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    • 9 Feb 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • The Gin - Belton, TX (219 S East St Belton, TX)
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    SPEAKER

    Michael "Mike" Deponte, Principal and Office Litigation Manager at Jackson Lewis


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    The current Administration has made significant changes in the country’s employment laws, with more to come in the near future. From his appointments to his Administration, expected appointments to the Courts, to sweeping legislation and rule changes, these alternations will affect employers for years to come. In this session, we will discuss what the new Administration has done in the employment law arena in the first year, and what we can expect in the upcoming years. Following this session, attendees should be able to:

    • Identify changes made by the Biden Administration in employment law
    • Learn anticipated employment law changes that will be made by the current Administration
    • Develop practices and policies to address the changes in the workplace

    SPEAKER BIO

    Michael J. DePonte is a Principal and Office Litigation Manager for the Dallas, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is Board Certified in both Labor and Employment Law, as well as Civil Trial Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Of the approximately 90,000 attorneys that are licensed in the State of Texas, only 29 are Board Certified in both of these areas. Mr. DePonte has an extensive litigation and trial background having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts in Texas.

    Mr. DePonte’s practice focuses on advice and counseling and the litigation of employment claims – including wage and hour issues, class and collective actions, and civil rights claims under state and federal law. Mr. DePonte has defended national and regional employers on a broad range of employment-related issues. He has represented employers before numerous federal and state agencies, and has handled trials and appeals in federal and state courts.

    Mr. DePonte also provides his clients with general advice and counseling on a broad range of employment and labor issues, prepares and presents training seminars to clients, and has prepared materials for and presented lectures at multiple employment law seminars and human resources workshops. He has presented to organizations across Texas and New Mexico and in 2020 he was inducted to the HR Southwest Conference Speaker Hall of Fame.



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    Central Texas Human Resource Management Association


    • 9 Mar 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • The Gin - Belton, TX (219 S East St Belton, TX)
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    SPEAKER

    Steve Peglar SPHR, PI, SHRM-SCP, Deputy Executive Director / Head of HR & Organizational Development at Housing Authority of Travis County


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    With hope on the horizon for an end to the global pandemic, organizations throughout the world anxiously anticipate what the future of the workplace will ultimately look like and how they as employers will adapt to the post-pandemic “new normal.” After undergoing the largest ever experiment in remote working practices that the world has ever seen – which has generally resulted in a broad positive impact – things will never be quite the same for these organizations and their employees when the danger from COVID-19 has passed. Moving into this uncertain future, HR is faced with a range of challenges in continuing to implement, administer, and enhance these new ways of working, and to effectively and successfully maintain and improve a workplace that is likely forever changed as a result of our collective experience. In this engaging program, Steve Peglar, SPHR, PI, SHRM-SCP, will present insightful observations and practical tactics for addressing these concerns, with topics including:

    • The Great Remote Work Experiment • What Has Worked…and What Didn’t? 
    • The Likely Future
    • Critical HR Considerations for the Post-Pandemic Workforce
    • Potential Post-Pandemic Positives….and Negatives


    SPEAKER BIO

    Steve Peglar, SPHR, PI, SHRM-SCP, is Deputy Executive Director / Head of HR & Organizational Development at Housing Authority of Travis County. Formerly, he was the Senior Vice President with The WhitneySmith Company, a Fort Worth-based human resources consulting firm. He has over twenty-five years of strategic and tactical human resources experience and has worked with a wide variety of industries including services, manufacturing, banking & finance, energy, nonprofits, defense & federal contracting, architectural & engineering services, municipal governments, education, telecommunications, and more.

    Mr. Peglar holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He also maintains the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute, the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation from the Society for Human Resources Management and is licensed as a Private Investigator with the Texas Commission on Private Security. He is also a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and True Colors personality profile systems, and a trained analyst in the Predictive Index (PI) workplace profile. He is a frequent author and contributor to local, regional, and national online business publications, and speaks regularly to business groups on a variety of HR issues and topics.

    Mr. Peglar’s areas of professional expertise include employee relations, HR strategy, policy development, HR legal compliance, internal investigations, EEO, compensation, performance management, training & organizational development, workplace surveys, organizational culture, executive coaching, organizational design, federal contractor compliance, expert witness testimony, international HR, workplace benefits, HR technology, and safety.



