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CenTex SHRM Annual Conference

  • 28 Apr 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • Killeen Civic and Conference Center - Killeen, TX


  • Register ON OR BEFORE March 1st
  • Registration beginning March 2nd
  • Includes (1) conference ticket
  • Does not include a conference ticket
  • Includes (4) conference tickets
  • Includes (6) conference tickets
  • Includes (2) conference tickets


DeAdrian (Dee) Maddox, MBA - Founder & CEO, DMX Consulting, LLC"

"Performance Management: Your D.E.E.D. to Success

"Every employee needs motivation for performance management to be successful. Employees must take some responsibility in motivating themselves. Management must help motivate and develop employees. However, both managers and employees must take and own the actions for success to occur.

In addition to stimulating motivation, performance management is important because it highlights: training needs, boosts morale, helps with identifying the right employees for promotion, helps define career paths, supports workforce planning, increases employee retention, delivers greater employee autonomy, and improves accountability.

Using my original platform: Demand Excellence in Everything You Do: Your D.E.E.D. to Success. I will share with participants how to D.esign - E.ducate - E.xecute - D.ocument strategies for effective performance management. The D.E.E.D. gets to the heart of goals. Also, it lays the groundwork for increasing personal development in individuals and offers a laser-focused approach to engagement and culture for organizations. The word DEED has two primary meanings: (1) Own and (2) Action. Teaching leaders how to create an environment that is conducive to individual success will reduce turnover and improve the bottom line for the organization."

Sarah Glaser Employment Law Attorney & Principal at Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C."

"Legal & Policy Updates"

Charley Ayres, Director, Industry & Education Partnerships at Workforce Solutions of Central Texas

"Panel: Where in the World is the Talent? Addressing the Skills & Talent Shortages"


Dr. Stephanie Ferguson - Director, Career & Technical Education - Belton Independent School District

Dr. Russell Porterfield - Principal, KISD Career Center - Killeen Independent School District

Denise Ayres - Director, Career & Technical Education - Temple Independent School District

This session will start with an overview of the economic, demographic, and social evolutions that are impacting our hiring practices. It will provide participants with labor market data to have a better understanding of our local talent. It will provide opportunities to interact directly with our local Career & Technical Education Directors from our school districts, as well as colleges and universities in Central Texas.

It will answer:

  • Where is the talent?
  • What are they being trained for?
  • What are the soft skills? hard skills?
  • What are the biggest challenges?
  • What are ways HR professionals can help support their transition into the workforce?
  • Is talent staying local or leaving Central Texas? And much more...

Rick Lozano, Keynote Speaker - Consultant, Author, Musician, CSP

Unlock & Amplify: Unleash Talent and Potential in a Dynamic World

Talent & Potential.

Leaders have it, organizations have it, you have it. What if you utilized and realized more of it? How would that impact everything?

The answer: immensely!

Higher productivity, lower attrition, greater engagement, and unlimited possibility! So, how do we do it?

Incorporating themes from his first book, Acoustic Leadership: Develop A Leadership Culture That Resonates, and based on the research for his forthcoming publication, Unlock & Amplify is brought to life with a combination of energy, interactivity, fun, and his signature presentation style (and guitar).

Rick brings his clever insights and actionable strategies to tap into that wealth of

potential and transform your organization and your people.

Introducing his proprietary RIFF ModelTM, you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a strategy for identifying and focusing on the high leverage work that inspires instead of drains.
  • Implement a process for creatively tapping into resources available to produce results that were previously unavailable.
  • Navigate through noise by simplifying, streamlining, and narrowing the scope of what we give our attention
  • Focus on positioning talent so that people grow exponentially rather than incrementally, in their jet stream versus uphill.

With solutions in hand, you’ll help create an environment where opportunity abounds, talent thrives, and potential is realized!"

Bettye Benten SHRM-SCP, HRCI-SPHR, HRCI-PHR HR and Diane Harvey, LCSW - Austin Dispute Resolution Center"

Mediation & HR's role

Mediation is one of several dispute resolution techniques available to help groups and individual resolve conflict. HR professionals are usually the first point of contact whenever a workplace dispute arises. Therefore, they play a substantial role in assisting to achieve resolution in workplace disputes. It is important for HR professionals to understand how and when workplace mediation can or should be used.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is mediation?
  • Stages of mediation
  • Role of a Mediator
  • Understanding Your Conflict Style
  • Mediator skills
  • Ethics
  • How to become a mediator?


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