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Collin CountyHR Workshop

December 5, 2017
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Collin County: Get Here, Grow Here!

Collin County is rapidly expanding, and it seems like every day a new major corporation announces that it is relocating to the area. It is important now more than ever that organizations are strategic and implement tactics for acquiring and retaining talent in this competitive market. During this workshop, participants will take a deep dive into overcoming sourcing strategies, attracting talent both from the area and beyond North Texas, the role culture plays in acquiring and retaining key talent, and other strategies to take back to their organization to positively impact retention.

Learning Objectives:
  • Implement strategies to source and attract top candidates
  • Understand what makes an employee committed to staying at your organization
  • Leverage your culture to stand out among your competitors


Program Agenda & Speakers

7:30 – 8:15 AM

Registration & Networking with Breakfast 

8:15 – 8:30 AM

Welcome & Introductions

8:30 – 9:15 AM

Sourcing Roadblocks Panel

Peter Braster
Director of Special Projects
City of Plano

Ike Obi
Director of Human Resources & Risk Mgmt
City of McKinney 

David Ellis
Assistant Director
Allen Economic Development Corporation

9:15 – 9:30 AM

Panel Question & Answer

9:30 – 9:35 AM


9:35 – 10:05 AM

Attracting Talent

Jessica Heer
Senior Vice President, Talent Attraction
Dallas Regional Chamber

10:05 – 10:20 AM


10:20 – 10:50 AM

Employee Engagement Regardless of Budget

Jimmy Taylor, SPHR

10:50 – 10:55 AM


10:55 – 11:25 AM

Flexible Work Options

Kelly Simants
Vice President, Human Resources
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

11:25 – 11:30 AM


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Leveraging Culture

Alison Lyons, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Senior Manager (Director) HR Talent Acquisition
Toyota North America

12:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Conclusion

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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 days prior to the event) to:

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

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are required. Due to limited room capacity, we cannot guarantee seating for onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR no later than 5 days prior to the start of the class. There will be no refund if cancellation is received within 5 days of the start of the class.

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HRCI HR (General) Credit Hours: 3

SHRM Professional Development Credits: 3

Please note new recertification certificate policy.*

Meeting Sponsor

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Location & Venue Host

LaunchPad City
6170 Research Rd.
Frisco, TX 75033

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Members $69.00

If you are paying by check or if you need access to your log-in information, please email or call the DallasHR office at 214.631.8775 x 235 for assistance.

If you are not yet a DallasHR member, you can create a profile that will enable you to register and pay online.

Pre-registration closes promptly at noon on Friday, December 1.

On-site registration
Members $69.00


Time Description
7:30 AM  Networking Begins
8:15AM Workshop Begins
12:00 PM Workshop Ends


Chapter members and non-members 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.

Opportunities to promote products and services are available. For information, please contact

Recertification Credit Information

This program was approved for 3 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

*Attendance is required to receive recertification credit certificates for attending this educational event.