The MKSSA Annual Conference is back!  MKSSA invites you to an in-person educational opportunity for the search, recruiting and staffing industry.  Join attendees at Fiorella's JackStack BBQ in Kansas City for a staffing and recruiting event you don't want to miss!

Each year we create a conference with exceptional speakers to inspire you and breakout sessions to cover hot-topics in our industry.  There will be opportunities for you to make new contacts, collaborate with your industry peers, and interact with Industry Partners to see new tools and services to grow your business! Our nationally recognized speakers this year are Greg Doershing, Bridget Brown, Klyn Elsbury, and Lil Roy Vaugnn.

$199 (when registering 1-3 attendees)
$179 (when registering 4 + attendees)
Non Members:
Non Member Special- MKSSA Annual Membership and Conference Registration:


CLICK HERE to register.  Space is limited; please register early. The registration deadline is November 1st, 2021.


Fiorella's Event Center

9000 W 137th St, Overland Park, KS 66221



7:30-8:00: Opening Remarks/Toby Cook Kick-Off

8:00-9:30: Klyn Elsbury - Wake Up! What Recruiters Need to Remember About Why We Do What We Do in Times Like These

9:30-9:45: Break

9:45-11:15: Greg Doershing - THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: When Old School Headhunting Collides With New School Technologies

11:15-11:45: Break

11:45-1:00: Lunch/Breakout Sessions

1:00-2:30: Bridget Brown - Stories Change Hearts and Minds

2:30-2:45: Break

2:45-3:45: Lil Roy Vaughn - Decision Drivers: the 4 Characteristics that are the Key Elements in Candidate's Decisions for Making a Change in their Career Journey



Greg Doersching

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: When Old School Headhunting Collides With New School Technologies. 

The debate has raged on now for more than 15 years – what is the best way to recruit candidates? It all started with the phone, then we added fax machines, then came the internet and email, and now we are talking about Artificial Intelligence. But which ways are the best ways for us to make more placements? Greg Doersching, President of Next Level Coaching and Industry Expert will be talking about how we blend the best of old school headhunting and new school technology.


Klyn Elsbury

Wake Up! What Recruiters Need to Remember About Why We Do What We Do in Times Like These

Never before have we collectively been tested the way we currently are. Wake UP! Is a performance you do not want to miss, presented by a 2x author and award-winning keynote speaker, Klyn Elsbury. This signature series will remind you of your deepest “why” and empower you to cut through the noise and reignite the spark inside of you.


Bridget Brown

Stories Change Hearts and Minds. 

That’s important when you are working to help clients find staff and to serve those looking for their next career opportunity. How do you tell the story that will sell the client to the candidate? How do you tell the story that will sell the candidate to the client?

This 90-minute workshop covers:

*What’s in it for them? * What makes a story stick? * How do you structure a story – (even really short ones) * How the “why” of what you do helps you to tell better stories


Lil Roy Vaughn

Decision Drivers…

This presentation will focus on the 4 key characteristics that are the key elements in any candidate’s formal decision for making a change in their career journey. It takes on special importance as candidates are in incredible demand and have so many options to choose from in our work world. This will also wrap around the current day’s candidates' commitment to change jobs.

These elements will construct a process map for vetting and understanding all drivers that are the essence of motivation, and what guides candidates to make their choices.