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DallasHR Education Event

April 10, 2018

8:00 AM - 1:15 PM

NEW FORMAT! Join us for the April Educational Event featuring two unique morning breakout tracks followed by lunch with a presentation for the full group on work life balance. . Kick off your Tuesday morning with DallasHR while connecting with peers and earning up to 3 hours of recertification credit. Can't join for the full morning? No problem! Register for the luncheon only and still get valuable time with your colleagues and an hour of programming.

Help Your Employees Thrive

When your employees thrive, your company thrives. During this program, attendees will discover a multitude of ways to  ensure employee and organizational success by providing not only an engaging culture for employees where they want to stay and develop, but also a safe space, and a space where their health needs are met. Another important factor in determining if your employees will thrive is encouraging them to have a healthy work-life balance. Our presentations will cover all this and more!

Program Agenda:
 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Registration & Networking

 8:30 - 8:45 AM

Welcome & Introductions for Breakout Sessions

 8:45 - 9:45 AM

General HR Track Session 1: Adopting a Consumer Driven Health Plan - Getting Buy In and Demonstrating ROI

Talent Management Track Session 1: Can You Hire Better Than a Fifth Grader?

 9:45 - 10:00 AM
Networking Break

 10:00 - 11:00 AM

General HR Track Session 2: Do the Right Thing: A Sexual Harassment Prevention Simulation

Talent Management Track Session 2: Great Hires, Not Fires: Proven Practices for Making a Great Hire Every Time

 11:00 - 11:25 AM
Networking Break

 11:25 AM - 1:00 PM
Luncheon Presentation: Fostering Your Employee’s Lives Outside Work

Full program descriptions and speaker information can be viewed below.

  • Luncheon Presentation
    • Fostering Your Employee's Lives Outside Work
      Approved for 1 HRCI HR (General) Credit Hour and 1 SHRM PDC

    • Based on the collection of research in work-family conflict, we know that supervisor supportive actions, company culture, and family supportive policies can benefit employees by improving job satisfaction and commitment, reducing turnover, and impacting employee health. The message is clear that companies need to support and foster their workers’ lives outside of work. Attendees will discover the latest research on work-family balance and the ROI of family supportive policies to help you articulate the value of implementing these policies at your company. Additionally, attendees will walk away with specific suggestions to achieve your goals of balancing work and family that you can use personally or share with employees at your workplace.

      1. Understand latest research findings on the benefits of supporting employee work-family balance

      2. Learn how to articulate the value of improving your company’s work-family policies and initiatives

      3. Takeaway some specific tips for how you and your employees can achieve your preferred balance between work and family demands

      About the Speaker:
    • Emily Hunter, PhD
    • Associate Professor of Management
    • Hankamer School of Business
    • Baylor University
    • Dr. Emily M. Hunter, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, teaches negotiation and conflict management. Her research on employee work-family issues, stress, and deviant behavior has appeared in academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management and Journal of Organizational Behavior. She is also the co-author of "Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America's Prosperity."

      She also has received awards for her papers and presentations including "Most Innovative Session Award" from the Southern Management Association in 2010, and is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Southern Management Association.

      Hunter received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003, and her master's degree in 2006 and doctoral degree in 2009 in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Houston. Before joining the Baylor faculty, she worked as a senior consultant at Assessment and Development, Inc.

      Hunter's research interests include negotiation, conflict management, work-family conflict and balance, workplace deviance and servant leadership.

  • General HR Morning Breakout Sessions
    • Adopting a Consumer Driven Health Plan
    • Approved for 1 HRCI Business Credit Hour and 1 SHRM PDC
    • Join us for a case study presentation on how Kelli Sewell, Director of Human Resources for EnLink Midstream, created a substantial ROI, as well as earned executive and employee buy-in when the organization utilized a change management strategy to adopt a consumer driven health plan and wellness program. Attendees will discover how Kelli earned executive buy-in, a 34% adoption rate in year one, and the obstacles and successes she experienced along the way.

      • 1. Understand the benefits of a consumer driven health plan for your employees

    • 2. Lead change to develop employee buy-in

    • 3. Demonstrate ROI to company leadership

      Do The Right Thing: A Workplace Harassment Prevention Simulation
    • Approved for 1 HRCI HR (General) Credit Hour and 1 SHRM PDC

      In this highly-interactive, simulation-style training, participants step into a management role at a fictitious start-up company and start seeing and hearing things that might be, that could be…sexual harassment. Over the course of the training, you are presented with information about what people are doing and saying in the company and you’ll have to decide if (and how) you’re going to respond. But don’t worry, this training will also arm you with the information you need to identify and address sexual harassment.

