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    • August 07, 2024
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual meeting - Link will be emailed the day before the meeting
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    (Link will be emailed the day before the event)

    Building an HR Strategy for Job Quality, Retention and Employee Wellbeing Through Effective Collaborations

    Evidence based workplace research indicates that job quality and an effective employee development strategy can improve employee wellbeing, workforce progression and upskilling, positive mental and financial health as well as a better workplace culture with longer retention.

     In our current rapidly evolving business environment, it’s essential for organizations to prioritize effective collaborations for job quality and employee wellbeing as a strategic imperative for building an agile workforce. By providing personalized guidance and support to employees, learning outcomes can be enhanced and truly drive long term organizational success.

    Summary and Learning Objectives

    • This professional educational event with an expert panel will discuss current workforce industry hot topics with case study research on employee job quality, productivity, wellness programs and retention.
    • Attendees will learn current factors that impact employee stress and productivity.
    • Attendees will learn new methods and alternatives for training and building a quality workforce.
    • Attendees will learn the newest workplace technology for maintaining a healthy workforce.
    • Attendees will learn how improving the quality of frontline jobs leads to above-market ROI.
    • Attendees will gain enhanced knowledge of job quality maps.
    • Attendees will learn new collaborative pathway resources that help build and retain a healthy productive workforce.

    Our Panel of Speakers

    Ellen Frank Miller, PhD 

    Ellen G. Frank Miller, PhD, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at WORC, the Workforce & Organizational Research Center. Ellen has spent her 30-year career collaborating with investors, employers, national advocates, and community-based organizations to help make frontline jobs better and more accessible to all. An organizational scholar by training, Ellen has 15 years of experience in HR consulting and excels at creating evidence-based programs and policies. Prior to launching WORC, she founded and led the Workforce Financial Stability Initiative at the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her PhD at the University of Chicago.

    Sid Pailla, PhD

    Founder / CEO of Sunny Day Fund based in Falls Church VA.

    Sid has a national presence as a panelist and speaker on employee financial health. He founded Sunny Day Fund as a payroll-deducted emergency savings technology platform that drives better retention, fewer retirement loans & withdrawals, and more. Sid is also a board member of WorkLife Partnership, a Colorado based non-profit organization that delivers individualized health and financial resource navigation services for low to moderate income employees as well as strategic insights for employer C-Suite leadership.

    Don Baylor Jr, MBA

    Head of Worker Solutions at Lafayette Square Holding Company, LLC.

    Based in Austin TX, Don is a highly sought national speaker. At Lafayette Square, Don oversees the curation of impactful services for middle-market businesses that improve job quality, retention, and financial well-being. A graduate of Georgetown University, Don’s experience includes Director of Opportunity Texas, board member of RAISE Texas and the Texas Match the Promise Foundation as well as presentations to the US Conference of Mayors.

    Greg Mangum

    Vice President, Economic Mobility at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

    Grg has developed and implemented regional and market-level strategies that lead to targeted business development and reputation outcomes. Led the development of overall strategy and plan to address family financial stability, economic stability and asset development in Dallas and Collin County market. Greg works to strengthen existing United Way relationships and build new working partnerships with community leaders, service providers, corporations, funders, public sector, educational institutions, coalitions, and other stakeholders to collectively plan, implement and scale successful programs in the local communities.

    This program is valid 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 approved for 1 recertification credit through HRCI.

    All online reservations are due by close of business on the Tuesday 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.

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October 11, 2017 Preparing for the Aging Workforce
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March 04, 2015 Sherry Johnson Presents "The HR Professional Competency Model: A Road Map for Success."
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April 03, 2013 MCHRA April 2013 Meeting
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February 06, 2013 MCHRA February 2013 Meeting
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November 07, 2012 MCHRA November Meeting
October 03, 2012 MCHRA October Meeting
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August 08, 2012 Workforce ASSET Partnership Conference 2012
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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
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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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