General Session Keynote:  Master Your World: 10 Dog-Inspired Leadership Lessons to Improve Productivity, Profits and Communication
Mary Kelly, PhD – Author & Speaker

Leadership is creating a vision as well as executing the strategy.  Leadership is also why people, and companies, succeed or fail. Some people believe leadership is limited to the people at the top, but real leadership happens at all levels in every organization. Everyone benefits when managers and leaders apply three core techniques, and then refine them with seven critical applications. Fun, engaging, and eminently applicable to a wide range of participants, this inspirational program is packed with tools to get results.



Lunch & Learn – APA Legislative Update
Michael O’Toole, Esq., Senior Director of Publications and Government Relations,
American Payroll Association

Advocating for payroll professionals to federal and state legislatures and agencies to reduce your burden and your employer's costs is a core APA mission. Our staff lobbyists and members continue to work on Affordable Care Act reporting requirements, E-Verify administration, SSA wage reporting changes, real-time tax system initiatives, and much more. Come find out how we work on your behalf and what the most recent developments in these areas mean for your organization.


General Session Keynote:  Personal Accountability and the QBQ!
Kristin E. Lindeen
Speaker & Facilitator
QBQ! Inc.

Accountability and responsibility are put into action when we pause and ask better questions like “How can I adapt to the changing world?” “What can I do to develop myself?” and “How can I contribute today?” Immediately, our perspective changes in a forcefully positive way. When we think like this, we can effectively use our talent, skills, and time to solve problems, enhance relationships, and accomplish team and personal objectives. The automatic result is a stronger culture and enhanced morale throughout our organizations.

General Session Keynote: Preparing for Year-End and Best Practices
Gerald Whittmore, CPP – Vice President of Payroll
Xerox Business Services

In this general session, we will share year-end best practices. What can we do monthly or quarterly to help make year-end go seamlessly? What can be done today to prevent W-2c’s in February? We will review strategic planning tips, common taxation mistakes as well as discuss commonly missed fringe benefits.


General Session Keynote:  How to Achieve Payroll Excellence with the Affordable Care Act
Stephanie Davenport - Manager of Relationship Services

Do the words “Affordable Care Act” make you freeze with fright or scratch your head on where to begin? Join us as we explore the requirements of ACA affecting payroll in 2014 and beyond. We will examine:

  • Current 2014 requirements
  • Best practices for compliance
  • Planning for Excellence with 2015 changes and beyond

Closing Session Keynote:  I Am Soooo Stressed Out!  Deadlines, Rules, and Regs, Oh My!  Stress Management Skills for the Payroll Professional
Julie Burch – Speaker, Author, and President
JLH Presentations

In this dynamic, unconventional, and entertaining session, we will address the subject of stress from a refreshing common sense point of view. 

The audience will learn to lighten up and see the humor that is all around us and have a guaranteed, sure fire way to turn your love of dessert and the King of Rock and Roll into a practical, real world way to control your stress!

Come Learn!  Come Grow!  Come be a part of the FUTURE!!   Texas Payroll Conference (TPC) offers 6 Global Payroll classes PLUS the opportunity to meet Global Payroll Providers in our Exhibit Hall.

  • Learning & Partnering in a Global Environment
  • Outsourcing Global Payroll - Panel Discussion
  • Complexities of International Payroll
  • Global Payroll - UK Payroll Basics
  • Canadian Payroll
  • Canadian Year-End & T4's
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