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    • 6 Mar 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX
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    SPEAKER

    Dr. James Baird


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    Much has been said about what constitutes an excellent leader. But what does a horrible leader look like? And how do aspiring leaders avoid becoming one? Unfortunately, this is a time in which horrible leaders thrive; they perform unethical and despicable acts every day in business. This narrative discusses what horrible leaders do, how they act, and how their minds work. 

    SPEAKER BIO

    Dr. James Baird has a Ph.D. in Business with an emphasis in Organizational Management and a Specialization in Leadership from Capella University with distinction. He also has earned a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management in 2001 from the University of Phoenix with honors. He is a Certified Allied Health Instructor and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  With more than thirty years of clinical, administrative, management, and leadership experience in the health care field, as well as twenty years of leadership & teaching experience at the College level, Dr. Baird is considered by many a Leadership expert. He owns and runs his own consulting firm, Baird Consulting and Motivational Speaking, having completed many projects on curriculum revision and review for such educational institutions as Excelsior College, Franklin College, Vista College, Walden University, University of Phoenix, Vista College, Southwest University and Kaplan College as well as general business consulting.  He has also completed such projects as Nursing Engagement Research with Las Palmas Medical Center, Decision-Making among EMS Personnel in El Paso County, in conjunction with Las Palmas Medical Center and University of Texas at El Paso.  In the spring of 2012, he was chosen to present at the 4th Annual University of Phoenix Assessment Expo on Student Feedback and Engagement where he received a commendation for best presentation.  In June 2012 Dr. Baird Presented on Employee Engagement and Empowerment with West Texas Federal Probation Department and presented his research findings before the State of Texas Federal Probation at the Capitol Building in Austin, Texas. Also, in 2012 he presented at the El Paso Human Resources Management Association quarterly meeting on leadership and at Project Bravo on customer service. In 2013 Dr. Baird presented at the yearly symposium for the American Administrative Professionals Association on Dealing with Difficult People He also presented at the Southern Association of Human Resource Professionals on leadership in San Antonio, Tx in May 2013. In April of 2014 he presented at the Texas Human Resources Management Association conference in San Antonio, TX on leadership. In June of 2014 he presented at the Academic Forum in San Francisco, CA on Leadership Amidst Chaos. In 2015 he presented at Southwest University on Engaging Students in Learning. In October of 2016 he presented his research on Horrible Leaders at the SHRM conference in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Baird is also a published author in several peered reviewed journals, most recently in the Impact Journal of Business Management in June 2019. He also published his book on Leadership in 2018 on Amazon. He earned Instructor of the year at Southwest University in 2019.  In February 2020 he presented in San Antonio at the South Texas SHRM conference where he presented his research on Leading Teams. In January of 2021 Dr. Baird’s paper on Leadership, Organizational Psychology, and Culture was published in The International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine and Sciences. In April of 2022 Dr. Baird’s paper on Leadership Behavior Traits and Ethics was published in the International Journal of Education and Science. In February 2022 Dr. Baird presented his research on Leadership, Organizational Psychology, and Culture at the South Texas SHRM conference in San Antonio, TX. In September of 2022 Dr. Baird presented his research on A Composite of a Successful Leader in the 21st Century at the American Council of Engineering Companies in San Antonio, TX. In November of 2022 Dr. Baird was a Faculty panelist for a seminar hosted by the Accrediting Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  In 2022 Dr. Baird was appointed to be a part of the Southwest University Institutional Review Board. In February of 2023 Dr. Baird presented his research on Horrible Leaders in Amarillo, TX to the Texas Pan Handle Society of Human Resources Management. According to Academia.com Dr. Baird's published papers have been cited and referenced over 560 times. In 2023 Dr. Baird’s paper on Multigenerational Leadership was published in the International Journal of Management. Dr. Baird’s book on “How to be a Successful Leader in the 21st Century” is on Amazon.com. In 2023 Dr. Baird has been teaching at the College level for 24 years.


