Upcoming events

    • May 05, 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual meeting - Link will be emailed the day before the meeting
    • 79
    Register

    WEBINAR FORMAT

    (Link to be emailed the day before the meeting)


    Please note that all registration fees this month will be donated to

    ReCycles McKinney, whose mission is to accept, rehabilitate, and give back to the community bicycles for anyone that requests one, free of charge.  


    Why I Hate HR - and How Strategic Risk-taking Can Change My Opinion

    All business decisions are based on risk. There is no way to eliminate the risk, only to minimize it and manage it. To do that you need information, facts, and expert counsel. Most HR programs or departments focus on the policies, lists of “can do” and “cannot do”, benefits available, insurance rates, etc. These are critical to the underlying processes that support a business, but they do not support strategic decision making.

    A good - and even great - HR department (or even an individual person) should play an active part in risk evaluation and strategic decision making. The true value of an HR department is in its strategic participation. HR must understand risk, support leadership with that risk, and - most importantly - once a decision is made, actively support and execute those strategic decisions.

    Richard S. Szecsy, PhD., PE, FACI, will share with us his experiences of working with HR professionals while leading strategic business development initiatives. His program will walk us through the changes we as HR professionals must make to ensure that we are strategic players rather than roadblocks to the process.


    About the speaker:

    Richard Szecsy, PhD., PE, FACI

    Richard S. Szecsy, PhD., PE, FACI has worked internationally as a technical expert and business development director for a $4B ready mix and aggregate company, a Department Head at a university, a Vice-President and Board member for one of the largest privately held ready-mix concrete and aggregate companies in the US, President & CEO of the largest state aggregate and concrete trade association in the US, and is the current Chief Operating Officer for Charley’s Concrete. He served on several state and national committees as well as Boards of Direction for ASTM, ACI, ASCE, and the NRMCA.

    He is widely recognized as a national expert in the areas of concrete technologies, recycled materials, concrete construction, and concrete sustainability and resiliency, and in 2014 was named one of the most Influential People in the concrete industry by Concrete Producer magazine.

    He has an enormous depth and breadth of experience on operational issues such as mergers & acquisitions, corporate integrations, cost controls, safety, environmental, quality control, engineering, plant design and layout, pricing strategies, marketing strategies, financial assessment and analysis.

    He has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University, and is a registered professional engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina.


     


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


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

    This program is pending 1 business 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.
     

    Use of Materials

    By attending an event affiliated with Mid-Cities HR Association (MCHRA), attendees consent and agree to being photographed and/or videoed.  Attendees agree to allow MCHRA to use, publish, and distribute their names, pictures, images, and voices (herein the “Materials”) for illustration, training, and/or marketing of MCHRA, in any and all forms of media, including but not limited to MCHRA's website, Facebook and LinkedIn. Attendees waive any right to review or approve any use of the Materials, any written copy, or any finished product. Attendees will not receive any compensation or payment for MCHRA's use of the Materials and waive any rights, claims, or interest in the Materials.

    • June 02, 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual meeting - Link will be emailed the day before the meeting
    • 80
    Register

    WEBINAR FORMAT

    (Link to be emailed the day before the meeting)

    Ageism in the Workplace


    Ageism is among the most common forms of employment discrimination, but age is rarely included in diversity and inclusion initiatives.  Age discrimination can come with the costs of missing out on solid candidates and a diverse workplace, not to mention legal fees and time spent defending EEOC claims and lawsuits.  Julia will discuss dos and don’ts when it comes to hiring, firing, and other employment decisions, and what employers can do to stay in compliance with law to avoid age discrimination claims and litigation.  

    Learning Objectives

    Attendees will leave with an understanding of:

    • Laws, rules and regulations related to age discrimination in the workplace
    • Best practices to make sure your employer is in compliance with the above
    • Common mistakes that create legal exposure and how to avoid them

     

    About the speaker:

    Julia Gannaway

    Julia is a partner in the law firm of Ross Gannaway, PLLC. Her practice is dedicated largely to employment law in the public sector, and the firm represents only employers. The firm’s office is located in Southlake, but their clients are all around the state.

