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Mark your calendars for the 2nd Tuesday of every month to attend a dynamic Human Resource Program!

The time of the program rotates each month, throughout the calendar quarter, generally* as follows::
1st Month of each Quarter - Morning Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
2nd Month of each Quarter - Lunch Meeting: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
3rd Month of each Quarter - Evening Meeting: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
*Note: Times may be altered for special presentations watch the newsletter and website for details.

General Monthly Meeting - Meeting Agenda Example:
7:30 - 7:45 Registration & Networking
7:45 - 7:55 Announcements & Chapter Business
7:55 - 9:00 Speaker Introduction, Presentation & Questions


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Career Services

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Upcoming Programs
Date: Tue. Aug 11, 2015
Topic: "BEST PRACTICES: EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATIONS
- HANDLING DIFFICULT TERMINATION"
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EARN 1.00 RECERTIFICATION CREDIT - HRCI / SHRM =========================================

This session will address how human resources professionals can lower risks of litigation and/or best position themselves in advance of litigation when confronting difficult termination situations. This will include a review of how to address employees, document files, plus communicate internally and externally in such situations. We will review the different types of employment investigations that may be conducted and outline best practices in this area. Additionally, hypothetical situations will be discussed for enhanced learning opportunity.

Learning Objectives:
1. Acquaint audience with how to identify potentially high-risk termination situations that demand additional caution and/or attention

2. Explain the risks posed by a variety of hypothetical situations that regularly confront the HR professional when terminating employees

3. Discover best practices to communicate with such employees, plus internally with employers management hierarchy and externally with third parties / governmental agencies or others concerning such terminations

4. Develop best practices to employ when conducting employment investigations

5. Recognize why such practices are important in avoiding and/or best positioning an employer to defend litigation

Susan Bickley has 30 years of civil trial and appellate experience in employment litigation for private and public employers, litigation on behalf of local governments and public officials, the defense of claims against law firms and lawyers, and in litigaᆳtion involving commercial and business disputes. She represents a diverse range of clientsᅠincluding publicly held corporations, smaller companies, and start-ups, as well as public entities and their officials.

In 2014, Best Lawyers recognized Ms. Bickley as one of their Lawyers of the Year in Houston. Further, in 2010 and 2011, Ms. Bickley received the Presidents Award from the Houston Bar Association. She is an immediate past member of the State Bar Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, a past member of the State Bar Annual Meeting Committee, a former chair and current member of the Houston Bar Associaᆳtion Community in Schools Committee, and previous member of the Houston Bar Association Gender Fairness Committee.

Ms. Bickley additionally is a member of Blank Romes Partner Board, the Firms Trade Secret and Non-Compete Litigation Group, Chair of the Blank Rome Womens Forum, a member of the Firms Strategic Plan Committee and Strategic Plan Implementation Committee, and leader of the Firms employment practice in the Houston office.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
Successfully defended numerous public and private employers in cases and charges filed under United States Constitution, Texas Constitution, Title VII, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, Texas Whistleblowers Act, Workers Compensation Act, Equal Pay Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Texas Payday Act, among other statutory and common law theories asserted against employer

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HRCI: This program has been pre-approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Visit www.hrci.org for more information.

SHRM: MC-SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Visit www.shrm.org for more information
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MEETING FEE:
Members: $10 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $20
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Lone Star College - Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. Aug 5, 2015
Speaker(s): Susan L. Bickley, Partner
Organization: Blank Rome, LLP
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed
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Date: Tue. Sep 8, 2015
Topic: READY. SET. SURRENDER
..WHEN HAS YOUR LEADERSHIP LAST EVOLVED?=========================================
EARN 1.00 RECERTIFICATION CREDIT - HRCI / SHRM =========================================

The workplace is changing. Isnt it time Leadership does too?

We are in one of the most transformative periods ever experienced in the history of the United States. Business models are being turned on end and today, even with continued high unemployment, we are experiencing critical skills shortages in particular industries along with unprecedented changes in demographics. There is no business as usual in todays rapidly changing world. Its time for organizations to evolve their practices and their employees.

