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 23, 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zera Coffee Company, 420 E McKinney St, Denton TX 76209

    North Texas SHRM Educational Luncheon

    Thursday, February 23, 2023

    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Zera Coffee Denton

    420 E McKinney St

    Denton, TX  76209

    Risk Management & The Current Employee Mental Health Crisis


    Legal Updates and Best Practices

    10:30 am - 10:45 am: Check-In

    10:45 am - 11:15 am: Presentation

    Presentation by John Hagan

    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 a trial lawyer who defends them. He is the past president of DallasHR, Mid Cities HR, and Collin County. He is presently serving as Vice President for Programs at NTXSHRM. His wife is a big-time federal prosecutor, and both of their sons are Eagle Scouts.

    Main Speaker

    Risk Management & The Current Employee Mental Health Crisis

    Presented by: Krystal Yates

    11:15 am - 11:30 am: Food Service

    11:30am to 1:00pm: Speaker Presentation

    A major impact of the Pandemic is that it has highlighted the employee mental health crisis. The negative impact for employers is alarming when employees are impaired with mental health and/or substance use disorders, especially if they are too scared to get the help they need. Many HR professionals know this is a problem but don't know how to address such a sensitive topic. You will learn from a seasoned licensed therapist how you can approach the topic of mental health in the most direct and sensitive way to elicit change and a seasoned HR Consultant how to stay within the bounds of employment law. Dr. Little and Krystal Yates will team up to share their expertise in a clear and simple way that will keep you engaged and that will provoke thought and discussion. This workshop will provide you with a clear understanding of how to manage your risk, what your responsibilities to your employees are and will help you identify several actions you can take that can quickly improve your outcomes in your company.

    Krystal Yates is a certified HR expert with a background in Human Resources and Operations. She holds both the SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications. Prior to starting EBR, Krystal worked for several small businesses in DFW, overseeing HR, Operations, Finance, and Management. Krystal is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. She serves on the Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance board, is a Trustee for The Longhorn Group of Charities Unit Accounting Trust, and volunteers with DallasHR and the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce.

    North Texas SHRM Policies and Procedures

    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

    This program has been approved for 1.5 General recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, or SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

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