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Join Georgia Employers’ Association and business associates from across the state for our 2018 Spring Conference at the Westin Savannah Harbor resort on April 15 – 17. The theme for this year’s event is Strategies for a Better Business Environment. We’ll combine fun, networking opportunities, and an array of interesting speakers and breakout sessions that will provide you with new insights you can use to improve your operations, make better decisions,  and prepare your organization to succeed in today’s  rapidly changing business climate.

Conference Schedule:

Sunday, April 15:

12:00 PM – Golf at the Harbor Club
6:00 PM – Networking and Social Hour at the Westin Golf and Tennis Center

Monday, April 16 – Tuesday, April 17

Conference Events at the Westin

Speakers and Topics for the 2018 Spring Conference

This year’s conference will feature presentations, workshops, and break-out sessions that provide you with opportunities to gain insights and information to improve key areas of your operations and your business. Look for the final conference agenda here in the near future.

Senator Johnny IsaksonVideo Message and Georgia Business Update
Dr. Ninfa SaundersHow Business and the Medical Community Can Work together to Improve Health Care
Mel Haas Welcome and Introductions
Mark Butler,
Georgia Labor Commissioner
How the Georgia DOL Works with Georgia Employers on Job Opportunities
Stuart CountessKia Motors and Keys to Continued Business Success
Jason C. Logan and Leonard BevillHow to Implement An Effective Drug Testing Program/ Trends in Workplace Healthcare and Wellness
Judge Elizabeth Gobeil,
Dr. Layne Meyers,
and Jody Jernigan
Panel Discussion: Effects of Opioids in the Workplace and on Workers' Compensation
Peter ShermanEffective Problem-Solving using Root Cause Analysis techniques
Alyssa K. Peters and W. Jonathan Martin IISocial Media and Major Issues facing HR Professionals
Michael SirpillaHow to Implement a Proactive Health Management Plan
Bart GobeilHow Progress at GA Ports Affects Georgia Business
Jeffery L. ThompsonPreventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Make Your Hotel Reservations Now

Westin Photo From Golf Course

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa has reserved a block of rooms for attendees of the Georgia Employers’ Association Spring Conference. Mention the GEA Conference to receive special room rates of $199/night. This rate is available through March 15, 2018. Regular rates will apply if all GEA rooms are booked.

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The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This Event has been approved for 10 HRCI Recertification Hours

Register Now for the GEA Conference

Registration Costs:

GEA Member – $670
Non-Member – $815