November Monthly Meeting

  • Wed, November 13, 2019
  • 7:45 AM - 1:05 PM
  • Norris Conference Center - 2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757


(depends on selected options)

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*Approved for 3.5 hours of Business credit through SHRM & HRCI.*

Featuring 3.5 hours of thought-provoking insights that HR and Business Owners
will need to prepare for the future growth in Texas

  • Visions from Businesses, Government Agencies, & Educational Institutions as we work together to close the skills gap
  • State and National initiatives for 2nd chance hiring
  • Top National Workforce Initiatives


7:45 – 8:30 am – Registration, Coffee Service and Networking
8:30 – 10:00 amFeatured Senior Panel Discussion
10:00 – 10:10 am – Break
10:10 – 11:10 am – Workforce Initiatives
11:10 – 11:30 am – Registration and Networking
11:30 – 11:55 am – Buffet, Business Meeting, Sponsor & Volunteer Recognition
11:55 – 12:55 pmKeynote Presentation
12:55 – 1:05 pm  Prize Drawings and Close


“The Future of Work and the Workforce in Texas”  
in conjunction with the Texas Association of Business

Explore what the future of work will look like in Texas for the next 3-5 years and how economic and business trends will affect educational alignment, workforce needs, talent acquisition/retention trends, and the growing skills gap dilemma. Top business, educational and government experts will discuss critical business and economic questions regarding the future work outlook in Texas and provide insights and strategic direction on how these projected economic / business trends will impact the workplace landscape in Texas.

  • Presenters will provide an expert critical overviews of future work trends and educational/workforce issues that will face Texas in the next 3-5 years
  • Participants will gain insights on what the business and economic impact will be as a result of future work/workforce trends
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how these trends may/will impact their workplace and what strategic direction that they might explore to better prepare for the future       

Moderator:  Bob Cartwright
2019 Board Chair, Texas Association of Business
President, Intelligent Compensation

Featured Panelists:

  • Andres Alcantar,  Executive Vice President and COO, Texas Association of Business and Past Chair of the Texas Workforce Commission
  • Jeff Moseley, Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Association of Business, Past County Judge and CEO Greater Houston Economic Partnership
  • Michael A. Bettersworth, Vice Chancellor, Texas State Technical College/ SkillsEngine/ CEO of the Center for Employability Outcomes
  • Gabriel M. Guzman, Manager & Economist, Texas Workforce Commission - Labor Market Career Information (LMCI) Department

Workforce Initiatives: Getting Talent to Work –2nd Chance Hiring

As Texas and other states across the country move closer towards full employment status, there has become a growing need among business leaders and employers to identify workers they can hire who can help fill their talent gaps. In this search to find this talent, business and government leaders and human resource professionals have had to explore more strategically creative methods to seek out talent pools that can help alleviate their talent gaps. One such talent pool that has now become a viable focal point to source workers are job applicants with criminal records. In this presentation, top business leaders, human resource professionals, and government experts will address and answer critical business questions regarding the hiring of applicants with criminal records and discuss how this practice will strategically change the landscape in hiring a qualified future workforce.

  • Panel experts will provide participants insights on how this business strategy will positively impact the future acquisition of talent
  • Participants will gain insights why hiring applicants with criminal records can become a viable workplace and talent acquisition solution for their organizations
  • Participants will be presented with key business data, case study successes and viable business strategies on how to give people with records a second chance

Moderator:  Kenneth "Mick" Normington

Featured Panelists:

  • Penny Rayfield, CEO, OnShore Resources
  • Bryan Collier  Executive Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Justin Constantine, Chief Business Development Officer, JobPath

Keynote Presentation

“Let’s Discuss Workforce”  New and Growing Initiatives
with C. Mitch Taylor, SHRM National Director, State Government Affairs

Location: Norris Conference Center, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78757

Thank you to our November sponsors:

Monthly Meeting Sponsor

Refreshment Sponsor

Exhibit Table Sponsor

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Reservation/Cancellation Policy

Registrations must be received before close of business on the Monday prior to the event so that we may turn in a headcount.  Onsite registrations are accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. If you can't make the event, please let us know 72 hours beforehand by sending an email to, so that we can cancel your registration. Please note, refunds will not be issued after the 72 hour mark as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows.

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