Annual All Day HRMABC Conference

  • October 19, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Park Hills Country Club 219 Highland Terrace, Altoona, PA 16602
  • 474


  • Registration for paid/current members
  • Registration for non-member/guest

Registration is closed

The deadline to register is October 11, 2022 at noon.

Registration and Presentation Timeline:  

  • Meeting Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Breakfast served during registration
  • Presentations begin at 8:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM
    • 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM: Leadership is more than a title, it's an influence; Speaker Colene Rogers, SHRM-SCP, PHR
    • 09:00 AM – 09:15 AM: Break
    • 09:15 AM – 10:15 AM: Higher level Leadership and Teamwork Through the Lens of Predictable Patterns of Behavior; Speakers: Jim Rogers & Colene Rogers, SHRM-SCP, PHR
    • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Break
    • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Higher level Leadership and Teamwork Through the Lens of Predictable Patterns of Behavior Continued
    • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch
    • 12:45 PM – 02:15 PM: Just Who Do You Think You Are?”:  The Strange Question That Will Change Your Career ; Speaker: Jeffrey Tobin
    • 02:15 PM – 02:30 PM: Break
    • 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM: Diversity & Inclusion: Identity or Initiative?; Speaker: Danielle Mundekis, SHRM-CP

Recertification Credits: 6.5 HRCI and SHRM


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Leadership is more than a title, it's an influence; Speaker Colene Rogers


Life will present you with countless opportunities to lead. Will you be prepared to seize them or will you let others take the high ground? The good news is that leadership is a learnable skill. Acquire the skills that elite leaders exhibit and watch your success soar to greater heights. Fail to acquire these skills and any company or organization will see you as limited in value.

This presentation will meet you at any stage in your leadership development journey. With a blend of leadership principles, storytelling and inspiring video, Colene shares the traits of great leaders. Participants will walk away on a path to greater leadership development and motivated to put their new leadership tools to work. 


  • Learn the levels of leadership that enable leaders to maximize their level of influence for greater organizational success. 
  • Achieve a greater understanding of the correlation between effective leadership and employee retention. 
  • Learn the tangible and intangible costs of losing and replacing an employee of any position in your organization.

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Higher level Leadership and Teamwork Through the Lens of Predictable Patterns of Behavior; Speaker: Colene & Jim Rogers

The #1 reason people leave their job is their supervisor. Secondly, it is the lack of community within their organization. Now imagine you could know the core motivators of each individual you work with, along with the way they most like to be interacted with. Could this increase your ability to lead them? Could this help your team work more powerfully together?

This session will remove some of the mystery of why your co-workers behave and respond the way they do. When your talent is equipped with a greater understanding of themselves and others, the result is more engagement, retention, and profit.


  • Learn to connect with others by adapting to their dominant personality style.
  • Provides team members with a common vocabulary for describing their differences and similarities.

Increase emotional intelligence by accurately accessing personal strengths and weaknesses.

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Just Who Do You Think You Are?”:  The Strange Question That Will Change Your Career; Speaker: Jeffrey Tobin

Just Who Do You Think You Are? A new foundational concept: The best way to address those old HR challenges that just don't seem to go away. (It's not about job descriptions anymore. It's about who we are and who we want to be.)  By identifying the greatest stumbling blocks for HR practitioners- we can look to overcome them and become a greater resource and valued consultant to the C-level. 


  • How can we attract prospects - during this time of labor shortage - who will fit well with our organization?
  • What is necessary to keep these "best" employees engaged in their work? 
  • What can be done to increase retention of our best employees?
  • How can I become a more highly valued resource to those at the C-level table within our organization?
  • Keeping employees engaged while working remotely.
  • Role-based skills vs. intrinsic motivation.
  • Addressing well-being, stress, and burnout.
  • Demonstrating/showing employees how to become excellent managers and leaders.
  • Change management: helping employees/leaders move confidently into the changing future.
  • Skills training vs. the critical nature of human nature.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Diversity & Inclusion: Identity or Initiative?; Speaker: Danielle Mundekis

Diversity & Inclusion


Colene and Jim Rogers, Retention Architects 

Colene Rogers:

Colene Roger’s path to helping people and organizations is rooted in her humble beginnings. She grew up on a farm in Groveland, Florida where hard work, determination and the dignity of others was lived out each and every day by her parents. Her dad’s work with young kids as a volunteer baseball and football coach inspired her own desire to pour into the lives of others.

