AHRMA Monthly Meeting

  • Wed, May 19, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Norris Conference Center, 2525 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
  • 61


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Pending 1 hour of HRCI & SHRM recertification credit.

Join us for an interactive Q & A session as we think about returning to the office from the various perspectives of Human Resources.  We will explore returning to the office from a recruiting, global, and legal standpoint along with discussing the various challenges and opportunities of the return to office environment after this year long plus pandemic. The panel will engage in thought provoking dialog that will provide the audience with a variety of solutions for return to office education we can utilize in our work places.

Both AHRMA & the Norris Conference Center have worked diligently to provide a safe environment for our HR community to resume in-person events.  We are excited to welcome you back! 

Still looking for a virtual attendance option?  We are happy to share that this will remain available for the May Monthly Meeting.


8:00 AM - Check-in 
8:30 - 8:50 AM - AHRMA Meeting Begins
8:50 - 9:50 AM - Panel 
9:50 - 10:00 AM - Closing Remarks & Announcements

Allison Bowers

In the words of her peers, Allison Bowers “represents the very best of the legal profession--smart, honest, caring, and extremely capable.” Born and raised in a small Texas town, Allison’s approach to law reflects her grounded, practical roots. Allison graduated in the top of her class from the University of Texas with a Plan II major. A loyal Longhorn, Allison attended the University of Texas School of Law where she graduated with honors, after serving on the Texas Law Review. After law school, Allison clerked for Lee Yeakel, now Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin. Allison practiced as a commercial litigator with Baker Botts LLP for over ten years before co-founding Hutcheson Bowers LLLP, an employment boutique, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2021.

Jocelyn Lai

Jocelyn's sweet-spot is launching, scaling, restructuring organizations and teams, from a talent perspective. She is currently Head of Talent Acquisition at Duolingo, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.  Most notably, Jocelyn has played critical roles in rebranding and streamlining organizations to attract and retain talent, restructured and opened up new offices in the U.S. and Asia Pacific, and built recognized recruiting departments from the ground up.  Due to her background in media planning, analytics and business development, Jocelyn takes pride in always producing business results and value from a talent-first perspective. Jocelyn is a regular public speaker and has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation, American Association of Advertising Agencies, Association of National Advertisers, The Wall Street Journal, and SXSW for her achievements.  Jocelyn holds a B.S. and M.A. in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin.  Follow Jocelyn's tweets: @jocelynslai

Lindsey Ducroz

Lindsey is a seasoned senior HR Leader serving in both contributor and leadership roles in some of Austin's most creative organizations. Her primary focus is personal and professional development of individuals who contribute to high-performing teams and ultimately shape an organizational culture grounded in self-awareness, inclusion, and continuous learning. She has shaped performance programs that actually enable a person to grow with on-going candid and clear feedback, as well as designed feedback workflows and channels for an organization to unhinge the full potential of their talented workforce. Her unique perspective and approach is rooted in theories from experts in positive psychology, communication professionals, servant leadership, appreciative inquiry, inclusive leadership, and social work, and her primary goal is to get people more comfortable and confident with giving and receiving feedback as they continue to learn throughout their career.  Lindsey is currently the Senior Director of HR for 52-year old global design and strategy firm, frog design - where she partners with staff to executive level on performance management, employee relations, employee experience and culture. She lives in Wimberley, TX, with her husband, daughter and Jack Russell terrier, Birdie. 

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