DUSTIN A. PASCHAL, JD
As a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC, a boutique employment law firm in Dallas, Texas, Dustin maintains an active employment law practice. His practice includes advice and counsel in nearly all areas of employment law. If it’s an HR issue, Dustin likely handles it for his clients. Dustin also represents his clients in hearings, injunction proceedings, trials and before state and federal agencies. Dustin is a former President of DallasHR and is currently serving as the Board Chair on DallasHR’s overall governing body. Dustin also serves as a Legal & Legislative Director for Texas SHRM. Dustin likes HR so much, he married an HR professional! Dustin, his wife, and his son live in Frisco, Texas with their two dogs, either of which he is willing to give away if there are any takers!
Trial (and Error): HR Lessons From the Courtroom
Often, Human Resources professionals have to take a course of action or stop a course of action based on what they think is best without truly knowing the effects of their decisions. In addition to that, they often make decisions based solely on what a law says or what interpretations or guidance they receive rather than how juries and judges are actually enforcing the laws. In this presentation, attendees will hear the “war stories” from an employment lawyer. He will discuss the employment law trials he has been through and how the HR professional and the HR professional’s decisions affected the trials and their outcomes. He will discuss the facts of the case, the timelines, what occurred during trial, how the judge or jury decided, what HR did that affected the trial, and what HR could have done to assist in the trial.
SHRM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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HRCI Recertification Credit: 1.00
Micah Bellieu and her team have been creating curated language programs for Global Fortune 1000 companies since 2008. After studying Spanish, French and Japanese at Boston University, she took a job in Mexico, and quickly realized she couldn't talk with anyone easily! 8 semesters of Spanish and no applicable skills really frustrated her. She knew there had to be better preparation than this. So, she got to work solidifying and defining The Bellieu Method based on her experiments with new and different methods while in Mexico.
In 2008, she moved back to the US with a zeal to give everyone applicable language skills, and launched Fluency Corp, insanely relevant language training for professionals, with the goal of transforming multilingual organizations. She has thrown language learning on its head with The Bellieu Method, since employees learn exactly what they need for their daily job and life.
With a talented team of over 100 dynamic instructors, Fluency Corp has been training organizations from across the globe at Google, Samsung, Hitachi, Kayak, Mary Kay, 7- 11, Ferrovial and more. She continues to learn new languages and travel the world,
and gets annoyed when she visits a country and can't speak the language. She has realized, of course, that she can't speak them all, but she will continue to try. Her next language to tackle is Russian.
Attendees will learn effective global communication perspectives empowerment for their organizations which will include:
● How communication empowerment for international or multilingual teams will ensure collaborative inclusion utilizing diversity driven communication techniques for all nationalities.
● Progressive steps for global teams deliverance of high comfortability communication reinforcements to impact global communication alignments in organizations.
● Empowering organizations to communicate at higher levels. The techniques provided will build interpersonal landscapes to navigate and increase expat communications and productivity.
You will learn 4 strategies to communicate more effectively with your multilingual teams and employees from abroad.
● You will learn why your multilingual employees don't always understand workplace communication
● How speed of speech affects understanding
● How the words you choose could be the difference between a clear message and a confusing one
• How other employees can change communication simply through lunch invitations.
● Step into their world to feel what it's like to speak your second language at work and then learn ways to ensure your meaning is always clear.
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Guest Speaker: Dr. Sherene McHenry
Dr. Sherene McHenry, The People IQ Expert, works with organizations who want to enhance effectiveness, increase engagement and raise productivity. A former graduate professor with a PhD in Counseling, Sherene has spoken extensively throughout North America, as well as in South American and Asia. She’s been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, is a leadership and workplace issues magazine columnist, and the author of Navigate: Understanding the Five Types of People and Pick: Choose to Create A Life You Love.
Special Program: Successfully Navigating Turbulent Times
During this unprecedented time, the vast majority of individuals and employees are experiencing rapidly shifting emotions including feeling fearful, overwhelmed, uncertain, distracted, disconnected, anxious, angry, and depressed. You don’t want to miss this high content, high touch, high impact program designed to provide immediately implementable tips, techniques and tools you and your team need to be more mentally and physically resilient, productive, peaceful and successful in and out of the workplace.
7 Strategies for Thriving Through Turbulent Times
In today’s uncertain and chaotic world, burnout is rising, tempers are flaring, and work and life tasks continue to encroach upon each other. It’s time to strategically strengthen your resilience and well-being. When you are energized and engaged, you operate from a position of strength and lead your team to do the same.