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    • 19 Apr 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Courtyard by Marriott Killeen - 1721 E Central Texas Expy, Killeen, TX 76541
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    If you cannot make the event, please let us know by April 1st, 2024 via email at centexshrm@gmail.com. We can cancel your registration and issue a credit to your account. You may choose to transfer it to another person at the same company. Please note credits or changes will not be issued after the deadline.


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    • 8 May 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX
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    SPEAKER


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    Join us for an insightful and interactive session focused on the critical intersection of workplace connections and mental health. In this hour-long presentation tailored for HR professionals, we will explore how fostering a safe and inclusive environment can positively impact employee well-being.


    SPEAKER BIO

    Clarena Tobon is an experienced public speaker, Nonprofit leader, and passionate field advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an initiative dedicated to spreading suicide prevention and awareness throughout communities. Recognized for her impactful contributions, Clarena has become a prominent figure in the field of mental health. Her commitment extends beyond advocacy, as she played a pivotal role in the documentary "Family Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss," showcasing her dedication to fostering resilience and reclaiming life in the aftermath of tragedy. A proud mother of three, Clarena Tobon continues to make a lasting impact in both professional and community spheres. 


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    If you cannot make the event, please let us know by noon on the Friday prior to the event by sending us an to email centexshrm@gmail.com. We can cancel your registration and issue a credit to your account. Please note, credits will not be issued after the deadline, as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows.


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    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX
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    SPEAKER


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY


    • How it happens - reviewing various causes, and the populations it impacts (hint: it's everyone)
    • My story - how imposter syndrome cultivated itself in me, and how I see it show up even now
    • Things that impact the effects - spaces and situations that elevate people's imposter syndrome
    • What to do about it - tools, tips, and conversation around how to address our imposter syndrome when it shows up


    Group Exercise

    1. Identifying the things that impact your own imposter syndrome
    2. Identifying actions to combat

    SPEAKER BIO

    Lisa Novak is the Owner/Founder of LMNHR, a Fractional HR Leadership and Advisory firm serving the national SMB market, headquartered in Austin, TX. She provides leadership guidance and program development that elevates culture, drives growth, and increases revenue performance for multiple small businesses, primarily in the tech space.

    Lisa has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources leadership, helping to build companies as they ramp up for significant growth or organizational change. She’s been responsible for the corporate strategy for acquiring, developing, and retaining talent, providing leadership development, curating effective compensation and benefits programs, driving DEIB, and helping to build positive, high performing cultures. Prior to starting LMNHR, Lisa served on the executive teams for a number of organizations leading HR and Employee Experience for companies including data.world,

    RenewData, SigmaTel, and Brooktree through rapid growth, M&A activity, and turnaround situations. Lisa lives with her husband Shawn in Austin, and enjoys time away at their country home, and their University of Texas football season tickets. In her spare time, she is a public speaker and serves on the Board of Directors for Conscious Capitalism’s Austin Chapter, and ACE Academy school for gifted learners.


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    If you cannot make the event, please let us know by noon on the Friday prior to the event by sending us an to email centexshrm@gmail.com. We can cancel your registration and issue a credit to your account. Please note, credits will not be issued after the deadline, as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows.


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    • 10 Jul 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX
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    SPEAKER


    Nicole LeFave, Attorney with Littler Law Firm


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    Coming soon!

    SPEAKER BIO

    Nicole LeFave is a Shareholder at Littler Mendelson, P.C. in Austin, Texas. She concentrates her practice on the Fair Labor Standards Act and wage and hour class and collective action defense and advising employers on all aspects of wage and hour compliance. Nicole also defends employers on a variety of wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and corporate whistleblower matters and advises on a broad range of employment matters, from hiring through termination.


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    If you cannot make the event, please let us know by noon on the Friday prior to the event by sending us an to email centexshrm@gmail.com. We can cancel your registration and issue a credit to your account. Please note, credits will not be issued after the deadline, as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows.


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    • 7 Aug 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX
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    SPEAKER


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    In a recent survey, only 25% of the HR leaders surveyed indicated that their HR Department was seen as having high strategic value by their organization. By understanding and using the concepts and frameworks presented, you can raise the perception of the HR function's strategic value and move away from the transaction-oriented, gate-keeping activities and move toward becoming a valued business partner.

