July Education Event
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Event Detail

Event Venue

Sheraton Dallas Hotel By the Galleria or VIRTUAL
4801 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75244

Event Sponsor

Registration Options

Members and Future Members can register for this event.

This event will be hybrid.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
4801 Lyndon B. Johnson Frwy.
Dallas, TX 75244

In Person Registration
Members: $40.00
Future Members: $56.00

Virtual Registration
Members: $29.00
Future Members: $38.00

Please Note: Advanced registration is required in order to obtain a link for the event.  Mobile devices may not function properly or allow you to engage in the full features of this event.

  Registration has Closed. Limited onsite tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.


Schedule of In-Person Event
11:00 - 11:30  PM   Networking
11:30 - 12:00  PM   Doors open/Announcements/Lunch service begins
12:00 - 1:00   PM    Lunch Presentation

Schedule of Virtual Event
12:00-1:00 Lunch Presentation

Recertification Credit Information

1 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hour

This program is approved for 1 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 www.hrci.org.

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 www.shrmcertification.org.

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

Back to The Future: Employee versus Employer Expectations in a Post COVID World

Panel Discussion:
Presented by: Sid Srivastava, Ariel Leonard, & Wendy Hatchell

As many organizations are returning to the office, and many others still working through the planning to do so, please join our panel as we discuss what various organizations are experiencing. We will explore how a return to work plan is impacting engagement and performance, and how leaders are managing the strategy and communication for return to work policies.

About the Presenters


Ariel Leonard
CHRO, Rug Doctor, LLC

Ariel Leonard leads the Human Resources function for Rug Doctor, LLC, with responsibility for business in the US, Canada, and the UK.  Before Rug Doctor, Ariel was the Senior Director of HR, directly supporting the executive leader over operations at Rent-A-Center in Plano, TX.  Prior to RAC, she was with JCPenney, starting out as a corporate trainer.  During that time, Ariel was part of the SEPHORA inside JCPenney initiative, opening their first 250 stores-within-store concept while growing into a senior leader over the total enterprise.  Ariel has spent just as much time being an operator in addition to being an HR professional, beginning with Zale Corporation, learning the P&L’s behind running a store, to corporate executive, learning how to run a company.  Ariel graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Psychology, and is a certified PMP and SHRM-SCP.  She lives in Frisco, TX with her husband and four children.

Sid Srivastava
SVP & CHRO, Cinemark
As the SVP & CHRO for Cinemark, Sid is part of the Executive Leadership team directing all aspects of the HR function. He feels privileged to be leading a very talented HR team which passionately supports Cinemark’s mission of delivering an extraordinary memorable experience to its guests. A big portion of Cinemark’s workforce is comprised of Millennials and Gen Z's which necessitate a highly contemporary and forward-looking Human Resources function. Sid partners closely with the CEO, members of the Executive team and the Board of Directors and is a strong employee advocate championing diversity, equity and inclusion at Cinemark. Sid joined Cinemark in 2016 as VP- Organizational Capability & Effectiveness and was promoted as the SVP & CHRO in 2018. Sid is currently based out of Plano, TX which is the global headquarters for Cinemark. Sid is a mentor to several HR and Non-HR professionals across the globe and is passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives. At a personal level, Sid enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time with his family. 

Wendy Hatchell
VP of HR, McCarthy Building Companies’ 
Wendy has been with the company for over eight years and has helped oversee talent and organizational development for over 1,000 employees. Wendy is also an active leader in McCarthy’s Partnership for Women program, an internal organization that supports female engineers across the company and focuses on the recruitment, development, and retention of women in the construction industry. Wendy is a graduate of Penn State University, with a degree in Human Development and Family studies. Outside of work, she is active in the Dallas community. Most notably, she is the founder and past president of Pre Geneva, a group that fundraises for and connects parents of young children with each other and local elementary school, Geneva Heights, in East Dallas.

Payment & Registration Notes

IMPORTANT: Advance registration is required.  To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR by 12:00 noon, no later than the Monday 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 Monday 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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.