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.
The world is getting smaller! Today more than ever understanding how to be successful in business requires a new way of understanding and appreciating differences. In particular, today’s Human resources professional needs to understand how to communicate effectively across cultures, in order to be an advocate for global competence and creating an inclusive workplace. While the need for cultural competence is exceedingly important for global mobility, even companies that only operate domestically in the United States are finding the need to expand their understanding of cross-cultural communication. The growing number of legal immigrants into our workforce, means that now more than ever we need to bridge the gap between people who come from different countries.
This session will address from a talent management perspective how cross-cultural competence enhances performance, team collaboration, assignment success and leadership effectiveness. Regardless if you work for a global company or a domestic one, your understanding of the impact of culture on business will allow you to better guide your company’s strategic approach to talent management: from recruiting, interviewing, selecting, training and developing your talent to retaining them for the long-term.
Join CAI’s Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo for an interactive session that will meet the following learning objectives: 1) understand the business imperative for cultural training not only from a talent management perspective, 2) identify key national cultural values that differ from those of the U.S.A, and 3) develop and understanding an appreciation for how these differences impact performance. With this new knowledge, you will be better poised to impact talent management strategically.
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SHRM Recertification Credit: Pending
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HRCI Recertification Credit: Pending
For employers, HR professionals, business owners, and anyone who manages employees. Hear from the state's preeminent employment law attorneys. Seminar topics include:
Continuing education credits available for CPAs, attorneys, and HR professionals (SHRM, MCLE, and HRCI). General professional credit is also available.
To register, visit www.texasworkforce.org/tbc
For more information call 512-463-6389
SHRM/HRCI/MCLE/CPE credits: 12.25 available
Guest Speaker: Olsi Vrapi
Every business in the United States has immigration issues even if it does not employ any foreign nationals at all. I-9 verification is seemingly simple and a mere formality. The reality is that it is riddled with potential pitfalls and the legal consequences can be quite severe for employers with crippling fines to criminal prosecution. This panel will provide an overview the business immigration process, and the I-9 verification process.
· Overview of business employment nonimmigrant and immigrant process
· I-9 verification and issues
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: Jake Melton
Jake Melton is an engaging and moving keynote speaker, author, Forbe’s featured coach, and a respected leadership and influence expert. He is a proud voice and advocate for mental health and Tourette Syndrome.
Jake’s background is in organizational psychology and he has worked on leadership development and change management initiatives alongside CEO’s, stakeholders, executives, and entrepreneurs. He has a keen ability to understand the modern workforce and what is needed to succeed as an organization today and build the leaders of today and tomorrow.
Jake is author of the book “Minimalize to Maximize Your Happiness: Cut the Crap” and is a top voice among LinkedIn and other professional communities. He has given hundreds of presentations and has spoken at conferences, conventions, trainings and other corporate and business events.
While Jake does love speaking, guiding and working with leaders, and inspiring others to simplify their lives, he loves his wife and two children more. They live in Dallas, Texas.
Program Details: The Trillion Dollar Workplace Crisis
Mental health and wellness defined:
The HRSouthwest Conference (HRSWC) invites you to be part of the largest regional educational and networking event for human resource professionals. HRSWC is organized by DallasHR, the Dallas-based SHRM Affiliate Chapter, and has been designated as the official State of Texas SHRM Conference hosting more than 2500 attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors annually. Join us in Fort Worth, TX for this can’t miss event!
Guest Speaker: Raymond Richardson
1. PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT (Career Path & Business Accomplishments)
Raymond Richardson serves as Vice President for University Advancement at Lubbock Christian University. His responsibilities include developing relationships and resources for the betterment of the university. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Senior Director of Development for the Lubbock Christian University Foundation, Executive Director for a leadership center, and spent twelve years as a vice president of Human Resources and Operations in the banking industry.
Raymond is married to Laci Richardson. Laci is a Certified Public Account (C.P.A.) and teaches accounting at the Lubbock Christian University School of Business. They have two kids, Leah (14) and Ryan (10), who both attend Lubbock Christian School.
2. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/AFFILIATIONS and COMMUNITY INVOLEMENT
Lubbock Chapter of the SHRM – Society for Human Resource Mngt (2006 – 2012)
Lubbock Chapter SHRM Board Member (Legislative Chair) (2010 – 2011)
National Member of the SHRM – Society for Human Resource Mngt (2006 – 2012)
Bank Operations Institute Certification at Southern Methodist University (2008 – 2010)
Leadership Summit – Abilene Christian University (2012 – 2013)
Spirit Ranch Board Member (2010 – 2014)
Trustee of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame (2006 – 2015)
Chairman of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame (2009 – 2012)
Lubbock H.Y.P.E. Board Member (2015-2018)
Lifetime Alumni Member at Sul Ross State University (2002 – Current)
Sul Ross State University Alumni Association – Board Member (2009 – 2014)
Kerrville Tivy High School
Sul Ross State University – Bachelor of Business Administration (2001)
Lubbock Christian University – Master of Science in Leadership (2017)
The workplace can be a hard place at times. Human Resource employees often carry the heaviness of the workplace because their role is to care for the company’s greatest asset, its people. This is an amazing responsibility and one that can be difficult at times. Often, HR specialists may be so concerned about the employees of the company that they neglect the care, health, and well-being of themselves. During our time together we will look for warning signs and the threat of when the problems and issues get stacked so high that we are completely buried beneath them.
As we look to better recognize our care and well-being in the workplace, what do we do next? As an HR specialist, even when you can see things are becoming overwhelming, how do you manage through that process? We will look at the cycle of knowing how some things in our lives need to come to an end. As humans we like to hang on to processes, projects, and even employees regardless if they have a negative impact on our lives or even the company because we can’t image life without them. Endings are critical to new beginnings so we will look at the necessity of evaluating our surroundings and knowing when things should come to a successful ending.
Last, is Corporate America overworked? We live in the fastest and highest demand work culture in the world. Would it make sense in today’s workplace to set aside time for employees to rest, refocus, and reenergize? What would that look like for your company? Is a Corporate Sabbatical Policy something you should consider bringing before your management team?
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
PO Box 64183
Lubbock Texas 79464