The Career Development Committee
Purpose, Goals and Objectives
To provide rewarding scholastic and social experiences that promote the Human Resources profession. We manage the scholarship program, the mentorship program, college outreach efforts, and the chapter's certification study program in order to encourage members to become certified and recertified.
To promote awareness of and involvement in the Austin Human Resource Management Association while encouraging our members to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities in the human resource profession.
To learn more about the value AHRMA provides our members, please view AHRMA's Member Engagement Circle.
Career Development features committees for Certification, University & College Relations, and Mentoring.
AHRMA provides a free Mentor / Mentee program to all current members.
This Just-In-Time Mentoring program was launched in March of 2015, and provides a unique opportunity for experienced HR Leaders to develop others, and less experienced HR professionals the opportunity to learn and grow in their HR journey. To date more than a hundred Austin area AHRMA members have benefited from this program with amazing results!
Benefits of the program:
The program is separated into 2 phases per year, Fall and Spring, and each phase lasts 4 months. Topics covered by Mentors/Mentee pairs will motivate, educate, navigate, and transfer experience - all for the purpose of achieving their goals!
Just-In-Time Mentoring is less formal than most mentoring programs; rather than a rigid and defined program, our focus is on knowledge-sharing within a network of individuals who have a wealth of experience in the Human Resources field. This casual approach allows the Mentor and Mentee the ability to customize their own program and work towards goals they themselves have established. Each team is given the freedom to decide how often they would like to meet, where, when, and what their time will be focused on – it could be a meeting over lunch, or even a phone call! Each Mentor / Mentee pair is carefully selected by the Mentor Committee to provide the best quality and outcomes.
This program is NOT - a free consultant services, a job search service, or an ongoing dependent relationship.
In order to participate in the program, you must:
Getting Started: Mentoring Interest Form
If you are interested in participating in the Mentoring Program as either a Mentor or Mentee, please click on the application links below. A member of the Mentoring Committee will contact you with more information. For further questions, please contact our committee leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentor Application: https://ahrma.wufoo.com/forms/rbq972u10qy5am/
Mentee Application: https://ahrma.wufoo.com/forms/z1m6rqc40qq1dr2/
Thank you for your interest in our AHRMA’s Just-In-Time-Mentoring Program!!!!
University and College Relations Committee
Volunteer opportunities include participating in creating awareness of the committee and its purpose to university and college students interested in the human resource profession and promoting the program to increase volunteerism for covering key AHRMA initiatives.
All members of the committee help to coordinate the Karl B. Zimmerman Scholarship Program, which AHRMA's awards annually to individuals who are endeavoring to obtain degrees which relate to the Human Resource field. Preference will be given to students with documented involvement and/or work experience in Human Resource Management.
SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Certification Class:
Do you want to advance your education and training for a successful HR career? Do you want to broaden your education or update your HR knowledge? Do you want to enhance your marketability by gaining current HR knowledge?
AHRMA offers a preparation course for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) Certification test.
Our preparation course is designed for individuals seeking credentials and is focused on identifying and testing the knowledge and real-life experiences HR professionals need to excel in their careers today.
The course covers four key knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy, as well as eight behavioral competencies: Leadership and Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global and Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication.
Built on one singular Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™), the certifications are designed to elevate the HR profession around the world. They test the HR professional’s competency—the ability to put that knowledge to work through critical thinking and application—and demonstrate that the HR professional is a technical expert and has mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies, through practice and experience, to drive business results. For more information on the new credentials, visit www.SHRMCertification.org
Students must purchase the SHRM Learning System as it contains multiple resources that will be instrumental in your success on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam including pre/post tests, flashcards, Smart Study Guide, as well as learning module books (also available as downloadable e-reader files). The SHRM Learning System can be purchased here for $695 (SHRM member price) or $870 (non-SHRM member price). *Class price does not include the cost of SHRM Learning System
Certification Exam Qualifications:
The following general eligibility criteria apply:
Applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to one year of experience;
HR experience may be in an HR exempt or non-exempt capacity;
HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management.