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    Central Texas Human Resource Management Association



    • 21 Apr 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Killeen Civic and Conference Center - Killeen, TX
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    SPEAKER INFORMATION COMING SOON!


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


    Lisa Blanton, MBA, SHRM-SCP - President & Business/HR Advison at Austin Alliance Group


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    There is no fun in dysfunction. Petty conflicts, back stabbing behavior, gossip and mistrust make it hard to go to work. Counter to conventional wisdom, however, the causes of these dysfunctional behaviors are both identifiable and curable. With the right tools, supervisors and managers can transform their work environment to one of cohesion and collaboration. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team approach, developed by best-selling author and consultant Patrick Lencioni, identifies the root causes of dysfunction on teams and provides the keys to overcoming them. Using this approach, this course empowers supervisors and managers to establish trust, gain commitment to team goals, clarify roles and expectations, effectively communicate and constructively debate issues, making better decisions and creating a team environment to optimize performance. Learning Objectives:

    • Communicate openly and honestly with your team members and colleagues. 
    • Recognize that – as the team’s leader - you must “go first” in establishing cohesive behaviors on the team and practice techniques for taking this first step.
    • Leverage peer to peer accountability. 
    • Lead teams in moving beyond artificial harmony and learn how to generate healthy conflict.
    • Recognize the power of vulnerability-based trust verses predictive trust, and practice the behaviors needed to build trust.
    • Measure the current level of “dysfunction” in your team or organization and create a Gap Analysis Strategy to build the bridge.


    SPEAKER BIO

    Lisa Blanton possesses a diverse business background that includes over 30 years in corporate positions such as COO, CFO, and CHRO, including 13 years as a business owner of an Engineering firm. Lisa has a proven track record of helping leaders drive for high achieving results through strategy, integration, and people relationships with a focus on financial, people service, and enterprising aspects of a business.

    Lisa's career is filled with success stories of assisting leaders to build the business functions of operations, finance, accounting, and human resources. While at the same time, they concentrate on the development of their product or service. She is passionate about guiding leadership teams to successfully build their organizations and provide the best environment and culture for their employees.

    Lisa teaches leadership teams to get what they want from their businesses. She does this by providing a complete system with simple tools to help teams achieve alignment in their vision, get traction to execute to achieve every part of their vision and to help the leaders become a healthy, functional, cohesive leadership team.

    Always wanting to help others, Lisa is an active member of the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) and has served on the Board of Directors of the 800+ member association since 2014 in the roles of Treasurer, Co-VP of Conference, President-Elect, President, and most recently as Immediate Past President to provide advisory guidance to other volunteer leaders. Lisa also currently serves as Co-Director of Governmental Affairs and Advocacy for Texas Society of Human Resource Management (Texas SHRM).

    She also holds a certification as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and has an MBA in Organizational Studies. In her free time, Lisa enjoys cheering for the Texas A&M University sports teams, traveling, and meeting new friends.

    Her core values are help first, do the right thing, do what I promise, grow or die, and be humbly confident. Specialties: Strategic Planning, Ownership Transition, Change Management, Operations Management, Human Resources Management, and Management Advising.



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    Best regards,
    Central Texas Human Resource Management Association



    • 13 Jul 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • The Gin - Belton, TX (219 S East St Belton, TX)
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    SPEAKER


    Eric Putt, Program Manager at Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


    PRESENTATION SUMMARY

    The current unemployment rate is returning to pre-pandemic levels, but many jobs continue to be left vacant. Veterans have the skills needed to help address talent shortages, but 55 percent of veterans report employment as a top transition challenge.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Benefits of Hiring veterans
    • How Military experience translates directly to leadership and work ethic in civilian roles
    • How to tap into corporate tax benefits
    • Addressing common challenges when hiring veterans
    • Resources and organizations that can assist locating job seeking veterans

    SPEAKER BIO

    Eric Putt is a program manager for the Corporate Fellowship Program at Hiring Our Heroes. Hiring Our Heroes is an initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.



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    Best regards,
    Central Texas Human Resource Management Association






    





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