In conjunction with the annual theme, HRLA offers an educational workshop that brings to you well known speakers in the HR industry as well as a valuable opportunity for networking.


Cost: $50, includes breakfast and snack break
7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

THE 2014 EVENT LOOKED LIKE THIS...'s how we work. From the way that our offices are structured to the programs we create to support professional growth, we are regularly called to come together to accomplish our work. At HRLA's 2014 education workshop, we will explore the idea of collaboration and how it is shaping our work environments and employee development programs. Hope to see you there!

7:45 am - Registration, Networking and Breakfast
8:25 am - Welcome - Melissa Benik, Executive Director, HRLA

8:30 am - Key Note Address - Alice Waagen, PhD, President, Workforce Learning, LLC

8:55 am - HRLA Nominations Exercise

9:10 am - Setting the Stage for Collaboration - Guest Presenter and Panel; Charles D. Layman, President, CEO, Mark Barth, CIO, Rick Carr, VP of HR, Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia, Richmond, VA

10:40 am - Break

10:55 am - Cross Industry Collaboration Guest Presenter and Panel; Paul Patton, CACI SVP; Lora Drewer, CACI SVP; Mary Baggett, CACI Director; Captain Kelly Greiner, USAF, EWI Fellow; Captain Marco Campos, USAF, EWI Fellow

12:20 pm - Wrap Up Melissa Benik, Executive Director, HRLA

Keynote Speaker, Alice Waagen, PhD

Alice Waagen, PhD is President of Workforce Learning LLC, a leadership development company that since 1997 has provided executives with the skills and knowledge they need to build positive and productive businesses.

Dr. Waagen has a passion for working with leaders to identify their successful leadership practices as well as to grow their knowledge and skills to increase their impact on the business. Alice consults with leadership teams to coach them into building better internal partnerships to achieve results. Alice has a proven process to build skills through observation, experimentation and feedback resulting in more confident and credible leaders.

Cross Industry Collaboration Session Notes:

Paul Patton, CACI Senior Vice President, participated in the Education With Industry program as an emerging leader in the Air Force in the 1970s. Since then, he has been a proponent of this cross industry collaboration and employee development program, and today plays a key role in assisting EWI Fellows in CACI. He will offer a personal perspective on the program from both the government and industry sides, and along with the panel look at the impact of the program on developing trust and collaboration across two industries.