President's Message
March 20, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, I want to assure our AHRMA membership that we are here to support you.  We are building a COVID-19 Resource page and will post updates frequently.  We highly recommend that you use the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a resource as well. If you are not a member of SHRM, we encourage you to join so you have the member-only resources available to you.

We are taking every recommended precaution in accordance with the CDC, the State of Texas, and our local governmental agencies into account when we make decisions on how to proceed.  Therefore, as of today, AHRMA’s leadership team has made the decision to not host any face-to-face meetings, programs, or events until further notice.  Our committees are actively exploring how to modify/adjust all our programs and events so they can be delivered virtually through technology.  We are also exploring NEW programming/events during this time of physical separation to help us stay socially connected.  If you have registered or sponsored any of the programs/events, the AHRMA Office and/or Vice President of that program/event will be reaching out to you directly with further details.  As we make scheduling adjustments, we will post updated plans in the calendar of events on the AHRMA website as well as through our Social Media outlets.  

Highlighted decisions that have been made:

  1. Conference 2020 of August 6th-7th has been canceled as an in-person event.  Plans to deliver the programs virtually throughout the year is being explored.
  2. The Member meeting/program of April 22nd will be delivered virtually free to all AHRMA members.  Same speaker.  Same topic:  Mental Health in the Workplace.
  3. AHRMA Orientation of April 22nd will be delivered virtually at no charge. 
  4. Stepping Stones’ Module #1 of March 26th has been postponed.

AHRMA is a powerful community of the best and brightest HR professionals in Texas.  We ARE curious, courageous and bold.  We BELONG.  If you need help, email the AHRMA office at or call 512-434-0020.  The staff will get you in contact with the appropriate volunteer leader.  You are all in our thoughts and we are here if you need us.

With love and gratitude,

Lisa Blanton
2020 President
Austin Human Resource Management Association

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