North Texas SHRM Education Luncheons are on the fourth Thursday of the month. These Education Luncheons provide insight into current HR trends and other areas of interest that focus around helping our membership develop as professionals.
1-hour of HRCI and SHRM Continuing Education credits are available for the Education Luncheons, so our meetings are a fun and easy way to keep your HR certifications up-to-date!

  

    • February 29, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center - 3100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201
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    North Texas SHRM Educational Luncheon

    Thursday, February 29, 2024: 10:45 am - 1:00 pm CT

    Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center

    3100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201


    10:45 am to 11:00 am: Check-In

    11:00 am - 11:30 am: Legal Presentation

    Career Paths, Career Satellites

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Speaker Presentation

    Presented by Megan Garner


    This presentation will cover how to create traditional career paths, how traditional paths succeed, where they fail, and how we can do better. We will review how to create and implement traditional paths, and explore some ways that we can move beyond the typical to create innovative solutions to career navigation. The presentation will include:

    1) Define how to create traditional career paths

    2) Interactive discussion on what works in traditional pathing and what doesn't

    3) Activity + reflection on one's own career path and the skills learned at each step of the way

    4) Alternative ways to view career paths, and case studies of what other companies are doing

    5) Career Path best practices for employee retention

    6) Ideas for quick win implementation

    Megan Garner has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, primarily in manufacturing and telecommunications. Megan began her HR journey in call center recruiting, dabbled in accounting, and finally found her current home in HR for the manufacturing industry. Megan is currently an HR Manager at Safran Electrical and Power and has supported multiple sites and populations during her time in that role. She first joined North Texas SHRM in 2012 and has served on the board from 2013 to 2022 in various capacities, including VP of Programs, President Elect, President, and Director of Community Relations. Megan has also volunteered with several other Denton organizations, including United Way of Denton County and the Economic Development Partnership through the Denton Chamber of Commerce.

    Megan came to Denton to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of North Texas and spent several years in the arts before moving into Human Resources. Along with her BFA, Megan holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications and a Lean Sigma Green Belt. She is always looking for new things to learn and is continually pondering a return to school to pursue her MBA.

         Legal Presentation by John Hagan

    Legal Half-Hour Topic: State and Federal laws regarding layoffs.

    Attendees will learn what are the most overlooked legal requirements that get employers sued. 

    John is an HR lawyer who represents employers and HR professionals. He has been practicing for 25 years. He is both a counselor to HR professionals and trial lawyer who defends them. He is past president of DallasHR, Mid Cities HR and Collin County. He is presently serving as Vice President of Programs at NTSHRM. His wife is a big-time federal prosecutor and both of their son are Eagle Scouts.

    This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

    This program has been approved for 1.5 SHRM PDC.  North Texas SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at www.shrmcertification.org.


    North Texas SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

    HR Certification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that North Texas SHRM meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.


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    • March 28, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center - 3100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201
    Register

    North Texas SHRM Educational Luncheon

    Thursday, March 28, 2024: 10:45 am - 1:00 pm CT

    Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center

    3100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201


    10:45 am to 11:00 am: Check-In

    11:00 am - 11:30 am: Legal Presentation

    Out of a Rut in 4 Steps

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Speaker Presentation

    Presented by Nino Fincher


    There are 4 principles that have served me and my clients consistently in getting out of any rut that affects productivity, personal development, and creative process. Understanding them has proven to be an effective tool in moving out of a defeated mental state into success.

    Nino is an internal RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy) expert on anxiety and PTS. She splits her time mainly between Dubai and Dallas and helps individuals and teams through RTT and coaching and speaking. Her client list includes, diplomats, artists, veterans, physicians, students and other therapists. By integrating her extensive background in fitness, mental health and theology she helps transform each client holistically through her "Complete You" program by getting to the exact root of each hindrance: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual and helping clients get clarity on their purpose and strategy for success comprehensively.


         Legal Presentation by John Hagan

    Topic: 

    John is an HR lawyer who represents employers and HR professionals. He has been practicing for 25 years. He is both a counselor to HR professionals and trial lawyer who defends them. He is past president of DallasHR, Mid Cities HR and Collin County. He is presently serving as Vice President of Programs at NTSHRM. His wife is a big-time federal prosecutor and both of their son are Eagle Scouts.

    This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

    This program has been approved for 1.0 SHRM PDC.  North Texas SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at www.shrmcertification.org.


