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Monthly meeting with two morning sessions and a luncheon presentation.

When: Thursday, March 7
8:45 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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PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS CASUAL CLOTHING DRIVE, sponsored by HR Houston's HR Gives Back Committee to benefit Star of Hope's job seekers as they reenter the workforce and require the following clothing items (for men and women) for job interviews and employment opportunities. We encourage you to donate your gently used suits, jackets, ties, dress shirts and blouses, slacks, skirts, belts and handbags.

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: Keys to Proactively Managing Your Company's Benefit Plan*
10:30 am
Morning Program 2: The Government's at Your Door, What Do You Do?*
11:30 am
Afternoon Check In & Networking
12:00 pm
Luncheon Program: Mindful Methods for Integrating Feminine and Masculine Energy at Work for Organizational Growth*

MORNING PROGRAM 1: Keys to Managing Your Company's Benefit Plan*

Presented by Ryan Johnson, CBC, Vice President, Ardent Solutions

Ryan will discuss the key things employers need to be doing throughout the year to better manage their benefit program. These keys help to control costs, increase employee engagement, maintain compliance, and ease administrative burdens. 

MORNING PROGRAM 2: The Government's at Your Door, What Do You Do?*

Presented by Pamela Williams, Esq. Partner, Fisher Phillips, and Lariza Hebert, Esq., Attorney Fisher Phillips

This session will help employers navigate the minefield of government investigations.  Pamela will explain the processes used by the EEOC, DOL, and OSHA, and provide employers with guidance about preparing for investigations, including an understanding of how much (or little) information to share.  Finally, the session will provide practical advice to help employers prepare and manage the on-site interview process.

Luncheon presentation: Mindful Methods for Integrating Feminine and Masculine Energy at Work for Organizational Growth*

Presented by Lisa M Liszcz, Ph.D., Liszcz Consulting, Author, Feminine Emergence

Lisa gives an overview of her Amazon #1 bestseller, Feminine Emergence. She shares steps for bringing both masculine and feminine energies to work. Stories from her own life, interviews with forty-four mid-career women, and references to pop culture show the value of bringing more feminine energy into our organizations. This view inspires us to engage innate gifts for more collaboration and productivity.

SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING - following Lisa’s keynote she’ll be available to sign copies of her Amazon #1 New Release and #1 Bestseller, Feminine Emergence: Mindful Methods to Create Profound Shifts in Personal and Corporate Life. HR Houston will have limited inventory for sale onsite – paperback $14.95 (check or credit card) – or you can order from Amazon by clicking here and bring your book for Lisa to sign.

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.


RYAN JOHNSON has been an employee benefit broker/consultant in Houston for more than 9 years. Ryan works with mid-market employers to ensure they have the right benefits in place and are provided proper guidance on all available options. His firm is one of the largest benefit brokerage firms in the country which provides him, his staff, and his clients with all of the necessary tools needed to have a top performing benefits plan.

PAMELA WILLIAMS is a partner in the Fisher Phillips Houston office. She has more than twenty years of experience handling labor and employment litigation matters in arbitration, as well as state and federal courts. Pamela has litigated individual, class, and collective actions, including claims involving allegations of discrimination, retaliation, medical leave violations, failure to provide accommodations for religion and disability, wage and hour violations, and workplace torts.

LARIZA HEBERT is an associate in the Fisher Phillips Houston office.  She represents clients in a broad range of labor and employment matters, including unlawful discrimination claims, harassment claims, retaliation claims, independent contractor issues, employee leave issues, trade secret litigation, and more. Lariza has litigated before state, federal, and administrative agencies, and has participated in dispute resolutions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Workforce Commission.

LISA M. LISZCZ, Ph.D. is a thought-leader on leadership and corporate culture. After 20+ years of holding leadership positions in 3 Global Fortune 500 companies, Lisa began her consulting practice. She focuses on leadership assessment and development, team effectiveness, and professional women’s issues. Lisa is certified to administer a variety of assessments that help leaders develop self-awareness and target areas for development. Lisa enjoys finding modern ways for people to lead and for teams to succeed. She is a master coach and consultant. Lisa loves living in Houston with her family. Feminine Emergence is her first book..

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