June 15, 2021 at 8:00-9:30 AM
Presented by: Larry Lavine
In 2020 the world changed forever. As companies return from months of remote work or adjust to the new normal of remote work and social distancing, workplace culture is unpredictable. A SHRM study found two out of three companies reported keeping employee morale up to be difficult during the pandemic, and one-third said maintaining company culture was a challenge. The key to a successful organization is to have a culture based on a strongly held and widely shared set of beliefs that are supported by strategy and structure. During this session Larry will discuss the importance of creating and maintaining company culture to ensure the success of all stakeholders.
Larry Lavine has over 30 years’ experience as a CEO/Board member in the restaurant industry. Mr. Lavine is thought of as a strategic, experienced executive with development, growth and turnaround experience in both Public and Private companies. He founded and developed the Chili’s (Brinker), brand, designed the strategy for expansion, assembled the management team and led the company through the Public offering. He laid the foundation for the brand and it’s world class company culture that is still in place today. After Chili’s, he acquired Tia’s Tex Mex brand and expanded it throughout the Southwest. The brand was purchased by Ruby Tuesday. Mr. Lavine has developed multiple brand concepts including Charlie’s Seafood, Coza for Cara Foods of Canada as well as Ten50 BBQ in Dallas. He has completed projects for TGIF, Tacomac, Austin Grill, Restaurants Unlimited, Alamo Draft House, Macaroni Grill, Bartaco and Del Frisco for strategic planning, menu development, team building and company cultural programs. Mr. Lavine has been a Board Chairman of The North Texas Food Bank and Board Chairman of the Citizens Academy of the Dallas FBI as well as a board member of Fired Up Inc. He is a member of the leadership lecture series in the Gleam Leadership Program, as well as the mentorship program. Additionally, he is a participant and speaker in the Murphy Center for Entrepreneurs at The University of North Texas.
• November 16, 2021
Strategic Human Resources: A Business Imperative We Must Solve
People have been writing about the importance of a strategic human resources function for years. The business importance of ‘people being our greatest asset’ and ‘teamwork is one of the only competitive advantages’ is generally accepted. Yet, the strategic HR function remains elusive. Often, business leaders and educational professionals don’t understand what strategic HR means, the impact it has on a business, and how to develop the capability. This session explains strategic human resources by looking at the context of business capital management, including the strategic importance of human capital: 1) the business imperative of HCM, 2) necessary capabilities of Strategic HR, and 3) solving the Strategic HR capability gap.
• Distinguish between Financial, Physical, and Human Capital
• Identify the performance impact of strategic human
• Describe the 7 Performance Disciplines of the strategic HR function
• Understand how to develop the skillset in HR professionals
CEO & Executive Partner, Alonos
Alonos is a consulting firm with products and services in human resources, organizational performance, and leadership. Dale has focused his career on maximizing human performance and practicing organizational effectiveness. He has held leadership roles as Chief Human Resources and Risk Officer. Along with an extensive career in human resources, he has experience in general management, technical operations, and field engineering. He is an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Lecturer at three universities including the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, and Fort Hays State University. He has worked in several industries including travel, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, medical devices, construction, public safety, and Department of Defense.
• February 23, 2021: Diversity Equity and Inclusion Conversation
Fred Scott, Americas Consulting D&I Leader, discussed the importance of solid DE&I strategies in advance of COVID and the rise in social unrest and focused responses to manage the well-being, morale and sense of belonging in our organizations.