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Monthly meeting with two morning sessions and Lunch with a Leader.

When: Thursday, June 14
9:15 am-1:30 pm (check-in opens at 8:45 am)
Where: Crowne Plaza
7611 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas  77024
United States

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Pre-registration and pre-payment is highly encouraged; we cannot guarantee space for walk-ins.  Onsite registration offered on a space available basis - see below for detailed pricing.
8:45 am
Morning Check In & Networking
9:15 am
Morning Program 1: Confronting the Opioid Emergency in the Workplace*
10:30 am
Morning Program 2: Feedback for Growth and Mastery*
11:30 am
Afternoon Check In & Networking
12:00 pm
Luncheon Program: The Impact of Media on Business and the Community*

MORNING PROGRAM 1: Confronting the Opioid Emergency in the Workplace*

Presented by Joanne Bush and Lindsay A. Hedrick, Partners, Jones Day

The U.S. has experienced a sharp increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription opioids over the past ten years. President Trump recently declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. Companies are facing new HR-related questions stemming from employees’ increased use of opioids.  For example, an employee taking opioids may or may not be doing so according to a doctor’s prescription and an employee’s legal use may or may not impact his or her ability to perform essential job functions. This session will focus on the ways in which opioid use is creating unique challenges for employers in regard to employment laws regarding leaves of absence, disability, and drug testing and what an employer can, cannot, and should do in such situations. 

MORNING PROGRAM 2: Feedback for Growth and Mastery*

Presented by Rashid Kapadia, MS Marine Management, PMP, Speaker, Project Manager, Engineer & Author, Necessary Bridges Inc.

Well-intentioned and skillfully delivered feedback is a fuel for growth. Expert feedback is a building block of mastery. Frequent feedback creates a culture of continuous feedback. Three methods of feedback are discussed and demonstrated.

LUNCH with a leader: The Impact of Media on Business and the Community*

Presented by Bob Charlet, Market President & Publisher, Houston Business Journal

In today’s social and connected environment, media plays a significant role in shaping and influencing opinions and business operations.  As Market President and Publisher of Houston Business Journal, Bob Charlet has a unique perspective on the power of the media and how Human Resource Professionals can partner and utilize the media to support the organization and its reputation in the employer community.  Join him for an insightful discussion that explores:

  • The role of media in business and its relationship to strategic management of human capital
  • Best practices for promoting your company through local business media and how that can translate to being recognized as an employer of choice
  • How to use business media to grow your business and achieve talent management objectives
Credit Hours

*Submitted to SHRM for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) towards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP and to HR Certification Institute for HR (General credit) towards PHR and SPHR recertification requirements.

The chapter is recognized by SHRM as a Preferred Provider and all sessions so identified offer PDCs towards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. The chapter has also been designated as a provider of HRCI-approved recertification credit. All sessions so identified may be used to meet HRCI recertification requirements.

Payment & Terms

Pricing reflects ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION RATES below. *ONSITE REGISTRATION is offered on a space available basis and will incur an additional $5.00 fee per individual registrant.


HR Houston Member

  • Morning Program $25.00
  • Morning & Lunch Program $50.00
  • Lunch Program Only $35.00

HR Houston Student Member

  • Morning Program $10.00
  • Morning & Lunch Program $10.00
  • Lunch Program Only $10.00


  • Morning Program $35.00
  • Morning & Lunch Program $60.00
  • Lunch Program Only $45.00

Click here for a fax registration form; fax the completed form to 713.783.6190 by 12:00 noon on the Tuesday before the meeting, space permitting.

Reservations and Cancellations must be made by 12 noon on the Monday prior to the meeting. Members and non-members with reservations who do not attend will be billed $35.  There is a $25 service charge for returned checks. If you have any questions, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email


Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email 24 hours before the event with additional information about parking. If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email

P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240