Human Resources Forum - 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018 Reception (5:00 - 8:00pm) 
Monday, September 24 (8:30am-5:00pm) - Tuesday, September 25 (8:30am-4:00pm), 2018

***Registration for the HR Forum meeting is limited to ACEC member firms and qualified non-member firms in the regular category of membership only.

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Curriculum Track: Human Resources

Member Organization: National Events

Faculty: TBD

This forum carries 10 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).

Through ACEC's Human Resource Forum and its accompanying online community, HR professionals are connected to a network of their peers in an informal, roundtable setting. Professionals share best practices, discuss problems and solutions, gain valuable insights into industry trends, and network with each other.

The HR Forum holds a day and a half long workshop structured for networking with peers in an interactive roundtable format. Facilitators develop a basic agenda with input from participants and address emerging trends and problem solving in the workplace.

ACEC National members who participate in the HR Forum will receive access to its online community and continue receiving valuable insight and information through member interaction.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For the HR and Finance Forums only.
Cocktails & Heavy Appetizers at:

Randle’s Restaurant Rooftop
921 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

A short walk from the Marquette Hotel

Monday, September 24

7:30 am - 8:30 am                   Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:00 am                   Welcome and Introductions

9:00 am - 10:00am                  Strategic Retention and Hiring of Executives

                              Rachel Cantor Fogarty, RC Associates LLC

10:00 am - 10:15 am               Break

10:15 am - 11:30 am               Telework and Flexibility, Is Now the Time For Your Organization?

Kathy Kacher and Rachel Thiemann

11:30 am - 12:00 noon            Open Topic Discussion Time

12:00 noon - 12:45 pm            Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm                Knowledge Management

                                          Mead & Hunt

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm                  Break

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm                  Labor Law Update

                                          Shirley Lerner, Littler Meddelson

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm                  Afternoon Break

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm                  Pursuing Excellence in Retirement Plans

                                           Luke Novak, Rothschilld Investment Corporation

4:15 pm – 4:45pm                   Open Discussion

4:45pm                                    Session Ends


Tuesday, September 25

8:00 am - 8:30 am                   Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:45 am                   Compensation Trends

                                           Jason Stewart, Mercer (SUSAN Introducing)

9:45 am - 10:00 am                 Break

10:00 am - 11:00 am               Insurance Update

                                           Doug Luick and LGallagher Benefits                                            

11:00 am – 11:45am               Open Discussion

12:00 noon - 12:45 pm            Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm                Drones Presentation

  Robin Petzold, WGI

1:45 pm – 2:00pm                   Break

2:00pm – 3:00 pm                   Breakout Sessions

Large firm roundtable led by Kristy Allen
Small firm roundtable let by Tara Eschenfelder

3:00pm – 3:30 pm                   Wrap Up, Review and Discussion about 2019

3:30 pm                                   Forum Adjourns




Early Bird thru August 3, 2018

ACEC Members: $495
Non-members: $595

Standard after August 3, 2018

ACEC Members: $595
Non-Members: $695


The Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
710 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402 
(612) 333-4545

Overflow Hotel Block

Kimpton: Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Register for the HR Forum: Click here


Maureen Brown
Phone: 202-347-7474
Fax: 202-789-7220


Refunds, Credits, Substitutions, and Cancellations

For cancellations received at least 15 days prior to program date, ACEC will issue a full refund. For cancellations received between 14 days and 3 days prior to program date, ACEC will issue credits toward any ACEC online class, live or on-demand. Credits are valid for 6 months from issue date. For cancellations received 2 days or less before a program date, no refunds or credits will be issued. Refunds or credits will not be issued for "no-shows." Registrants may choose another online class or substitute attendee/s without penalty at any time. Contact for further information.




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