    She advises clients on matters relating to investigations and disciplinary actions in Chapter 143 settings and non-Chapter 143 cities; matters relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act and Texas law regarding pay issues. Her practice involves representing clients before Federal and State courts, administrative hearings for civil service and TCOLE, and in EEOC/DOL investigations. She also moonlights as the author of numerous Public Information Act requests for rulings.

    Julia is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in economics and obtained her JD from the University of Houston in 1994. Julia worked as an Assistant City Attorney in Odessa and Bryan before coming to work at the firm. She is a member of the Texas Bar College and currently serves on the Fort Worth HR Board of Directors as Legal and Legislative Director.  

     


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


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


    This program is pending 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.
     

    Use of Materials

    By attending an event affiliated with Mid-Cities HR Association (MCHRA), attendees consent and agree to being photographed and/or videoed.  Attendees agree to allow MCHRA to use, publish, and distribute their names, pictures, images, and voices (herein the “Materials”) for illustration, training, and/or marketing of MCHRA, in any and all forms of media, including but not limited to MCHRA's website, Facebook and LinkedIn. Attendees waive any right to review or approve any use of the Materials, any written copy, or any finished product. Attendees will not receive any compensation or payment for MCHRA's use of the Materials and waive any rights, claims, or interest in the Materials.

Past events

April 07, 2021 Introduction to People Analytics: Getting Started and Adding Value to the Business
March 03, 2021 Transform Your Difficult Conversation into Productive Dialogue
February 03, 2021 How to Fairly and Legally Evaluate Applicants’ Criminal History Information
January 20, 2021 2021 MCHRA Virtual Employment Law Conference
December 02, 2020 Lead with Laughs: Using Humor to Put the 'Human' in HR
November 04, 2020 Less Drama, More Productivity: How to Crack the Code to Building High Performance Teams
October 14, 2020 Mini Horses, and Dogs, and Peacocks, Oh My: What Businesses Need to Know About Service and Support Animals
September 17, 2020 MCHRA Meet & Munch
September 02, 2020 Are You Really an EEO Employer?
August 05, 2020 The Value of Upskilling
July 08, 2020 2020 Virtual HR Legal Roundtable
June 03, 2020 HR in the Days of COVID-19: What we’ve learned and where we go from here
May 13, 2020 Muffins and Mindfullness
May 06, 2020 Predicting Violent Behavior
April 01, 2020 Selecting Credible Assessment Tools: What to look for, what to avoid
March 04, 2020 Connected Leadership
February 05, 2020 How to Move Strategy from Planning to Action
January 15, 2020 2020 MCHRA Employment Law Conference
December 04, 2019 Find Your Lane; Change your GPS and Accelerate your Career!
November 06, 2019 Microaggressions: How Little Things Add Up to Big Problems
October 02, 2019 The 4 C's to a Strategic Benefits Approach
September 14, 2019 MCHRA's 2nd Annual SHRM Certficiation Study Group
September 04, 2019 Employee Retention: Keys to Winning this Battle
August 07, 2019 Leveraging Military Talent in the Workplace
July 10, 2019 2019 HR Legal Roundtable
June 05, 2019 EVENING EVENT - Improving Employee Engagement
May 01, 2019 FEEDBACK THAT WORKS! Setting Expectations
April 03, 2019 Transformational Leadership: Discovering fresh ideas and new techniques to influence and inspire others
March 06, 2019 DISC Personality Assessments: Finding the Pattern To Connection
February 06, 2019 HR & the Cost of Job Injuries
January 16, 2019 2019 MCHRA Employment Law Conference
December 05, 2018 HREvolution: Become Your Organization’s Biggest Strategic Advantage
November 07, 2018 A Minefield of Acronyms - ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, oh my!
