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LassiterWare Academy


2021 Schedule / 9:30 am – 10:30 am (unless otherwise reflected)

Tue, Jan 26 | Building a Proactive Culture for World Class Safety Results
Speaker:  Paul Bragenzer, MA, MBA, ATC, CWCS, Risk Control Consultant | Acrisure

Paul Bragenzer, Risk Control Consultant for Acrisure, will be sharing his leadership expertise. Paul is a Safety & Health Professional with 30+ years of leadership expertise in diverse settings. Paul’s focus has been on helping companies change their culture from reactive to proactive in the prevention and management of health /safety related issues. Paul has been recognized for consistent success in developing the processes and procedures for effective risk reduction strategies.

Please join us as Paul will share how to:

    • Build cultures based on developing proactive safety mindsets rather than OSHA compliance-based mindsets
    • Understand how people typically “think” about safety and how to impact that thinking through identification of safety purpose
    • Identify safety purpose that will help leaders effectively develop or change a culture to obtain desired safety outcome

Feb 9-10  | ALL times are PACIFIC Standard Time*
This event has been pre-approved by HRCI/SHRM  for
2 hours per day of continuing education credit.

February 9, 2021
7:45 – 8:00 am
Virtual Lobby Sponsor Showcase

8:00 – 9:20 am
Welcome & Introduction
General Session – The New Presidential Administration’s Goals &  Priorities Related to Issues Impacting HR

9:20 – 9:30 am
Coffee Break

9:30 – 10:45 am
Keynote Speaker: Annie Duke | Leadership During Times of Change and Uncertainty

February 10, 2021
7:45 – 8:00 am
Virtual Lobby Sponsor Showcase

8:00 – 9:20 am
General Session – Best Practices for Managing a Remote Workforce
General Session – ADA Compliant Websites for Employers

9:20 – 9:30 am
Coffee Break

9:30 – 10:45 am
General Session – Benefits Compliance in 2021 Recapping a Year of Developments and Preparing for the Year Ahead

Keynote Speaker:  Annie Duke
Annie is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space. Annie’s latest book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, was released in the fall of 2020 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book. Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller. As a former professional poker player, she has won more than $4 million in tournament poker. During her career, Annie won a World Series of Poker bracelet and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She retired from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is also a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute. In 2020, she joined the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative.

We hope you will join us!

Tue, Feb 23 | Mental Health – How to Cope with COVID-19 Stress
Speaker:  Rick Hankey, President | LifeStream Behaviorial Center, Inc.

Please join us to hear from Rick Hankey, Executive Vice President of LifeStream as he shares daily habits to incorporate in coping with pandemic stress. Mental Health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Rick will share beneficial concepts on:

    • Sleep
    • Nutrition
    • Exercise
    • Reality


Tue, Mar 30 | Success Story on Captive – Alternate form of Risk Management
Speaker:  Todd Barna, President | Speedy Concrete Cutting  and LassiterWare Client

Todd Barna, President of Speedy Concrete Cutting and one of LassiterWare’s top clients, will share is successful story on how moving to a Captive has been a game changer for Speedy Concrete Cutting. By creating their own insurance company, Speedy Concrete Cutting reduced their costs and increased cash flow. With Captive Insurance being an alternative form of risk management it is becoming a more practical and popular means through which companies can protect themselves financially while having more control over how they are insured.

Tue, May 25 | Coach your Team to WIN Engagement and “Buy-in”
Speaker:  E. Scott Bowers, SCP, Vice President | HR Consulting  and LassiterWare 

E. Scott Bowers, SCP and Vice President of HR Consulting for LassiterWare, will be sharing his expertise on how to coach your team to win! Owning a a solid and steady career in human resources for over 45 years, Scott fully understands strategies and methods to engage employees.

In this webinar, Scott will focus on the following:

    • Competency development
    • Wellness and wellbeing
    • Sense of belonging
    • Alignment between employees and the organization

Tue, Jun 29 | Work Comp Litigation –  How to Prevent Employee from Hiring a Lawyer
Speaker:  Courtney Sehmer, WC Claims Specialist | Lassiterware and Bryan A. Lowe, Esquire| Dean, Ringers, Morgan & Lawton, P.A. 

Courtney Sehmer, WC Claims Specialist at LassiterWare and Bryan A. Lowe, Esquire, with Deans, Ringers, Morgan & Lawton, P.A., join together to co-present a webinar you will not want to miss!!

In this webinar, Courtney and Bryan will tag team as they present the following:

    • Tips for preventing WC litigation
    • Top litigation drivers in WC
    • Creating a culture of communication
    • Litigated claims vs. non-litigated claims


Tue, Sep 28 | Creative Benefits for Employees
Speaker:  Shawn Ferguson, Nat’l SVP and Tye Elliott, EVP Voluntary Benefits | Acrisure

Don’t miss this webinar as Shawn Ferguson, National SVP of Voluntary Benefits at Acrisure, and Tye Elliott, Executive VP of Acrisure, will join together and co-present a set of blueprints to consider implementing in your organization. Join us as Shawn and Tye will cover:

    • Employee Recognition
    • Community Involvement
    • Culture
    • Family-Friendly


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