(703) 369-4738


ELS Annual SummitFriday, October 7th, 2022: 8:00 am-5:00 pm


Historic District, 8310 Chatsworth Dr, Manassas, VA 20109


Recertification Credits: Submitted for 3 General and 2.75 Business HRCI credits & 5.75 SHRM Professional Development credits


Blackjack:  21 Employment Law Hot Topics, Kristina Spitler, Esq.

Paving the Path to Pay Equity, David Turetsky

Mental Health:  Upping the Ante for ADA Compliance, Kristina Spitler, Esq. & Monica Munin, Esq.

Leading Through Uncertainty, Bob Schneider

Beyond Ping Pongs, Perks and Programs:  What Matter’s Most Now? Rachel Druckenmiller


Speakers & Bios

Kristina Keech Spitler, Esq. represents and advises clients on business and employment issues and litigation including matters relating to hiring and firing, breach of agreements, non-competes and restrictive covenant agreements, discrimination, disabilities, and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act (wage and hour law), Family Medical Leave Act, defamation, and other legal concerns for employers. In addition, her practice includes drafting and updating handbooks and policy manuals and drafting severance packages.

Ms. Spitler is a highly rated speaker and trainer on employment law issues. In 2010 and 2012, Ms. Spitler was named as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in labor/employment law by Virginia Business magazine. In 2009, Ms. Spitler was recognized as one of Virginia’s Most Influential Women by Virginia Lawyers Media and received The Loy E. Harris Award from the Mayor of the City of Manassas in 2008.

Ms. Spitler graduated from the University of Virginia and then from Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. She then served as a judicial law clerk for the Circuit Court Judges of the Thirty-First Judicial Circuit. She served as Chairman of the Board of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce in 2003-2004. Ms. Spitler was President of the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association in 2009-2010 and served on the Virginia Women Attorneys Association Board of Directors. She co-chaired the task force creating Leadership Prince William Inc., was a member of the 2008 class, and served as Chairman of the Board of Regents. She helped create and served as President of Prince William SHRM Inc. and served on the Virginia SHRM State Council. She is currently serving as the Immediate-Past President of the Center For the Arts

Monica Munin, Esq. is an Employment Law & Litigation Associate at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian. She advises clients on business, employment, and litigation issues, including those related to personnel management, hiring, firing, statutory and regulatory compliance, breach of contracts and other agreements, employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, discrimination, disability accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, defamation, investigations, employee handbooks, severance packages, independent contracting relationships, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.  Miss Munin also assists employers in drafting integral documents such as employee handbooks, job descriptions, severance packages, restrictive covenants, and policy manuals. Miss Munin also has substantial experience defending state educational agencies and local educational agencies and advising on education law compliance and related issues. Miss Munin is a highly rated speaker on Employment and Education law and serves on the Board of Directors for the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Women’s Attorney Association and the Prince William Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Miss Munin graduated from George Washington University and then from the George Mason School of Law. She strives to provide her clients with the tools and information they need to address current concerns and evade future vulnerabilities before they become problems. For questions related to employment or education law topics, please email Miss Munin at mmunin@vfnlaw.com.

David Turetsky I have over 30 years of experience in Analytics, HCM, HR, Talent Management, Compensation, HRIS, and Human Resources Analytics as an analyst, manager, executive, consultant, and entrepreneur. My passion is manager empowerment and employee engagement through total rewards management and analytics. It has been the topic that I often present to large audiences at national HR conferences such as WorldatWork, HR Tech, SHRM, PIHRA, and APA. I have been published in WorldatWork Journal, HR Executive magazine, and in other publications. An article I wrote in WorkSpan magazine on compensation communication across generations has won multiple awards. The Fifth version of the Compensation Handbook by Lance Berger has a chapter I co-authored on Global Compensation. The Sixth (current edition) has a chapter I authored on HCM Analytics.

Robert (Bob) A. Schneider, PhD Experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the transportation/trucking/railroad industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Policy Analysis, Transportation Planning, Editing, Public Speaking, and Grant Writing.

Are your employees, leaders, or association members struggling with engagement, energy, resilience, and connection, especially in a virtual world? 🙋‍♀️ Are you struggling to keep them motivated?

I’m here to help 😊

I’ve facilitated over 250 dynamic virtual learning experiences since March 2020. Learn more about how I’ve helped companies here: https://unmutedlife.com/for-organizations-employees.

I’m a catalyst and a trailblazer on a mission to…

🔥 Activate and awaken HOPE, resilience, and connection in leaders and teams
🦋 Guide leaders and teams to navigate change and uncertainty with greater confidence
🔐 Unleash and unlock energy, engagement, creativity, and possibilities in people and organizations
💪 Facilitate experiences that invite people to rise up with resilience and connect at a human level

I create dynamic and transformational learning experiences – keynotes and workshops – that are energizing, interactive, actionable, and FUN! (And I might even sing 😉)

Attendees leave my sessions feeling hopeful, connected to each other, energized, empowered, refreshed, recharged and ready to face the day.

⭐️ Here’s what clients are saying:

“Rachel’s presentation – moreover, her delivery – was top notch. It’s hard to get folks to engage in a virtual setting, but she seems to have it down to a science.” N.L., Legal Association

“Rachel was outstanding! Her energy and enthusiasm were contagious and the content was the perfect mix of personal and professional development. She was the perfect speaker for our event and our team has requested she be a repeat speaker at future events.” K.J., CPA Firm

“We strategically placed Rachel in the afternoon to reinvigorate the team. Quite a few of our team left this feedback in the survey: ‘More from Rachel! Anything to help with stress/ balance. We will definitely be bringing Rachel back! ” J.V., Global Bank

🔥 Keynotes & Workshop Topics that Light Me UP! 🔥

🗣 Unmute Yourself: Elevating Your Courage, Confidence, and Career
🧠 Mindset Reset: Take Back Control of Your Mind
💪 I’m Still Standing: Rising Up with Resilience When Life Knocks You Down
🤝 The Soul Behind the Role: Igniting Intentional Leadership
🏅 Lead with Strengths: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself & Others
🖥 From Zoomed Out to Dialed In Elevating Employee Engagement in a Virtual World

For speaking or media inquiries:
☎️ : 443-722-6878
👩‍💻 : www.UnmutedLife.com
📧 : rachel@unmutedlife.com

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SHRM or Consortium Member

Fee as of 9/1/2022 US $129.00

Fee as of 9/10/2022 US $169.00

Non Member

Fee as of 9/1/2022 US $169.00

Fee as of 9/10/2022 US $199.00

Credit Status: Submitted for 5 HRCI & SHRM Professional Development Re-certification Credits