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Dallas/Fort Worth Staffing Management Alliance (DFW SMA) Luncheon

November 16, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
On-site registration (if available) and networking begins: 11:00 AM

Hidden in Plain Sight:  Acquiring Talent Within Your Organization

As business needs change, how often do organizations think about the talent needed and immediately look outward? Do we really know the skills of the people we have and, even more important, have we fostered an environment of exploration within our organization to “draw out” the talents of the people already at your organization?

This presentation will address what challenges you may face while recruiting and engaging people within your organization and discuss case studies and best practices demonstrating how other organizations have dealt with those challenges.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify if your organization is missing opportunities to engage hidden talent
  • Explore what organizations are doing to successfully recognize the talent within
  • Gain insights into best practices to develop the talent you need internally

About the Speakers

Annamarie Lang, PhD
Senior Vice President, Employee Engagement Practice Lead
Lee Hecht Harrison

As a practice leader, Annamarie works with clients to understand and take action on building and sustaining employee engagement to help organizations achieve business results. She also oversees the LHH products and services offered to clients. In her role, Annamarie is responsible for thought leadership and speaking on the topic of engagement. Additionally, she has created the LHH engagement point-of-view. Prior to LHH, Annamarie spent more than 10 years at Development Dimensions International, working in assessment and leadership development. In her time there, she led product development as well as sales and consultant training efforts, working with many Fortune 500 companies. She has spoken at various industry conferences and authored five articles published in industry publications on learning sustainability, effective virtual classroom use and the development of learning journeys.

Annamarie has written eight articles for publication and has been a regular speaker at HCI, CLO Symposium, ATD, ATD TechKnowledge and other industry conferences. She is currently completing her PhD studies in the field of communication and rhetorical studies from Duquesne University. She has an MA in communication studies and undergraduate work in communication/public relations and marketing.

Kym Sosolik
Senior Vice President, Talent Development Solutions Director
Lee Hecht Harrison, Southwest Region

Kym Sosolik’s approach is based on years of service working in corporations, academia and family-owned businesses. Her company’s focus is to help organizations build and develop talent mobility strategies as a key element of successful business execution. 

Kym was previously the president of Allure Talent Consulting. Other roles she has held include vice president of human resources, training and development.  While at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business Executive Education, she served as director of leadership and organizational development where she delivered high-quality, contemporary, customer-focused leadership development programs focused on leadership, human capital and organizational development within the business community. She served as the mentoring program manager for the George W. Bush Presidential Center Women’s Initiative Fellowship Program to enhance leadership skills of women in the Middle East.  Kym’s background also includes a 15-year track record in the pharmaceutical industry, where she served in a variety of roles including training, business development and sales management. Kym received a Master of Arts in professional development from Dallas Baptist University and Bachelor of Science in medical technology from Midwestern State University. This unique blend of science and organizational studies has enabled Kym to provide business solutions with a perspective of people development based on scientific knowledge.


Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than 5 business days before the event) to: 

5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244
214.631.4533 - Fax

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are strongly recommended. Due to hotel catering requirements, we cannot guarantee seating for onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR by 12:00 PM (noon), no later than 5 business days before the event.

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HRCI HR (General) Credit Hours: 1

SHRM Professional Development Credits: 1

Meeting Sponsor

For information on meeting sponsorships:


DoubleTree Campbell Centre 
8250 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75206

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Pre-registration has closed at this time. On-site registration will be available at the hotel beginning at 11:00 am. See pricing information listed below. Seating is limited.

On-site registration
Members $53.00

Effective January 1, 2017 we will no longer accept cash as payment for registrations.


Time Description
11:00 AM  Registration & Networking Begins
11:25 AM  Luncheon Doors Open
11:30 AM Lunch Served
12:00 PM Lunch Service Closed*
12:00 PM    Presentation Begins
1:00 PM Presentation Ends

Please make arrangements to be on time. Lunch service will cease when the presentation begins. This is a rule set by the HR Certification Institute for presentations that are approved for credit.
Attendees who arrive after 11:50 AM may not be served lunch.


Chapter members and guests are not allowed to bring and/or distribute collateral material other than business cards to any chapter event except paid sponsoring businesses. Violation of this policy will result in dismissal from the meeting and confiscation of materials.

Recertification Credit Information

This program was approved for 1 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

DallasHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at