Build a better, stronger team!
Build a better, stronger culture!

AAIM is excited to bring you our Wayfinder HR Summit! This is an opportunity to see four nationally recognized experts present on employee engagement, hiring & recruiting, employer branding, and compensation! Learn more on how to convert these concepts from a business strategy to a people strategy! In addition to learning how and why, and the current HR trends, each participant will receive a Hire, Develop, & Retain Playbook – a clear differentiator in your market! You have the option to attend in person or virtually for the same price of only $49.95!

Friday, August 26th, 2022
8:30 am to 12:00 pm CDT

Presented Live Online or
In Person at The Factory
17105 N Outer 40 Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Free Parking


Presenter Bios can be found HERE.


7:30 to 8:30 am

Breakfast and Networking

Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast Experience
Eggs, Sausage, Fruit, & Pancakes

8:30 am

Opening Comments

Phil Brandt, President & CEO, AAIM Employers’ Association

8:45 am

Ryan Kohler

Ryan Kohler

Ryan Kohler

Founder &CEO, ApplicantPro

How are we changing our recruiting strategy to respond to the major shifts in the labor market?

We all know how difficult recruiting is right now. Come take part in this interactive presentation with Ryan Kohler, CEO of Applicant Pro and a respected thought leader in the hiring and recruiting space. He’ll walk attendees through the mindshift necessary for hiring and recruiting success and how they can change their strategy to better respond to the evolving labor market to recruit the talent they need.

9:35 am


9:50 am

Tanya Zion

Tanya Zion

Tanya Zion

Building the Business Case for HR

Often as the leader of HR we know what needs to be done in our organization, but getting the executives on board can be challenging. Do you ever wish you knew the magic words to use when advocating for one of your initiatives? We will discuss the tools you need to feel confident asking for and receiving the resources, time, budget, prioritization, etc. you need to make your project successful.


  • Learn how to frame your project in a way that emphasizes the impact to the strategic plan.
  • Craft a message that demonstrates how your plan will increase revenue and/or mitigate risk.
  • Learn how to position your people as your organization’s greatest asset.

10:40 am


10:55 am

Michael Maciekowich

Michael Maciekowich

Michael Maciekowich

National Director, Astron Solutions, LLC

Compensation Budgeting: What you need to know for 2023

In the ever-changing world of compensation, we all need to start looking forward to our 2023 budgets and positioning our organizations to be competitive players in recruiting and retaining our top talent. Get a glimpse from the expert in what is trending and what we can anticipate in the world of compensation heading into 2023.

11:20 am

Andrea Nelson

Andrea Nelson

Andrea Nelson

Owner &Head Consultant, AND Consulting Group LLC

Creating the Space for Strategy

This session will be powerful for HR leaders who are focused on providing strategic people leadership for their organizations.

  • Understand the value of an aligned HR/People Strategy
  • Provide a practical step by step process to create the strategy
  • Articulate the necessary structure AND relationships to ensure operational success for your strategy
  • Identify the resources needed and where to find them

11:45 am

Closing Comments

Phil Brandt, President & CEO, AAIM Employers’ Association

12:00 pm


Please direct any questions to [email protected]

HRCI and SHRM Credits are available

Thank you to our Event Sponsors