      The bottom line is that harassment prevention is not the sole responsibility of HR -- every employee, manager, and leader should be involved. Perception and impact, not necessarily intent, are key to determining if a statement or behavior could be considered harassment.  In this workshop, we help attendees define harassment and address the business risks associated with tolerating unacceptable behaviors.

      1. Identify quid pro quo vs. hostile work environment harassment, and retaliation
      2. Take action if you do experience or witness harassment
      3. Know what to do if an employee shares a harassment complaint with you

      About the Speakers:
    • Kelli Sewell
    • Director of Human Resources
    • EnLink Midstream
    • As the Director of Human Resources, Ms. Sewell leads the Benefit Committee, with which her top priority is to create effective and competitive benefit programs while managing costs and preparing EnLink employees for retirement. She also leads the benefit, payroll, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management systems, and employee engagement activities.

    • Ms. Sewell is known for building a culture of ownership by engaging employees that has sustained itself over the course of eight acquisitions and a merger during her 14 years with the company. She has proven her capability to quickly enculturate acquired employees into EnLink’s existing organization, grow and develop members of a team, design innovative benefit programs, and keep her finger on the pulse of the organization.

      In 2015, EnLink awarded Ms. Sewell with its President’s Leadership Award. This award – EnLink’s highest employee honor – is given annually to a small number of employees whose performance best exemplifies EnLink’s high standards by inspiring others, making significant contributions to the organization, and modeling exemplary leadership. In 2016, Compass Professional Health Services recognized her with “Top Honors” by achieving record activation rates in Compass’ Wellness Program, placing EnLink in the top nine among thousands of other organizations.

    • Greg Tall, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
      Director of Learning and Development
      JB Training Solutions

      Greg Tall is a high-energy speaker, coach and storyteller with over 14 years of experience in talent acquisition and development. He served as Director of Talent Development at a Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” employer and Director of Talent Acquisition & Professional Development at a fast-growing private university where he helped them innovative in the areas of employer branding, talent acquisition, employee onboarding and engagement, and learning and development.

      Through his facilitation, Greg offers unique and challenging perspectives and relatable stories. His presentations reflect his positivity, sense of humor, and belief that learning happens when our comfort zones are disrupted. Greg holds an M.B.A from the Morris Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations.

  • Talent Management Morning Breakout Sessions
    • Can You Hire Better Than a Fifth Grader?

      Approved for 1 HRCI HR (General) Credit Hour and 1 SHRM PDC

      Making a new hire should never be a guessing game, but how can you ensure that you're making the right choice? Instead of trusting your gut, lean on proven methodology and statistics to drive a successful hiring process.Session participants will discover the benefits of using a predictive index methodology to better select, develop and retain their employees, resulting in high performing teams.

    • 1. Identify behavioral drives to consider when hiring

      2. Implement the predictive index methodology for new hires

      3. Align candidate behavioral drives and learning style/capacity to role requirements

    • Great Hires, Not Fires: Proven Practices for Making a Great Hire Every Time
      Approved for 1 HRCI HR (General) Credit Hour and 1 SHRM PDC

    • Join us for a deep dive case study of Baylor Scott & White Health's hiring philosophy and the tools, training and analytics leveraged to make holistic hiring decisions. These practical techniques have increased hiring managers' capability and shaped behavioral change to impact critical organizational metrics. Discover how to leverage candidate information throughout the hiring life-cycle to make the best hiring decision. By the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to discuss measures of success, key learnings and the value of these initiatives on several organizational metrics.

      1. Identify tools to implement a holistic hiring philosophy

      2. Demonstrate how these strategies impact organizational metrics

      3. Leverage candidate information throughout the hiring life-cycle

    • About the Speakers:

    • Melanie Shaffer
    • President/Founder
    • Talent Suite
    • As Melanie Shaffer is the President/Founder of Talent Suite focused on leading practices for Human Capital Management Consulting and Retained Search.  Prior to founding the Talent Suite, Melanie spent 16 years as an Executive Search Recruiter with both a boutique firm and a national publicly held recruiting firm where she was consistently ranked in the top 5% of recruiters in her company nationally. She has always had a passion for partnering with her clients to understand their business challenges, values and culture allowing her to become a trusted advisor in developing meaningful and measurable talent performance objectives.

