Join us for a day filled with valuable information that will benefit your organization in numerous ways.

Who should attend? Business owners, CFOs, payroll clerks, human resources and office managers will benefit from the sessions.

Dates and Time (sessions are identical)

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka

Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m and the meeting should adjourn at 4:00 p.m. View the agenda


The registration fee of $75 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch.

  • Click here to register for the Summit in Overland Park on November 28.
  • Click here to register for the Summit in Topeka on November 29.

Topics and Speakers







Leta Collie, CPA

Preparing for Payroll Year-end and Beyond

Leta will provide this annual update from our Technical Tax Services department. Topics include legislative changes that will impact year-end planning and your “to do” list. Payroll compliance is the focus of Leta’s presentation, but she will also update you on recent IRS and State and local governmental audit activity.

Leta is the Senior Manager of the Technical Tax Services Department at Mize Houser. Leta represents and advises clients in a multi-state environment with governmental notices, audits and compliance in the areas of sales and use tax, payroll and personal property tax reporting. Leta’s department also assists clients with business tax applications, Form 1099 compliance and Unclaimed Property filing and audits. Leta is known for “rescuing” her clients from IRS penalties!

Kristina Dietrick, PHR, SHRM-CP

Five Components of Great Employee Engagement 

Do you want fabulous employee engagement within your organization? Of course you do! All it takes is a laser focus on these five components:  purpose & values; foundation; people; HR practices & communications; having fun!  Learn more about this culture-changing formula with Kristina Dietrick, President and Owner of HR Partners, and find out if you and your organization are on the right path for continued success. Your employees will appreciate it!

Kristina is the President and Owner of HR Partners, located in Topeka, and has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources. Prior to acquiring the company, she held several executive-level Human Resources positions in the agricultural, behavioral health and healthcare industries.  At HR Partners, Kristina provides Human Resources support and solutions to a variety of businesses, professions and organizations throughout the Midwest and is often invited to address large corporate conventions on Human Resources issues throughout the United States. Kristina received her Bachelor of Arts from Washburn University and holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation. Kristina also holds the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation.

Mira Mdivani, Esq.

The Impact of Immigration Regulations Under the Trump Administration and What Employers Can Expect for 2018

Representatives from the Kansas City-based Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm will provide context and updates to the current immigration and reporting challenges facing area employers.

Founder Mira Mdivani provides advice, representation, and training to employers across a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, banking, and restaurants.  A sought-after expert on complex immigration matters, Mira also serves as President of the Corporate Immigration Compliance Institute where she is involved in developing and overseeing training courses for I-9 auditors, corporate immigration compliance officers, I-9 administrators, employer-based green cards, and the H-1B visa process for employers.

Mira and her team will give an update on the impact of immigration regulations under the Trump administration and what employers can expect for 2018 as well as discuss enforcement requirements, the new I-9 and anti-discrimination rules. If you’re concerned about whether or not your business is at risk of noncompliance with the often confusing immigration laws, this session will provide clarity.

  Kerri Reisdorf, Esq.


What’s New in Employment Law?

What areas should employers look out for? What are the hot issues as we close out 2017? Kerri will provide an update on several timely topics including wage and hour laws, EEO and FLSA.

Kerri is a shareholder in the Kansas City office of law firm Ogletree Deakins. She concentrates her practice in the labor and employment arena in the exclusive representation of management.  Kerri advises and defends clients with regard to all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including compliance with non-discrimination statutes, the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, NLRA, and state and local employment statutes. She has assisted clients in proactively addressing issues involving the development of union-free operations, and the preparation of employee handbooks and procedure manuals.

Kerri also devotes a significant amount of her practice to preventative training and counseling for her clients’ supervisors and management on a variety of employment-law-related topics. Her corporate clients come in all shapes, sizes, and industries, and she takes pleasure in working with each of these organizations to make their facility a rewarding place to work.

Driving Directions and Parking

Johnson County Community CollegeClick here for directions
While Johnson County Community College is accessible from both College Blvd. and Quivira Road, it is easiest to find the Regnier Center by entering from Quivira Road. Click here to see a campus map. Our meeting will be in Regnier Center, RC101. The parking garage attached to the building will be reserved for our meeting.

Capitol Plaza HotelClick here for directions
Our meeting will be in the Sunflower Ballroom of the Maner Conference Center, which is adjacent to the hotel and accessible from 17th Street.


Contact Steph Luke at or call 785-233-0536.