EAPA Lone Star

EAPA Lone Star Symposium “Changing Times/Changing World with EAP’s”

  • 18 Sep 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Stacy Furniture - Community Room (3rd Floor) 1900 South Main Street Grapevine, Texas 76051


  • Includes 6ft x 6ft exhibit space plus conference registration for one person. Due to limited stock, tables will be available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Includes logo branding on event online marketing, prime exhibitor space plus conference registration for two.
  • Special price for chapter members through September 14th. Registration code required.

Advanced registration closes September 16, 2015. After September 16th, full price is $40.00. Credit Cards Accepted through our partnership with Mid-Cites HR Association.
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EAPA Lone Star Symposium

Friday, September 18, 2015

“Changing Times/Changing World with EAP’s”

Symposium Partner - Mid-Cities HR Association

Light Breakfast Provided

Exhibitor Space and Sponsorships Available

Receive up to 3 EAP Professional Training Credits

Includes SHRM and HRCI recertification credits for HR professionals


Scheduled Topics and Speakers

“EAP Ethics/2015 and Beyond”

Utilizing a highly interactive format, this workshop provides participants with both an understanding of the bases of ethical practice in EAPs as well as prompting discussion of the ethical conflicts that confront the EAP practitioner.  Participants will leave with a greater comprehension of role of ethics in their professional practice and a framework for ethical dilemma analysis.

Learning Objectives:

To educate participants on the impact of ethics on EAP practice.

To present theoretical and historical bases of ethics guiding EAP practice.

To examine methods and frameworks of ethical decision making.

To provide small group formats in which attendees may discuss contemporary ethical dilemmas and apply ethical analysis.

Speaker - Jeff Christie, CEAP, LCSW

Jeff is a accomplished employee assistance professional with 30 years of experience rendering, establishing, expanding, managing, and operating employee assistance programs, primarily for Fortune 500 companies. He has broad experience in coordinating EAPs in relation to organizational safety, security, and healthcare concerns. Jeff has served as president or board member of the two largest of the field’s professional associations: the Employee Assistance Roundtable and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA).

“Changing Times: Professional Development in a Changing World of Work”

The work world is changing. Factors as diverse as the impact of five generations in the workplace, the explosion of data and the mismatch between the skills available versus what the economy needs are combining to drive both change and stress.

As a result, having a good handle on our own individual development, both professional and personal, is a key to career growth and personal fulfillment. But as busy professionals where do we start.

In the session we will talk briefly about the changing work place, both in healthcare and beyond. Then we will take some time to explore: 1.The disconnect between our personal strengths and what we do every day in the workplace. 2. Managing our own development. 3.How to get to where we want to go (or how do we even know where we want to go). 

Learning objectives:

Understand the drivers of stress in the modern workplace and why that stress will continue to increase.

Review the key drivers for personal satisfaction in our work and lives.

Discuss the idea of intentionally designing our life and career rather than accepting the circumstances.

Learn how to build a development plan for our career, and our life! 

Speaker - Jimmy Taylor, SPHR

Jimmy Taylor is a 25 year veteran of the staffing industry, speaker, consultant and entrepreneur. He serves as a Senior Consultant with vNacelle. In that role he works with companies to develop and grow entrepreneurial management teams and equip them to grow their people and their business. He is also the co-founder and a partner of Novotus, a Texas based Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider named the number one mid-market RPO provider by HRO Today. He also serves on the Board of Trustee's for DallasHR, and as a District Director for Texas SHRM. Previously he was a founder and leader in Premier Health Staff until the sale of that company. Premier provided temp PT, OT and Speech Therapists in both local markets and nationwide on a traveling basis. Jimmy uses his experience to help leaders analyze, design, change and grow both themselves and their companies. He has presented numerous SHRM and HRCI approved presentations that are fun, casual and interactive, and focus on delivering information that can have immediate impact.

"Employment Law Basics For Employee Assistance Professionals"

Learning objectives:

Understanding why it's important for EA professionals to have a basic understanding of employment law.

Recognizing ADA, EEOC, FMLA, and Workers Comp issues while employees are on EAP-related leaves of absence.

Gaining awareness of the hottest new Employment Law issues such as: medical marijuana, protected concerted activity, and workplace bullying.

How to share employment law information with employers without giving "Legal Advice".  

Speaker - Rhonda Triana, SPHR, CEAP, LCSW

With an entrepreneurial business model, Rhonda provides employee relations guidance. Rhonda’s area of expertise include: senior level HR knowledge of employment law and compliance issues, complaint investigations/resolutions, performance management, training and development, diversity issues, and employee assistance programs (EAP). Her experience includes management consulting and counseling in Healthcare, Oil/Gas and Public Education as well as Adjunct Professor at UT Arlington.

All online reservations are due by Wednesday September 16th by 5pm. Online registration will be closed at that time.  Attendees not registered online will be considered walk-in registrations and will be charged the full registration rate of $40.00. You agree to pay the applicable charges invoiced upon registration. No cancellations accepted after registration closes.

This conference offers up to Three (3) CEU / EAP Professional Development Hours. Also approved for SHRM and HRCI recertification credits through MCHRA. Sign In required for each session.

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