Much has been written about employee engagement, emerging workforces and changing demographics. Around 60% of US employees would change jobs now if they could. So how does business find, attract, maintain and engage a new workforce? We know its not employee picnics, ice cream socials and suggestion boxes. However, it does begin with discovering critical items that affect business operations now and in the future.

Following this presentation, todays Leaders will:
- Be able to revisit Leadership rituals and understand those which simply dont fit in todays workplace

- Understand how the correct use of evaluation and assessment can lead to breakthrough performance

- Become familiar with an innovative development of people through design and delivery of internal, external and special project development

- Be introduced to an engagement cycle that truly engages people

George has an extensive background in leadership development, systems design and delivery, process improvement and organizational effectiveness. George is certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as certified by SHRM as a Senior Certified Professional. He also certified in Employment Law by the Institute for Applied Management and Law. George is a Distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters International.

He has worked in a variety of industries as both an in-house professional as well as consultant. George is co-author of Evolved&Engaging People, Enhancing Success as well as several white papers on the changing workforce.

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HRCI: This program has been pre-approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Visit www.hrci.org for more information.

SHRM: MC-SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Visit www.shrm.org for more information
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MEETING FEE:
Members: $10 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $20
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Lone Star College - Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Tue. Sep 1, 2015
Speaker(s): George J. Garrett, SPHR, SHRM SCP
Organization: Future Focus Group
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed
RSVP:


Date: Tue. Oct 13, 2015
Topic: ROCK STAR RECRUITING:
10 WAYS TO AMP UP YOUR TALENT ACQUISITION STRATEGY
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EARN 1.00 RECERTIFICATION CREDIT - HRCI / SHRM =========================================

In this session we will take a look at the future of recruiting and what HR professionals should be doing today to amp up their strategy. We will cover ten trends, including the use of big data, employment branding and marketing tools and how the dynamics of the talent acquisition team need to be reshaped with non-traditional roles. The program will give examples of how companies are using technology and these trends to deliver results.

Organizations highlighted include Hard Rock Cafe, Marriott and Master Card.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discover how to integrate new technology into your talent acquisition strategy and how trends in technology impact candidate experience

2. Create alignment between your employment brand, corporate social responsibility and your organization's imperatives

3. Utilize Marketing strategies to define and measure your recruiting goals

4. Learn how talent acquisition teams should be realigned to add value to an organization

5. Develop insight as to how top global organizations are utilizing social data to improve their recruiting results

Kathy Rapp is the SVP and part-owner of hrQ, a professional services firm focused on national HR search work, HR interim staffing and HR consulting. Additionally, Kathy has HR leadership experience with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Morgan Stanley and First Data, as well as experience within the technology, entertainment and healthcare industries. Kathy is a native Houstonian, has traveled extensively and lived and worked in the Asia Pacific region.

Kathy serves on the board of directors, the executive committee and chairs the HR committee for the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. She also serves on Neighborhood Centers HR Committee, is a past board member of Sheltering Arms Senior Services, served as an executive mentor for the University of Houston Bauer School and is an active member of The United Way Womens Initiative, HR Houston, SHRM and the Texas A&M Womens Former Student Network.

In addition, Kathy writes for multiple blogs including Fistful of Talent, www.fistfuloftalent.com, hrQs own hrQuips, Inc.com and for WorkforceNEXT, an oil and gas focused blog where she is also on the Advisory Board. She is a frequent speaker at HR and C-level conferences and enjoys assisting in the development of HR professionals. She earned a B.A. from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. from University of Houston.

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HRCI: This program has been pre-approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Visit www.hrci.org for more information.

SHRM: MC-SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Visit www.shrm.org for more information
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MEETING FEE:
Members: $10 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $20
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Location: Lone Star College - Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. Oct 7, 2015
Speaker(s): Kathy Rapp , SVP
Organization: hrQ
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed
RSVP:






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