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Supervisor Training

Manager and Supervisor Workshop

Categories: TAHRA Webinar Meeting
Presented by Kirk Turner
McAfee & Taft

Get relevant and timely training for your supervisors and your managers in this unprecedented time at this annual training. On August 20, 2020 Kirk Turner will be providing a 2 hour virtual Supervisor Training session for leaders (managers and supervisors) in a myriad of organizations and industries to address the COVID-19 pandemic, their role as leaders during this pandemic, and the critical importance of clear (documented) communication and expectations, policy compliance, and ensuring that employees are fully accountable for their performance and behavior in the workplace (or while teleworking) during this uncertain time for all employers. Kirk will also educate leaders on new federal and state legislation and how it applies to their organization.  

Fee to attend is as follows:

  • TAHRA members and their employer of record supervisors and managers - $25
  • Non-member supervisors and managers - $40
  • Register 6 or more and get the discounted rate of $30 per attendee

For nearly 30 years, Kirk Turner has represented companies and management exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law, with a specific emphasis on litigation before federal and state courts, regulatory and administrative agencies, and in arbitration matters. He has particularly extensive experience defending employers in discrimination, harassment and civil rights matters, and routinely represents management in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Kirk serves as leader of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, one of the largest of its kind in the region.

As part of his comprehensive labor and employment practice, Kirk draws upon his decades of courtroom experience to provide preventive counsel and training to corporate clients in the areas of employment claim prevention and legal compliance with a myriad of federal and state laws. He frequently counsels employers and their management in connection with internal investigations, wage and hour law, employment agreements, discipline and termination decisions, reductions in force and severance agreements, employee handbooks and the enforcement of company policies, protection of employees’ civil rights, workplace health and safety issues, employee leave, business-based immigration, unemployment, disability benefits, workers’ compensation discrimination, labor-management relations, and union avoidance strategies.

In addition to his private practice, Kirk has served in leadership positions for a significant number of professional industry groups on a local, state and national level. He previously served on the board of directors for the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA) for two decades, served was the organization’s president in 2002-2003, and currently serves as its general counsel. He served five terms as the vice president of legislative affairs and general counsel for the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, and is a past board member of the Tulsa Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinators’ Association. Kirk has served on the State Chamber of Oklahoma’s Human Resources Committee and Legislative Affairs Committee, been a member of the National Employee and Labor Relations Committee for the Society for Human Resource Management, and has served as general counsel for the Tulsa Better Business Bureau.  He currently serves as general counsel for WorkForce Tulsa.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 2.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. This Program has been approved for 2.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

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