Human Resources-101 Two Day Seminar
Postponed to July 2021: Official date TBD

Registration Options

Members and Future Members can register for this event.

DallasHR Office
5001 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Ste. 800
Dallas, TX 75244

Risk Free Registration
In the event that the seminar is postponed, all registrants will receive a full refund or be placed in the rescheduled seminar.

Day One or Day Two Only: $300.00
Both Days: $600.00
Members Only: Eligible for Chapter Grant Fund 

Future Members:
Day One or Day Two Only: $500.00
Both Days: $800.00*

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Recertification Credit Information
6 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hours (per day)
6 SHRM PDC's (per day)

The seminar is approved for 6 HR (General) HRCI recertification credit hours per day 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 6 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.

Get a Crash Course in HR at DallasHR's Two Day Seminar

Offered twice in 2020! This critically acclaimed business seminar is a two-day program that provides an opportunity to gain the legal knowledge and practical skills to help individuals new to the HR field. The program is paced for anyone with new HR responsibilities , including non-HR managers and supervisors, department secretaries, administrators, administrative assistants, or anyone with an interest in gaining HR knowledge and skills. Benefits include:

    Gain a thorough understanding of accepted HR policies and procedures and employment law.
    Acquire tools to protect your organization from serious risk.
    Develop skills that will increase your value to your department and organization.

This two-day program provides proven, practical applied employment law and effective HR practice education that quickly provides the tools you need in a format you can relate to. We've organized this course to give you what you've been looking for — clear, concise information that gives you the practical do's and don'ts of smart employee management. In a few enjoyable hours, you'll not only know the steps that help keep an employer out of trouble, you'll understand why best practice makes sense. Learn more by downloading our Printable Brochure .

Day One: The Layperson's Short Course on Applied Employment Law will cover:
  • The Legal Arena and the Evolution of Employment Law
  • Employment-at-will and Its Exception
  • Discrimination — What It Is, What It Is Not
  • The Do's & Dont's of Interviews, Ads, Applications and Offers
  • The Alphabet Soup of HR — From the VII to FMLA
  • Expressed & Implied Contracts and Their Impact on Employment-at-will Case Law, Civil Law and Burden of Proof
  • Performance Improvement, Disciplinary Action and Risk Management
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Defamation & False Light — Avoiding the Tarnished Reputation
  • Termination — The Art of Parting Gracefully
  • Record Keeping 101 — A Strategy to Provide Notice
  • Exempt & Non-Exempt Designations and Their Impact
  • The How and Why of Effective Investigations
  • Strategies for Avoiding Invasion of Privacy

 Day Two: Understanding the Process of Effective HR Practice will provide an in-depth look at the following areas of recruiting:

  • The Business Process and Business Cycles — How They Impact a Company's HR Needs
  • The Evolution of the HR Profession
  • An Overview of Core HR Competencies
  • Relationship Development — Strategies for Providing "Valued" Value
  • Recruiting & Retention
  • Compensation & Benefit Issues and Answers
  • Training & Development
  • Record Keeping — An Outline of What to Keep and Commonly Accepted Record Retention Strategy
  • Risk Management — Policy, Safety and Fairness

About the Speaker

Jim Vance, SPHR
Advanced Business Resources

ABR’s president, Jim Vance, SPHR is a subject matter expert on a variety of topics including applied employment law, behavioral interviewing, emotional intelligence, change management, HR metrics, and the fundamentals of HR practice. Jim has served as a Human Resource and Training Director, and transitioned from successful careers in engineering, to human resources, and then to that of business owner, author, speaker and consultant. He has served as a consistent top-rated presenter to HR association audiences for over fifteen years. He has served as a top presenter for a national seminar company and has addressed business audiences in over 30 states.

Jim’s seminars help people with new HR responsibility become less dependent on others when making day-to-day decisions. They also provide the mid-level behind the jargon foundation that helps seasoned people give HR advice in plain language, and preps them for more savvy use of consultant advice, including that of metrics specialists, change management specialists, hiring specialist, and attorneys.   Both types of decision makers stay engaged and walk away understanding the “why” behind the “how to’s” that makes the “how to’s” of smart practice make sense.

Payment & Registration Notes

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are recommended as 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 Friday 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 Friday before the meeting) to the DallasHR Office at:

5001 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 800
Dallas, TX 75244

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