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March monthly meeting with morning and luncheon sessions; PLUS, professional clothing drive to benefit Star of Hope job seekers.

When: Thursday, March 2
8:45 am-1:30 pm (check-in opens at 8:15 pm)
Where: Crowne Plaza
7611 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas  77024
United States

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Online registration has closed.  Onsite registration will be offered on a space available basis, with payment by CASH/CHECK ONLY (no credit cards accepted at the door).


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: suits, jackets, ties, dress shirts and blouses, slacks, skirts, belts and handbags.



  • 8:15 AM       Morning Check-In and Networking
  • 8:45 AM       MORNING PROGRAM 1: Handling Employee Complaints (Program Updated 2/27)*

  • 10:00 AM     MORNING PROGRAM 2: Five Habits of Destructive HR Leaders
  • 11:30 AM     Afternoon Check-In & Networking
  • 12:00 PM     Luncheon -- All food service will cease at 12:20 pm to comply with HRCI rules

  • 12:30 PM    LUNCHEON PRESENTATION: In a More Diverse World, How the Face & Need of HR is Changing**
                     Presented by Juan D. Gallegos, SPHR, CCP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cenergy International Services



MORNING PROGRAM 1 (8:45-9:45 AM) -- **Program Updated on February 27, 11:00 am**

Handling Employee Complaints*

Presented by Mark Levine, Attorney, Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.


This session will walk you through the process of how to handle employee complaints: 1) collect the complaint; 2) conduct interviews; 3) assess and determine; and 4) communicate the decision.


Replaces “Controlling the Cost and Consequences Of Work-Related Injury” as Pat Crawford, Texas Department of Insurance has become unavailable due to a family emergency.


MORNING PROGRAM 2 (10:00-11:30 AM)

Five Habits of Destructive HR Leaders*

Presented by Anita Martin Foster, SHRM-CP, PHR, HR Manager, Servomex


This workshop is designed to provide insights into the bad habits developed by destructive HR leaders and how to avoid developing these habits.  During this workshop, you will learn how to identify the common traits and habits of destructive HR leaders, how to recognize these habits when confronted with them, and how to spot positive traits of effective HR leaders and teams. The goal for this workshop is to help you become a business leader capable of driving results through effective behaviors.


In a More Diverse World, How the Face & Need of HR is Changing**

Presented by Juan D. Gallegos, SPHR, CCP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cenergy International Services

The business world has changed and the compliance and talent acquisition sides of business will continue to evolve and become more and more onerous. Where HR’s position has been to counsel and advise, going forward HR will be expected to act and control.  More and more, the head of HR  is gaining ground and claiming the top C-suite position. As diversity in the workplace becomes a necessity and not just a differentiator, HR will need to be a business leader not just partner. Will we be ready?


This session explores the  changing need for HR professionals to transition from advising to leading in aspects affecting companies and business units. Along with identifying steps that HR professionals can take to better align now with their business units, we will discuss the changes to the workforce that will have a defining effect on how success will be determined for HR in the future.                

* 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 luncheon presentation has also been submitted for 1 hour of Business (Strategic) credit towards SPHR recertification requirements.




HR Houston Member

  • Morning Program  $25
  • Morning & Luncheon Program  $50
  • Luncheon Program Only  $35

HR Houston Member - Student

  • Morning Program  $10
  • Morning & Luncheon Program  $10
  • Luncheon Program Only  $10

HR Houston NonMember

  • Morning Program  $35
  • Morning & Luncheon Program  $60
  • Luncheon Program Only  $45

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.

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.

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.  Payment must be made by cash or check at the door -- no on-site payment with credit card.  There is a $25 service charge for returned checks.



Detailed directions may be found by using and the address listed above.



Information will be provided to registered attendees via email confirmation 24 hours prior to the date of the meeting.

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