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Schedule of Events

 

Please note, this is a preliminary schedule of events and is subject to change. Break-out session information will be available soon.


Midwest ACE is happy to offer members the opportunity to earn continuing education credits as a preferred provider for the Society of Human Resource Management. Additional information coming soon. 

 

Monday, July 23, 2018

 

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Registration

Location:  Ambassador Foyer


 

12:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Professional Exchange Site Visits (Midwest ACE College Members Only)
Location:  Meet at Ambassador Foyer by 11:45 a.m. to board buses


Lunch is on your own before boarding the buses

Advance registration required. You will have the option to add this onto your conference registration.


 

12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Employer Colloquium (Employers only)
Location: Nicolet B


This session will give you the chance to meet and engage in dialogue with other employers from around the region about topics of interest to you. When you register for the conference you’ll be able to drive some of the content by providing your feedback. Attendees should come prepared for a lively conversation about hot topics in recruiting and college relations.

 

Hosts:
Julie Gourley, Northrop Grumman
Tabby Cates-Powell, Enterprise Holdings

 

Cost:

  • Complimentary for Midwest ACE members
  • Complimentary for non-members attending the full Annual Conference $59.00/non-members attending a single day or the Employer Colloquium only


Lunch is on your own before the session

Advance registration required. You will have the option to add this onto your conference registration.


 

3:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Advanced Learning Workshops

 

Preparing College Students with Disabilities for Career Employment

Location: Duluth


This session will provide practical instruction for guiding college students and recent graduates with disabilities in their career development, including partnering with Disability Services, facilitating disability disclosure discussions, how to request workplace accommodations, recent changes in the law and their impact on students as well as real-life scenarios to apply these skills

 

Increasing ROI for Employers & Career Centers Through the Use of Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics

Location: Nicolet A

This session explore how we can use First Destination information and our engagement data to increase ROI. Most of us work with descriptive and diagnostic analytics (what happened and why). When we move to predictive and prescriptive analytics (what will happen and how can we make it happen), Career Services stock greatly increases with employers and administration.

Advance registration required. You will have the option to add a workshop onto your conference registration.

 


 

3:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
New Members Orientation

Location: LaSalle A

Are you new to career services, recruiting and/or a new Midwest ACE member? Participate in this interactive and informative session to learn more about what we do and how we do it. You’ll have the chance to meet other new professionals and first-time attendees to Midwest ACE, interact with other members of our committees and our board, share best practices and start your annual conference on the right foot.

Hosts:
Professional Development Committee Speakers:

Jennifer Schepers, Indiana University SPEA Career Development Office

Niki Perkins, Baker College


Cost:

  • Complimentary for Midwest ACE members
  • $59.00/non-members


Advance registration required. You will have the option to add the orientation onto your conference registration.


 

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dinner/Keynote

Keynote: "Cultivating Culture - Higher Ed" presented by Nicole D. Price, Lively Paradox.

Location: Grand B (Lobby Level)

 

 

Nicole D. Price

Owner

Lively Paradox

Leaders consistently answer, "lack of time" when asked the question "What gets in the way of your leadership effectiveness?" When leading others, the meetings, plethora of decisions, competing priorities, performance reviews (and everything else) ship away at the clock.  Falling into this endless routine, passion diminishes and leaders grow tired - ultimately having a negative impact on organizational culture.



 Tuesday, July 24, 2018

 

6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Morning Energizer
Location:  Detroit Riverwalk

Start your day – the right way - with a morning walk or run! The entertainment committee will guide the group on an energizing 50 minute walk or run. We will network, see some city landmarks, and begin our conference day feeling like we have already accomplished something.


 

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
Location:  Ambassador Foyer


 

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open
Location:  Ambassador Ballroom



7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Location:  Grand B/C (Lobby Level)


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Director's Round Table
Location:  Madison (Lobby Level)


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Hire Big 10+ Meeting (Hire Big 10 Members Only)
Location:  Higgins (Lobby Level)


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome/Keynote/Exhibitor Introductions:  Kerri Boivin, Midwest ACE President
Keynote: "2017 Workplace Expectations v. Reality: Students & Recent Hires Weigh In" presented by Mary Scott, Scott Resource Group
Location: Grand A (Lobby Level)

 

Mary Scott

Founder & President

Scott Resource Group

Mary Scott is the founder and President of Scott Resource Group, an independent consulting and research firm specializing in university relations and recruitment. Drawing on over twenty-five years of hands-on staffing and recruitment experience in the corporate, academic and consulting arenas, she provides proprietary, primary research and consulting services in university relations and recruitment to major corporations nationwide. She is also a Managing Partner of IronHorse Surveys LLC, an independent provider of web-based recruitment program and process assessment tools. Prior to founding her professional practice in 1989, Mary was Director of Staffing at Aetna Life & Casualty. She holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut, and a BA in English from St. Joseph College, where she began her recruitment career as an Admissions officer. 

 



10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Speed Networking with Exhibitors
Location:  Ambassador Ballroom



11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch/Business Meeting/Awards Presentations
Location: Grand B/C (Lobby Level)



1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Break-Out Sessions #1

Location:  Level 5



2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Networking Snack Break with Exhibitors & Raffle
Location:  Ambassador Ballroom



2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Break-Out Sessions #2
Location:  Level 5



3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Networking Snack Break with Exhibitors & Raffle
Location:  Ambassador Ballroom



4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Attendee Driven Topics Panel
Location:  Ambassador Ballroom



5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Around Town Dinners (information on dining options will be available at the registration desk)
Location: Various Restaurants (dinner cost not included in registration fee)


Many dinner groups will be attending the Detroit Tigers baseball game immediately following dinner.



7:10 p.m.
Detroit Tigers v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Game
Location: Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave.

Midwest ACE has reserved a block of seats for the game, advance ticket purchase is required to be included in this reserved section. Tickets can be purchased for $20.00 plus tax by clicking here.

Questions? contact Corey Watt


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

 

6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Morning Energizer
Location:  Detroit Riverwalk

Start your day – the right way - with a morning walk or run! The entertainment committee will guide the group on an energizing 50 minute walk or run. We will network, see some city landmarks, and begin our conference day feeling like we have already accomplished something.



7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration Open
Location: Ambassador Foyer


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Morning Snack & Committee Meetings (open to all members)
Location:  Grand B/C (Lobby Level)

Learn more about the Midwest ACE committees and ways to get involved!


 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Break-Out Sessions #3
Location:  Level 5

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break & Hotel Check-Out
Location:  Ambassador Ballroom


 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Break-Out Sessions #4
Location:  Level 5


 

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Brunch/Keynote
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presented by Antonio Neves
Location:  Grand B/C

 

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Owner

THINQACTION, Inc.

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