      Melanie has always been drawn to developing people and as such, is a Predictive Index Certified Partner and is also a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.   She utilizes Predictive Index to support her clients in their selection, development and retention initiatives.  Melanie combines her Predictive Index knowledge with her Gallup certification in Clifton StrengthsFinder to consult with her clients around building high performance teams.

      Rachel Plugge
      Talent Assessment and Selection Manager
      Baylor Scott & White Health

      Rachel Plugge currently serves as the Talent Assessment and Selection Manager for Baylor Scott & White Health’s (BSWH) Talent Management team. In this role, she leads the creation and implementation of selection and assessment strategies for the integrated system.  This team focuses on developing selection interventions that will change and enhance the way BSWH hires talent as well as establishes assessment strategies for employee and leadership development.

      Prior to joining BSWH, Rachel was a Consultant at Kenexa. In this role she managed clients, consulted around assessments and services, and identified ways to improve customer service and client satisfaction.  Rachel conducted assessment trend analysis for clients and contributed to a variety of product innovations and research projects.  Prior to this role, she was a Personnel Psychologist at the Office of Personnel Management where she consulted with government clients on a variety of individual assessment projects.

      Rachel holds a M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the George Mason University. She graduated with University Honors from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration.  Rachel is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, the Society of Industrial / Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Group.

      Joshua Hatfield
      Sr. Consultant, Talent Selection & Assessment
      Baylor Scott & White Health

      Joshua Hatfield is a Senior Consultant on the Talent Selection and Assessment team at Baylor Scott & White Health. In his current role, he helps develop, implement, and evaluate enterprise selection and assessment solutions. Additionally, he provides consultation support to develop selection strategies tailored to meet the needs of specific lines of business. Joshua is an ADEPT-15 certified coach and has developed tailored feedback reports for executive candidates. He also moonlights as an employee engagement subject matter expert where he provides consultation on survey methodology, engagement theories, and data interpretation.

      Prior to joining Baylor Scott & White Health, Joshua gained over 10 years of internal and external consulting experience. He served as a Personnel Research Psychologist for the U.S. Secret Service where he managed the hiring processes for the Special Agent and Uniformed Division positions. Joshua led the redesign of the hiring process for the Uniformed Division to include a more holistic candidate evaluation that utilized interactive job-simulated scenarios. Prior to that role, he developed his talent selection and assessment capability working for an international consulting firm where he provided end-to-end human capital solutions for mostly federal and state organizations. His experiences included selection test development and validation, organizational competency-gap analysis, 360-degree assessment development and validation, leadership assessment, organizational surveys, and program evaluation.

      Joshua received his B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University.

Registration & Payment

Attendees can register for:
General HR Track including the Luncheon
Talent Management Track including the Luncheon
Luncheon Only

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 noon, no later than Wednesday, April 4.

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 Wednesday, April 4) to:
5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244
214.631.4533 - Fax



Full Education Event:
HRCI HR (General) Credit Hrs: 3
SHRM Professional Development Credits: 3

Luncheon Only:
HRCI HR (General) Credit Hrs: 1
SHRM Professional Development Credits: 1

Please note new recertification certificate policy.*

Meeting Sponsor

For more information on sponsorship opportunities:


Full Education Event
Future Members
Luncheon Only
Members  $38.00
Future Members  $50.00

Online Registration

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, April 4. After that time, limited onsite registrations will be accepted on an as-available basis.

On-site registration
 Full Education Event
Member  $89.00
Future Member  $99.00
 Luncheon Only
Members $53.00

Important Notices:

Chapter members and guests are not allowed to bring and/or distribute marketing collateral or 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

Please make arrangements to be on time. Lunch service will cease when the luncheon 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 and your seat may be released to onsite registration attendees.

If you require a vegetarian meal for lunch, you may request one by contacting Please note that you must pre-order veggie meals no later than 10:00 AM Monday, April 9. On-site requests cannot be honored.

Recertification Credit Information

The luncheon program is approval for 1 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. The full educational event is approved for 3 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hours 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.