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Sumner County Breakfast Meeting

August 03, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Gallatin Hampton Inn
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066

Proper Tone in Performance Management: How to be an Andy in a Barney World
Presented by Tim K. Garrett, Member, Bass Berry & Sims

Many front-line managers struggle with striking the proper balance between “rules” and “relationships”; some come off as too harsh and punitive, while others come across as too soft and not properly sharing expectations.  Either extreme creates workplace problems which impact compliance and create legal risk.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to use performance management in a positive way to motivate improvement;
  2. Avoiding the appearance of harassment or bullying and still holding employees to productivity and quality standards;
  3. Ensuring proper balance in performance management to ensure compliance with legal requirements and reduce legal risk.

Schedule: Doors open at 7:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 8:00 am.


  • Members: $18 by end of business Monday, July 31, $24 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $24 by end of business Monday, July 31, $32 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, July 31, $12 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

Biography: Tim Garrett helps employers solve complex issues related to all aspects of labor and employment law, providing in depth counseling and developing creative solutions to underlying business issues. He is an experienced trial lawyer, defending employers of all sizes in employment litigation claims across the country. His work has ranged from defending a major university during a significant wage and hour collective action involving thousands of employees to the successful defense of a major healthcare provider in a gender discrimination / retaliation case. In addition, Tim has served as nationwide labor and employment counsel for the largest nonprofit dialysis company in the U.S.

Named a top labor and employment lawyer in Nashville in 2016, and recognized by both Best Lawyers in America® and Chambers USA for several years, Tim has earned a national reputation for counseling employers through the maze of complex employee issues, such as:

  • Employment Litigation – Defending employers in various discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, non-competition agreements and wage and hour disputes in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
  • Labor and Employment Law – Providing proactive, day-to-day counseling to employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship with a focus on resolving issues before they become crises.
  • Traditional Labor Law – Serving as lead counsel for management facing union organization or navigating established union relationships.

With an energetic and entertaining style, Tim frequently speaks on labor and employment topics. He also is actively involved within his community, having held at least one term in office on every nonprofit or community board of which he has been a member.


** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$24.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$18.00 Earlybird rate before July 31

$32.00 Future Member/ Guest
$24.00 Earlybird rate before July 31

$12.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$9.00 Earlybird rate before July 31