Velissa Chapa, Assistant General Counsel at Texas Workforce Commission
During this session, Velissa Chappa will bring her legal knowledge to help businesses succeed when navigating documentation, directives, and discipline in the workplace.
Velissa R. Chapa is an Assistant General Counsel at the Texas Workforce Commission. Velissa specializes in employment law and advises agency management on a variety of employment law issues. She also conducts training sessions for internal management, where she discusses the policies and procedures, medical leave-related laws, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in business. Velissa serves as Board President for the Austin Youth River Watch, is the Treasurer of the Austin LGBT Bar Association, is a recent graduate of Leadership Austin, and in her spare time enjoys film, music, and supporting local art.
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"Every employee needs motivation for performance management to be successful. Employees must take some responsibility in motivating themselves. Management must help motivate and develop employees. However, both managers and employees must take and own the actions for success to occur.
In addition to stimulating motivation, performance management is important because it highlights: training needs, boosts morale, helps with identifying the right employees for promotion, helps define career paths, supports workforce planning, increases employee retention, delivers greater employee autonomy, and improves accountability.
Using my original platform: Demand Excellence in Everything You Do: Your D.E.E.D. to Success. I will share with participants how to D.esign - E.ducate - E.xecute - D.ocument strategies for effective performance management. The D.E.E.D. gets to the heart of goals. Also, it lays the groundwork for increasing personal development in individuals and offers a laser-focused approach to engagement and culture for organizations. The word DEED has two primary meanings: (1) Own and (2) Action. Teaching leaders how to create an environment that is conducive to individual success will reduce turnover and improve the bottom line for the organization."
Dr. Stephanie Ferguson - Director, Career & Technical Education - Belton Independent School District
Dr. Russell Porterfield - Principal, KISD Career Center - Killeen Independent School District
Denise Ayres - Director, Career & Technical Education - Temple Independent School District
This session will start with an overview of the economic, demographic, and social evolutions that are impacting our hiring practices. It will provide participants with labor market data to have a better understanding of our local talent. It will provide opportunities to interact directly with our local Career & Technical Education Directors from our school districts, as well as colleges and universities in Central Texas.
It will answer:
Talent & Potential.
Leaders have it, organizations have it, you have it. What if you utilized and realized more of it? How would that impact everything?
The answer: immensely!
Higher productivity, lower attrition, greater engagement, and unlimited possibility! So, how do we do it?
Incorporating themes from his first book, Acoustic Leadership: Develop A Leadership Culture That Resonates, and based on the research for his forthcoming publication, Unlock & Amplify is brought to life with a combination of energy, interactivity, fun, and his signature presentation style (and guitar).
Rick brings his clever insights and actionable strategies to tap into that wealth of
potential and transform your organization and your people.
Introducing his proprietary RIFF ModelTM, you’ll learn how to:
With solutions in hand, you’ll help create an environment where opportunity abounds, talent thrives, and potential is realized!"
Mediation is one of several dispute resolution techniques available to help groups and individual resolve conflict. HR professionals are usually the first point of contact whenever a workplace dispute arises. Therefore, they play a substantial role in assisting to achieve resolution in workplace disputes. It is important for HR professionals to understand how and when workplace mediation can or should be used.