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  AHRMA's SHRM Chapter number is #0244

Strategic Leadership  Monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hilton, 500 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX  78701

Thinking Critically - It is Time to Rethink the Way We Think

We have been asked to think big, think outside of the box, think systems, and think strategically and the latest - we need to be Critical Thinkers.  I think we all agree - we need to rethink the way we think if we are to have an impact on the total business enterprise. 

On September 18th, AHRMA features just that - a day of opportunities for us all to explore a different way of thinking.  The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking (a non-profit organization based in the U.S) defines critical thinking as the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.  Whew....that is a head full of big words! 

Bottom line - we need to take another look at the "how, what, when, where, and why" we do our profession.  We need to Pivot ever so slightly so that we can see creative solutions to our problems of overwhelm, frustration or perceived lack of credibility - and overall, our business. Through new information, interaction, and the discovery of new tools and techniques, join us on September 18th for a whole day to "Rethink the Way we Think."

By attending two professional development sessions and the AHRMA luncheon on September 18th, you can achieve up to 5 HRCI recertification credits at the Strategic Business level


 Click HERE for More Information and to Register!

Open Positions on the AHRMA Board for 2015!

The AHRMA Board of Directors is an all volunteer group of dynamic HR professionals with a wide range of experience and backgrounds. The Board is comprised of a President, President-Elect and Past President, who each serve a one year term, and Co-Vice Presidents, who serve staggered two-year terms. The Co-VP staffing model has enabled AHRMA to maintain continuity on the Board, while allowing for the selection of several new members every year.  Board positions require an additional time commitment and the ability to assume leadership responsibility for carrying out AHRMA's mission.  Our succession planning focus is to identify emerging leaders, as well as experienced HR professionals, to bring diversity to our Board and best serve the evolving needs of our membership.
Board openings for 2015

2 VPs of Career Development

VP of Conference

VP of Diversity and Inclusion

VP of Legal and Legislative

VP of Marketing and PR

VP of Membership

VP of Technology

For HR professionals in our community, serving on the AHRMA Board provides an amazing opportunity to expand your leadership, project management, and collaboration skills.  You will be stretched to “think-out-of the-box” to address the issues and meet the challenges of our ever-growing membership.  Additionally, networking with HR colleagues at AHRMA sponsored events while earning recertification credits are definite perks.  If you would like to learn more about our open Board member positions, I encourage you to contact any of our current Board members.
AHRMA members may CLICK HERE for more information and to submit an interest form.

Central Texas Compensation and Benefits Association

Educational Luncheon Program

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:30 am-1 pm

Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel (IH 35 and US 290E - Austin)

Topic: Changing Face of the Texas Economy - Influences on Texas Job Creation

The recession caused significant upheaval for the Texas economy and major changes in the labor market.  While Texas has fared better than most states, an increasingly global economy -- and the inevitable opportunities and displacements that accompany it -- have affected Texas as well, putting pressure on the education and workforce development system to prepare the workforce of tomorrow.  What will that future look like and what can Texas do to optimize the journey?  This session covers demographic, structural, and business factors that are converging to influence job creation, employment opportunities, and worker skill requirements in Texas.  Working Texas Style is one economist's tale of the changing face of the Texas labor market, which unfolds during this energetic, multidimensional presentation.

This is a session that addresses strategic issues relating to labor market planning, recruiting, worker retention, succession planning and job market growth.  Specific learning objectives include:

  1. Developing awareness of labor market dynamics and their complexity, including demographics, globalization and business practices.
  2. Identifying prospects for Texas job creation by industry and occupation, including past job growth and current job openings.
  3. Developing awareness of job growth prognostications by region, by industry and by occupation.
  4. Developing awareness of TWC's LMCI Department and related information resources and books.

Presenter: Richard Froeschle, Director, Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission

Mr. Froeschle currently serves as the Director of the Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  He previously served as the Director of the Career Development Resources (CDR) Department of the TWC, a position he held between May 1990 and September 2003.  He also served as a labor market economist with the Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (SOICC) and the Texas Department of Community Affairs.  Prior to his work with Texas State government, Mr. Froeschle conducted in-service training with the National Labor Market Information Training Institute at the University of North Texas in the areas of strategic planning and regional economic analysis for CETA and JTPA employment and training programs.

Mr. Froeschle has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's degree in Manpower and Industrial Relations from the University of North Texas, where he also taught microeconomics, labor market analysis and regional planning.  His writings include three books, Where the Jobs Area, Connecting the Dots, and Working Texas Style:  Think Globally, Plan Regionally, a dozen monographs and many related essays and briefs all focused on the application of labor market and career information in education policy, workforce planning and economic development.

Mr. Froeschle has made presentations at over 380 conference events over the past decade on a variety of labor market topics.  His professional specialties and interests are in the fields of regional economic analysis, labor market dynamics and the development and interpretation of labor market information, all of which have occupied his career for the past 32 years.


CTCBA, AHRMA, WCHRMA Members - $30

Non-Members - $35





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