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March Monthly Meeting - Leading with Courageous Conversations - Arquella Hargrove

  • 10 Mar 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bay Oaks Country Club OR Zoom Virtual


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Thursday, March 10th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059

We will be meeting at Bay Oaks Country Club and lunch will be served.

There will also be a virtual presentation option (via Zoom) that will begin just before 12:00 pm for those of you who are unable to join us that day.

The Topic: Leading with Courageous Conversations

A Courageous Conversation is a discussion that is often difficult and uncomfortable. There are often emotions on both sides of the conversation and can be awkward, stressful, or challenging situations. During this interactive and engaging session, participants will learn how to manage difficult conversations in business settings constructively with open dialogue when emotions run high can be challenging and uncomfortable for many people; as a result, these important conversations are often mishandled or avoided altogether, which benefits no one. The Courageous Conversations workshop focuses on building the skills necessary for engaging in difficult conversations with others while maintaining the integrity of the relationship and achieving win-win outcomes for everyone.


  • Minimize destructive placement of blame when dealing with tough problems and issues, and keep people focused on the relevant issues.
  • Develop precise questions to conduct a skillful conversation.
  • Identify the key points for a courageous conversation.
  • Develop a plan of action for the next conversation.

Meeting Agenda

  • 11:30-12:00 Check-in / Networking / Announcements / Lunch
  • 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 meetings, both in person and online! 

For on-site luncheon, networking, and presentation at Bay Oaks:

  • $38 TXBA SHRM Member
  • $48 Non-Member / Guest
  • $20 Student

For virtual presentation through Zoom:

  • $25 TXBA SHRM Member
  • $30 Non-Member / Guest

    About the Speaker

    Arquella Hargrove

    Arquella Hargrove brings a successful 25+-year track record of creating and implementing productivity inducing practices through the application of strategic planning and organization development in both the public and private sectors. She has supported both established organizations and entrepreneurial ventures advising them through their stages of creation, growth, and stabilization.

    She helps organizations and business leaders build stronger, more effective teams and companies. Valued for providing her clients with a set of principles on workforce development, diversity & inclusion strategies to build their capacity. Arquella has been responsible for leading performance management, talent development, future of work, succession planning, and learning strategies. In her role of leading these efforts for Performance Management and Talent Development, the focus was on designing, developing, and advancing the company's performance culture, people, and engagement strategies. In addition to developing and driving communication, awareness, and support of development initiatives and expectations while partnering with senior leadership.

    Arquella is an experienced Executive and Professional Coach specializing in supporting managers, executives, boards of directors, and professionals in navigating their roles in leadership and business. She adapts her coaching process to the individual, the culture of an organization, the unique expectations, and requirements leading to a successful return on investment.

    Arquella is a sought-after facilitator, business consultant, human resources strategist, speaker, and coach dedicated to the transformative and sustainable results of business leaders. A moderator and frequent panel speaker in the areas of diversity, women in leadership, and social capital, as well as a contributor to publications such as Workforce Magazine. Arquella was awarded “Top 30 Influential Women in Houston 2018.”

    Arquella holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Ottawa University and an Executive MBA from Texas Woman’s University. Arquella has multiple certifications in personality behavioral assessments (Birkman, DISC, MBTI, Insights, Personalysis), certified facilitator, human resources (PHR and SHRM-CP), master coaching, leadership development, conflict resolution, mediation, certified trainer, and Unconscious Bias Practitioner. 

    Texas Bay Area SHRM 

    PO Box 57923  Webster, TX 77598

    SHRM Affiliate Chapter #0542

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