* Based on Pick: Choose to Create a Life You Love by Dr. Sherene McHenry
Resolve Conflict and Address Problems in Turbulent Times
Conflict is inevitable in and out of the workplace, and can be greatly intensified by stress. The good news is, conflict doesn’t need to be a barrier to success. Resilient, highly effective leaders skillfully navigate problems as they arise, and create win-win solutions and high-performance relationships by engaging in tough conversations, holding individuals accountable, and disagreeing productively.
* Based on Pick: Choose to Create a Life You Love and Navigate: Understanding the Five Types of People by Dr. Sherene McHenry
Laura A. Mitchell
Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She partners with her clients to build pay equity programs that benefit employees and create a stable, high-functioning workplace. A member of the firm’s Pay Equity Resource Group, Laura enjoys counseling companies on the development of proactive and equitable pay practices. In Laura’s version of the reimagined workplace, pay equity would be the rule rather than the exception nationwide and she works with companies across all industries—both new and well-established multi-national organizations of all sizes to realize this vision for her client’s ongoing success. She helps clients understand all issues across the spectrum of their pay equity journey, helping to establish regular annual pay equity analyses as well as counseling organizations on implementation and compliance with government contractor obligations. Committed to putting her client’s organization goals first and foremost, Laura views herself as an extension of her client’s team responsible for providing proactive guidance and engaging in transparent, ongoing communication.
Laura also represents companies in OFCCP matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming from OFCCP regulations. She personally oversees the development of hundreds of Affirmative Action Plans for clients each year and is intimately involved in the defense of OFCCP audits. Her approach to compliance is one of facilitation and conciliation while simultaneously advocating in the best interests of her clients.
Kevin is a Native of Lubbock, Texas. A proud graduate of Lubbock Estacado and Wayland Baptist University where he received his Bachelor's in business and Master's in organizational management. Kevin currently serves as the Senior Manager of Integrated Talent Management at Covenant Health. Some of Kevin's duties and responsibilities include leading Covenant's DEI efforts along with Executive Talent Management and Senior Leader Succession Planning. Kevin is a passionate supporter of the Lubbock Community, especially those who might live on the margin. He works to enable the voice of those who have been overlooked in our community. Kevin is a 2020 recipient of the Volunteer Center of Lubbock's "Get Involved" Award where he was nominated by the Lubbock Area United Way for his work as the Community Impact Chair. Kevin is the father of three Children and is proud to be working toward a better tomorrow for our community.
In this presentation on Dimensions of Diversity we will discuss perspectives and key definitions in DEI. We will also touch on the four different levels or dimensions of diversity to really help us define our own Identity. This will really inform a brief discussion on how we show up to others who might not be like us. Our identity is important as we make our way in the world and environment in which we live. Learn about how simple things like where you were born and even how you learn contribute to your identity and how those might come across to others.
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Guest Speaker: Rick Robinson
As Managing Director of Ramsee Consulting Group, Rick has focused developing and delivering a variety programs in the areas of Leadership Development, Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Teambuilding, Strategic Planning, Measurement Systems, and Change Management.
In the last ten years Rick has facilitated a number of strategic and project planning sessions for a variety of clients, including Wingstop Restaurants, the Town of Addison, DeKalb Office, the City of Richardson, the City of Georgetown, the City of Denton, and the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. His inclusive and highly interactive style has earned him high praise from his clients and conference attendees.
Rick earned degrees in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University in 1985. After college, he taught Economics and Accounting in the Fiji Islands as a Peace Corps volunteer. His client list also includes GM, Chrysler, Nortel, Picker, Del Monte Foods, Steelcase, Texas Health Systems, Dallas HR, and Lloyds of London.
Most of us move through the day focused on tactical issues. We have some sort of to-do list that helps prioritize and manage our day. But what happens when we need to elevate our thinking and look at things Strategically instead of Tactically? What goes into a Strategic Plan? Would it be nice to have all of the elements of a Strategic Plan defined, and a roadmap and techniques for creating one laid out for you?
In this one-hour session you will be presented with a time-tested Strategic Planning process that has been used to successfully develop hundreds of Strategic Plans for municipalities, non-profits, and for-profit entities. It is scalable and can be focused on the enterprise, division, or departmental level, and it includes all the elements necessary to assemble a Strategic Plan, and it can been used by any sized group.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
Mayor Dan Pope
Mayor Pope has been an active member of the Lubbock community for more than 20 years, spending much of his time serving in leadership positions throughout the community. Dan was a member of the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees for nine years and served as president of the Board.
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. Dan believes Lubbock’s 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.
Dan received his B.B.A in Finance from Texas Tech University in 1985, and is an active member of First Methodist Church.
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.
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Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2021 and prepare for an exceptional 2022! You don't want to miss the induction of our new Board of directors, the presentation of awards, and our annual Silent Auction!
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