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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. 

Module 1 – March 22– DiSC: Self-Awareness  

Module 2 – April 26 – DiSC: Building Collaborative Teams  

Module 3 – May 24 – Business Ally  

Module 4 – June 21 – Cultural Steward  

Module 5 – July 19 – Talent Manager  

Module 6 – August 23 – Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Assessment 

Module 7 – September 20 – Strategy Architect  

Module 8 – October 25 – Credible Activist 

Module 9 – November 29 - Operational Executor 

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 $350. Non-AHRMA participants may participate in the program for a fee of $400 per person, payable no later than February 9, 2018. 

 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 Here

ThE Karl B. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarships

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 October 27, 2017. 

Graduate Application                                                Under Graduate Application

Electronic Submission: universityrelations@austinhumanresource.org 



Mentoring Program

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.

Program Details:

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.

Program Requirement:

To participate in the program, you must:

  • Be a current AHRMA member and maintain membership for the duration of the Phase;
  • Plan to remain actively involved in a Human Resources capacity for the entire duration of the Phase;
  • Commit to at least 4 meetings/calls with your partner.

Getting Started:

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 mentor@austinhumanresource.org


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