October 03, 2018 Labor and Employment Law under the Trump Administration
September 05, 2018 Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
August 01, 2018 Strategic Planning and Budgeting Workshop
July 11, 2018 2018 HR Legal Roundtable
June 06, 2018 MCHRA at Night! & Best Practices in Employee Recognition
May 02, 2018 Integrating & Supporting Veterans in the Workforce
April 04, 2018 Hot Topics in Employment Law
March 07, 2018 Creating a Culture of Security
February 07, 2018 FEEDBACK that WORKS! Understanding relationships to improve communication
January 17, 2018 2018 MCHRA Employment Law Conference
December 06, 2017 A Scientific Look at Employee Performance and Development
November 01, 2017 Anatomy of an Employee Complaint: Practicing the Investigation
October 11, 2017 Preparing for the Aging Workforce
September 06, 2017 Top 10 Mistakes During HR Investigations that Can Lead to Liability
August 02, 2017 Cultural Awareness for Supervisors
July 12, 2017 2017 HR Legal Roundtable
June 07, 2017 Influential HR: Driving necessary change
May 03, 2017 Best Practices in Onboarding
April 05, 2017 What Employers Need to Know: Accommodating Bipolar Disorder and Other Psychiatric Disabilities
March 01, 2017 Leading Healthy Conflict through Turbulent Times
February 01, 2017 Successful HR Strategies for Building an Ethical Workplace Culture
January 18, 2017 2017 MCHRA Employment Law Symposium
December 07, 2016 Introduction to Fraudulent Document Detection
November 02, 2016 The Fully-Utilized EAP: How to be a Smart Shopper
October 05, 2016 Broadening Security Concerns in the Workplace
September 07, 2016 Cat Scratch Fever: Why should HR fear a cat's paw?
August 03, 2016 Unions - From Avoidance to Acceptance
July 13, 2016 HR Legal Roundtable
June 01, 2016 Performance Management Protocols That Minimize Employment Litigation
May 04, 2016 Rodney Klein presents "So you want me to investigate what?" Investigating Workplace Discrimination
April 06, 2016 Roy Lopez presents "The New myRA: What Employers Need to Know”
March 02, 2016 Dr. Rachel Croson Presents: Negotiation Skills for the HR Professional
February 03, 2016 MCHRA Member Appreciation Social
January 20, 2016 MCHRA Employment Law Symposium
December 02, 2015 Joan Wood presents "Building Leaders: How Successful Companies Engage in a Culture of Trust"
November 04, 2015 Danyelle Keenan presents "The Five Things You Need to Do Now to Enhance Your HR Career!"
October 07, 2015 Lisa Rueth presents Coaching the Coaches: What do your supervisors really need to direct performance?
September 10, 2015 DFW Diversity Strategies Conference
September 02, 2015 Mock Trial: Employee Sues Former Company for Discrimination & Retaliation
August 05, 2015 "Talent Games II: Finding, Engaging and Retaining the Talent You Need" Presented by Jimmy Taylor
July 02, 2015 Employer Risk and Internal Controls in the Payroll Process
June 03, 2015 Melissa S. Gresham Presents "Leading Safety" & Legal Hour with Patrick Maher
May 06, 2015 Change Management in HR isn't for Sissies presented by Debi Dault, CRP, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
April 01, 2015 Mario Avila Presents "Workplace-Based Financial Wellness – A New Landscape for Employers" & Legal Hour with Rory Divin
March 04, 2015 Sherry Johnson Presents "The HR Professional Competency Model: A Road Map for Success."
February 04, 2015 Darren Ford Presents "Managing Millennials: How to Unleash Today's Young Talent"
January 21, 2015 MCHRA Employment Law Symposium
December 03, 2014 Ken Cannon presents "How to Prepare Your Company for the Coming Ambush Election"
November 05, 2014 Frank Keck presents "60-Second Coach" and Rod Tanner presents the Legal Hour
October 01, 2014 Beth Jones presents "Linking Leadership to Strategy" & Lynn Kelly presents the Legal Hour
September 03, 2014 Danyelle Keenan presents "What does it Mean to be Strategic?" & Rachel Hale presents the Legal Hour
August 06, 2014 Alise Cortez presents Mode of Engagement & Courtney B. Perez presents the Legal Hour
