2019 WAJ Women's Caucus Retreat & Seminar
Thu, September 12, 2019 to
Fri, September 13, 2019
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Wisconsin Association for Justice
Offering 4.5 Credit Hours
Thursday, September 12th
5:00 PM Registration / Check-in
5:30 PM WAJ Women's Caucus Business Meeting
6:30 PM Group Entertainment
Cooking Demonstration with the Sundara Chef, Networking and Reception
7:30 PM Dinner and Networking
Dinner will be on the Savana, the back patio directly off of Nava, providing a tranquil space for outdoor dining, enjoying a drink with friends while watching the wildlife as well as stargazing and reconnecting around one of the multiple fire pits at night.
Dinner Special Guest Speaker:
Treasurer Sarah Godlewski was elected in November after leading the effort to save our State Treasurer's office back in April. After a career of working in business and finance, she's ready and excited to roll up her sleeves and rebuild this office for the 21st century. Sarah ran on a platform of fiscal accountability, investing in Wisconsin's future, and advocating for the financial health of all Wisconsinites. As our new State Treasurer, she will work with the Legislature and Governor-elect to rebuild the office in that same spirit.
8:30 PM Late Night Networking
Friday, September 13th
7:30 AM Registration is Open
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM Student Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions.
Law Student Breakfast Panel Includes: Kristen S. Scheuerman, Whitney A. Johnson, Jackie Nuckels, Nicole Marklein Bacher, Grace Kulkoski, Heather Nelson and Leah M. Michaelson-Link
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM General Attendee Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM - Welcome and Seminar Opening
Kristen S. Scheuerman, Women's Caucus Chair
Kristen joined the Herrling Clark Law Firm in 2011 as an Associate Attorney, after clerking with the firm for over a year. In 2016, she was named a Partner/Shareholder. Kristen’s practice is primarily devoted to personal injury litigation, although she also handles municipal prosecution for a local municipality.
Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Kristen graduated from Appleton East High School and received her Bachelor of Arts from Lawrence University. After working in corporate America for just over five years, Kristen enrolled at Marquette University Law School and earned her Juris Doctorate in 2010.
8:30 AM to 10:30 am: Special Guest Speaker
Dealing With Difficult Situations
Professor Andrea Kupfer Schneider
Synopsis: Effective negotiators have more than tool in their toolbox when things go sideways. Whether it is the situation or the negotiation counterpart or the issue itself, we all have the potential to lose our cool. This interactive session will outline strategies for diagnosing the problem, assessing the possible responses, and building a tactic response repertoire. Participants will have the opportunity to practice this in small groups and hone their skills.
Andrea Schneider is a Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School where she has taught Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, Ethics, and International Conflict Resolution for over 20 years. She is the Director of Marquette’s nationally-ranked dispute resolution program. She frequently publishes law review articles and book chapters on negotiation, gender, international conflict and dispute systems design and has co-authored several leading legal textbooks on ADR, Negotiation and Mediation. She is a founding editor of Indisputably, the blog for ADR law faculty and started the Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Annual Conference in 2007. She was named 2009 Woman of the Year by the Wisconsin Law Journal and, in 2016, gave her first Tedx talk entitled Women Don’t Negotiate and Other Similar Nonsense. She was named the 2017 recipient of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. Her most recent book is Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies in Academia. Andrea regularly gives negotiation trainings for businesses and universities around the world. She received her A.B. cum laude from Princeton University and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.
10:30 Am - 11:00 Am
Andrea Hoeschen, Carlson Dash
Leading in the Age of #MeToo: The Unique Challenges faced by Women of Influence
Synopsis: We will examine the unique challenges that sexual harassment presents to women leaders who are potentially both victims and workplace decision-makers, and how to balance the demands of advancement and business development with the legal and ethical responsibility to proactively address sexual harassment in the workplace.
Andrea F. Hoeschen Bio: Andrea is an attorney in the Milwaukee office of Carlson Dash. She has more than 23 years of experience practicing labor and employment law. Her experience involves matters arising under Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA, ERISA, the NLRA, and a range of other state and federal employment laws. Andrea’s individual employee representation focuses on representing executives and professionals – primarily women – in the negotiation of compensation packages, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and severance arrangements. She also has litigation experience in real estate, professional liability and fiduciary liability issues, as well as Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving labor and employment claims. Andrea is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Wisconsin, Iowa*, and Louisiana*, as well as the Fifth, Sixth Seventh and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal and the Eastern District of Michigan. For several years, Andrea chaired the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program Committee (WisLAP). Andrea is a graduate of Tulane Law School, where she was Order of Barristers. *inactive
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Jessica D. Poliner Vice President and General Manager Transport Solutions Global Marine, Rail and Air. Author of (Un)Skirting the Issues: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned Man in Today's Workplace
Jessica Poliner began her career as a corporate lawyer, working for various global public companies in the financial services, technology, and industrial manufacturing industries. She's held leadership positions with growing responsibility in law, sales, marketing, distribution, operations, mining, and governmental affairs. Jessica is a 2006 Marquette Law School graduate and currently resides in Belgium.
