Upcoming events

    • December 02, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual meeting - Link will be emailed the day before the meeting
    Registration is closed

    Note: This year's Teddy Bear Drive will be conducted a bit differently. As in years past, we will support our UTA SHRM chapter's Teddy bear drive for Project Hope, a DFW initiative providing Teddy bears and other stuffed animals to children and elderly in hospitals, shelters and nursing homes at Christmas. Rather than bringing our cuddly donations to an in-person meeting, all of our registration fees will be used to place an order of bears to be delivered directly to the drive organizer. Thank you for your support!


    (Link to be emailed the day before the meeting)

    Lead With Laughs: 

    Using Humor To Put The 'Human' In HR

    We could all use a laugh right now, but did you know that a little laughter can actually help adapt to change and prepare your workplace for the disruption of the 21st century workplace? Because of the pandemic, innovation in tech, and new generations in the workforce, managers are being forced to pivot on the fly, leading to an increase in workload, stress, and pessimism. What if you had a tool at your disposal that could relieve your stress while boosting your team’s engagement levels, creativity, and productivity?

    We’ve been conditioned to believe that "work isn't the time or place to laugh,” but this outdated adage has a demotivating and destructive effect on our ability to deal with uncertainty, innovate, and solve problems. Keynote speaker and comedian David Horning combines hilarious anecdotes with scientific studies and simple daily practices to bring you a presentation that will help you utilize humor as a vital leadership skill and turn it into a cultural cornerstone at your work.

    “Lead With Laughs” will leave you energized and ready to act on new ideas for transforming your workplace into a safe space for creativity, collaboration, and fun that will engage and inspire you and your team. You don't even have to be funny to do it!

    You'll learn:

    1. 4 reasons why addressing employee disengagement is vital in today’s workplace now, more than ever

    2. The definition of humor and the numerous benefits from incorporating it into your work

    3. Why the standard, transactional management style is outdated in today's workplace and what to replace it with

    4. The psychological edge humor provides when problem-solving in the face of adversity

    5. The 9 dos and don'ts for incorporating humor into your workplace culture

      About the speaker:

      David Horning

      Combining 8 years of comedy and a passion for positive psychology, David Horning is on a mission to transform workplace culture as a keynote speaker. David has inspired and entertained audiences across the country for the past 6 years, including Wyndham Hotels, ShurTech Brands, SHRM, DisruptHR, and many others with fresh and fun presentations that turn traditional leadership on its head with his use of humor. He is the founder and Chief Experience Officer of Water Cooler Comedy, a company offering keynote presentations, corporate comedy shows, and humor leadership consulting.

      In addition to speaking, David continues to perform stand-up wherever his work takes him, including in the New York Comedy Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival, and at clubs all over the United States. As part of his mission to prove that anything can be made funny, in 2020 he launched his podcast, "You Can't Laugh At That," exploring the ins and outs of humor theory, stand-up comedy, and joke writing to determine what makes audiences laugh and how to do it better.


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

      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.”

      The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. This program is preapproved 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.

      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

    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. 


    • $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 


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

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