Most-Anticipated Sessions of 2010's HR in Hospitality™ Conference

Feb 02, 2010


Most-Anticipated Sessions of 2010's HR in Hospitality™ Conference
Last call to save $250.00 on Conference & Expo taking place Feb. 22-24, 2010, at Wynn Las Vegas

Horsham, PA, February 1, 2010 — Hospitality HR professionals from around the country are looking forward to attending the 4th Annual National HR in Hospitality™ Conference. The conference will feature hot topics in HR Strategy, HR Operations, Employment Law and Labor Relations as well as the prestigious Cornell University HR Executive Roundtable.

Leading the pack as the session of choice among registered attendees is Monday afternoon's "A Closer Look: Emerging Standards and Hot Cases in Employment Law," presented by David Sherwyn, Associate Professor of Law at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration; and Gregg Gilman, partner and co-chair specializing in labor and employment practices at Davis & Gilbert, LLP.

"Between new case law and new and proposed legislation, the entire employment law landscape will be altered in the next few years," said Sherwyn. "In this session we will discuss what has changed, what is being proposed and how hospitality employers should respond."

Attendees will not only learn how to respond, but also how to become more proactive in "How to Live the Vision: Linking HR & Hospitality Business Strategies," presented by Joleen Goronkin, president of People & Performance Strategies; and Kimberly Banks, Corporate Director of People Services at Joie de Vivre Hotels.
"HR executives have a seat at the decision-making table now and we need to challenge ourselves to add value in all areas of business," said Goronkin.

To demonstrate their value, attendees are also looking forward to hearing "How Recognition Improves Employee Engagement at Marriott," presented by Terry Weisz, vice president of internal communications at Marriott International; and Dr. Bob Nelson, president of Nelson Motivation.

"Instead of taking the topic of recognition and communication for granted, we plan to show attendees how to further leverage and enhance what they are doing for maximum impact with their employees," said Dr. Nelson.

To truly engage employees and boost morale, attendees also anticipate gleaning insights from Arte Nathan, president and COO of Strategic Development Worldwide, in "The Supervisor-Subordinate Relationship: Trust Trumps All."

HR in Hospitality™ is produced by Human Resource Executive® Conferences, Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and ILR School, and endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Register at  by February 5 to save $250.00. To request a press pass, contact Carolyn Hinson at (561) 622-6520, ext. 8773, or