2023 VOLUNTEER Leader Conference
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August 3 & 4, 2023
Hotel Retlaw, Fond du Lac, WI

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Conference Information

SHRM Volunteer Leaders are among the most dedicated, passionate, and hard-working SHRM members. Whether you are a volunteer leader for your local chapter, student chapter, or the Wisconsin State Council; the 2023 WI SHRM Volunteer Leader Conference will be a fantastic opportunity to: 


  • Update you with the latest strategic initiatives from SHRM 

  • Equip you with the knowledge and resources to help you become a more effective volunteer leader 

  • Connect you with your fellow volunteer leaders from across Wisconsin 

  • Energize you with innovative ideas to bring back to your chapters 

This year’s WI SHRM Volunteer Leader Conference will be held on August 3rd & 4th at the Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Event registration for volunteer leaders will be opened later in Spring, 2023. All SHRM volunteer leaders are encouraged to attend this conference to network, connect, and engage with your Wisconsin SHRM colleagues at this enriching and entertaining event. Whether you are an emerging or aspiring leader or someone that has been involved with volunteer leadership for years, you are sure to learn something new and make meaningful connections with other dedicated human resource professionals that will last long after the conference is over. 

The WI SHRM Volunteer Leader Conference Committee and our chapter host, Fond du Lac SHRM, are enthusiastically planning great programming, engaging events, and valuable activities for you! You will leave this conference knowing more about the vision and mission of SHRM and Wisconsin State Council SHRM, gain in depth knowledge of our SHRM Core Leadership Areas, and learn how best to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships between SHRM, WI SHRM, our chapters, and our members. 


Sponsorship opportunities available soon! 


Location / Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Retlaw
One North Main Street • Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Run of Hourse Rate:  $99 per night + tax (13.5%)
Check-in time:  3:00 PM
Check-out time:  11:00 AM
Early Check-in /late check-out based upon availability.
Parking is complimentary in the attached, covered city parking ramp.

Reservation Phone: (920) 204-0400
Block is under WI Society Human
Resources Management Council-SHRM

Hotel Block closes July 3, 2023


Contact Information

Rachael Brady

Jen Zahari, SCP
Leadership Director

Ph: 920.858.6653

Term Start:  1/1/2022


Jennifer “Jen” Zahari is the founder of Strong Foundations Coaching & Consulting, LLC.  Jen works with individuals and businesses to encourage, empower, and engage through effective internal and external communication strategies.  These include identifying gaps, creating goals and action plans, team workshops, and more.  She has brought a unique life coaching model to workplaces, helping reduce the “life outside of work” impact on performance, productivity, and people.

Jen brings over twenty-seven years in leadership, communication, training, coaching, mentoring and a lifetime of personal experiences to the work she does.  She spent over fifteen years in the Staffing Industry, which brought an even deeper understanding of how people work, think, and why they do the things they do.  This also gave her a great understanding of where people, leaders, and companies often collide in their communication and why gaps happen.   

Jen believes the conversations that happen around “toxic bosses or bad employees” often come down to poor communication and a lack of shared understanding about how others communicate.  As we work to better understand each other’s communication styles, we can potentially reduce the frequency at which we have disagreements or disgruntled employees.

She is passionate about people, and it comes through in her work as a fiction author as well.  Jen is a published fiction author who is working to bring a wider personal understanding of mental health topics to her readers through this creative writing outlet. 

On the side, Jen loves spending time in her gym, spending time outdoors, finding adventures in nature, photography and being with her family and friends.

Jen currently serves as the Leadership Director for SHRM State Council.  She has served multiple positions both on the Council and State Conference Committee.  She has an Associate’s Degree in Marketing and 8 Certifications in varying Coaching modalities.


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