New York Bankers Association

2017 Human Resources Conference

May 23-24, 2017 | Marriott Downtown | Syracuse, NY

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At a time of intense competition for top talent, increased bottom line pressures and evolving employment law, HR professionals can play an increasingly larger role in supporting the bank’s business strategies and overall performance. In response to your feedback, we’ve designed this year’s conference to address challenges you’ve identified as important to your success. In addition, you asked for more opportunities for sharing of best practices and new ideas you can bring back to the bank, so we have structured this year’s agenda to engage the full group in discussions throughout the two days.
We look forward to seeing you in Syracuse!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7:30 – 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast and Table Discussions

8:30 – 10:10 am: General Session

Current and Emerging Issues in Employment Law
— What You Need to Know NOW
— Are You Prepared for the New York State Paid Family Leave Effective January 1, 2018?
Discussion led by Craig S. Roberts, Esq., Jackson Lewis LLP; and Maureen Dempsey-Frazer, HR Works, Inc.

10:10 – 10:30 am: Refreshment Break and Networking

10:30 am – 12:00 noon: General Session
Current and Emerging Issues in Employment Law (continued)

Reducing Turnover at the Branch Level: How to Make Branch Roles More Exciting
Discussion led by Thomas Sutton, Senior Vice President & Territory Manager, NBT Bank; Rammie Nesheiwat, Administrative Vice President, Regional Retail Manager, Hudson Valley East, M&T Bank 

12:00 noon – 1:15 pm: Lunch and Table Discussions

1:15 – 3:15 pm: General Session

Succession Planning: Building a Program to Address Today’s Demographic Realities
Michelle Pedzich
, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, The Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Company
Bonita Lindberg, Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources, Tompkins Financial Corporation

3:15 – 3:30 pm: Refreshment Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm: General Session

Designing Incentives: How Do You Reward the Behaviors You Have Identified as Important to Your Bank’s Mission?
Discussion led by Jason R. Meeks, Vice President, Human Resources Director, The Bank of Greene County

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Continue the Conversations over Drinks and Hors d’Ouevres
Reception compliments of HR Works, Inc.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

7:30 – 8:15 am:  Continental Breakfast and Table Discussions

8:30 – 11:30 am: General Session – Engagement and Culture: Building the Future of Your Bank
Wednesday discussion led by Juli Lynch, Ph.D., Turning Point Consulting

  • Workforce Fitness: New Ideas on Addressing Culture in Your Onboarding Process
    Susan M. Hollister
    , Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Pioneer Bank
  • Engaging Employees When Promotion Opportunities are Limited
    Judith Calabrese
    , Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources, Northfield Bank
  • Engaging the Next Generation of Leadership in Banking

11:30 am – Conference Adjourns

  • Call the Marriott Downtown Syracuse at 1-800-228-9290 and mention NYBA meeting for the group rate of $139
  • Click here to reserve online.
  • NYBA’s Room Block will be released on May 1. Reserve before then!