Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Buckle Up! Avoiding Turbulence in Your Workplace

Workplace Turbulence can be caused by a number of things from generational differences in the workplace, to retention and workforce planning. Learn how to navigate the sudden moves and dips that keep your workforce from soaring. Regardless of the cause, our expert pilots will give you a better understanding of when to expect turbulence and the best alternative routes to avoid it so that your workforce will be less susceptible to its effects.

  1. Increase immigration intelligence
  2. Explore options for building an apprenticeship program to grow your workforce
  3. Better understand how to recruit, retain, and engage multiple generations in the workplace

Our Panel of Expert Pilots Includes:

  • Callie Lowry, Human Resources Supervisor at Vektek, LLC will speak about Generational Differences in the Workplace (Kansas SHRM Rising Star Award Winner, 2022)
  • Sean Hudspeth, CHRO for Wichita Public Schools, will highlight his stay interview process and “Grow Your Own” Program (Trombold Award Winner)
  • Trinidad Galdean, Lawyer and Founding Member of Galdean LLC, will help us hone our immigration intelligence and provide guidance on Employment Immigration Strategy. (Trombold Award Winner)
  • Angela Rogers, SpecialistSHRM Foundation, will show us how apprenticeships can be meaningful upskilling opportunities and meet DEI objectives (Angela is a two-time commissioned Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky in recognition of outstanding service to the community, state, and nation)

Trinidad Galdean

Trinidad Galdean is the founding member of Galdean, LLC. He represents individual and business clients in various legal matters. 

With 29 years of legal experience, Trinidad worked at some of the largest national, regional and local law firms representing companies and employers.  Trinidad also worked as the In-House Legal Counsel for one of the largest agricultural production companies in the United States.  His practice has included employment law, immigration, business law, personal injury, and civil litigation.

He is licensed to practice in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.  Trinidad is fluent in English and Spanish.

Trinidad is widely recognized for his work.  He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Chambers USA has described Trinidad as having “employment law expertise” and with a “unique understanding and appreciation of employment law.”  Chambers USA also identified Trinidad as being known for “the superb quality of his counseling work” as well as his ability to “relate well to jurors and witnesses.”  Trinidad has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer Magazine.

Trinidad has extensive litigation and trial experience, having litigated civil cases in various states in the United States.  He is a frequent speaker for employers, human resource professionals and associations in various states on topics of employment law and immigration.

Sean Hudspeth

Sean is a human resource professional with more than 25 years of Human Resources/Risk Management experience developing strategies that align and support the strategic plan.  Sean began his career with a local staffing firm in 1994 where he served as the Assistant Vice President of Operations and then transitioned over to the automotive retail industry in 2002 with a local auto dealer group.  In 2020, he became the Chief Human Resource Officer at USD 259 – Wichita Public Schools which is the states largest public school district.  Sean’s primary focus as CHRO includes all aspects of but not limited to:

  • Talent Acquisition/Staffing
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Labor Management/Negotiations
  • Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Risk Management/Insurance and
  • Employee Relations & Investigations

Mr. Hudspeth holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Economics from Wichita State University and has an MBA from Baker University with a concentration in Human Resource Management.  Sean has taught Human Resources, Business Management and Leadership courses at the post-secondary level in graduate and undergraduate programs at several local universities. He is an active member and volunteer of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) at the local, state and national level and was the recipient of the Kansas SHRM HR Professional of the Year in 2021.

Sean possesses a broad spectrum of management and leadership qualities with a proven record of attaining goals, demonstrating strong negotiation skills, mediation/conflict resolution and organizational development strategies that foster strong employee relations in a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.

Doris Queen
Doris Queen, PHR, SHRM-CP
is the Director of Compensation & Benefits at Wichita State University, College of Applied Sciences & Technology (WSUTech).  In my career history, working in Higher Education, 2 Fortune 500 companies,  Municipal government, and 10 years enlisted in the United States Air Force, I have experienced Applied Learning and Apprenticeship programs from both the student and the employer’s perspective.  

Callie Lowry

I was born and raised in Emporia, Kansas where I still reside and work as the Human Resources Manager for Vektek LLC. Although I have only had my SHRM-CP certification for a year, I have worked in the Human Resources world for almost six years! I currently serve as a committee member and facilitator with the local Emporia Leadership Academy, the Past-President of the Human Resources Professional Association of Greater Emporia chapter (HRPAGE), was the co-chair for the HRPAGE Emporia Area Business Conference and am the Eastern District Director for KS SHRM. In 2022 I was honored to be nominated and win the Rising Star award at the KS SHRM Conference. The most rewarding parts of working in Human Resources are the connections and relationships that I get to make with people, along with being able to help them with various situations. Outside of work, some of my hobbies include reading, re-furbishing old furniture, and I recently took up the hobby of bike riding and have been a part of 3 different gravel rides spanning from 14 to 25 miles each. My family and friends mean everything to me, so I love to spend time with them and my miniature Australian Shepherd fur babies, Gentry Lou and Willa Jean!

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