Bridging Excellence & Well-Being for Workplace Success

Join us for a comprehensive day-long event that unites industry and academic experts. Learn about the latest trends and challenges and explore how these shifts impact the role of human resources within your organization. Our theme for this event is “Bridging Excellence and Well-Being for Workplace Success.” Expect hands-on training sessions that empower you with practical skills. Hosted by UCF Department of Management faculty, the event features engaging panel discussions and a networking reception.


Registration includes a full day of highly interactive sessions, eight (8) PDCs, refreshment breaks, networking reception and parking. RSVP required. Space is limited.


HR professionals seeking to expand their knowledge, professional network and earn PDC credits.

  • HR Generalist
  • HR Manager
  • HR Director
  • Recruiter
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Compensation & Benefits Administration


After attending this full-day HR Summit you will:

  • Receive 8 PDCs toward SHRM and HRCI recertification
  • Gain new insights into today’s workforce challenges
  • Know how to interpret results of data analysis
  • Expand your professional network


Monday, May 6
7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:15 a.m.-4:50 p.m. – Summit
5-6 p.m. – Networking Reception


Early Bird $570
Group rates available and special pricing for UCF employees, alumni and HR Summit Advisory Board


UCF College of Business
12744 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816


Email Lynn Becker at


Receive 8 PDCs toward SHRM and HRCI re-certifications.
The Department of Management at UCF College of Business is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. Attendance at this event has been approved for eight (8) HR General recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.




Lynn Becker, Ed.D., Senior Instructor & PMSM HR Program Director, Tiffany Hughes, Chief of Operations, UCF College of Business and Lindsey LeWinter, PHR, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, FAIRWINDS Credit Union


The New Talent Landscape – Trends in HR
Moderated by Dr. Chris Leo, a discussion with top HR leaders on the evolving employment landscape and how to keep and retain employees.

  • Khanjan (KJ) Joshi, PMSM HR ’11, Global Sales HR Business Partner, Faro Technologies Inc.
  • Tracey Butkus, PMSM HR ’23, SHRM-CP, Senior Director, Leadership & Talent Development, Orlando Health
  • Michelle Tunsil, Director of HR Business Partners, ADP
  • Daniel Reyes, PMSM HR ’23, SHRM-SCP, Compensation Analyst, Hyatt Hotels, Corp.
  • Pamela McGee, PHR, SHRM-CP, AVP, Talent Management & Total Rewards, Valencia College; and President, GOSHRM


  • Revolutionizing HR: The AI Effect, Renee Grigor, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Assistant Vice President, Talent Management, UCF Human Resources
  • Measuring What Matters: A Guide to Obtaining Reliable and Valid Employee Data, Alex Rubenstein, Ph.D., Associate Professor
  • How to Give Negative Feedback Without Hurting Employee Well-Being, Dana Joseph, Ph.D., Associate Professor
  • Engaging the Unicorns: A Workshop on Employee Engagement, Tracey Butkus, PMSM HR ’23, Senior Director, Leadership & Development, Orlando Health
  • Humancentric Organization: How Personal Whys Shape Corporate Practices, Cassandra Willard, Esq., Program Director, UCF Blackstone LaunchPad
  • Trauma-Informed Leadership, Ryan S. Gallik, Managing Partner, and Michael L. Stahl, Managing Partner, The Mental Hygiene Project®
  • Navigating Change: Mid-year EEO Law Updates, Bret C. Yaw, Partner, FordHarrison LLP
  • Time Matters: A Wage and hour Refresher & Legal Update, Amanda Simpson, Esq., Office Managing Principal & Justin McConnell, Esq., Principal, Jackson Lewis LLC
  • Hard Talk Made Easy: Tools for Having Challenging HR Conversations, Amanda Main, Ph.D., Associate Chair & Lecturer


    Insights & Applications, Lauryn De George, Ed.D., Senior Instructor


    Expand your professional network and enjoy conversation with your HR peers after the Summit during our Networking Reception.


    About the Host

    Department of Management, UCF College of Business
    The Department of Management in the UCF College of Business is training the next generation of HR professionals offering undergraduate and graduate programs in human resources.

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