    At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Clearly articulate the different Value Propositions, and identiftheir organization's unique Value Proposition
    • Use their understanding the Value Proposition concept to become a more valued business partner
    • Identify how the HR function can be improved to better support their organization’s Value Proposition

    SPEAKER BIO

    For the last 30 years, Rick has focused developing and delivering a variety programs in the areas of Leadership Development, Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Teambuilding, Strategic Planning, Measurement Systems, and Change Management. More recently Rick has facilitated a number of strategic and leadership development programs for a variety of clients, including the City of Denton, Wingstop Restaurants, the City of Cedar Hill, the Town of Addison, Landmark Management Group, DeKalb Office, the City of Richardson, the City of Georgetown, Dallas HR, and the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. His inclusive and highly interactive style has earned him high praise from his clients and conference attendees. Rick earned degrees in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University in 1985. After college, he taught Economics and Accounting in the Fiji Islands as a Peace Corps volunteer. His client list also includes GM, Chrysler, Nortel, Picker, Del Monte Foods, Steelcase, Texas Health Systems, and Lloyds of London.


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    If you cannot make the event, please let us know by noon on the Friday prior to the event by sending us an to email centexshrm@gmail.com. We can cancel your registration and issue a credit to your account. Please note, credits will not be issued after the deadline, as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows.


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    • 11 Sep 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX
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    SPEAKER


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    Coming soon!

    SPEAKER BIO

    Senior Associate in Littler Mendelson’s Austin office. She represents employers at all stages of litigation and routinely advises human resources professionals on a broad range of HR and compliance workplace concerns, including leave and accommodation, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. As part of her practice, she also conducts internal workplace investigations for private and public employers, including higher ed institutions. Outside of work, you can find her traveling or spending time with her husband, 4-year old daughter, and pets.


    CANCELLATION POLICY

    If you cannot make the event, please let us know by noon on the Friday prior to the event by sending us an to email centexshrm@gmail.com. We can cancel your registration and issue a credit to your account. Please note, credits will not be issued after the deadline, as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows.


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    • 9 Oct 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX
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    SPEAKER


    Emily Linn and Kelli Fuqua, Attorneys,Littler Law Firm


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    Coming soon!

    SPEAKER BIO

    Emily Linn assists employers with a variety of labor and employment law issues. She has experience representing clients in both administrative and litigation matters involving disputes brought under various federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Emily’s practice also includes advising clients on various employment matters including discipline, separations and reductions in force, leave and accommodation issues under the ADA and FMLA, religious accommodation under Title VII, contingent worker and independent contractor classifications, federal and state child labor laws and workplace safety concerns. Emily has experience reviewing policies, handbooks, and providing management and employee training. Emily also regularly conducts internal workplace investigations for higher education institutions and private employers related to allegations of employee misconduct, including discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. Prior to joining Littler, Emily was an attorney at a regional law firm in Austin, Texas, where she represented and counseled public entities on routine employment matters and government-specific issues, including immunity and responding to open record requests and subpoenas for client documentation. While in law school, Emily was an authorities editor on the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and interned in the office of the general counsel of a federally owned electric utility corporation.


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    If you cannot make the event, please let us know by noon on the Friday prior to the event by sending us an to email centexshrm@gmail.com. We can cancel your registration and issue a credit to your account. Please note, credits will not be issued after the deadline, as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows.


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    • 13 Nov 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX
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    SPEAKER


    Joe Calao, Calao Wealth Management Group


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    This course provides an overview of the many aspects of the new retirement-related legislation known as SECURE 2.0. This bill makes significant changes to most aspects of the retirement environment including expanded contribution limits and credits, enhancements of SIMPLE IRA arrangements, emergency saving account options in 401(k) and matching of certain student loan payments. In addition, we cover changes to excesses, corrections, RMD and rollover rules. Lastly, the timing, amendment and effective dates of key provisions will be discussed.

