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    Oregon HR Academy

    Date: April 15-17, 2019
    All events and registration for the NHRMA 2019 Oregon HR Academy Conference will take place at the:

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport

    7900 NE 82nd Avenue

    Portland, OR 97221


    Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport

    The Embassy Suites is also the official host of the Conference, so you'll be just steps away from all Conference activities! HR Academy has secured special discounted room rates and in addition to these rates, the Embassy Suites boasts spacious two-room suites as well as a variety of recreational amenities to enjoy during your stay.
    $650 for SHRM members or $875 for non-members
    Event Type:
    HR Academy
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    Registration is now open!



    * Agenda is subject to change. 



    Monday, April 15

    Tuesday, April 16

    Wednesday, April 17

    8:00 am - 4:30 pm | Registration Desk

    8:00 am - 4:30 pm  | Registration Desk

    8:00 am - 4:30 pm | Registration Desk


    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Employee Investigations

    with Kyle Abraham

    • A step-by-step presentation:
    • Who conducts an investigation
    • How is it conducted
    • When to conduct
    • Documentation
    • ...and more!



    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    HR & Employment Law

    with Krishna Balasubramani

    and Megan Vaniman

    • EEO, Civil Rights Act and protected classes
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ADAAA
    • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    • State, federal and other leaves
    • Discrimination and harassment
    • Enforcement agencies
    • Current trends      
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Performance Management

    with Deborah Jeffries

    • Effective performance appraisal systems
    • Talent management
    • Coaching and counseling
    • Employee relations
    • Current trends


    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch

    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Recruitment, Selection & Placement

    with Deborah Jeffries


    • Recruiting and sourcing
    • Workforce planning and recruiting strategy
    • Interviewing and candidate assessment
    • Onboarding
    • Linking compensation and organizational strategy
    • Current trends
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Employee Benefits

    with Ophelia Yan


    • Health and welfare benefits plans
    • Retirement plans
    • Paid time off
    • Plan design considerations
    • The generations and benefits
    • Current trends



    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Compensation Administration

    with Judy Clark


    • Development of a pay system
    • Sources and use of market data
    • Linking pay and performance
    • Incentives design basics
    • Executive compensation overview
    • Current trends


    Full Registration
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    Late After 


    Full Conference Registration Fee includes entry to the tradeshow, workshops and general sessions, refreshment breaks and three lunches.


    SHRM Member





    Non-SHRM Member






    Method of Payment:

    Full payment is required at the time of registration. Registration is not complete until full payment has been received. Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards are accepted. Conference Solutions will be listed as the vendor on your credit card statement.

    Please contact the NHRMA HR Academy Secretariat at for additional payment methods, if needed.



    Cancellation / Refund Policy: 

    All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to Cancellations notices must be received in writing by March 22, 2019, to receive a refund minus a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after March 24, 2018. Credit card refunds must be made to the same account used for payment. If for any reason, the Conference should be canceled, HR Academy 2018 will refund the registration fee in full within 90 days of cancellation.


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