Tuesday, May 18

Carla Harris

Carla’s Pearls: Tools For Maximizing Your Success

Carla Harris speaks about the proven strategies that have helped her succeed and thrive on Wall Street. She shares her self-described pearls of wisdom to help you maximize success from where you currently find yourself, as well as increase the odds of reaching the position you aspire to. Discussion points include the importance and power of perceptions in the workplace, key relationships needed to ensure your success, and the role authenticity plays in being a powerful leader.

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Thursday, May 20

Lynda Gratton

The Future of Work: Taking Into Account Increasing Longevity and Longer Careers

This session will examine thought-provoking questions you may not have asked yourself about the future of work and your career. What will our working lives look like 20 years from now? What should we be preparing for? How will we be working, where will we be working, and who will we be working with? Explore the changes we are all facing and learn about the skills and behaviors you need to learn to remain competitive. Consider the corporate and personal perspectives of a 100-year lifespan on the workforce and how it will impact selection, development, mentoring, and coaching while ushering in the most significant change in human capital ever.

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Friday, May 21

Daniel Burrus

The Economic Pandemic An Evolutionary Revolution Accelerating Disruptive Innovation Post Pandemic

The global pandemic has blinded many of us to the fact that digital disruption has dramatically accelerated this evolutionary rate of change to a revolutionary level. Every individual and organization has the ability to go beyond getting back to normal and instead reinvent their business models and processes. When the pandemic is over, digital disruption will continue at an even faster pace. Digital disruption does not have to be seen as negative, forcing us to react and respond. We can use new tools and new thinking to become positive disruptors, creating the transformations to build a better future for ourselves, our organizations, and our customers.

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Tuesday, May 18

De Ann Doonan, CPP

Looking Back, Moving Forward

There are moments in life when big lessons are learned. Join De Ann as she shares career building strategies that came from dramatic events in her past – worker unrest in Brazil, an entire town in North Texas evacuated, and a childhood race. Each of these events propelled her forward with a lesson that has become integral to her career strategy and it can in yours, too.

Thursday, May 20

Max van der Klis-Busink, RPP

A Global Payrollercoaster in the Big Leagues

Max shares his roller-coaster journey in global payroll, including when he realized he had found his profession and passion. Hear his personal anecdotes on the importance of payroll centering around employee experiences, partnering with the business, and delivering a successful global payroll strategy. He explains how writing articles and presenting webinars and courses with GPMI was pivotal to thriving in global payroll. Max challenges you to join the global payroll big leagues.

Friday, May 21

Linda Obertin, CPP, and Dimitris Papageorgiou

A Thought Provoking Journey Into the Future of Payroll

Yesterday’s future is today’s reality, and the pace of change will only accelerate as technological advances increase. Join us on a journey to the future and have an exclusive preview of payroll’s evolution in the balance of this decade. Find out if you are driving future trends, waiting for the future to happen, or resisting getting on board and taking the next steps. Hear insights about industry trends that will better prepare you for the future of payroll.


Dan Maddux

Executive Director, American Payroll Association
President, Global Payroll Management Institute

Bruce Phipps, CPP

American Payroll Association

Lois Fried, CPP

Immediate Past President
American Payroll Association

Jon Schausten, CPP

2020 Payroll Man of the Year

Valery Noakes, CPP

2020 Payroll Woman of the Year

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE


Davida Lara, CPP  


Bryan Chan


DJ Shai Peri

Party DJ


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