Colene is a Human Resource Professional with 20+ years of experience. Her desire to provide solutions for greater employee retention was born out of her experiences as a former in-house recruiter. Experiencing, firsthand, the frustration of watching talented individuals leave, she knew it didn’t have to always end that way. Her fresh take on this important topic has made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker, author, and consultant.

Colene is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with degrees in Organizational Communication and Public Speaking. She has worked for Walt Disney World Entertainment and Hyatt Hotel Sales and serves as an HR Professional in nonprofit, private, and state government. Colene is a professional member of the National Speakers Association; a certified speaker, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team; a certified trainer of Crucial Conversations; a Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP); a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a certified DISC consultant.

Jim Rogers:

Jim is Colene’s right hand man; in the first sense as her husband and then, as of late 2021, a fulltime working partner of Retention Architects. As Content Director, nothing makes it in a video, keynote, blog, or workshop without first passing over his desk or originating there.

As the business grows, so do Jim’s responsibilities. He is a certified consultant in the DISC Model of Human Behavior, training leaders and teams within organizations to achieve high performance through greater interpersonal understanding.

A graduate of the Indiana University Business School, Jim spent some time in the corporate world, working as an inside salesman for Ryerson Steel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It didn’t take long, though, for Jim to realize he preferred the idea of working for himself. From Chattanooga he made his way to Atlanta where he began what would amount to 20+ years as a professional musician writing, teaching and performing on guitar.

In 2006, after meeting Colene on eHarmony, he moved to Tallahassee where they married. Operating his own music studio in Tallahassee for 15 years, he began working part-time with Colene in Retention Architects from its inception. When the call came to work full time with Colene in Retention Architects, it was a natural fit for a guy with an entrepreneurial spirit. 

Together, Colene and Jim train leaders and teams within organizations to achieve high performance through greater interpersonal understanding. Colene and Jim facilitate the meetings within organizations that lay the foundation for high performance teams. 

Jeffrey Tobin

Jeffrey Tobin founded his executive coaching company in 2002, and he works primarily with executives and entrepreneurs who want to be inspired, grow their businesses and realize a life worth living. He is considered by many to be a “compass” for people who seek deep fulfillment in their work and life legacy.. Unlike many others in his profession, Jeffrey has expert experience: over 30 years in the trenches, running his own businesses, plus, the added joy of speaking and executive coaching for decades. He helps his audiences and clients grow through his intriguing stories, metaphor and his unique and memorable perspectives. His real joy is to inspire people to make transformational progress through changes in their perspectives about the world, and the people with whom they interact. He is a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, PA, Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, and he received his Master of Theological Studies from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Danielle Mundekis, SHRM-CP, Employee Relations & Inclusion Manager, ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT

Danielle Mundekis was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Oberlin College, she became an Admissions Associate/Assistant Director of Admissions for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. There, she honed her skills for discerning best-fit candidates and practices. In 2013 she relocated to Pittsburgh to work for Shady Side Academy in the President’s Office, where she helped develop and hone numerous practices and policies, with an emphasis on human resources. After four years, she left Shady Side Academy to work with Eckert Seamans, where she is currently employed as the firm’s Employee Relations & Inclusion Manager. She focuses her career on best practices in HR with particular focus on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. Danielle is currently in the process of completing a CCDP-AP from Cornell University and has served in the PHRA as the chair of Learning and Professional Development Committee since 2019.

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