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BAHRMA Annual Conference (3/8/12)

BAHRMA Annual Conference (3/8/12) #111508

Texas Bay Area SHRM

Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)

BAHRMA Annual Conference (3/8/12) #111508

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Annual Conference - MEMBERS Ended $150.00 $0.00
Annual Conference - NON-Members Ended $185.00 $0.00
MEMBERSHIP DUES: 2012 BAHRMA MEMBERSHIP DUES (SHRM member)   more info Ended $40.00 $0.00
MEMBERSHIP DUES: 2012 BAHRMA MEMBERSHIP DUES (non-SHRM).   more info Ended $50.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Bay Area Human Resource Management Association's


 HR Round Up!


Annual Conference 

Registration Closes Monday at noon!





Thursday March 8, 2012, 8 am – 5 pm (registration starts at 7:30am) Private Happy Hour 5-6 with LIVE Band

*If you cannot attend confrence, you are still welcome to join Happy Hour FREE!


BAHRMA Conference Committee


Cullen's Upscale American Grille
11500 Space Center Boulevard, Houston, TX 77059
(281) 991-3463   (281) 991-2000



$150.00 Members $185.00 Non-Members


All inclusive price includes: 5 CEUs, Breakfast, Lunch, snacks, Live band at Private Happy hour, great prizes and vendor gifts!

Dress for Success Suit drive!  Natalie May natalie.may@shellfcu.org will be overseeing the S.O.S. suit drive where we are gathering gently used, neutral colored suits for underprivilaged women entering the workforce. Get your whole company involved!

NOTE: Anyone interested in registering after 5 p.m. on March 2, will need to contact Paula Cross paulac@bcspec.com to determine if space is available and fee will be $185 for any late registrations.


This is not your first rodeo is it? 

Ever see the rodeo clown cast as the latest and greatest bull rider?  What?  The talent does not transfer from one position to the other?  Awe, shucks!  We’ll just have to rustle up a few more talented folks!  What, you don’t have a talent management plan?  Then how are you fixin’ to hire folks if you don’t have a plan?  Why in Sam’s Hill would you do that? 


At a time where human capital and workforce planning matters, this session will explore talent management and the components that will help HR professionals achieve “Best of Show” results.  So buckle up, tighten your saddle, and hold on!  



Bob Scott,

University of Texas Medical Branch


Bob Scott is a Business Partner in the Organizational Effectiveness, Training and Recognition department, conducting training programs in the Leadership Academy and coaching individual managers and staff.

Bob has been with UTMB for 18 years. He has earned a reputation as a speaker who believes that learning and laughter go hand in hand.

TOPIC: The Dance of the Generations

For the first time in American history, there are four distinct generations in the work-place; the Traditional Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y (or Nexters).  Through defining events, each generation has developed a unique “filter” though which they hear and process information.  Our speaker today, Bob Scott, will give us a unique, humorous and ENERGETIC look at how we can bridge the generation gap in the work place.

As Baby Boomers, they also have one daughter who is Generation X-er and one daughter who is a Y-er.  The sailboat and the daughters explain why Bob is interested in trying to bridge generational differences and also why he has little expendable income!

Joe Bontke,

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Joe Bontke is the ombudsman & outreach manager for the Houston District office of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Joe has been in the field of Human Resources & Civil Rights for the past 25+ years and has experience in employment law and adult education. With a Bachelor's in Philosophy and a Masters in Education, he has been a Human Resources Director, a Training Coordinator for the American Disabilities Act (ADA) Technical Assistance Center for Federal Region VI and was appointed as Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Using his entertaining style, Joe has educated groups throughout the country and most recently, his work with the outreach effort at the EEOC has enabled him to empower employers and employees with the understanding they need to work effectively at their jobs. Joe's philosophy of education is - that 90% is knowing where to find the information ... when you need it.


