Upcoming events

    • 13 May 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

    Join Texas Bay Area SHRM for our upcoming virtual chapter meeting on Thursday, May 13th at 11:30 AM!

    Laurie Hall, President and CEO of New Horizon Strategies, LLC, will be presenting this month's featured topic - "Breaking the Ice of Nice"

    Meeting Agenda:

    • 11:30-12:00 Login to Webinar/Networking/Announcements
    • 12:00-1:00 Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A

    Re-certification credits are available for this event (1 SHRM PDC; 1 hour HRCI) and will be shared with attendees after the meeting. Guests are always welcome to attend our virtual meetings! The guest fee is $20 per attendee.

    The Topic: 

    Many leaders tell us their organizations are “pretty good” – but a little “too nice.” When we avoid having tough conversations because we don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, are we effectively communicating? The answer is no!

    Dr. Brené Brown’s research around daring leaders shows that the number one barrier to braver leaders is the lack of courage to have tough conversations. What would happen if leaders replaced “being nice” with “being more courageous”? What impact could this have with teams, organizations and customers?

    Learn how to process the fears and feelings associated with saying what needs to be said, and understand the potential positive outcomes of sharing our unique perspectives.


    • Understand why Courageous Conversations matter to you.
    • Determine when you’re acting already courageously and what might be getting in the way when you’re not.
    • Learn a new tool to simplify and create confidence around the process for giving courageous feedback.

      About Laurie: 

      Laurie Hall, PCC, MSc, LSSBB – a certified coach, certified facilitator, and seasoned speaker – founded New Horizon Strategies LLC in 2011 to inspire sustainable change in the professional world. She provides transformation to leaders through coaching, facilitation, consulting, and speaking. She is a frequent keynote and breakout session speaker on technical and motivational topics to inspire personal and professional growth.

      Laurie brings a unique perspective to coaching and facilitation since she spent the first part of her career in project- and system-level engineering and management, facilitation, and organizational development to support human life in space and operational excellence on the ground. Her work effected change at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Lockheed Martin, Jacobs Sverdrup, and Schlumberger-Dowell.

      • 20 May 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
      • Virtual Zoom Meeting

      Join Texas Bay Area SHRM for a bonus virtual meeting on Thursday, May 20th at 1:00 pm!

      Wendy Carmichael, ERISA Counsel and Senior VP of Employee Benefits Compliance for USI Southwest, Inc., will be presenting on the following topics in this session:

      Employee Benefits Compliance, with Federal and State Legislative Updates - Informing HR on the future of benefit plans with IRS Guidance on Health FSA & DCAP Relief, COBRA Subsidy, and State Specific Updates. 

      Meeting Agenda:

      • 1:00 - 2:30 pm (CST) Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A

      Continuing Education Credits: 

      Recertification credits will be available for this event! (1.5 SHRM PDC; 1.5 hours HRCI) A survey will be sent out to all registrants within one week after the meeting via email and the CEU codes will be provided upon completion.

      Guests are always welcome to attend our virtual meetings! The guest fee is $25 per attendee.

      About Wendy: 

      Wendy Carmichael joined USI Southwest’s Houston office in January 2006 as the in-house ERISA Counsel, focused on helping the benefits department and clients stay compliant with requirements of various benefits laws. 

      In her current position, Wendy monitors changes in benefits laws (health care reform, HIPAA, COBRA, etc.), helps clients with respect to specific legal questions (discrimination, privacy, etc.), conducts seminars to distribute legislative requirements, and writes weekly updates covering new developments and general issues regarding health and welfare plans, among many other things. Wendy earned her BA from Vanderbilt University and her JD from the University of Oregon School of Law.

    Past events

    15 Apr 2021 TXBA Annual Conference - HR is a Circus
    11 Mar 2021 March Monthly Meeting - Conflict Management: Fighting Social Distancing by Creating Motivating Environment with Mike Lejeune
    11 Feb 2021 Conducting Investigations with Trisha Barita
    14 Jan 2021 Lead With Laughs: Using Humor To Put The "Human" In HR with David Horning
    10 Dec 2020 Pivot Planning for Leaders & Managers with Charles Pulliam
    12 Nov 2020 Workforce Solutions with Jimmy Madrigal, Craig Casipe, and Benito Guzman
    8 Oct 2020 Hiring Military - Houston's Greatest Human Resource with Dina Anderson and Tiffany Bradbury
    10 Sep 2020 Stop Hiring the Wrong Person with Greg Shaffer
    13 Aug 2020 Breaking Down Racial Diversity and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
    9 Jul 2020 The Importance of Being A Data-Driven Recruiter with Mike "Batman" Cohen
    18 Jun 2020 Top Ten Challenges Facing HR in a Covid-19 World with David Barron
    11 Jun 2020 Managing Organizational Change: 9 Habits of a Difference Maker with Lillian Davenport
    14 May 2020 Update: Now Virtual! May Monthly Meeting - Social Media Legal Implications with Carol Keough
    23 Apr 2020 Virtual Meeting - Job Search During Economic Adversity
    12 Mar 2020 March Monthly Luncheon - Equal Pay with Kevin Cartwright
    13 Feb 2020 February Monthly Luncheon - Don't Run Naked Through the Office with Fred Stawitz
    9 Jan 2020 January Monthly Luncheon - To Do or Not to Do: Navigating #metoo Toward Successful Interactions with Alise Isbell
    5 Dec 2019 December Monthly Luncheon - Understanding Medicare and Applying For It After 65
    14 Nov 2019 November Monthly Luncheon - Commissioner Julian Alvarez of the Texas Workforce Commission
    7 Nov 2019 *Free* New Overtime Rule - Afternoon Session with Trisha Barita
    9 Oct 2019 Essential Tools for Managers Workshop
    12 Sep 2019 2019 Legislative Conference
    11 Jul 2019 July Monthly Luncheon - "Who Cares for HR? Maintaining Self While Serving Others"
    13 Jun 2019 June Monthly Meeting - FMLA/ADA
    9 May 2019 May Monthly Luncheon - Workers Compensation Update
    4 Apr 2019 Annual Conference - Boldly Go!
    14 Mar 2019 March Monthly Meeting - "Transactional Analysis for Effective Workplace Communication"
    20 Feb 2019 Inaugural Mid-Winter Round Table

    Texas Bay Area SHRM 

    PO Box 57923  Webster, TX 77598

    SHRM Affiliate Chapter #0542


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