    SPEAKER BIO

    Joe has more than 25 years of experience working in the industry and has been a part of the Calao Wealth Management Group at UBS since 2009. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Speech Communications. Joe specializes in retirement planning for individuals and corporations. He helps corporations develop, administers retirement plans for businesses and their employees, serves as a fiduciary on retirement plans, helps owners integrate their personal, financial and business goals, as well as help them understand how to transition their businesses. 


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    If you cannot make the event, please let us know by noon on the Friday prior to the event by sending us an to email centexshrm@gmail.com. We can cancel your registration and issue a credit to your account. Please note, credits will not be issued after the deadline, as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows.


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Past Events

14 Feb 2024 VIRTUAL (SPACE LIMITED) New Form I-9: Major Overhaul and Changes
10 Jan 2024 EEOC Updates
14 Dec 2023 CenTex SHRM - Holiday Mixer
8 Nov 2023 Internal Investigations
11 Oct 2023 Sexual Harassment
13 Sep 2023 Winning the War for Talent through Removing Barriers to Employment
9 Aug 2023 Understanding the Public Sector HR
12 Jul 2023 Educating HR Professionals on Funding Strategies and New Creative Options
14 Jun 2023 Classification of Employee as Exempt Vs. Non-Exempt Under FLSA
10 May 2023 Ethical Issues in Talent Acquisition
28 Apr 2023 CenTex SHRM Annual Conference
8 Mar 2023 An Intro to Documentation, Directives, and Discipline
8 Feb 2023 What We Should Be Telling Our Managers About The ADA, But May Not Be
11 Jan 2023 HR Compliance Update: Classifying Well For the DOL (and Other Agencies)
8 Dec 2022 CenTex SHRM - Holiday Mixer
9 Nov 2022 Leveraging Total Rewards Strategies to Address Employee Engagement & Navigating Business Challenges
12 Oct 2022 When Workplace Investigations Go Wrong - Labor and Employment Law
14 Sep 2022 Balancing Your Organization's Online Presence with Increasing Security Threats
10 Aug 2022 Career Transition from the Business Partner Lense
13 Jul 2022 Self Care for HR Pros
8 Jun 2022 Top 10 Wage and Hour Mistakes to Avoid
11 May 2022 Transforming Your Team from Dysfunction to Cohesion
21 Apr 2022 CTHRMA Annual Conference
9 Mar 2022 HR Beyond COVID: Preparing the Way for the Post-Pandemic Workforce
9 Feb 2022 Changes in Employment Law under the Biden Administration
12 Jan 2022 The “Next Normal” in HR: The Future Workforce
9 Dec 2021 CTHRMA - Holiday Mixer
11 Nov 2021 Workplace Violence an Employer Safety Consideration, a 21st Century Dilemma
14 Oct 2021 Why Employers Need to Think of AI as an “Employee”
9 Sep 2021 Maintaining Team Cohesion in Turbulent Times
12 Aug 2021 Marijuana, Oral Fluids and the Future of Workplace Drug Testing
8 Jul 2021 Uncovering Unconscious Bias
10 Jun 2021 The Yellow Cake Principle
13 May 2021 What Happened to My Daddy's Job?
8 Apr 2021 Be Bold: Inclusive Behavior Through Courageous Conversations
11 Mar 2021 Confidence Through Chaos
11 Feb 2021 I Make Folks Unfireable!
14 Jan 2021 My Journey Towards Recovery and How My EAP Played a Pivotal Role
12 Mar 2020 CTHRMA March Monthly Luncheon
13 Feb 2020 CTHRMA February Luncheon
9 Jan 2020 CTHRMA January Monthly Luncheon
12 Dec 2019 Holiday Miixer
14 Nov 2019 It's Not Your Father's Apprenticeship
8 Aug 2019 August Monthly Luncheon - Workplace Transformation: Navigating the New Normal
11 Jul 2019 July Monthly Luncheon - Policy and Procedure for Company Fleet Accidents
8 Nov 2018 November Monthly Luncheon
14 Oct 2018 THE HR SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE
11 Oct 2018 October Monthly Luncheon
9 Aug 2018 August Monthly Luncheon



    



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