Career Development Committees
There are several committees that fall under the purview of Career Development: Certification, University & College Relations and Mentoring. Another function of Career Development is to oversee the AHRMA Job Board.
- The Mentoring Committee organizes efforts between Senior Human Resource Executives and those in the Human Resource Management profession seeking coaching as they progress their skills and careers.
- The University & College Relations Committee serves as advisor and liaison between the AHRMA Chapter and SHRM Student Chapters, as well as students studying the field of HR at Central Texas colleges and universities in general. This committee also administers the Karl B. Zimmerman Scholarship program.
- The Certification Committee plans and conducts study groups; advises members seeking test applications, study materials and resources; and coordinates recognition events for AHRMA members attaining certification.
To provide rewarding scholastic and social experiences that promote the Human Resources profession. We manage the scholarship program, the mentorship program, college outreach efforts, the job board and the chapter's certification study program in order to encourage members to become certified and re-certified.
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.
What Our Volunteers Do
University and College Relations Committee
University Relations and Student Volunteers must be AHRMA members.
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.
In addition to the volunteer roles noted below, all members of the committee help to coordinate the Karl B. Zimmerman Scholarship Program, which AHRMA's awards annually to two 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. To learn more and download the application, go to: Karl B. Zimmerman Scholarship Program.
University Relations Committee Volunteer Roles
Chair: Organize the team and team meetings; provide vision and lead annual initiatives; oversee success of the Zimmerman program; and develop processes and process documentation. Ensure that inquiries are being addressed and responded to on behalf of the mentoring committee.
University Relations Representatives: Serve as liaison to an assigned Central Texas college or university and lead any outreach efforts for that particular school.
Event Coordination/Planning: Help plan and run special events that bring great information and resources to those studying in the HR field in at Central Texas colleges and universities.
Marketing: Help create and post messages for various social media sites to alert Central Texas colleges and university students about UR programs and events.
Mentoring Committee Volunteers must be AHRMA members.
We welcome volunteers to help administer the committee's initiatives, and we welcome all those interested in becoming mentors and mentees.
The Mentoring Committee started in 2001 to provide a valuable career development service to its membership. This committee coordinates the Mentoring Program which offers an outstanding opportunity for the more experienced HR professional to give back to our profession by sharing his/her knowledge and expertise with other professionals. It is also designed to be a resource for those less experienced professionals to gain guidance, support, and advice regarding the challenges that one might encounter throughout the career in human resources. The program addresses competencies, seeks to bridge skill gaps, and reaches across disciplines in order to build the human resource professional's complete skill set. It also offers AHRMA members the opportunity to gain valuable contacts, networking opportunities, and friendships that continue well beyond program completion. Participating in the Mentoring Program can earn you up to 5 general certification credits!
For more detailed information on connecting to a mentor or becoming a mentor, please contact the Mentoring Chairperson.
Mentoring Committee Volunteer Roles
Chair: Organize the team and team meetings; oversee the program's success; envision and lead special initiatives; and develop processes and process documentation as needed. Ensure that inquiries are being addressed and responded to on behalf of the mentoring committee.
Training: Coordinates and delivers training to mentoring pairs at onset of relationship to provide information, skills building and guidance.
Success Measurement: Designs and implements success measurement to assure current and future programs are creating impact for mentoring partners. Contacts mentoring pairs regularly to check on progress and provide any needed support.
PR/Marketing: Provides information about the mentoring program to AHRMA membership via newsletters, website, flyers, forums, etc.
Certification Volunteers must be AHRMA members.
AHRMA supports the benefits of professional certification by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). The Certification Committee plans and conducts study groups, serves as an advisor to members seeking test application, study materials, and resources, and coordinates an annual recognition event for members attaining certification.
AHRMA offers PHR and SPHR Certification study groups twice annually through the Certification Program. Individuals may register for the next Certification Program study group by going to: Certification Program.
Certification Committee Volunteer Roles
Chair: Organize the team and team meetings, oversee the program's success, envision and lead special initiatives and develop processes and process documentation as needed. Ensure that inquiries are being addressed and responded to on behalf of the mentoring committee.
Assistant Chair: Coordinate and plan the recognition luncheons and assist the chair as needed.
Marketing Manager: Marketing upcoming study group programs and recognition luncheons.
Administrative Role: Maintain registration and roster and track all program expenditures.
Class Facilitator: Support and help facilitate classes including tracking attendance, organizing logistics and coordinating feedback evaluations.