Employee Engagement Round Table


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Register: May
Round Tables are a complimentary Member Only Benefit. When Recertification Credit is offered, non-members may attend for a small fee of $25.

2024 Round Table Series Sponsor
Sponsorship still available

Re-certification Credit Information
This session has been approved for 1 HRCI Credit Hour (HR General) and 1 SHRM PDC.


The DallasHR Employee Engagement Round Table provides a venue for sharing ideas and best practices that promote and build employee engagement within an organization. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, recruiting and onboarding, empowerment, professional development, career vision, rewards and recognition, the employee/supervisor relationship, and performance evaluation.

Meetings are for DallasHR Members only and is an open forum format so whatever is top-of-mind that day ultimately drives the discussion. The broad experience base of our members offers a wealth of deep, insightful thinking. If your company is struggling with an HR problem or considering a strategic HR initiative, chances are high others in the group already have direct or indirect experience in those areas. Bring your experience and stories to the meeting, come and learn from others’ successes and failures, and leave with a nugget of helpful insight you can take back to your workplace.

Be sure to join the Employee Engagement community in HRConnect to continue the conversation.

Meet Your Round Table Leaders

Brandon Jordan
Workforce Lifecycle Analytics
Brandon Jordan leads Workforce Lifecycle Analytics with a focus on the application of research, people analytics and data science to the measurement of employee engagement, employee experience, personality, abilities, skills, leadership and employee performance. Primarily through the use of employee surveys (at an organizational level) and assessments (at an individual employee level), Workforce Lifecycle Analytics leverages these data driven insights to inform and shape talent and organizational development strategies and programs for their clients. Brandon has and educational background in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Tulsa. He is an active member in national professional groups (Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Society of Human Resource Management, Association for Talent Development) and local professional groups (DallasHR, FWHR, ATD Fort Worth, & ATD Dallas) where he contributes to the scientific community through research and presents on related topics to other regional professional chapter. 
Liz Warren
Liz Warren, PhD & SPHR, is a Senior HR Business Partner with 10 years of experience in a plethora of industries, including travel/tourism, hospitality, healthcare, warehouse, and banking. While proficient in general Human Resources functions, Liz specializes in employee engagement, people analytics, organizational development, psychology of the workplace, change management, succession planning, and leadership development. Since starting her career in Human Resources, Liz has obtained a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with an emphasis on organizational development and leadership development and acquired the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. Liz uses her experience and education to volunteer with local community colleges and provides career coaching to underprivileged youth.


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Join us for an insightful panel discussion on employee engagement, where industry experts will share their knowledge and experiences on various facets of fostering a highly engaged workforce. Throughout the session, panelists will share their experiences, strategies, and best practices aimed at enhancing engagement levels and driving positive outcomes. From gaining leadership buy-in to measuring ROI and anticipating future trends, this session will cover a wide range of topics crucial for enhancing employee engagement within organizations.

Overall, the session provided attendees with practical insights, tools, and strategies to effectively measure, enhance, and sustain employee engagement within their organizations. By implementing the learnings from the discussion, attendees can drive meaningful improvements in employee satisfaction, productivity, and organizational performance.

Learning Objectives:
Effective Methods for Gaining Leadership Buy-In:
Panelists will discuss successful strategies for gaining buy-in from leaders regarding engagement efforts to build a compelling business case, align engagement initiatives with organizational goals, and demonstrating the impact of engagement on key performance metrics.

Implementing Best Practices for Employee Involvement and Accountability in Action Planning:
The session will provide attendees with actionable strategies and best practices for involving employees in the action planning process based on engagement survey results. Participants will learn how to foster a culture of accountability, ownership, and continuous improvement.

Understanding Generational Differences in Employee Engagement:
The discussion will delve into if there are generational differences in engagement and highlight the importance of recognizing and addressing these variations if so.

Measuring Return on Investment (ROI) of Employee Engagement Initiatives:
Attendees will gain an understanding of various methods and metrics used to measure the ROI of employee engagement initiatives. They will learn how to assess the financial and non-financial impacts of engagement programs.

Holly Young, SPHR, MA, CAC is a senior HR Consultant for HR Service, Inc. advising clients on strategic matters, performance management, investigations, employee relations, recruiting and training.

Ben Wigert, Ph.D., is the Director of Research and Strategy, Workplace Management at Gallup. He assesses human capital management needs and designs performance optimization strategies for organizations across the world.

Dr. Benjamin Granger Chief Workplace Psychologist | XM Institute at Qualtrics. He has over a decade of experience building, running and optimizing experience management (XM) programs across the globe.



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