August Education Event
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Event Detail

Event Venue

Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison
14315 Midway Rd
Addison, TX 75001

Event Sponsor

Registration Options

Members and Future Members can register for either the full Education Event which includes the morning sessions and lunch, or register for the luncheon portion of the event only.

Members, Education Event: $69.00
Future Members, Education Event: $89.00

Members, Lunch Only: $38.00
Future Members, Lunch Only: $50.00

Registration is now closed for this event.
Please Note: We cannot guarantee onsite registrations and will only accept a wait list. Registered attendees who arrive after 11:45 AM may have their seat released so please make plans to arrive on time.

Recertification Credit Information
Lunch: 1 HRCI Business Credit and 1 SHRM PDC
Education Event: 3 HRCI Business Credits and 3 SHRM PDCs

The luncheon program is approved for 1 HRCI Business recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. The Education Event including lunch is approved for 3 HRCI Business 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.

The Future of Leadership

Join us for the August Education Event featuring a full morning looking at how leaders in HR can impact their organizations.

Spend your Tuesday with DallasHR while connecting with peers and earning up to 3 hours of recertification credit. Can't join for the full day? No problem! Register for the luncheon only and still get valuable time with your colleagues and an hour of programming.

8:30 AM     Check In & Networking
8:45 AM     Morning Session 1
10:00 AM   Morning Session 2
11:00 AM   Networking Break
11:25 AM   Luncheon Doors Open
12:00 PM   Luncheon Presentation
1:00 PM     Conclusion

The Room Where It Happens: HR Leadership Lessons

Hear from three local HR executives reflect on their successes and challenges throughout their careers while discussing how you can become strategic and impactful as an HR leader for your organization. During the hour, participants will hear three Lightening Leadership Lesson focusing on everything from how Chief Learning Officers (CLO) are reinvesting in their teams, to leveraging culture, and core values to make an impact on your organization.

Lightening Leadership Topics & Presenters

  1. The CLO Mindset, Presented by Shawn Storer, Former Chief of People and Culture for Dicky's Restaurant Group
    • What challenges are Learning & Development professionals facing? What are the solutions to crucial barriers and how can we connect and work together to move forward? Learn insights from the Spring 2019 Chief Learning Officer Forum on the importance of meeting your learners where they are, tailoring learning to individuals, and how to get executive buy-in for your development initiatives.

  2. Got Values? Presented by Sandra McLean, SPHR, VP of Human Resources for Parker University
    • Many, if not most, organizations have stated values. But are your organization’s lived values the same as the stated values? Whether our organization has stated values or not--as HR professionals it’s up to us to either help reinforce the existing values – or help create values that will drive a high-performance company culture. Learn which metrics help determine whether a re-set of values is necessary and how to integrate those values into the infrastructure to help support culture.

  3. Leading X, Y, Z and Beyond, Presented by Sharon Virk, VP of Human Resources for Clear Channel Outdoor
    • A challenge over the next decade will be attracting and retaining a multi-demographic workforce, particularly as the labor markets continues to tighten. How do we increase our leaders’  generational intelligence to lead our future workforce? Gain an understanding of generational differences, and learn strategies for cross generational leadership.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe why engagement initiatives often fail
  • Define and understand organizations where employee engagement is high
  • Identify top trends impacting the future of employee engagement and how to prepare for the future

About the Speakers

Shawn Storer
Influencer & Consultant
Shawn Storer Creative Leadership Solutions

Selected as one of the Top Leaders in Learning & Development, 2019, Americas, Shawn Storer is making a profound and lasting impact on the L&D world. With a diverse background comprised of unique experiences and trailblazing successes, Shawn has become an influential thought leader in the areas of culture, strategy, learning and development, talent acquisition, talent management, talent development, human resources, benefits and compensation. A highly sought-after collaborator and partner, Shawn is a frequent guest speaker, offering expertise on culture and core values among other topics. His inspiring keynote addresses have led him to chair multiple international Chief Learning Officer style forums and symposiums. He is truly a modern-day renaissance man and is a #creativeleader who believes in #creativeleadership.

Shawn has pioneered global solutions, resulting in significant improvements for multiple companies across disparate industries. His programs have created direct lift in sales, operational efficiency, profitability, quality adherence, training compliance, leadership engagement, culture fit in hiring, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement.

Sandra McLean, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development
Parker University

Sandra McLean, SPHR, serves as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development for Parker University. As a member of the executive team, she brings 20+ years management experience in business and human resources. She has a passion for developing people and helping employees align with organizational objectives. As a certified senior HR professional, McLean has a broad and deep understanding of her profession and is a certified facilitator and mediator. Her skills have been utilized in domestic and international arenas.

In addition to her leadership roles in human resources, Ms. McLean has also taught leadership courses for the University of Texas-Pan Am CE department. 
McLean is a founding board member for Women with Promise; a Dallas-based non-profit organization focused on helping at-risk teenage women and children. She’s also a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for Tarrant county. In 2013 she was honored as a North Texas Human Resources Professional of the Year finalist. McLean has served on the board of directors for the Coppell Chamber of Commerce and is past president for The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition, she’s mentored at-risk teenagers with Fort Worth ISD’s Absolute Excellence! Program. McLean holds a Master in Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University and Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from the University of North Texas.

Sharon Virk
Vice President of Human Resources
Clear Channel Outdoor

Sharon Virk is a result driven, strategic, trusted advisor with 10+ years proven expertise in global HR business partnership, talent acquisition & training & development in media, CPG, retail, logistics & oil/gas industries. Sharon joined Clear Channel Outdoor in 2013 and as the VP of HR, she provides consultative support in the attracting, retaining, developing, and divesting talent domestically and in Canada.

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Payment & Registration Notes

Attendees can register for:
Full Education Event including 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 the Wednesday before the meeting.

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 the Wednesday before the meeting) to the DallasHR Office.

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 11:45 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 9:00 AM on the Monday prior to the event. On-site requests cannot be honored.