Career Paths, Career Satellites & Legal Half Hour

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



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

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

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