October Professional Development Meeting

  • October 20, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites Corpus Christi 4337 South Padre Island Dr


  • Please send an email to info@cbshrm.org to get this registration code

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Positive Confrontation


Rich Burns, SHRM SCP, Principal Consultant, Alinear LLC

Thursday October 20th from 11:30am to 1:00pm


Embassy Suites Corpus Christi 

4337 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

We will be meeting in the Mustang Room in the 3rd floor of the Embassy Suites Corpus Christi on South Padre Island Drive (SPID).  

There will also be a virtual option (via zoom) that will begin just before 12:00pm for those that are unable to join us in person.  Please note that we will not be recording to distribute to registrants, so plan to join us live for the presentation that day if you choose the virtual option.

Session Description:

Positive Confrontation is one of the most important skills a manager and an HR manager must possess.

People are, by their nature, conflict-averse. For many, confrontation is uncomfortable, causes anxiety in the person that is confronting another and it often results in—at the least—defensiveness on the part of the party being confronted, or even worse—anger and/or disruptive behaviors.

This aversion to confronting problem behavior most often leads to denial that a problem exists, procrastination and/or outright refusal to deal with it. The result is a toxic work environment where there are no boundaries and no accountability.

This presentation will discuss some of the proven skills and techniques that effective managers employ to ensure people can discuss challenges in relationships that are effective, dignified and respectful.

This program is pending approval for PDC/Credit with SHRM & HRCI

    Meeting Agenda:

    11:30 - 12:00 Check in / Networking / Announcement / Lunch

    12:00 Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A


    Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings, both in person and online!

    For on site luncheon, networking, & presentation at Mustang Room upstairs at the Embassy Suites Corpus Christi on South Padre Island Drive (SPID):

    • $25 CBSHRM Member
    • $35 Non-Member / Guest
    • $40 Late Registration
    • First Time Attendees can come for free, email info@cbshrm.org to get a code. 

      For virtual presentation through Zoom:

      • $10 CBSHRM Member
      • $15 Non-Member / Guest
      • $20 Late Registration

        About the Speaker:

        Rich Burns, SHRM SCP, Principal Consultant, Alinear LLC

        Rich Burns, SHRM SCP, Principal Consultant, Alinear LLC, is a highly experienced coach and trainer. He graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and received a Master’s degree from Auburn University. He is a former Navy Pilot who served in leadership roles including Commander of a carrier-based jet squadron, and was Commander of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida—a large base of 15,000 personnel.

        Upon leaving the Navy, Rich joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and became Director of Human Resources Information Systems. He was project leader for the purchase and implementation of PeopleSoft human resources/payroll management system.

        Rich later returned to Texas and joined the University of Texas at Austin as a Director of Human Resources. The department provided all Human Resource services to over 19,000 employees across multiple colleges and administrative departments. Rich subsequently took a position in the University as Associate Athletics Director for the Texas Longhorns.  

        During his career in the public and private sectors, Rich has coached and trained hundreds of managers/senior executives in the areas of leadership and organizational excellence with a focus on communications. His areas of expertise include coaching, recruiting, strategic planning, and leadership development.

        With Blue Angels pilot, LT John Foley, the Navy's Flight Demonstration Team

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