2018 Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Portfolio 1 - Opening General Session

Cecilia Rose, MCC
The Unwritten Rules of the Career Game: Return on Invesment - Insuring Your Most Valuable Financial Asset

"Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. Anything that improves your own talents; nobody can tax it or take it away form you" Warren Bufftet

Now is the perfect time to invest in your career, your future, and your wellbeing - Are you ready? Cecilia Rose believes that your greatest ROI will come from taking the time to learn how to best invest in your greatest asset - YOU. Career investment is not a product you can buy. Career investment requires a series of steps that change behaviors. By making small changes and investing in yourself you will ultimately create a brighter future. If you are ready, let's do this!

 Learning Objectives:

  • Discover 8 proven ways to invest in yourself and build career wealth
  • Gain an understanding of your strengths as well as weaknesses
  • Learn to become a stronger, more confident and respected leader
  • How to establish credibility and authority fast, how to motivate others
  • How to find and develop your personal leadership style
  • Understand how your habits and actions have a profound effect on your overall wellbeing and happiness



Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Portfolio 5

Coach Bob Slowik
The Wonderful World of Payroll

Payroll Team members at times have input into the strategies and tactics. This will vary from leader to leader. Each of us, regardless of our role, has sole control over the amount of effort we put into our work. 

What then does a 100% effort actually entail? Coach Slow believes you must first be certain you acquire team members who will treat their job and role as a mission.

With that in mind, a 100% effort means using every fiber of body, mind, and soul to complete your mission which involves doing the following:

  • You are taking care of your mind and body.
  • You are continuing the education needed to perform your task.
  • You are refining and disciplining the specific actions necessary to succeed in your role.
  • You stay positive in all of your work circumstances and maintain a pleasant disposition to your teammates or anyone you interact with on task.
  • You accept responsibility for attaining your goals.
  • You understand that anything worthwhile is never the easy road. It is always the hard road.
  • You also understand that this road is less traveled and it is on the journey itself you work to aquire fulfillment!


Most of us, even at the pinnacle of our payroll profession, cannot honestly say we give a 100% effort all the time. Those who do take the road less traveled of 100% effort are most certainly on their way to true achievement! 



Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Portfolio 9

Dan Dycus, CPP
Payroll, Human Resources and Accounts Payable - Three Groups in the Same Sandbox, Can't We Just Play Together?

This sandbox will help you make a sound investment in your future and your career. In this session, we will discuss growing the partnership and how we will have growing pains along the way. We will examine how to build the partnership and what we have in common. This investment comes with some tools for partnering and the five golden rules for success. Last but not least, we will discuss when it is a good time to partner. Remember, you are responsible for your part of the sandbox.



Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Portfolio 13

Joe Wilson
Barbarians Behind the Wall: Mitigating Risk for Payroll in the Cloud

In today’s connected world where data breaches and theft of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are on the rise, what are the important things organizations should be looking for in a cloud-based provider for payroll? Join Joe Wilson, Workday’s Chief Technology Officer -- North America, as he unfolds the history of application security, reviews what modern vendors are doing to protect sensitive people data, and offers minimum vendor baselines for cloud payroll services.



Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Portfolio 14 - Closing General Session

Cecilia Rose, MCC
The Unwritten Rules of the Career Game: The Importance of Investing in Yourself Cannot Be Overstated.

"Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment." Stephen Covey

Don’t STOP now! We are on a roll! You have learned how vital investing in yourself is to you, to your family, to your career and to your financial future. Are you ready for the grand finale? Cecilia Rose knows that success is no accident, that it takes more than taking a class or sitting in on a webinar to really develop yourself. To really reap a harvest from investing in yourself. To do this you need to anchor what you have learned and seal it in your bones. Career investment is like being a student of life. To never stop learning and to really excel you cannot not do it if you want a rich and fulfilling career and life. Roll up your sleeves as we get ready to ground your new thought processes, your new behaviors and your reframed mindsets.

Are you ready to take that next step? Are you ready to achieve the career that is calling your name, the one that makes you want to leap out of bed in the morning because you are on fire! Let’s fan that fire by spotlighting your talents, and making your gifts and skills visible. Let’s give your compassion and passion a voice and a face for the world you want to serve. Yes! You have everything you need to set the world on fire! Don’t miss the Closing Keynote… and make sure you wear fire retardant clothes because you are going to leave this conference on fire!