Archive for October, 2013

Distinguished Lecture Series

Friday, October 4th, 2013

I was so excited at the turnout of the launch of our Distinguished Lecture Series!    We wanted to explore the mindset(s) of the executives who actually guide the hiring process at their various companies.    They were frank, honest and sincere in sharing.   Since this was our first time at a lecture, we were told to cross fingers and hope for 75 at the most.   More than 130 people paid their dollars to hear these experts speak and left with the question:  When is the next one? The ‘next one’ will take place in 2014, but in the meantime, I hope readers of this blog will take advantage of the advice many of our HR leaders videotaped for us. Click Here to take a look at advice from LEAD HR Executives.

Expanding the Vision

Friday, October 4th, 2013

More than 100 people attended the launch of LEAD’s Distinguished Lecture Series.  LEAD staff took suggestions from successful candidates and packaged those specific ideas into the series.  “The idea of hearing from the actual policy makers who guide the hiring process was quite powerful,” according to Gyna M. Bivens, LEAD’s President and Executive Director.  The audience for this professional development lecture included Vice Presidents of some of LEAD’s biggest employers.   HR Vice Presidents who shared their insight into the hiring process was:  Riz Chand (BNSF Railway); Ricardo Coronado (Tarrant County College District) and Thomas Dallam (DFW International Airport).  Ken Reeves, VP HR Fort Worth Metropolitan YMCA was the keynote speaker and joined the panelists as well.  Fort Worth Star Telegram Bob Ray Sanders moderated the panel.