Public Employers Conference

The historical challenges facing public employers have not gone away. New thinking and solutions are needed to solve those issues. At the same time, new challenges have arisen that require a different perspective and a proactive approach. To address these issues, the 2016 Public Employers Conference (PEC) has chosen the theme, “It’s a Whole New Ball Game.”

The PEC begins with a kickoff address by Mike Hess. Mike is blind and is the CEO of the Blind Institute of Technology. Mike will lead everyone in an experience-based presentation that will leave you with a fresh perspective on the capabilities of the visually impaired.

Our popular legal update from the inestimable Tina Harkness follows the kickoff presentation. We’ve added an HR Trend update to this year’s agenda, due to the popularity of Tina’s session. The HR session focuses on emerging trends, including successful approaches to difficult issues. The session should provide a new mindset on how to resolve some perplexing problems.

The breakout sessions for the PEC are going to be special. The topics include the following:

  • Performance Appraisals: Is the end in sight or is it just a mirage?
  • HR Decision Process in the Public Sector–A Legal Perspective
  • Pueblo Library District: Value Driven Compensation

(The three concurrent breakout sessions will occur in the morning and again in the afternoon.)

The Keynote speaker is Thomas Frey, Author of the 2011 book, “Communicating with the Future.” Thomas is a powerful futurist and visionary. He intends to revolutionize our thinking about the future by pushing the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images and understandings of the world to come. For his efforts inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, the Boulder Daily Camera has dubbed him “the Father of Invention,” while the Denver Post and Seattle Post Intelligencer call him “the Dean of Futurists.” Thomas will outline what we can expect in the years ahead so we can embrace it. You will not want to miss this session

Because of the positive feedback we received, the conference will return to Sports Authority Field. The full-day conference will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016. The PEC starts with breakfast at 8:00 am, includes lunch, and ends at 3:40 pm. Stadium tours will be available at the close of the conference.

Click here to register for the 2016 Public Employers Conference.