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    • October 04, 2022
    • November 10, 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • Virtual

    Join the Texas SHRM Certification Instructor-led Study Course!

    This study group will give participants professional
    insight and test taking strategies.
    We aim to help you feel more confident retesting. 

    *For Re-Testers Only*
    Proof of prior test scores may be requested.
    Must have access to study materials.

    Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 P.M.
    starting on October 4, 2022 - November 10, 2022. 

    Attending all sessions, as well as personal studying,
    is highly recommended for higher success rates.

    Click here to download the course agenda/schedule.

    For more information on the Success Course,
    contact Texas SHRM Certification Core Area Leaders:

    Jeri George: mrsjerigeorge@gmail.com
    LaTonya McElroy: mrsldmcelroy@gmail.com

    Login information for the course is shared in your confirmation email.

    • October 12, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Gin - Belton, TX (219 S East St Belton, TX)

    When Workplace Investigations Go Wrong - Labor and Employment Law


    Natalie R. Lynch, Owner/Principal Business and Employment Law Attorney at Lynch Law Firm

    Presentation Summary:

    Based on real life examples, Natalie will start the presentation with a short story about “fake” events at a fake company that lead to a completely bumbled “investigation.” This is an incredibly technical area for courtroom attorneys, but Natalie will simply the obligations that HR professionals need to know so you can keep your internal affairs out of courtroom.

    Attendees will:

    • Get a primer on the laws about investigations.

    • Issue spot the many many ways that innocuous workplace activities can lead to horrible investigative outcomes.

    • Understand a litigator’s framework for analysis so that HR can prevent technical problems before they occur.

    Speaker Bio:

    Natalie R. Lynch is a business and employment law attorney in Austin, Texas who has demonstrated expertise in workplace investigations, workplace employment law, and entity formations. Having lived abroad in both Ghana and Spain, Natalie brings unique perspectives to helping companies conduct business nationally and internationally throughout Asia (particularly Japan and China), South Africa, Latin America, and all over the world.

    Credentialed through the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), Natalie is the only consulting and credentialed expert in Central Texas who conducts investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, and other issues. As a credentialed dispute resolution mediator, she routinely collaborates with general counsel, internal and external counsel, employment litigators, employment generalists, and senior human resources professionals.

    Natalie is the incoming Chair of the Austin Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section and serves in leadership roles for the Texas State Bar Association, including the International Bar Section and the Animal Law Section. In Colorado, Natalie was a two-term president of the Aurora Bar Association, the first recipient of the Colorado Bar Association’s Future Leaders award, and a member of the Bar Association’s Executive Council.

    Click here to learn more and to register.

    • October 15, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fort Worth Convention Center

    This meeting is by invitation only 

    • November 09, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Gin - Belton, TX (219 S East St Belton, TX)

    Leveraging Total Rewards Strategies to Address Employee Engagement & Navigating Business Challenges


    Tam Nguyen, Co-founder & Human Capital Principal, CCP, GRP, PHR

    Presentation Summary:

    The business environment is rapidly changing. HR has taken on an enormous amount of ‘duties as assigned’ since the beginning of 2020. From a global pandemic to the Great Resignation to the Great Migration, companies are challenged with attracting, rewarding, motivating, and retaining talent. Leaders are frantically trying to find a balance between compliance, pay equity, wage compression, market competitiveness, while keeping operations going and being profitable business. When money is a business constraint, how can employers avoid significantly increasing labor costs? HR is tasked with helping the business find other ways to address workforce engagement and employee wellness.

    Attendees in this session will:

    • Understand the process to assess and diagnose business challenges.

    • Identify sources for market data and other HR intelligence.

    • Analyze and be able to prioritize total rewards strategies.

    • Align HR and Total Rewards programs to the business priorities.

    Speaker Bio:

    Tam Nguyen, Co-founder & Human Capital Principal, CCP, GRP, PHR

    With over 18 years in key roles at Fortune 200 companies providing project management and consulting services, Tam has delivered value-added results in large multi-national and global organizations. She has been adjunct faculty at the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus as well as University of Houston Downtown campus. Tam advises senior leaders both domestically and internationally in the areas of strategic human capital management, global compensation & benefits, HR information systems & data management, and mergers & acquisitions.

    Click here to learn more and to register.