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NASPE 2021 Mid-Year Meeting
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1:30 PM to Friday, January 29, 2021, 5:30 PM EST
Category: Events


Preliminary Agenda and Registration Information
For HR Directors and Deputy Directors
A virtual event

Plan to join us virtually for our 2021 Mid-Year Meeting. This meeting features updates, discussion and networking - simply a very popular NASPE event. Registration is free for NASPE state government members. Registration is limited to State HR Directors, Deputy Directors and Senior-level staff. Links to the online event will be sent a few days prior to the event. While we'll miss seeing you in person, we look forward to connecting and sharing. Questions? Contact Leslie Scott at [email protected] or 859-338-5801.

Register Here (state government attendees)2021 Mid-Year Meeting
Registration window closes 01/27/2021 at Noon EST

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 Thursday, January 28 (All times Eastern Time)

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm         Overview and Welcome

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm          State Budget Forecast
Presenter: Shelby Kerns, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers
How have state budgets fared during COVID-19? What does the future hold? Get a deeper perspective of COVID-19's impact and a forecast for the coming year from NASBO Executive Director Shelby Kerns.

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm          Break

2:45 pm – 4:45 pm          States Top 3 Issues
Each participating state will share its top HR issues, success and/or lessons learned.

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm          Making Connections
Connect with state members and corporate partners during informal, get-to-know-you conversations and interactive, simple games. Our virtual version of the traditional welcome reception.


Friday, January 29 (All times Eastern Time)

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm           Thursday Recap and Friday Overview

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm           NASPE Updates - The Year Ahead
We'll share association updates and plans for the year - from the Awards Program to future events, programs and Corporate Council initiatives

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm           Coping with COVID-19: Behavioral Health Trends, Workforce Impacts & Resources
We're all impacted by COVID-19 in our daily lives in some ways that we may not recognize. This presentation will address the specifics about where we are on a larger scale with our behavioral health responses in the context of the pandemic as a natural disaster and how our brains and bodies function accordingly at home and in the workplace. We will discuss:

  • common neurological and physical responses at the current phase of the disaster response and recovery cycle
  • common symptoms and experiences
  • challenges over the next few months
  • and what can be done to prevent burnout and increase resilience factors

Specific ideas will be provided about how to communicate and interact more effectively with others in the context of COVID-19, and increase our own sense of strength and resilience.

Presenter: Dr. Kira Mauseth, Co-Lead for Behavioral Health Strike Team, Washington State Department of Health, Senior Instructor at Seattle University and practicing clinical psychologist at Snohomish Psychology Associates

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Corporate Partners: Top Trends
We'll have the opportunity to hear from NASPE corporate partners about trends in the industry and how both other public sector entities and the private sector are addressing workforce issues, challenges and opportunities.

3:30 pm – 5:20 pm          HR Directors Round Table (HR Directors and Deputy Directors only)
During this closed-door session, state government members will discuss current challenges and trends in state government HR and ideas and strategies for moving forward.

5:20pm – 5:30 pm          Wrap-Up


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Contact: Leslie Scott - [email protected]