April 19 | 11:00am
From Workplace Violence to a New Normal

Hear the first hand experience and lessons learned of dealing with an active shooter.

This presentation will begin with a brief overview of the shooting incident on February 25, 2016 at Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas. The presenter will review the experiences of the HR department, the role the department had during the immediate hours, days and weeks after the event, the role of HR now, two years after the event. The presenter will explore recommendations and lessons learned. There will be a question and answer time at the end of the presentation. 

We will discuss:

  • What to consider when preparing an HR department for a traumatic event.
  • The Role of HR after a traumatic event.
  • What to consider when you as a leader are a victim of violence.
  • Understanding the roles of HR, company leadership, law enforcement, community, and media when a traumatic event occurs in the company or organization. 
  • Question and answer discussion time.

This program has been approved for 1.5 credit by the HRCI and SHRM.


April 19 | 8:00am
GKC BLN Disability Inclusion Summit
The Greater Kansas City Business Leadership Network is hosting its 4th annual full-day regional conference featuring national and local speakers on best practices and strategies on disability inclusion.

View the conference agenda 


April 19 | 5:30pm
SHRM KC D&I After Hours Dialogue
Let's Talk...Race in the Workplace

Networking: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Dialogue with Experts Loretta Summers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP & Bob Kendrick: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City Negro Leagues Museum, 1616 E. 18th Street, KCMO
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to

Note: Registration includes access to the museum.

KCADC Annual Meeting

KCADC Full Council Investor Briefings

12@12 Investor Roundtable

E.D. Alliance

Women in Development

KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming

KC Animal Health Investment Forum

KC SmartPort Annual Industry Briefing