    North Texas SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

    HR Certification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that North Texas SHRM meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

    • April 25, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center - 3100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201
    Register

    North Texas SHRM Educational Luncheon

    Thursday, April 25, 2024: 10:45 am - 1:00 pm CT

    Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center

    3100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201


    10:45 am to 11:00 am: Check-In

    11:00 am - 11:30 am: Legal Presentation

    YOUnity Begins with You

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Speaker Presentation

    Presented by Ashley Smalley


    Unity on a team is crucial if a team is going to reach its goals and enjoy its work. Unity starts with how we use the incredible influence we have on those around us. This message dives deep into practical ways to use that influence to unite rather than divide. It includes things like:

    • Using patience and humility with teammates
    • Working to be a complement rather than a competitor
    • Addressing conflict in a way that makes the team stronger
    • And so much more!

    Participants will learn how to:

    1. Recognize the need for team unity in order to perform effectively and achieve organizational objectives.

    2. Recognize the need for unity in order to improve workplace culture and enjoy working with their teammates.

    3. Positively impact relationships with their own personal influence using specific strategies.


    Ashley Smalley is the Founder of Smalley Consulting, a Human Resources consulting firm focused on building unity one team at a time. She is a certified human resources professional, a trusted consultant, and an adept facilitator in the workplace learning and development space.

    Ashley is a keynote speaker, lover of people, and novice drummer. She has graced national platforms for businesses, service organizations, faith-based and educational institutions, equipping them with the essential skills they need to build stronger teams.


         Legal Presentation by John Hagan

    Topic: 

    John is an HR lawyer who represents employers and HR professionals. He has been practicing for 25 years. He is both a counselor to HR professionals and trial lawyer who defends them. He is past president of DallasHR, Mid Cities HR and Collin County. He is presently serving as Vice President of Programs at NTSHRM. His wife is a big-time federal prosecutor and both of their son are Eagle Scouts.


    This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

    This program has been approved for 1.0 SHRM PDC.  North Texas SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at www.shrmcertification.org.


    North Texas SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

    HR Certification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that North Texas SHRM meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.


    North Texas SHRM Policies and Procedures

    • July 25, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center - 3100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201
    Register

    North Texas SHRM Educational Luncheon

    Thursday, July 25, 2024: 10:45 am - 1:00 pm CT

    Embassy Suites Denton Convention Center

    3100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201


    10:45 am to 11:00 am: Check-In

    11:00 am - 11:30 am: Legal Presentation

    Lessons from the Wild

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Speaker Presentation

    Presented by Beverly Parker


    I am a member of the Appalachian Trail Class of 2020. One of my favorite presentations, “Lessons from the Wild” draws on the valuable life lessons I learned on the trail and applies them to my workplace experiences.

    A few of the learning objectives of my presentation included ways to utilize expectations of a goal, recovering from disappointment, and keys to maximize endurance, accomplishment, and continuous growth. These themes of disappointment, endurance, and revival were crucial to completing my hike down the Appalachian Trail, and have forever impacted the way I approach my career and life in general.

    Beverly Parker

    More than 15 years of experience recruiting potential candidates in the fields of Accounting, Finance, and Human Resources has taught me how to identify high-quality talent. My experience paired with my passion for matching the right candidates with top employers has led me to work and volunteer with many great organizations, including Fort Worth HR, Midcities HR, Financial Additions, HR Additions, DallasHR, and my current employer, Ideal Partners.

    I’m passionate about bolstering a strong sense of community, especially within the DFW metroplex. Besides my love of networking and expanding my professional community, I take pride in volunteering for Blue Zones, an organization dedicated to improving the Fort Worth community as a whole.

    I strive to lead by example and inspire others to reach their fullest potential. I believe servant leadership is the most impactful form of leadership; I endeavor to act with grace, humility, and kindness. It is this commitment that compels me to bring my best self to every situation, both in and out of the workplace.

         Legal Presentation by John Hagan

    Topic: 

    John is an HR lawyer who represents employers and HR professionals. He has been practicing for 25 years. He is both a counselor to HR professionals and trial lawyer who defends them. He is past president of DallasHR, Mid Cities HR and Collin County. He is presently serving as Vice President of Programs at NTSHRM. His wife is a big-time federal prosecutor and both of their son are Eagle Scouts.


    This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

    This program has been approved for 1.0 SHRM PDC.  North Texas SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at www.shrmcertification.org.


    North Texas SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

    HR Certification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that North Texas SHRM meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

    North Texas SHRM Policies and Procedures

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