportunity is just for you! Registration is now open for this year's conference at the Heidel House Resort, Green Lake, Wisconsin. This conference will offer you leadership strategies that will strengthen your chapter, council or student group and present valuable networking opportunities for chapter leaders from across the state. Past attendees believe that this is a must attend for chapter board members and one of the true values provided by the WI SHRM State Council for its leaders. 

The Leadership Conference Committee is enthusiastically planning great programming and entertaining events to provide you with details about the WISHRM Council positions, tools for maximizing effectiveness in the volunteer partnerships of chapter councils and leadership tips. 


Event Pricing

Professional Leader
Student Rate
Guest Thursday Night Activity

Location / Hotel Accommodations

Heidel House Resort & Spa
643 Illinois Avenue
Green Lake, WI  54941

  • For Reservations, Call: (800) 444-2812
  • Reservation Code: Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management
  • Rate: $109 plus tax per night
  • Deadline: July 10, 2017
  • Need a hotel room?  Feel free to reach out to us -

Conference at a Glance - 'ESCAPE - To the Next Level of Leadership'


Thursday, August 10th, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. State Council Meeting - All Council including Chapter Presidents
(Sandstone A - Lower Level)


Thursday, August 10th, 2017
11:00 a.m. Registration Opens
(Dartford Foyer)
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Welcome
Joanne Krueger, SHRM-CP, PHR - WI State Director
(Daycholah Room - Lower Level)
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch - When Work Works Awards Presentation
(Daycholah Room - Lower Level)
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Break
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Strategic Workshop
Jeff Russell

(Dartford Ballroom - Upper Level)
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m. Keynote - Alonzo Kelly, " Why Breaking From 'Best Practice' is Key to Achieveing The Next Level"

(Dartford Ballroom)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour
(Daycholah Room - Lower Level)
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner - Chapter Recognition/Awards
(Daycholah Room - Lower Level)
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ESCAPE to the Great Outdoors!
After a fulfilling day of leadership learning, please join us Thursday night for cocktails and dinner followed by a fun night of networking on the patio overlooking beautiful Green Lake.  There will be a friendly challenge between teams for horse shoe, bag toss and lawn jenga.  Close out the evening with S’mores cooked over a bonfires.

(Daycholah Room - Lower Level & Boathouse Pub)


Friday, August 11th, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast - CLA Roundtables
(Dartford Ballroom - Upper Level)
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Leadership World Cafe
WI State Council Core Leaders
(Daycholah Room - Lower Level)
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Keynote - Daniel Stewart, "To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate: That is the Question!"
(Dartford Ballroom)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch - SHRM Update
Dianna Gould, SHRM
(Dartford Ballroom - Upper Level)
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Closing - DRAWING - Must be Present to WIN
Jackie Peterson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - WI SHRM Council Leadership Director
(Dartford Ballroom - Upper Level)

Foundation Fundraising Events:

“Based on popular demand, we are bringing back a new and improved Cork Pull.  Not only will you have the opportunity to buy a cork and win a fine bottle of wine, for those who like the spirits, we will have both wine and spirits included.  For $10.00 you get to pull a cork and win! 

That’s OK, we have another opportunity for you to support the Foundation with our “longest drive” competition Thursday night.  The catch?  We will be using Marshmallows instead of golf balls.  The winner of the longest drive will receive bragging rights along with a fabulous prize!!”  $5.00 for 2 drives.

Refund / Cancellation Policy: 

All Cancellations must be in writing to

Attendees Cancellation: A $35 administrative fee will be charged for conference cancellations received before July 19, 2017. Requests for refunds after July 19th will be denied unless there are extenuating circumstances which prevent an attendee from finding another person to attend the conference in their place. (An extenuating circumstance may include an unexpected death in the family or medical emergency). Proof of the hardship will be required. These requests will be reviewed by members of the WI SHRM Executive Council, Leadership Director and the Conference Liaison Director on a case-by-case basis.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Lee Hecht Harrison

Willis Group

Contact: Christy Engel, Local Marketing Director

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
N17W24340 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188

Phone: (262) 523-4708
Contact: Lon Wendt, Senior VP, Human Capital Practice

Willis Towers Watson
122 E. College Ave
City Center East, Suite 2B
Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: (920) 968-5221
Toll Free: (800) 236-3311
Contact: Sara Hames, VP

Hays Companies of Wisconsin
1200 N. Mayfair Rd, Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: (414) 290-3559
Contact: Debbie Fedel, CSP, PHR, SHRM-CP

SEEK Careers/Staffing is a local staffing service provider with 17 offices in Wisconsin
1160 Opportunity Dr
Grafton, WI  53024

Phone: (262) 377-8888



Contact Information

Rachael Brady

Rachael Brady
Leadership Director

Unlimited Services of WI
Ph:  (920) 516-7199

Term Start:  1/1/2019


Rachael has served the Green Bay Area SHRM board for 5 years including 3 years as the President Elect, President and Past President.  She took a break for a few years and is looking forward to being more involved at the State level.  She graduated with the Human Resources Degree in 2001 from the University WI Eau Claire and has worked in HR for 17 years. 


Additional Information