Meeting/Event Information


August 24, 2017

2017 Managers' Seminar
August 24, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Annual Event

$85.00 Non Member - Seminar Registration
$100.00 after 11:45 pm August 23

$85.00 Member - Seminar Registration
$100.00 after 11:45 pm August 23


August 24, 2017 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The event cost is $85 per person and includes lunch.
(Rate increased after 8/15.)

 6 Hours CE Credit Approved for Nursing Home Adminstrators.

6 Hours Approved for HRCI and SHRM credit.

6 hours CE is available for a variety of professions and industries. Certificate of Attendance available upon request.

 Registration is filling up! Make your plans to attend! 

 Download our seminar brochure and/or the registration form today.

Keynote: US Army Green Beret, Scott Mann
”Lead Strong When Trust Is Weak”

Leaders must know how to approach complex and challenging situations with a mission-focused strategy. Based on his book, Game Changers, Scott shares a method of tackling life's toughest problems by reading the human terrain like an expert, getting surrounded on purpose, making deep, personal connections, and how leading from the heart can leave deep tracks in this world. He’ll also show you how to build some of the strongest, most resilient teams imaginable. People who work with Scott will leave with an immediately useful Green Beret mindset, toolset, and skill set to turn more recruits into employees, maintain harmony inside the workplace, and find hidden talent in unlikely places, that everyone else overlooks. If you’re going to get ahead in this complex world, you’ve got to connect, lead, and connect again. Scott will teach you how. 

Scott Mann spent 23 years in the United States Army, 18 of that as a Green Beret, where he specialized in unconventional, high-impact missions all over the world including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Scott’s problem-solving abilities were honed during long deployments in places where trust was absent, conflict rampant and he had seconds to make real connections with local communities using his head, his heart—and when threats closed in against these communities—his hands. With those skills, Scott now helps organizations gain a better understanding of its internal culture, while exposing the potential for conflict that exists when trust has deteriorated. In the same way he empowered local tribes in Iraq and Afghanistan to make transformative decisions, using very few resources, Scott teaches corporate leaders and their teams the relationship-building techniques that drove so many of his successful combat operations. 

Scott appears frequently on CNN, Bloomberg, Fox and Friends, Fox Business News, News Max and dozens of syndicated radio shows including National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal Radio, Fox News Radio and the Jim Bohannon Show. His op-eds have appeared in The Tampa Tribune, Washington Post and the Small Wars Journal. Added note: Scott grew up in Mt. Ida, Arkansas! 


Tom Baxley - Motivating People
Wes Booker - Field Presence Leadership

Dan Herrington - Mistakes Managers Make When It Comes to Attendance Issues
Jason Hudnell - Conflict Resolution
Sherry Johnson - Effective Workplace Communication
Scott Mann - Leading with Story
CW Miller - Accountability & the Blame Game

Bruce Cross - Investigating Employee Misconduct

Click HERE for a printable PDF schedule of the sessions.

6 hours SHRM and HRCI approved


WCASHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 

 Thank you to FirstStaff for being our event Presenting Sponsor!


Born out of need and demand, the Seminar is intended to educate and motivate primarily managers and supervisors - in areas vital to being a great manager/supervisor, and dealing with employment matters. This seminar is specifically designed for all levels of managers – from the newly promoted to the senior level in sizes of organizations. In addition, individuals not yet in management can gain knowledge to become a manager. 

As in years past, the participants can choose which concurrent sessions they want or need to attend. The topics are to designed to help managers to do their jobs better and to be able to understand business, employment and human resource functions.This allows the manager to get the desired training that they need, and hopefully, allowing him/her to immediately put into place what he/she has learned at the conference. Our speakers are all knowledgeable in their topics - many are consultants, employment attorneys or specialists in their fields. Speakers are live and will not be by tele-conference, enabling you to have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with our experts. 

In 2016, 322 local managers from the West Central Arkansas area including Hot Springs, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Hot Springs Village, Benton, Bryant, Little Rock and Glenwood attended this award winning event. In 13 years, we have served over 400 companies.

Check out the article by William B. Leonard of SHRM featuring WCASHRM's Pinnacle Award winning program.  


For registration questions, email or call Terry Davis at (501)520-0909.
For general questions, email or call Deanna or Tara at (501)624-2172.

For sponsor or vendor info, email or call Janet Edgar at (501)701-1601.
To donate a doorprize, email or call Shayne King.
Need SHRM, HRCI or a CEU certification? Email


The Hot Springs Convention Center is located at 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901. The seminar will be held in Rooms 207-209. Click on the map to access Google Maps. Parking is located near the Embassy Suites on Convention Blvd and behind the Convention Center on Church Street. Registration opens at 7:15 on the second floor outside of Rooms 207-209.


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