Join Georgia Employers’ Association and business leaders across the state for our 2019 Fall Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Oconee on November 6-7, 2019. The theme for this year’s event is Meeting the Challenge!  The conference’s valuable networking opportunities and array of expert speakers will provide you with new insights and successful HR strategies as we transition into 2020.

Fall Conference Topics Include: 

    • Mock Union Campaign with W. Melvin Haas, III, and Jeffery Thompson, Partners at Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete, LLP
      Have you ever been through a union campaign? We will have Mel Haas and Jeff Thompson take you through a mock union campaign highlighting best practice actions.
    • Emotional Quotient with Keiko Humphries, Humphries Consulting, Inc.
      You’ve heard about it in HR circles.  We’ll present a comprehensive understanding of EQ and how it relates to IQ and why it may be a better predictor of employee development and success.
    • Fraud Alert with Claire Cronin, Attorney, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
      Spotting fraudulent WC claims, red flags and best practices. Plus a short legal update including recent board rule/statute changes.
    • The Price is Right with Jonathan Martin, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
      The average law suit costs more than $100,000 to take to motion for summary judgment. The average cost to defend a corporation in a litigated employment trial is over $250,000. We’ll dive into understanding how jury’s really work in employment litigation.
    • Progressing from a Traditional Manger to a Strategic Leader with Pete Tosh, Founder of the Focus Group
      Assisting leaders and managers who want to improve their ability to identify and achieve strategic business results while meeting their personal performance objectives.
    • Working Lunch Q&A Session
    • Valuable HR Legal Updates
Conference sessions take place on Thursday, November 7 from 9:00-5:00.

100% of 2019 GEA Spring Conference attendees would recommend the conference to others

91% of conference attendees found the GEA conference valuable for their career development

“I enjoyed all of the topics and speakers.” -GEA Spring Conference Attendee

Golf or Spa Opportunities

Join us for golf or spa on Wednesday, November 6!
1:00 and 1:10 golf starts
Discounted Conference Rate: $145+/player, includes green and cart fee
Golf Course: The Preserve

The Preserve incorporates essential design principle of subtle deception and philosophy of making the game fun for players of all levels by taking advantage of the natural rolling topography. Also enjoy a unique six-hole course within a course called the Quick Six.

  • Designed by Bob Cupp
  • Par 72
  • 6,674 yards
  • 18 holes
  • Golf Professional: Logan May

To book your golf slot, contact Emily Fishbaugh, Group Golf Manager, and reference the “Georgia Employers’ Association Group”, 706-467-1225 or  e-mail here .

At your leisure, the renowned spa offers a nearly 30,000 sq.-ft. retreat with extensive relaxation facilities including an indoor pool and fireplace, saunas, steam rooms, cold plunge pools and an expanded ladies’ lounge. Treatments are elevated versions of traditional therapies, and a gentlemen’s barbershop and spacious nail area offer dedicated services.  Services are offered at our discounted conference rate, click here for the spa menu.

Make Your Hotel Reservations Now

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The Ritz-Carlton has reserved a block of rooms for attendees of the Georgia Employers’ Association Fall Conference. Mention the GEA Conference to receive a special room rate of $259 per night, which will be available through Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
Regular rates will apply if all GEA rooms are booked and/or after the above cut-off date.

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Register Now for the GEA Fall Conference:

Registration Costs:

GEA Member – $170.00
Non-Member – $195.00

Deadline for registering for the event is November 1.

HRCI Recertification Hours: – The conference is being reviewed by the HRCI Certification Process for Recertification Hours.

Register Now for the GEA Conference

Registration Costs:

GEA Member – $170
Non-Member – $195

Registration Deadline is November 1.

HRCI Recertification Hours: – The conference provides 6 SHRM PDC hours.