Friday, October 28, 2016
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles
HRMA of Greater St. Louis is pleased to present a day of education and networking to HR leaders from across the St. Louis area. Choose from multiple educational sessions taking place throughout the day, network with your colleagues over lunch, and visit our Business Partner Expo showcasing products and services that benefit HR leaders.
Start the day with our opening keynote speaker, Dr. Bertice Berry. No one defies stereotypes, generalizations, or cliches more than Dr. Bertice Berry. Growing up poor in Wilmington, Delaware, the sixth of seven children, Bertice was told by a high school teacher that she was "not college material". Fortunately, there was another teacher who believed that she was destined for more. Berry applied to several schools without any idea how she would pay the tuition if she were accepted. The day her application arrived at Jacksonville University in Florida, a wealthy benefactor called the Admissions Department looking for a potential student "who could swim if they had the right backing," and might sink without it.
Bertice not only graduated magna cum laude from Jacksonville where she was awarded the President's Cup for leadership, she subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Kent State University at the age of 26. Dr. Berry taught sociology and statistics at Kent, and demonstrated that she knew a few things about humor, as well. She became one of the most popular teachers at the university; so popular, in fact, larger lecture halls had to be found to accommodate the ever-increasing number of students. "A colleague said to me, 'You're funny’, and I said, 'No, I'm not, I'm a scholar'," recounts Dr. Berry. It was then that she realized by using humor in her lectures to address such difficult subjects as racism and sexism she was making a more profound impact.
Shortly thereafter, Berry left Kent to become an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne. From 1991 through 1994 she won the coveted national Comedian of the Year Award, and was also named Campus Lecturer of the Year and Campus Entertainer of the Year. She has created a niche as both a gifted speaker with a comic edge and a comic with a serious message. Her busy schedule includes over 200 appearances a year.
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Education Sessions for Everyone! Topics Include:
View the conference schedule and session descriptions.
Members - Included in Membership
Non-Members - $250
HRMA has secured a discounted room rate of $129 at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa that will be available until Friday, October 7th.
To make reservations, please call (855) 888-7273 by Friday, October 7, 2016, and identify yourself as a member of the "Human Resource Management Association" group. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied with a first night room deposit or guaranteed by credit card. Individual reservations that are not cancelled twenty-four hours prior to arrival will be charged for the first night's room and tax.
You may also make reservations online by entering the Special Offer Code HRMJ16A where prompted on the Hotel Reservation Page by clicking on the following link: http://www.ameristar.com/Hotel_Reservations.aspx
Friday, October 28, 2016 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. CharlesOne Ameristar Blvd.St. Charles, Missouri 63301
HRMA of Greater St. Louis
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