Managing Change through Stressful Times

  • 11 May 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Via Zoom or In Person at Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216


Approved for Professional Development Credit (PDC) through SHRM and

approved for 1 BUSINESS Recertification Credit through HRCI


Managing Change through Stressful Times 

(Additional Deep Dive Session Optional)

***For in-person attendees interested, there will be a Deep Dive from 1:30PM to 2:00PM at The Norris Conference Center. Please see details below***

Program Description

Navigating change is hard. Period. Whether it’s starting a new job, adapting to remote work or dealing with the ever-changing environment in which we live. Being able to navigate change is just as important personally as it is in the workplace. HR professionals are on the front line in shaping leaders in their organizations. The ability to understand and manage emotions provides them with the toolkit needed to model outstanding leadership through stressful times. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is defined as a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional intelligence in an effective and meaningful way. Emotional intelligence is critical to your success and to that of your organization. In today’s workplace, relying only on one’s intellectual skills and technical competence is not sufficient; one needs people skills to excel. Attendees will leave with a personal action plan to apply the lessons learned and tools provided during the session. This class is open to all levels of employees and leaders. We highly recommend a "bring your boss to class" concept.  

Learning Objectives:

● Define and practice emotional intelligence

● Learn the power of the pause

● Learn how to motivate yourself and others

● Explore Agile EQ profile*


Lisa Blanton 

Lisa Blanton possesses a diverse business background that includes over 30 years in corporate positions such as COO, CFO, and CHRO, including 13 years as a business owner of an Engineering firm. Lisa has a proven track record of helping leaders drive for high achieving results through strategy, integration, and people relationships with a focus on financial, people service, and enterprising aspects of a business.

Always wanting to help others, Lisa is an active member of the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) and has served on the Board of Directors of the 800+ member association since 2014 in the roles of Treasurer, Co-VP of Conference, President-Elect, President, and most recently as Immediate Past President to provide advisory guidance to other volunteer leaders. Lisa also currently serves as Co-Director of Governmental Affairs and Advocacy for Texas Society of Human Resource Management (Texas SHRM). Her core values are help first, do the right thing, do what I promise, grow or die, and be humbly confident. Specialties: Strategic Planning, Ownership Transition, Change Management, Operations Management, Human Resources Management, and Management Advising.

Meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Deep Dive 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Available in-person only at The Norris Conference Center. Please be sure to bring a laptop.

During this intensive deep dive session, participants will apply what they learned in the earlier program immediately, with personalized guidance from Lisa Blanton, a Certified Facilitator of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. for Everything DiSC® Agile EQ™. In this small group setting, attendees will receive guidance on how to be accountable for their newly developed personal action plan and to use the Everything DiSC® Agile EQ™ as a personalized tool that teaches participants to read the emotional and interpersonal needs of a situation and respond accordingly.

Learning Objective:

  • Discover the instinctive mindsets that shape their responses and interactions
  • Recognize opportunities to stretch beyond what comes naturally to them
  • Take action to become more agile in their approach to social and emotional situations

SAHRMA Member registration - $30
Non-Member registration $40
SAHRMA Student $10


Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak

smothered with parsley, garlic, mushrooms and onions,

Rolls with butter,

Dessert, freshly brewed iced tea

  and water station

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