Guest Speaker: Pat Crawford
Pat Crawford is a Workers’ Compensation/Return to Work Specialist for the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation.
For 25 years, prior to joining the Division, she was a Workers’ Compensation Specialist and Human Resource Manager for Levi Strauss & Co. She managed workers’ compensation claims and costs as well as related legislative and regulatory matters, in 13 states. She has a degree in business from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She served on the Board of Directors establishing the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund, which eventually became Texas Mutual Insurance Co. She has participated in numerous committees and activities addressing workers’ compensation and labor concerns across the country.
Her business and HR background has provided “hands on” experience in dealing with the difficulties often faced by employers in controlling workers’ compensation costs and limiting unnecessary disability following a work related illness or injury.
Work comp. What’s HR Got to Do with It?
Understanding the factors that drive work comp costs, that may or may not be directly related to an injury, is critical for employers in managing their costs.
The better HR managers understand workers’ compensation, what employers can and should be doing, what to expect from their insurance carrier and doctors, the better the employer will be at controlling costs. HR becomes a more effective business partner within their organization.
Private employers in Texas are not required to carry workers’ compensation. If an employer chooses not to carry workers’ compensation, there are still reporting responsibilities. Injuries still need to be managed. Cost must be controlled.
The longer an injured employee is away from work, the higher the employers’ costs and the worse the impact of the injury is on the employee. Eliminating unnecessary lost time is a critical factor, with or without workers’ comp.
This session provides tools to address and avoid issues that result from medically unnecessary lost time. Costly turnover is eliminated, business and workers’ compensation costs are significantly reduced. Learn how to be proactive in managing issues around job related injury, participate in the management of claims, and avoid some of the pitfalls faced by employers in getting injured employees back to work.
SHRM Recertification Credit: 1
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HRCI Recertification Credit: 1
Guest Speaker: Julie Burch
Julie Burch is the President of Julie Burch Speaks!, And in her over 20 years of speaking professionally, Julie has had the privilege of speaking to audiences in all 50 states, Washington DC, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Canada, England and Wales. Where she has designed programs for industry leaders such as Texas Tech University, the City of Southlake, Texas, the Social Security Administration, the EEOC, Taco Bell, Texas Women’s University, Columbia Gas of Ohio, The American Payroll Association, The United States Army, The United States Air Force, Subway, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Holiday Inn, Husky Oil, Armstrong Bank, Taco Bell, American Advertising Federation, Armstrong Bank, BP America, and The Society for Human Resource Management.
Julie serves as National Vice President on the National Board of Directors for the American Business Women’s Association as well as on the Board of Directors for CYT- Christian Youth Theater of DFW. She was also honored with a guest appearance on “Good Morning America” where she was interviewed by Diane Sawyer. And was named the 2017 Speaker Hall of Fame Inductee at the SHRM’s HR Southwest Conference.
Julie is the coauthor of two books including a motivational book for women titled “The Princess Principle: Women Helping Women Discover Their Royal Spirit” and “Success Simplified: Simple Solutions Measurable Results.” Julie also has a popular webinar training series on some of her most requested topics and is looking forward to her 3rd book which will be released Fall of 2018.
Julie has dedicated her life to the pursuit of helping companies improve the bottom line through strategic plans, consistent growth, and the development of people. She has coordinated, developed and delivered top notch, highly effective classroom style training and motivational keynote presentations with powerful results. All of Julie’s presentations are dynamic, high energy, highly interactive and packed with real world, tangible techniques the audience can implement immediately. Julie also loves to make them laugh! She has discovered the more her audience laughs the more they learn.
Julie lives in Flower Mound, Texas with her husband who is the love of her life and her adorable adopted cat Vernon.
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SHRM Recertification Credit: Pending
HRCI Recertification Credit: 2.5
Guest Speaker: Mayor Dan Pope
Dan’s goals are to serve the entire community, to create better communication between our citizens and City Hall, and to promote the positive aspects of life here in Lubbock. Public safety, creating new job opportunities, and bringing common sense leadership to City Hall operations are additional priorities of Dan’s administration. As Lubbock’s Mayor, Dan believes it is important to ensure the City is working for the best interests of all Lubbock citizens when tax dollars are spent and long-term decisions are made. Our citizens, neighborhoods, schools, private businesses, churches, and non-profit organizations all have an important role in leading our city towards a better future.