Jessica Poliner is the vice president and general manager for the Global Marine, Rail and Air (MRA) divisions of Thermo King, a brand within the Transport Solutions business of Ingersoll Rand. A member of the Thermo King Leadership Team, Poliner is a dynamic people first leader, starting her career with Ingersoll Rand in 2017 after many years and roles of increasing responsibilities at other multinationals.
Based in Brussels, Belgium, Poliner is charged with strategically expanding Thermo King’s MRA businesses and aligning cross-functional teams to deliver true value to customers worldwide.
In Marine, she leads a team that is spread over five continents and works in close collaboration to deliver innovative, market-leading reefer, generator set and aftermarket solutions to customers who operate in harsh marine conditions and transport the world’s essentials including fresh and frozen food and medicine. In the Rail business, Poliner oversees the design and manufacture of highly efficient and customized heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions and manages a seasoned team that delivers quality products built to unique specifications in varying applications and environments. In Air, Poliner is helping to develop solutions for refrigerated air cargo containers with a special focus on the very sensitive and high demanding pharmaceutical industry.
Before joining the Global MRA team in April 2018, Poliner was leading the Thermo King business in Latin America, based in Miami, Florida. Prior to Ingersoll Rand, Poliner held roles in sales, marketing, distribution, operations, and governmental affairs at Caterpillar, Inc. Earlier in her career, Jessica worked as a corporate and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) attorney for other multinationals, including FIS, Metavante, and Bucyrus, after spending some time in a private practice. Jessica is proud to have lived and worked all over the world: Argentina, Panama, India, and now, Belgium, to name a few.
Poliner offers Ingersoll Rand strong leadership skills in business development, sales, operations, and general management. She is a strong believer in talent development and putting people first. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a juris doctor degree from Marquette University. In addition, Poliner has completed graduate work at University of Buenos Aires and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Economics and Business Innovation. An endurance athlete – both in the workplace and out, Poliner is also a published co-author of “[Un]Skirting the Issues: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned Man in Today’s Workplace,” which was released in September 2017, and an avid speaker on gender parity and unconscious bias.
12:15 to 1:15 PM: Networking Lunch
SPECIAL FOR LAW STUDENTS
Are You a Current Law Student?
Students - Be sure to join us for our Student Breakfast on Friday!
Seminar Location & Lodging Information:
NEW IN 2019
Thursday and Friday Events/Seminar Sessions will be held in the Sundara Inn & Spa: 920 Canyon Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Room Block Deadline: August 12, 2019. Attendees can still receive our group rate based on availability after this date.
WAJ has reserved a block of rooms at Sundara Inn and Spa and Glacier Canyon Lodge, located at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Several rooming options are available.
Sundara Inn & Spa, contact Nicole Loveluck at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608)253-9200 or 1-888-735-8181 to reserve your room and mention that you are attending the WI Association for Justice Women’s Caucus Seminar. To learn more about the facility and spa services, visit www.sundaraspa.com.
Sundara 9/12/2019 Lodging Rates:
Glacier Canyon Lodge is part of the Wilderness Resort (a short drive to conference center at Sundara). Call (800) 867-9453 to make your reservations. Our Block is under: Wisconsin Association for Justice - Women's Caucus (Leader #542668). For more information on the facility, visit www.glaciercanyonlodge.com.
Glacier Canyon Room Rates (9/12/2019):
Discounted Spa Services at Sundara
Additional Information on Lodging Options:
Sundara Inn & Spa (Seminar / meeting location)
Glacier Canyon Lodge (a short drive to conference center at Sundara):
Sponsor / Expo Information
Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds
Attendee substitutions may be made at any time and are encouraged when the original registrant cannot attend. If you must cancel or reschedule, please notify us at least three (3) business days (or 72 hours) prior to the program to receive a refund less a $15 service charge. Cancellations made less than 3 business days prior to the program will incur the full registration cost.
At the Door Registrations will incur a $20 late fee.