Training, Technical Assistance, Employment Law Compliance and Public Speaking

TOPIC: Dispelling the Myth of Mediation When you’re asked to consider mediation as a respondent to a charge of discrimination your reaction might not be the happiest. Then again you might be surprised.  Find out how mediation gives the parties the opportunity to discuss issues raised in a charge, clear up misunderstandings, determine the underlying interests or concerns, find areas of agreement and, ultimately, to incorporate those areas of agreements into resolutions. Sounds too good to be true? It isn’t.


Kathleen Reilly Barrow, Jackson Lewis

Kathleen R. Barrow, a Partner in the Houston office of Jackson Lewis LLP, has designed welfare benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, and has counseled sponsors and administrators of these types of plans, for fifteen years.  She has appeared on behalf of clients before the national offices of the United States Treasury and the Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration. 

Ms. Barrow actively participates in national coalitions of counsel that assist employers in defending audits of welfare and pension benefit plans.  She advises clients and counsel across the country with regard to defined contribution arrangements that provide post-retirement health benefits to employees. 

Ms. Barrow received her law degree with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1992, where she was a Managing Editor of the Oklahoma Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.  She received her Masters in Business Administration degree in finance with high honors from Oklahoma City University in 2001.

After law school, Ms. Barrow clerked for the Honorable David L. Russell, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.  Ms. Barrow is a member of the tax section of the American Bar Association and the Southwest Benefits Association.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

  • "Fifty Women of the Year" in Oklahoma in 2001
  • Governor’s Council for Right to Work in Oklahoma
  • Labor and Employment Law Committee of the US Chamber of Commerce
  • United Methodist Church
  • American Inn of Court

TOPIC: Workers Compensation & Updated Whistleblower Legislation

David Barron,

Cozen O'Connor


David L. Barron is a member in the Houston office, focusing his litigation practice on labor and employment law.

David assists his clients with all their labor and employment needs including representing clients at trials involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, collective action overtime claims, and whistle-blower suits, before a variety of state and federal courts. He counsels clients on labor negotiations, elections, strikes, and corporate campaigns by unions; litigates disputes before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Labor; and advises management on various employment issues, including wage and hour, federal contractor compliance, employee terminations, discrimination and harassment claims, drafting and enforcement of non-compete agreements, Sarbanes Oxley, and OSHA matters.

David is board certified in Labor and Employment law and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in Texas Monthly magazine.

David has been quoted on employment law topics by the Houston Business Journal, The Houston Chronicle, MSNBC.com, ABC.com and numerous other newspapers and magazines. He also has appeared as an employment law professional on talk radio and Channel 11 (CBS) television in Houston

TOPIC: Employment Law 2012: What You Need to Know

David will provide an update on the healthcare reform litigation, NLRB poster, etc., including a roundup on what’s new and hot in employment law.

Ron Klinger, University of Houston Clear Lake


Ron Klinger is the Associate Director of Organizational Development, in the Office of Human Resources at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.  In his role, Ron is responsible for engaging, growing, and developing the campus community through the facilitation of professional development workshops and supervisory and leadership classes.

Ron is also the founder and president of Motivational Transitions, where he conducts academic and career coaching for high school and college students, and provides organizational consulting where he works to, “Enhance lives through unleashing human potential”. 

Ron has had the honor of speaking at local, regional and national conferences.  He delivers workshops and breakout sessions on everything from Team and Organizational Effectiveness, Work-Life Planning, Servant Leadership, to Motivation and Goal Setting, and delivers keynotes to groups large and small.


Strategic Planning, Visioning, Team Building, utilization of Insights Discovery, Academic and Career Coaching for high school and college aged students, Work-Life Balance, Leadership, Supervision, Organizational Development, Motivational Speaking and Keynotes

Saddle up now… this is Rodeo Roundup!




Have questions about BAHRMA Annual Conference (3/8/12) #111508? Contact Texas Bay Area SHRM

When & Where

Cullen's Upscale American Grille
11500 Space Center Blvd.
Houston, 77059

Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)

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Texas Bay Area SHRM

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