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MC-SHRM is thankful to the corporate sponsors who generously underwrite $250 of General Meeting costs, to help defray recurring operating expenses.

The Sponsor Company Receives:
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If interested in sponsoring a meeting or would like additional information, please contact Kim Fox-Marchetti kfox@foxresource.com or 936-321-2370

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


MC-SHRM... A Dynamic, Growing Local Chapter - Affiliated with SHRM

"Superior Merit Award" Winning Chapter, Affiliated with The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the World's Largest Association, Devoted to Human Resource Management and Including 190,000+ Members!

Locally, We Offer:

Professional Development
Monthly Meetings
...featuring Speakers on a Variety of HR Topics
Workshops & Seminars
...emphasizing Education on Functional Areas of Human Resources
Special Programs
...spotlighting Latest Trends Affecting Human Resource Professionals
Professional Certification
...in Partnership with Rice University School of Continuing Studies, Increase Your Knowledge of Human Resource Management and Prepare for the Professional Certification Exam, Administered by HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute). SHRM Learning System is Utilized. Discounted Rate is Offered to MC-SHRM Members. www.scs.rice.edu/hr
Networking & Professional Resources
Network with Your Peers
...Build Professional Relationships
Legislative Updates
...Access Current Human Resource Information Affecting Local and National Workforce and Advising on the Latest Trends
Take Action to Impact Legislative Issues
... Participate in Legislative Activities that Influence State and Federal Laws Affecting Your Worksite and Employees
Leadership Enhancement
Volunteer to "Serve the Professional and Advance the Profession"
Build a Professional Network
... Attend Meetings, Join a Committee, Get Involved


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Upcoming Programs
Date: Tue. Sep 9, 2014
Topic: ====================================
Members: $10 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $20 ====================================
"WHEN JANE BECOMES JOE AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE"

Join us for this informative presentation by Attorney Susan L. Bickley, including a discussion of implications for employers growing out of EEOCs recent extension of Title VII protection to transgendered applicants and employees. Ms. Bickley will review recent case law updates, and emerging issues in employment litigation - usefully connected to HRs job duties and company responsibilities.

Learning Objectives:
1. Articulate and understand EEOCs position concerning transgendered applicants and employees

2. Discuss history and evolution of the law in this area and under Title VII

3. Identify various rules - what to do/not do - to avoid potential liability under civil rights statutes in this area

4. Apply principles learned in various hypothetical problems discussed during presentation

5. Identify emerging areas in employment law as it applies to the their work

Susan L. Bickley is a Partner in Blank Rome LLP, with a long history of representing public and private employers in all areas of litigation including issues involving civil rights, discrimination, employment contracts, pay issues, and issues involving employers trade secrets. Earlier this year, she was honored to be selected as 2014 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyersï¾® in the area LitigationMunicipal (Houston) in large part for her work in defending public entities in employment litigation. In 2010 and 2011, she received the President's Award given by the Houston Bar Association.

Ms. Bickley obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated magna cum laude and was selected for Phi Beta Kappa. She obtained her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, where she was an honors graduate, and selected for Order of the Coif and law review.

Additionally, she has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching Trial Advocacy. She also serves on the Steering Committee for the United Way Womens Initiative, which raises money from other women business leaders to benefit United Way agencies in our community and volunteers her time in various organizations.

Earn 1.00 HRCI Credit!
This program has been pre-approved for 1.00(General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Lone Star College - Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. Sep 3, 2014
Speaker(s): Susan L. Bickley, Attorney
Organization: Blank Rome LLP
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed
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Date: Tue. Oct 14, 2014
Topic: ====================================
Members: $10 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $20 ====================================
"THREE THINGS EFFECTIVE HR COMPLIANCE TEAMS DO"

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear it straight from a panel of local Human Resource Executives and In-house Lawyers

Participants Will Learn How To:
1. Live in the business world, not at the courthouse
2. Talk the law, but not be the law
3. Be Smoky the Bear, not a firefighter

Stephanie John is Senior Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer at Newfield Exploration Company, where she handles employment law matters. Prior to joining Newfield, Stephanie was in private practice for thirteen years exclusively representing management in the area of labor and employment law. Stephanie is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She received her J.D. and her bachelors degree from Louisiana State University.

David Comeaux is Lead Counsel - Employment Law at McKesson. Before joining McKesson, David spent over eighteen years in private practice. He was a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins immediately before joining McKesson. David is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He received his J.D. from The University of Houston Law Center and his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

Lee Ann Kendrick is the VP Human Resources for Newpark Resources. Before that, Lee Ann worked as an HR leader with Lloyds Register and CGGVeritas.

Alan Bush, posted on The Woodlands Waterway, counsels business leaders. Super Lawyers has named him to its 2012 and 2013 lists of Rising Stars. Alan shares his hands-on experience by speaking and writing extensively. Besides talking for HR Southwest and the Gulf Coast Symposium, the Houston CPA Society named him Speaker of the Year 2010-2011. Alan is a regular freelance author for Texas Lawyer, and several of his articles have been published in The Houston Business Journal and the Corporate Counsel Review.

APPROVAL PENDING
This program has been submitted for approval for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org
Time: 7:30am-9:00am
Location: Lone Star College - Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. Oct 8, 2014
Speaker(s): Panelists include David Comeaux (McKesson  Lead Counsel, Employment Law), Stephanie John (Newfield Exploration  Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer) and Lee Ann Kendrick (Newpark Resources  VP of Human Resources). Alan Bush, principal of the Bush Law Firm, will moderate
Organization: See Above
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed
RSVP:


Date: Tue. Nov 11, 2014
Topic: ====================================
Members: $10 - - - Prospective Members & Guests: $20 ====================================
"WORKPLACE BULLIES ARE TOO EXPENSIVE TO KEEP!"

... More Details Coming Soon!

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Lone Star College - Montgomery (Room B-102)
RSVP by: Wed. Nov 5, 2014
Speaker(s): TBA
Organization: TBA
Sponsors:
- RSVP No Shows Will Be Billed
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