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Monthly Luncheon Information

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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Upcoming events

    • October 11, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Texas Star, 1400 Texas Star Parkway in Euless
    • 75

    Preparing for the Aging Workforce


    The Society for Human Resource Management reports that only about one-third of all employers are prepared for the effects of our aging workforce.  With Baby Boomers reaching or nearing retirement age, employers could be impacted if not properly prepared.  Our October meeting will offer a panel of subject matter experts who will provide an overview of the issues that all employers need to consider.  


    Panel presenters include Jimmy Taylor, Partner with BizMultiplier, who will be speaking about workforce forecasting; Maretta Collins, Lead Coach with AARP, who will speak about the partnership between Tarrant County College and AARP in focusing on the mature worker; Terry Cooley, Vice President of HR at Penhall Company, who will provide insights about organizational knowledge management; and LaTonya Lacy, MCHRA's Aging Workforce Initiative Chair, who will share some important research from SHRM on the impact of our Aging Workforce. 


      About the presenters:

    Jimmy Taylor


         

    Jimmy is a 20+ year HR leader, entrepreneur, speaker, consultant, and executive coach. He is a Partner with BizMultiplier, a company dedicated to providing tools that help companies grow engaged employees! He also works with companies to develop and grow entrepreneurial management teams, increase the value of their business, and develop transition roadmaps that enable entrepreneur’s to reach their objectives.


    Previously he was a founding partner of Novotus, a Texas based Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider named the number one mid-market RPO by HRO Today. He also serves on the Board of Trustee's for DallasHR, and as a District Director for Texas SHRM.

     

    Jimmy uses his experience in both talent management/development and business leadership to help owners and company leaders understand, design, change and grow themselves and their companies. His passion is helping leaders and the teams they serve reach their potential!

    Maretta Collins

    Maretta Collins of Tarrant County Community College District (TCCD), Lead Coach for AARP’s/Back to Work 50+, has provided educational assistance and support to the mature worker empowering a successful transition back into the workplace.  Maretta has held positions as the Vice President of Paul Quinn College, Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association as well as a Primary Partner at Mayeaux & Associates.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management.   

    Terry Cooley


      
    Terry Cooley is a Human Resources executive with operations experience who utilizes critical thinking, employee engagement, company-specific metrics, project management, and other business talents to improve organizational and operational effectiveness. He has executed these experiences in the food, auto, appliance, healthcare, durable goods, for-profit secondary education industries, and construction.

    Terry has served and led organizations by:
    - Designing and executing non-traditional solutions to optimize business needs
    - Manage multiple functions, operations, and projects and resolve complex issues in a timely cost effective manner
    - Cultivate productive matrix teams and forge positive relationships and strategic alliances
    - Serve as a mentor to C-level and junior leadership positions
    - Leverage technology and utilize data to measure impact and results

    Terry has taken an non-traditional route of business development and leadership to serve in both Field Operations and Human Resources. Both disciplines gave him the opportunity to influence leaders strategically and deliver operationally .

    Terry was the recipient of the 2016 HR Executive of the Year from DallasHR, serves on several Boards within the DFW Metroplex, and he and his family participate in many outreach and charity activities. 

    This program is pending 1.00 Professional Development Credit towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP through SHRM and 1.00 recertification credit towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through HRCI.

     

      

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

    All online reservations are due by NOON on the Monday before 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.

    Cancellations:
    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. By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.
     

    • November 01, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Texas Star, 1400 Texas Star Parkway in Euless
    • 80
    Registration is closed

    Anatomy of an Employee Complaint: Practicing the Investigation

    Conducting an HR investigation can be complicated.  HR practitioners need to be mindful of what to look for, who to include, how to involve them, and when they can consider the investigation to be complete.  Adding an additional layer of complexity is how to ensure the investigation doesn’t result in further complications. 


    Since active participation is the best way to learn the ins and outs of conducting an HR investigation, our November program will feature an interactive exercise in investigations led by Becky Neilson.  Attendees will have an opportunity to formulate an investigation strategy and question the complainant, the accused, the witnesses, and others involved in the scenario, and Attorney Brian Farrington will offer his insights and answer questions as the investigation exercise unfolds.


      About the presenters:

    Brian Farrington


            


    Brian T. Farrington is a Shareholder and Section Head of the Firm's Employment Law Practice Group.  His practice consists of transactional work advising and representing management concerning employment law.  Principal practice areas are Fair Labor Standards Act and Equal Employment Opportunity laws.  Also, Texas Workforce Commission unemployment eligibility, government contracts labor standards (Davis Bacon Act, Service Contract Act), OSHA 11(c), and state wage payment laws.

    During Mr. Farrington’s career, he has represented hundreds of employers in investigations conducted by U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division under FLSA.  He has prepared dozens of position statements annually in response to EEOC/state discrimination and harassment charges.  He has additional experience in responding to complaints under OSHA 11(c), state wage payment laws.  Mr. Farrington has also engaged as an expert witness in more than 50 cases in federal and state court.  In the 1980’s, he was an Investigator/Compliance Officer in Chicago and later promoted to Assistant District Director in the Dallas Office of Wage-Hour where he supervised over 5,000 investigations.  Mr. Farrington is noted for his exceptional ability as a speaker and trainer.  He has taught sessions on the FLSA for the State Bar of Texas and Arkansas, and for the Dallas Bar Association.  He has addressed groups such as the Society of Human Resource Management, the Texas Payroll Conference, attendees at AADP's "Meeting of the Minds" national conference, Ceridian Corporation's "Insights" national conference, local chapters of the Human Resources Associations, American Payroll Association, American Compensation Association, and many others.

    Mr. Farrington is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association.  He received his B.A. summa cum laude degree in 1973 from the University of Dallas and his M.A., degree in 1974 from the University of Chicago.  He received his J.D. degree in 1994 from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.  He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1994 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


    Rebecca Neilson, PHR, SHRM-CP

     


    Becky Neilson is the Director of Graduate Business Services and Goolsby Leadership Academy Lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington.  She previously served as a Lecturer and Graduate Advisor for the MS in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) Program at UTA.  Becky served in the United States Army and Army Reserve in numerous leadership positions, including Deputy Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff for the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade. 


    Ms. Neilson graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science in Personnel Administration and from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. 

    Ms. Neilson has served in numerous volunteer roles for the Society for Human Resource Management since 1998, including the role of president of Mid-Cities HR Association. 


                                       


    This program is pending 1.00 Professional Development Credit towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP through SHRM and 1.00 recertification credit towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through HRCI.

     

      

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

    All online reservations are due by NOON on the Monday before 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.

    Cancellations:
    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. By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.
     

Past events

September 06, 2017 Top 10 Mistakes During HR Investigations that Can Lead to Liability
August 02, 2017 Cultural Awareness for Supervisors
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
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