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October Legal Update & Luncheon

  • 20 Oct 2021
  • 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • River Crest Country Club, 1501 Western Ave Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Approved for 2 hours of HRCI & SHRM recertification credit.

Legal Hour:
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Topic: Supreme Court Update and All Things COVID-19 and Vaccines
Speaker: Julia Gannaway

With a new presidential administration and new Supreme Court justices, this year’s United States Supreme Court session had many eyes on it. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on with the Delta variant and debates about vaccinations, many of us are wondering how the rapidly changing state and federal executive orders, policies, and rulings affect our day-to-day lives. This session, led by Julia Gannaway, will help you get up-to-date on the Supreme Court and all things COVID-19!

Speaker Bio: 

Julia is a partner in the law firm of Ross | Gannaway, PLLC. Her practice is dedicated largely to employment law in the public sector, and the firm represents only employers. The firm’s office is located in Southlake, but their clients are all around the state.

She advises clients on matters relating to investigations and disciplinary actions in Chapter 143 settings and non-Chapter 143 cities; matters relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act and Texas law regarding pay issues. Her practice involves representing clients before Federal and State courts, administrative hearings for civil service and TCOLE, and in EEOC/DOL investigations. She also moonlights as the author of numerous Public Information Act requests for rulings.

Julia is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in economics and obtained her JD from the University of Houston in 1994. Julia worked as an Assistant City Attorney in Odessa and Bryan before coming to work at the firm. She is a member of the Texas Bar College and currently serves on the Fort Worth HR Board of Directors as Legal and Legislative Director.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Topic: Building a Culture on the One Thing that Motivates All People
Speaker: Randal Weidenaar

As an HR professional in these challenging times, how do you train your leaders to steer the culture of your organization effectively? One in three workers say their manager can’t lead them and twenty-eight percent of HR professionals’ time is spent addressing problems caused by poor people managers (SHRM 2019 Culture Report) What if there was one thing that motivated both employees and managers in your organization to lead and perform well? Drawing on human attachment theory, scientific research, and business case studies, this seminar provides participants with inspiration and actionable insights into what creates healthy, thriving culture. This seminar is designed for HR professionals on any level interested in learning more about how to pivot your organization toward effective leadership that can build and sustain profitable, winning AND caring cultures.

Speaker Bio: 

Randal Weidenaar is a researcher, author and national speaker. His passion was born out of the pain of broken workplaces, and leaders that wounded rather than served. Randal created VP Culture, a leadership system based on attachment science that inspires a powerful relational culture foundation. His research reveals that our neurobiology engages when our relationships are healthy and connected. This leads to actual health, vitality and productivity on all levels. Rather than just tips and tricks, VP Culture focuses on a profound relationally way of leading and living. Randal has studied culture, business processes, and neuroscience at MIT Sloan School of Management, University of Amsterdam, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard-X. He has helped corporations, government, and non-profit organizations unpack the art and science of leadership and culture creation. He wrote The VPCulture Workbook to help leaders develop this team culture.

River Crest Country Club
1501 Western Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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All registrations must be received before close of business on the Monday prior to the event. Thereafter, a limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Please understand that you cannot be guarantee seat at the meeting if you do not register by the Monday preceding the event. If you can't make the event, please let us know 72 hours beforehand by sending an email to info@fwhr.org, so that we can cancel your registration. Otherwise, we will bill you for the reservation (we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows).

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