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December Monthly Meeting - Strategic HR: How to Be Invited to the Table Without Asking with James Scholes

  • 14 Dec 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bay Oaks Country Club


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Thursday, December 14th 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.

The Topic:

Strategic HR: How to Be Invited to the Table Without Asking

HR is the holder of various strategic data points from salary analysis, turnover, overtime utilization, and more. Do we wait to be asked? This session will teach HR professionals to be proactive in demonstrating HR's value to the point of being invited to engage in projects. By listening to what management is working on and evaluating that in light of what we can contribute, we can be sought after - instead of avoided - for our partnership with leadership and recognized for our business acumen.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify how we currently approach and speak to leadership vs. what we really mean
  • Identify through real examples what proactive reporting, analysis, and engagement can look like
  • Develop a strategy for getting invited to "THE" table

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 and encouraged to attend our meetings!

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

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

    About the Speaker:

    James Scholes, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    James "Jimtastic" Scholes is not only a key-note speaker, motivational expert, and trainer, he is also MBA adjunct faculty over 13 years, a best-selling author, and global HR/Labor Relations professional who founded Jimtastic is most often referred to by his colleagues as "you are kinda different for an HR guy", which he wears with both pride and honor!

    Jimtastic obtained his BS in Occupational Training and Development from University of Louisville and holds a dual MA in HR Development/HR Managment from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. "Perspective" is his second favorite word, right after "wonderfultastic"!

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