We look forward to seeing you at the

2017 AHRMA Annual Conference

July 27 & 28, 2017

Renaissance Hotel

Thursday Opening Keynote Speaker

Detour: Winning When Life Doesn't Go According to Plan

Sometimes Easy Street is closed. But Courtney has proven techniques to help you deal with life's detours with humor, resilience and tenacity. Courtney helps audiences learn where internal resilience comes from and how to get it, how to let go of "the plan" and find perspective even in the most stressful situations.

“By far Courtney was the best, most relevant speaker we've ever had. She had us laughing and crying and totally engrossed in her story. Courtney was truly inspirational. If I could, I'd have her back every year."

Joanne Linden, Synopsys

JUST ANNOUNCED - Friday Conference Lineup
(time and room assignments coming soon)

Can You Win the Ethics Award?



Jack Allen, Ph.D.

Blurring the Lines Between HR and Marketing: Using Social Media to Attract New Employees


Staci Johnson

How to Get 2x Performance Out of Your Workforce


Glenn Elliott

HR Analytics: The Numbers That Prove HR’s Value to the Bottom Line


Deborah Kerr, Ph.D.

Rethinking Employee Engagement: How the Internet of People and Soft Data Will Transform HR


Alexander Stephanou

How to Implement Health Initiatives on a Shoestring Budget


Kathryn Scoblick


Best Selling Author and TEDx Speaker

Mark will show you how to use body language to stand out, win trust
and gain credibility every time we communicate. 

“The Feedback on Mark Bowden’s talk is off the charts!”

John Bryne, President, DELL

Why Are We So Lousy at Hiring? Exploring Failure Rates When Hiring and Applying Six Sigma Improvement Methodology to Hiring Practices


Amy Leslie

Aligning Behind a Common Cause: Organizational Alignment and the Greater Good



 Carol Kallendorf

A Blueprint for Company Culture: Strategic Thinking and Practical Techniques


Dawn Brinson

The Business of HR: What’s On Your Coaching Tool Belt? Coaching 101



 Darlene Templeton

How Smart Managers Make Diversity Work


 David Harrison, Ph.D

We Find It's Always Better to Fire People on a Friday: Tips from the Trenches

Pat Richter

What Employers Need to Know in 2017

Tommy Simmons

Career Map for HR Leaders


Alice Dendinger


Conference details (updated regularly) can be found on the Conference Website

Earlybird rates have expired, but you can still register!


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2017 Meeting Dates:

April 19               Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  

May 17                Luncheon - 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 20      Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

October 18          Luncheon – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

November 15       Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

December 20       Luncheon – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2017 Conference:   July 27 and 28



Beyond Now – Helping you to elevate your career.

Thinking about what’s next for you and your HR career?

Based on member feedback, we are excited to introduce our “Beyond Now” program designed to allow AHRMA members to elevate your HR careers through both active and passive job search techniques and strategies.

The program will offer weekly meetings focused on:

·         development of job search skills and abilities

·         resume and cover letter review

·         use of LinkedIn and other job search tools

·         interview practice and tips

·         brand management

·          networking

·         encouragement and insights. 

If you are passionate about helping others land the right job, and elevate their HR career, we are also seeking volunteers to join the committee and/or to lead meetings.

If you are interested in joining “Beyond Now” as participant, presenter, or a committee member please visit our table during our monthly meeting on February 15th at the Norris Conference Center, or contact us at: president@austinhumanresource.org.

We look forward to launching this new program and to continued feedback and collaboration in making this program, and all AHRMA programs, successful.




“Getting a Mentor is the key to success” ~ Bo Sanchez


AHRMA launched its Mentoring program in March of 2015: It’s called “Just-In-Time Mentoring” and it has changed the face of mentoring.  This program provides Mentors with the opportunity to give back and share their expertise with the next generation of HR leaders.  Mentors will also gain experience in coaching and professional development.  Mentees have the opportunity to learn from senior HR professionals to enhance their professional skillset. 

What is unique about this program is that it is customized to the needs of the individual.  The parameters of the mentoring partnership are established by the mentor/mentee team - each team decides how often they would like to meet and what their time will be focused on.  Some meetings are by phone and some are by face to face.

The program is separated into 2 phases per year, Fall and Spring, and each phase lasts 4 months.   The topics discussed will motivate, educate, navigate, and transfer experience - all for the purpose of getting results!

We just are wrapping up 2016 Fall Phase and we have 50+ Mentors and Mentees working together to help grow professionally.  The results in previous phases have been great, and multiple people are signing up again, both as Mentees and Mentors.  The value they are receiving is making a huge difference in their careers and helping them to meet their professional goals.

We are recruiting mentors and mentees for 2017 Spring Phase kicking off at the end of March.     Go to the AHRMA website and find out more about this amazing program.    If you want to participate in 2017 Spring Phase, please complete the form on the website by March 1st.      

Please come and join us, and contact us at mentor@austinhumanresource.org  if you have any question or needs more details.  THANKS!  

Thank You to Our May Workforce Readiness Sponsor



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 Congratulations AHRMA April Volunteer of the Month

Diane Bohman, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

VP of Human Resources

American Association of Nurse Practitioners


AHRMA is recognized by SHRM to offer
Professional Development Credits (PDCs)
for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. 












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