Programs Designed With Your Professional Needs In Mind
You Asked and Your Association delivered! AHRMA's 2017 programming demonstrates your Association's commitment to a continual improvement process based on your requests and feedback.
Stepping Stones to Enhanced Leadership, was established in 2008 as a tool for developing AHRMA leaders and as a reward to our volunteers and their employers for the hours of service they dedicate to the human resource profession.
The program includes a Cohort styled program with nine, 4-hour modules, which are pre-certified for HRCI/SHRM credit. This is a creative and innovative program designed, developed, and implemented to meet the professional development needs of today’s HR professionals.
Students of the program include AHRMA members and non-members designed to provide opportunities for recertification credit, create a pipeline of emerging leaders for AHRMA’s Board of Directors, and to meet employers needs for improvement of employee engagement, retention, and professional development
Programs similar to AHRMA's SHRM Pinnacle Award winning leadership development course cost approximately $4,500/person; however, AHRMA members are offered the course at the discounted rate of $325. Non-AHRMA participants may participate in the program for a fee of $375 per person, payable no later than February 2, 2017.
APPLICATION FEE: There is a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $75, which must be submitted along with the completed application (found below). This must be done by "registering" for the event for your application to be accepted.
Please apply for the 2018 Program when it reopens in Fall 2017!
The Karl B. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarships, presented by AHRMA, are named after Karl B. Zimmerman who was an outstanding Austin leader in the human resource and business community.
Karl graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, in 1971 and then moved to Austin in 1977 from Arkansas. For the next 20 years, he served in various HR roles, such as HR Director of Capital National Bank and Director of HR at the Texas Water Commission.
In 1977, Karl served as president for the Austin Personnel Association, which later became the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA). During AHRMA’s early years, Karl advocated for the funding of an AHRMA scholarship awards program to recognize students working towards a business degree with emphasis in the human resource curriculum. In 1992, the Executive Committee voted to fund two $500 scholarships. Since that time, AHRMA has provided thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to those students who have demonstrated academic excellence and interest in selecting a career in the human resource arena.
When Karl died in 1994, the AHRMA Executive Committee voted to name the scholarships the “Karl B. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarships” as a tribute to his dedication to the field of human resource management and his efforts to develop our future HR leaders of tomorrow.
In 1998, the AHRMA Executive Committee voted to increase the scholarship awards to two (2) $2,000 scholarships – the Karl B. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship for both graduate and undergraduate students. In 2013, the award was changed to $2,000 for full-Time students and $1,000 for part-time students, beginning in 2014.
Completed application should be submitted by email and must be received no later than September 30, 2017.
AHRMA launched its Mentoring program, “Just-In-Time Mentoring” in March of 2015. This program has changed the face of mentoring by providing Mentors with the opportunity to give back and share their expertise with the next generation of HR leaders.
Benefits of the Program:
Mentors will gain experience in coaching and professional development; a real opportunity to develop new HR leaders. Mentees can learn from Senior HR professionals to enhance their professional skillset.
This is another FREE program only for AHRMA members!
Just-in-Time-Mentoring is unique because it is customized to the needs of the individuals. 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, with each phase lasting 4 months. The topics exchanged will motive, educate, navigate, and transfer experience - all designed for getting results!
Just-In-Time-Mentoring IS: the chance to partner with other HR professionals, focused around growing and developing specific HR related skills.
This program is NOT: a free consultant service, a job search service, or an ongoing dependent relationship.
To participate in the program, you must:
For more information about becoming a Mentor, complete this form, or Mentee, complete this form. A member of the Mentoring Committee will contact you with more information. For further questions, please contact our committee leaders at email@example.com