September 3, 2008

Join Me at the OKC Employer Council Sept. 9th

Please join me at the OKC Employer Council next Tuesday, September 9th! I will be one of the expert panelist discussing the topic LinkedIn or Locked Out: The Dangers & Delights of Social Networking. Thanks for your support!!

Cheers! Jessica
Join the OKC Employer Metro Council for
A Panel Discussion
See Attached Program for Topics and Speakers
“Linked In or Locked Out:
The Dangers and Delights of
Social Networking in the Workplace”
TUESDAY * September 9, 2008
8:30am – 10:00am
Oklahoma History Center
2401 N. Laird Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Any questions or comments may be directed to:
Larry Musslewhite at 405.470.3213 or email:
Rick Bedlion, Chairperson - INTEGRIS Health, Inc. / Steve Puckett, Vice-Chairman - The Oklahoman, The OKC Employer Council is a cooperative educational effort of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission,
Workforce Oklahoma partners and Oklahoma City area human resources professionals.
Guests are welcome and no charge is involved.

Our September 9th meeting will feature a panel discussion regarding:
Linked In or Locked Out: The Dangers and Delights of Social Networking in the Workplace

This program takes a strategic view on the dangers and delights of using social networking sites in the workplace. Both employees and employers stand to gain or lose using social networking sites such as You-Tube, Face Book, LinkedIn, My Space, Second Life, blogger-spheres and more. A panel of leaders in Human Resources, Training and Development and the Law will discuss the possibilities and the nightmares of using social networking sites for recruiting, training, communicating and other business related issues. This panel discussion will share varying viewpoints on the issues and look at not only the possibilities, but the barriers (real and perceived), success stories and flops related to social networks in the workplace.

About the panel:
RICK D. BEDLION, SPHR (Moderator for the session)
Rick leads the Human Resources Consulting and People Development departments for the INTEGRIS Health system. Rick has built a solid background in Organizational Development, Strategic Development, Employee Relations, Performance Consulting and Human Performance Improvement. He is an active
member of the Employer Council, member of SHRM and a member and past president of Central Oklahoma Chapter of ASTD. Among other duties, Rick oversees Leadership programs for INTEGRIS Leadership Institute. Rick taught HR Management classes for OCU, Cameron University and Central Texas College.

Tony Puckett is a labor and employment law attorney with the Oklahoma City law firm of McAfee & Taft. His practice involves counseling and representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law. Puckett is a 1988 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Law School and is admitted to practice before state and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. Tony is a frequent speaker at seminars and institutes on employment law issues and is the author of numerous articles in professional journals. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Jessica is the HR Manager for the Office Max Sales Center in Norman and has a passion for recruiting. Jessica’s blog has been named one of the industries leading blogs. Jessica has prior experience as a regional HR Manager for Homeland Stores as well as both Home Depot and Lowe’s. Jessica’s favorite specialty is innovative recruiting and also has strong competencies in union avoidance, affirmative action, and financial management.

As a learning consultant for INTEGRIS Health, Pam Kennedy develops and delivers training throughout the INTEGRIS system. Her duties include training and working with departments to develop state of the art learning processes. She develops e-learning programs and also facilitates a variety of leadership programs for the INTEGRIS Leadership Institute. Pam holds a Master’s degree in Human Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in General Engineering. She is a licensed pilot and a member of SHRM, Employer Council and ASTD.