Linking Leadership to Strategy
Beth Jones, CEO Leading Right
This presentation focuses on how organizations can increase revenue, lower costs, and achieve their strategic objectives. We will cover specific best practices for leaders on how to drive strategy down to all levels in a company using communication, recognition, empowerment, delegation, etc. It also provides knowledge for Human Resource professionals to help enhance the leadership skills of the leaders within their organizations.
Beth Jones is a seasoned Training and Development executive with 30 years of experience in progressively more responsible leadership positions. She is currently the CEO of Leading Right, a leadership development and team building company providing training for all levels of managers, across industries, and for all sizes of organizations.
Prior to founding Leading Right, Beth was the Vice President, Training and Communications for Safeguard Business Systems, a franchise organization. With Safeguard for 9 years, she also held the prior position of Vice President, Human Resources.
She was also Vice President, Human Resources for Mosaic Sales Solutions; Sr. Director, Human Resources for Things Remembered; and Director, Training and Development for Famous Footwear. Prior to Famous Footwear, she held various training and business roles for retail organizations like Wilsons Leather. She started her career as a manager for AMC Theatres out of college.
Throughout her career, Beth learned how to be an effective leader by learning first hand from her mistakes and her successes. In addition, she observed the leadership traits and characteristics of great leaders…and not so great leaders.
Having built and managed many high functioning teams, her passion is helping leaders learn how to be most effective in leading their teams. Her training emphasizes not only the WHAT to do, but more importantly, the HOW to do it RIGHT! Thus, the name of her company - Leading Right.
Weaving actual examples and outcomes into her training sessions, she adds insight, humor, and fun. Whether helping a seasoned leader remember what they should be doing or helping a new manager learn it for the first time the result is helping them become a better leader.
She is frequently sought out to speak as a leadership and training expert on a variety of topics such as Linking Strategy to Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Communication, Accountability, Effective Leadership Skills, etc. In addition, working directly with the senior management of an organization, she specializes in needs analysis, customized training solutions, and achieving results.
Stay After For Our Legal Hour
Help! We just received a lawsuit! Now what?
Lynn Kelly, Law Office of Lynn Kelly
This presentation will cover the basics of how a human resources professional can be an effective liaison between employees, senior management, and defense counsel during the litigation process. We will look at the HR professional's role in a lawsuit from the beginning through the post-mortem analysis. Great preparation for those without significant litigation experience or as a refresher for more experienced professionals.
Lynn Kelly has practiced law in North Texas since 1989 and has represented clients in more than 130 jury trials. After beginning her career as a prosecutor in Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, she handled and eventually supervised litigation matters for the North Texas division of a major insurance carrier. In addition to several years of private law firm experience, Lynn was in-house counsel with a Fort Worth-based Fortune 500 corporate legal department.
A native Texan, Lynn is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and of Pepperdine University School of Law. She was recently selected by her peers for the seventh time to the annual “Top Attorneys” list in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.
Lynn’s practice emphasizes the following:
- Advising business clients regarding contracts, employment and insurance matters.
- Representing clients in Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings, including mediation and arbitration.
- Civil litigation in both Texas state and federal courts, with concentration in personal injury defense, employment law and commercial disputes.
These programs have each been approved for 1.00 recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.
All online reservations are due Monday at noon prior to the meeting. Online registration will be closed at that time. Attendees not registered online will be considered walk-in registrations and will be charged the guest rate of $35.