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The Art and Supposed Science of Motivation

  • October 05, 2022
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Texas Star Golf Course, 1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless, TX 76040
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On Location at the Texas Star Golf Course

1400 Texas Star Pkwy, Euless, TX 76040

The Art and Supposed Science of Motivation

Can we as HR leaders motivate employees to increase productivity and excel in their work? Many people claim we can’t because motivation is an intrinsic factor that we cannot easily influence. While there is truth to that statement, managers can improve employee performance and company loyalty by understanding and applying the basic fundamentals of motivational management theories.

In this presentation, we will take a quick trip through more than a century of motivational management theory. We will stop along the way to explore the wisdom and, in some cases, the fallacies associated with these concepts, and participants will identify motivational methods best suited to meet the needs of their diverse teams.


Speaker Bio for Kathy Mitchell

Kathy Mitchell is the executive director of HOPE Tutoring, a nonprofit organization offering free tutoring to children in Arlington. She is also the owner and principal human resource consultant of Why HR, LLC, specializing in the areas of strategic planning, change management, and training and development initiatives.  With more than 25 years of experience in HR management, she understands the complex challenges businesses face.  She is well versed in dialogue-based adult education and has a track record of problem-solving. 

Kathy serves on the Citizens Environmental Committee for the City of Arlington and the Partners in Education Committee for the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce. She is a past president of Mid-Cities HR Association and has conducted special projects for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She also served for many years as a lead organizer and facilitator for a number of organizations working to bridge political divides.

Kathy graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Adult Education and Training.  She holds the certifications of Senior Professional in Human Resources and SHRM Senior Certified Professional. 


This program is pre-approval for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit”

Mid Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is pending approval for 1 recertification credit through HRCI.

All online reservations are due by close of business on the Monday before the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time. 

Cancellations & Payments:
We regret that we must charge members and guests the cost of the event when cancellations are not received at least 48 hours prior to the event day. Also, all payments must be made before or by the time of attendance.  By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.

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