Dan founded Benchmark Business Solutions in 1994, and grew his business enterprise into the most successful Xerox Agent-Dealer in the country - - creating over 70 jobs in Lubbock. Dan currently serves as Chief Development Officer of Covenant Health System.
Mayor Pope has been an active member of the Lubbock community for more than 20 years. He has spent much of his time serving in leadership positions throughout the community, including the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, United Way Board and Campaigns, First United Methodist Church Finance and SPRC committees, and the Covenant Health System Board of Trustees. Dan was a member of the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees for nine years and served as president of the Board.
Dan received his B.B.A in Finance from Texas Tech University in 1985 and is a member of the Rawls College of Business Advisory Council. He is an active member of First Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees. Dan is married to Denise Pope and they have two children: Manning and Anne Claire. Dan is an eighth-generation Texan, and an Eagle Scout.
Dan Pope was elected Mayor of the City of Lubbock on May 7, 2016.
HRCI Recertification Credit: Pending
Guest Speaker: Stephanie Allen
Guest Speaker: Mercedes Naficy D'Angelo
Mercedes has served the international mobility industry for 15 years consulting on intercultural and performance needs. She also conducted field research on expatriate selection. Currently Mercedes is the Director of Business Development at Cultural Awareness International. She graduated from Princeton and completed an MBA from Tulane. Mercedes is a product of a bicultural family (1/2 Iranian; 1⁄2 Puerto Rican), and has lived and worked in Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. Mercedes has experienced the impact of cultural competency on performance and behavioral health; including relocating internationally with her four children. Follow Mercedes on Twitter @MechaDAngelo.
Guest Speaker: TBD
Andy Masters, MA, CSP is an award-winning author and international speaker who has presented 1,000+ programs to over 100,000+ attendees across North America--including as the keynote speaker for over 50+ SHRM Conferences & HR events. He also served as keynote speaker for the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development Conference with over 1,400+ attendees in Austin, TX. Andy has earned the prestigious CSP award of the National Speakers Association (NSA), the highest international recognition for professional speakers, achieved by less than 10% of the 5,000+ speakers worldwide.
Andy has written 5 books and earned 4 degrees, including an M.A.-Human Resources Development and an M.A.-Marketing from Webster University in Missouri. He is the author of the award-winning book "Kiss Your Customer: 77 Reasons Why Sales & Service Are Just Like Dating & Relationships" and his latest book “Things LEADERS Say: A Daily Guide to Help Every Leader Empower & Inspire.” Andy has been featured on the LifeTime Television network, PBS, Investor’s Business Daily, and Leadership Excellence magazine. His website is www.Andy-Masters.com.
HR Leadership Lessons From H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D!
Award-winning author and Leadership expert Andy Masters creatively uses the magical imagery of Hollywood to help HR leaders DEVELOP and EMPOWER their organizations—while defeating succession planning crisis--in this challenging era of having to “Do More With Less”. That’s right, LEARN and be ENTERTAINED from actual license-protected scenes from movies such as The Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady, Apollo 13—and even Frozen and Star Wars! This unique program also cites the latest research from Harvard Business Review, Deloitte, and Glassdoor to provoke REAL organizational change from every HR leader. Powerful leadership principles are based on Andy’s latest book “Things LEADERS Say: A Daily Guide to Help Every Leader Empower & Inspire.” Andy’s interactive program provides attendees with not only a memorable multi-media experience, but also with immediate “take-home” value to help HR develop millennials and future leaders in today’s new economy.
"Andy Masters' keynote captured the audience with his ENERGY, his approachability, and his candor. Participants were engaged in every second of his high energy, focused message. The audience left not only inspired, but with techniques to achieve it. My only wish is that we would have had more time with him! FABULOUS way to conclude our great Conference!" - Becky Musil, Associate Director, National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD), after Andy's NISOD Conference closing keynote with over 1,400+ attendees in Austin (TX)
Guest Speaker: TBD
Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2019 and prepare for an exceptional 2020!
You don't want to miss the induction of our new Board of directors, the presentation of awards, and our annual Silent Auction!
Lubbock SHRM Chapter #186
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Lubbock Texas 79464