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Power Up: Benefits Strategies and Innovation Virtual Conference

Power Up: Benefits Strategies and Innovation Virtual Conference  

August 24-26, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET Daily

Whether you and your workforce are in the office, navigating a return or remaining remote – it’s been a time of significant change and challenges for benefits professionals. Power Up your benefits knowledge during this virtual conference presented by the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and the International Foundation.

Who Should Attend

This virtual conference is well-suited for benefits professionals serving plans and participants in the U.S., including:

  • Members of ISCEBS

  • CEBS graduates and students

  • Corporate members of the International Foundation

  • Benefits and HR professionals

  • Third-party administrators, insurance professionals and other service providers

  • Benefits and HR consultants

Virtual Conference Features

Ignite your learning experience by attending sessions throughout the week.

  • Session recordings—Not able to watch the sessions right away? Return to the virtual environment to watch recorded sessions at any time for up to 30 days.

  • Ask the experts— Come prepared with your questions to ask the speakers during live sessions.

  • Session handouts and documents—Download session handouts and other resources ahead of time so that you are prepared to follow along with each presentation.

  • Access anytime—The virtual environment will be open 24/7 giving you the opportunity to access everything in the environment on your time.

Session Details and Handouts


  • Paul E. Ashley, CEBS SVP & Advisor FirstPerson
  • Dana B. Baker, M.B.A. Director, Complex Care Program Mayo Clinic
  • Douglas A. Bertossi, CEBS, CPA Principal CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Deb Friesen, M.D., M.B.A., FACP Physician Advisor, Customer Clinical Solutions, National Sales & Account Management Kaiser Permanente
  • Steven E. Grieb, J.D., CEBS, ISCEBS-Fellow, CEBS Compliant Senior Compliance Counsel Gallagher
  • Susan A. Hayes, D.Crim.J., AHFI, CPhT, LPD Chief Executive Officer Pharmacy Investigators and Consultants
  • Katherine A. Hesse, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Partner Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP
  • David W. Hines Director of Employee Benefits Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Michael T. Joliat Shareholder Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Todd M. Kor, M.D. Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Mayo Clinic
  • Ronald S. Krupa, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Senior Manager, ACA Services Ernst & Young
  • Megan E. Nail, CEBS Compliant Vice President, Total Rewards Practice FirstPerson
  • Cheryl Nienhuis, CEBS Compliant Director, Complex Care Program Mayo Clinic
  • Pamela H. Nissen Shareholder Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Debra L. Rosenberg, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Director of Retirement Plan Consulting Stiles Financial Services
  • Cary J. Stimson Sr. VP of Value Transformation Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Carey R. Wooton, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Director IUE-CWA Pension Fund

Continuing Education

cebs cpe.jpg​Each session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. You should self-report your attendance depending on how many full sessions you watch. You may self-report attendance for PHR/SPHR/GPHR designations and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP designations. No insurance continuing education credit is available for this conference.





US $495.00

US $645.00