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Upcoming events

    • October 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoominar
    Being an Effective HR Business Partner

    by Saiquan Hall of Philadelphia Insurance Company, Plano, TX

    Business Partners.  While HR is clearly a critical component of an organization, it is often not regarded as such by others in the organization including those in top roles.  In this live Zoom session, by Saiquan Hall of Philadelphia Insurance Company (Plano, TX) discusses the dynamic of business partnerships within organizations and makes the case of HR to step up to that role.

    Hall suggests that many organizations have yet to include HR as a valuable partner. In this session, Hall articulates his observance of the business partner roles across a variety of industries. Hall reviews the duties associated with the HR business partner role as well as shares critical traits, characteristics, and mindsets essential to the success of a business partner. Executing on his strategy, Hall suggests HR leaders can gain the coveted seat at the table.

    This is a Zoominar session.   Registrants will receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails. 

    Being an Effective Human Resource Business Partner has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI.  Approvals pending. 


    • November 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoominar

    Recognizing and Reducing Implicit Bias in the Talent Life-Cycle  

    Presented by Cathy Scrivner, LegalShield

    As companies fully include talent from diverse groups, raising awareness and developing skills to both recognize unconscious bias and reduce its impact will improve talent management—from recruiting candidates to assessing and promoting leaders. This is important as a significant body of research highlights the measurable impact that bias plays in these important processes.   Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School professor says, (Biases) “cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others...which leads some of the best people managers to not recognize some of the talents, skills, and abilities of diverse employees.”

    This interactive session will highlight several proven solutions participants can implement immediately to transform the effectiveness of their talent management and development systems.

    Cathy Scrivner is viewed as a thought leader who effectively collaborates with internal diversity practitioners and HR Leaders to develop and implement innovative D&I solutions. 

    This session is a Zoominar!  The link will be provided in the confirmation email upon completion of registration. 

    Recognizing and Reducing Implicit Bias in the Talent Life-Cycle  has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI.  Approvals pending. 


Past events

September 14, 2021 The Future of Behavioral Health in the Workplace
August 10, 2021 Biden Time: Changes to Expect Under a Reconstituted National Labor Relations Board
July 13, 2021 Leading with Respect - Lessons Learned by the EEOC
June 08, 2021 LatinX: What's Next?
May 11, 2021 6-5-7: The 6 Stages of Any Crisis, Challenge, or Change, the 5 Steps to P.I.V.O.T. for Success, and 7 Leadership Reminders To Lead Through It
April 13, 2021 Background Screening: The Deep Dive into Criminal Records
March 09, 2021 Partnering Against Human Trafficking: Community Stakeholders Awareness Program
February 09, 2021 The 3Bs of Professional Networking Using Linkedin
January 12, 2021 USDOL Wage and Hour Compliance: 2021 Edition
December 08, 2020 Getting Employees Back to Work (Wherever That May Be!)
November 10, 2020 Lead With Laughs: Use Humor To Put The ‘Human’ In HR
October 13, 2020 Caring for Caregivers: A Compassionate (And Legal) Approach for Employers
September 08, 2020 WAHRA Zoom-inar! Brown Bag and Chat
July 14, 2020 Wellness Plans providing HOPE for Employers
May 12, 2020 Social Media: The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.
March 10, 2020 Inclusion 2020: Getting Vets to Work
February 11, 2020 HR's Role in Organizational Health: Managing Worker's Compensation and OSHA Liability
January 14, 2020 Resolution 2020: Reduce Waste via Lean Six Sigma for HR Professionals
December 10, 2019 WAHRA December 2019 Meeting
November 12, 2019 WAHRA November 2019 Meeting
October 08, 2019 WAHRA October 2019 Meeting
September 10, 2019 WAHRA 38th Annual Leadership Workshop
August 13, 2019 WAHRA August 2019 Meeting
July 09, 2019 WAHRA July 2019 Meeting
June 11, 2019 WAHRA June 2019 Meeting
May 14, 2019 WAHRA May 2019 Meeting
March 12, 2019 WAHRA March 2019 Meeting
February 12, 2019 WAHRA February 2019 Meeting
January 08, 2019 WAHRA January 2019 Meeting
December 11, 2018 WAHRA December Meeting
November 13, 2018 WAHRA November Meeting
October 09, 2018 WAHRA 37th Annual Leadership Conference
September 11, 2018 WAHRA September Meeting
August 14, 2018 WAHRA August Meeting
July 10, 2018 WAHRA July Meeting
June 12, 2018 WAHRA June Meeting
May 08, 2018 WAHRA May Meeting
March 13, 2018 WAHRA March Meeting
February 13, 2018 WAHRA February Meeting

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