July 31, 2014 Mix, Mingle & Network with MCHRA
June 04, 2014 Join us for THREE hours of HRCI Credit!
May 07, 2014 Mindful Management: How a Little Zen Today Can Save You a Lot of Yen Tomorrow
April 02, 2014 HR Strategy: Competitive Advantage Through People
March 05, 2014 What Employers Need to Know About Background Checks
February 05, 2014 The Future of 401(k)
January 22, 2014 MCHRA Employment Law Symposium
December 04, 2013 MCHRA December 4, 2013 Meeting
November 06, 2013 MCHRA November 6, 2013 Meeting
October 02, 2013 MCHRA October 2, 2013 Meeting
September 26, 2013 2013 Diversity Strategies Today
September 04, 2013 MCHRA September 2013 Meeting
August 23, 2013 Workforce ASSET Partnership Conference 2013
August 07, 2013 MCHRA August 2013 Meeting
June 05, 2013 MCHRA June 2013 Meeting
May 01, 2013 MCHRA May 2013 Meeting
April 03, 2013 MCHRA April 2013 Meeting
March 06, 2013 MCHRA March 2013 Meeting
February 06, 2013 MCHRA February 2013 Meeting
January 23, 2013 MCHRA Employment Law Symposium
December 05, 2012 MCHRA December Meeting
November 07, 2012 MCHRA November Meeting
October 03, 2012 MCHRA October Meeting
October 03, 2012 Ultimate Software Interactive HR Workshop
September 20, 2012 DFW Diversity Strategies Conference 2012 - Panel Discussion, Networking Event, Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
September 05, 2012 MCHRA September Meeting
August 08, 2012 Workforce ASSET Partnership Conference 2012
June 06, 2012 MCHRA June Meeting
May 02, 2012 MCHRA May Meeting
April 04, 2012 MCHRA April Meeting
March 20, 2012 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
March 07, 2012 MCHRA March Meeting
February 01, 2012 MCHRA February Meeting
January 25, 2012 MCHRA Employment Law Symposium
December 07, 2011 MCHRA December Meeting
November 02, 2011 MCHRA November Meeting
October 26, 2011 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
October 05, 2011 MCHRA October Meeting
September 22, 2011 2011 Diversity Strategies Today - Panel Discussion, Networking Event, Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
September 07, 2011 MCHRA September Meeting
August 03, 2011 MCHRA August Meeting
July 26, 2011 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
June 01, 2011 MCHRA June Meeting
May 17, 2011 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
May 04, 2011 MCHRA May Meeting
April 06, 2011 MCHRA April Meeting
March 02, 2011 MCHRA March Meeting
February 24, 2011 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
February 09, 2011 CANCELLED: MCHRA February Meeting
January 26, 2011 MCHRA Employment Law Symposium
December 01, 2010 MCHRA December Meeting
November 11, 2010 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
November 03, 2010 MCHRA November Meeting
October 06, 2010 MCHRA October Meeting
September 16, 2010 DFW Diversity Strategies Today
September 11, 2010 Volunteers Needed: Resume Review & Career Counseling
September 01, 2010 MCHRA September Meeting
August 04, 2010 MCHRA August Meeting
July 30, 2010 Felony or Misdemeanor-Friendly Career Fair
July 22, 2010 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
June 02, 2010 MCHRA June Meeting
May 05, 2010 MCHRA May Meeting
April 07, 2010 MCHRA April Meeting
April 01, 2010 MCHRA Networking Happy Hour
March 03, 2010 Be On Your Best Business and Dining Behavior
January 27, 2010 Employment Law Symposium

MCHRA member luncheons are held the first Wednesday of the month (except for July). 

Luncheons include a delicious meal, member news and updates, job and networking opportunities, and SHRM & HRCI approved educational seminars featuring expert local and national speakers on key Human Resource topics. 

Luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. and adjourn at 1:00 p.m. 

Pricing

  • $25.00 for Professional members (Transition members pay this price)
  • $35.00 for Non-members/Guest
  • $10.00 for Students members
  • Walk-ins are $35.00 and subject to availability 

Location

We meet at Texas Star, 1400 Texas Star Parkway in Euless

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