June Virtual Meeting Package
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Networking and education every Thursday in June

When: Thursdays in June
11:15-12:30 (Check-in and Networking begins at 11:00 am)
Where: Zoom Virtual Meeting
United States

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Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. 
11:00 am
Session Check In & Networking
11:15 am
Session Begins
12:15 pm
Networking and Chat Features Available 
12:30 pm
Session Ends
The June Virtual Meeting Package offers 4-Sessions on Thursdays in June.  Each 1-hour session includes networking before and after the presentation. See session details below.

Session 1: Thursday, June 4 - Houston's Economy: A Look at Population, Employment and Wages*

Presented by Parker Harvey, Principal Economist, Workforce Solutions 

This presentation will provide an overview on the unprecedented unemployment figures and employment indicators in the 13-county Gulf Coast Region encompassing the Greater Houston area.  CLICK HERE for full description and speaker bio. 

Session 2: Thursday, June 11 - Back on Board. Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in the Onboarding (and Reboarding) Process* 

Presented by Charles Jeremiah, Esq., Partner AND Kristi Soppet, Esq., Attorney, Holland & Knight, LLP

You’re resuming operations, bringing back employees, at least in phases, and rehiring as we collectively recover from the COVID-19 crises. It’s as important as ever to be vigilant in your human resources practices.  CLICK HERE for full description and speaker bios. 

SESSION 3: THURSDAY, JUNE 18 - COVID-19 and U.S. Immigration - What HR And Global Mobility Needs to Know* 

Presented by Elizabeth Cleveland Wakefield, Senior Associate, Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen & Loewy LLP

The COVID-19 pandemic presents new immigration challenges to U.S. businesses as they attempt to identify and cope with travel bans, containment measures and regulatory restrictions affecting their employees and operations.  CLICK HERE for full description and speaker bio. 

SESSION 4: THURSDAY, JUNE 25 - Emotional Intelligence: What is it? Can it be learned? Why does it matter?*

Presented by Suzanne Soloman, JD, Director of Human Resources, Sun Coast Resources, Inc. 

The latest research indicates that companies who prioritize it have some of the highest employee engagement and customer satisfaction. Studies show that leaders who have it can more easily inspire, motivate, and earn the trust of their employees.  CLICK HERE for full description and speaker bio. 

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) credits 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

Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment is required. Registration closes June 30th. Recorded sessions are available until JULY 15, 2020. 

HR Houston Member - $60

HR Houston Student Member - $20

NonMember - $70

Cancellations must be made in writing by Friday, May 29th to be eligible for a refund. Members and non-members with registrations who do not attend will not be eligible for a refund. If you have any questions, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email


To utilize Zoom video conferencing, you will need to have:

  1. A desktop, laptop or mobile device with video camera*
  2. Reliable Internet connection
  3. Audio capability through speakers, mobile device, or telephone
  4. Constant source of power to support 1 hour of internet instruction 

* Video camera is optional, only if you want to be seen during the meeting.

If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email membership@hrhouston.org.

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

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