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May 17, 2017 AHRMA Workforce Readiness Luncheon

AHRMA’s Workforce Readiness Committee is excited to announce Dr. Ginger Gossman as our Luncheon Keynote speaker. Dr. Gossman is the Senior Director of Innovation and Policy Development at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Dr. Gossman was part of the core staff team that assisted in the development of the new strategic plan for higher education in Texas, 60x30TX

Join us for this informative session to learn how the 60x30TX Strategic Plan will establish a globally competitive workforce in Texas by 2030. Learn how this plan affects your organization’s access to a qualified talent pool! Register Here!

The Luncheon Meeting Format:

Location: Norris Conference Center - 2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

Agenda: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

11:00-11:30am - Registration and Networking

11:30-12:00pm - Employment Law Hot Topics

12:00-12:30pm - Buffet and Business Meeting

12:30-1:30pm   - Keynote

1:30pm             - Networking


Event Sponsor:

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Click Here to Secure Your Sponsorship Today!

Corporate Table Sponsor - $1000

  • Personal Introduction and recognition of your sponsorship by the AHRMA Chapter President.
  • Ten (10) Program registrations and lunches.
  • Reserved Premium "Luncheon Table" Seating for ten (10) monthly meeting attendees.
  • Corporate Table Sponsorship recognition on AHRMA’s Social Media platforms before and after the sponsored monthly meeting.
  • Single Advertisement recognition as Corporate Table sponsor on AHRMA newsletter/e-blast.

Sponsor Exhibit Table - $400

  • Personal Introduction and recognition of your sponsorship by the Chapter President.
  • One (1) Sponsor Exhibit Table in the main ballroom to display your products/services prior to and after the networking/luncheon session at the event.
  • Sponsor Exhibit Table recognition on AHRMA's Social Media platforms before and after the sponsored monthly meeting.
  • One (1) Program registration and lunch.
  • Reserved Premium Table Seating for One (1) company representatives at the "head" table during the monthly meeting luncheon session.Register Now


We look forward to seeing you at the

2017 AHRMA Annual Conference

July 27 & 28, 2017

Renaissance Hotel


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

Can You Win the Ethics Award?

Jack Allen, Ph.D.

Engaged Temporary Employees Make a Difference

Staci Johnson

How to Get 2x Performance Out of Your Workforce

Glenn Elliott


Coming Soon


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


Coming Soon


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

How to Become a “Best Places to Work” Winner

Dawn Brinson


Coming Soon


How Smart Managers Make Diversity Work

David Harrison, Ph.D

Tips from the Trenches: Results of Litigation in Austin

Pat Richter

What Employers Need to Know in 2017

Tommy Simmons


Coming Soon


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

Friday Conference Keynote:  Mark Bowden
Body Language and Human Behavior Expert
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


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:

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  if you have any question or needs more details.  THANKS!  

Thank You to Our May Workforce Readiness Sponsor



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Congratulations to AHRMA's

March 2017, Volunteer of the Month

Jessica Hubbard, Market Manager

Ledgent Finance & Accounting Ultimate Staffing 


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












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