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The attendees of the Nonprofit Human Resource Conference have selected, through the conference’s review process, their top ten breakout sessions for the 2012 edition of the annual sector-wide educational event.

The top ten list is:

  1. FOCUS: The Other F-word – Richard Dedor, Founder, Richard Dedor (pictured right)
  2. Secret Savings on Unemployment Costs and Taxes – Paul Fountain, Sr. Client Relationship Manager, 501(c) Agencies Trust
  3. The Affordable Care Act: What You Need To Do and When You Need To Do It – Joe Potosky, Director-Employee Benefits, MV Financial Group and Chris Stickney, Super Agent, United Agencies
  4. The Candidate Experience – Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR Solutions and Dennis Sawyers, SPHR, Senior HR Consultant, Nonprofit HR Solutions
  5. Making Sense of Social Media for HR Professionals – Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement, Society for Human Resource Management
  6. Landing the Right C-Suite Executive  – Stacy Smith, SVP of Human Resources/Risk, YMCA of Greater San Antonio and Sandra Morander, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater San Antonio
  7. Nonprofit Cultural Needs Assessments – Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO, Nonprofit HR Solutions
  8. Getting Unstuck – Robyn McLeod, Principal, Chatsworth Consulting Group and Lisa Kohn, Principal, Chatsworth Consulting Group
  9. Successful Telework: Policy, Performance, and The Great Laundry Debate – Dayna Fellows, President, WorkLife Performance, Inc.
  10. The Role of Competency Models in Nonprofit HR – Dawn Godaire, SPHR, Human Resources Director, Heart Rhythm Society

The 2012 NHRC speaker class and session content was the highest rated ever recorded by the conference’s host and leading sponsor, Nonprofit HR Solutions. Ninety-nine percent of the conference’s attendees indicated they would return to attend future Nonprofit Human Resources Conferences!

“I believe this is a testament to the level of educational content and speaker talent of our event that in the top three rated sessions are sessions on unemployment benefits and the Affordable Care Act,” commented Lisa Brown Alexander, CEO of Nonprofit HR Solutions. “When I saw the list I thought ‘Really? The attendees loved a session on unemployment benefits?’ But what other proof do you need that the session was interesting and the speaker excellent than that it was the second highest rated session and the room was packed.”

Alexander herself was part of two of the top ten NHRC sessions. “I’m proud of that,” commented Alexander. “I saw the level of content as we pulled together this year’s conference and I knew I had to personally deliver information that reflected our attendees’ expectations. Our attendees have grown to expect only the best.”

Paul Fountain, Sr. Client Relationship Manager, 501(c) Agencies Trust, conducted the session Secret Savings on Unemployment Costs and Taxes to which Alexander was referring. Fountain enjoyed the atmosphere created by the attendees, “It was a pleasure to present at the NHRC conference. I enjoyed the attendees’ enthusiasm and energy. It provided a great atmosphere to share information on how nonprofits can control their unemployment costs through organizations such as ours.”

The Nonprofit Human Resources Conference is the nation’s only human resources conference dedicated exclusively to meeting the professional development needs of nonprofit human resources leaders. The conference provides participants nonprofit specific education and outstanding networking opportunities designed to help mission-driven organizations more effectively carry out their visions and goals.

“It was exciting to just be chosen as a speaker, because the selection process was so thorough,” commented Dayna Fellows, President of WorkLife Performance, after learning of her selection as a top ten favored session. “But the real pleasure is knowing your session had value. Having a session on the schedule after lunch on the last day, as I did, it would have been completely understandable if attendance had been light, but this conference attracts a remarkable community of professionals. I had a room full of attendees who were highly participative, eager to learn, and generous in sharing their own experiences.”

The 2013 Nonprofit Human Resources Conference is scheduled to be held October 20-22, 2013 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center just outside of Washington, DC. NHRC will conduct its call for presentations in January of 2013 and registration opens April 1,

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