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    • February 01, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • August 15, 2024
    • 9:30 AM
    • Virtual
    Registration is closed

    The Texas SHRM LeadHRs program is designed to equip participants with essential leadership skills, enhancing their capabilities in their professional careers, within their SHRM chapters, and as volunteers for Texas SHRM serving the HR community.

    Participants in the LeadHRs program will gain insights into diverse aspects of leadership. The program focuses on teaching effective methods for team development, cultivating a desired organizational or SHRM chapter culture, and mastering the art of leading change management initiatives.

    Click here to learn more about this opportunity currently offered to 2024 Texas Chapter Presidents & President-Elects!

    Module 1 - What is Leadership?
    Module 2 - Setting Direction / Strategic Planning
    Module 3 - Situational Leadership and Motivation
    Module 4 - Creating the Culture You Want
    Module 5 - Building an Effective Team
    Module 6 - Project Planning

    Click here to download the agenda + program overview.

    LEADHRS participants will be expected to:

    • view webinars either live or independently *
    • view the application assignment overview to assist with understanding and completion +
    • connect with their coach prior to the guided group discussion
    • attend and participate in the guided group discussions with seasoned HR professionals / coaches *

    Texas SHRM is offering this exclusive program at a discounted rate to assist chapter leaders with extensive knowledge on becoming better leaders. With a program value of $3,000, Texas SHRM is excited to offer this course for $500 total. (Should this be a hardship for you, please reach out to the Texas SHRM office regarding a payment plan.)

    Attendance is limited, submit your application early.

    Registration deadline: January 31, 2024

    * While participation in each of these activities is highly encouraged, those with an * will be recorded and can be viewed independently if necessary. Estimated time dedication:  Six modules each with a 90-minute webinar, 30-minute application work, 60-minute 1:1 coaching session and a 90-minute group discussion equals 4.5 hours per module for a program total of 27-30 hours.

    + Application of homework Overview – Optional (in-person and recording)

    Additional information:
    Also note that this leadership program qualifies for 9 hours of SHRM/HRCI professional development credits (PDC).  The minimum to graduate from this program is to attend or view 100% of all the webinar modules. 

    • March 21, 2024
    • November 21, 2024
    • 9 sessions
    • Virtual

    The Stepping Stones to Enhanced Leadership course includes a Cohort styled program with nine, 4-hour modules, which are pre-certified through HRCI/SHRM for up to 36 hours of recertification credit.

    This is a creative and innovative program designed, developed, and implemented to meet the professional development needs of today’s HR professionals.

    This program provides opportunities for recertification credit, to create a pipeline of emerging leaders, and to meet employers’ needs for improvement of employee engagement, retention, and professional development.

    AUSTIN SHRM MEMBERS are offered the course
    at the discounted rate of $450.00

    Non-AUSTIN SHRM MEMBERS may participate
    in the program for a fee of $525.00.

    Payment plans are available.  Interest can be selected during registration.
    Must be paid in full by Friday, March 15, 2024.

    Click here to learn more about this program.

    What are participants saying about Stepping Stones to Enhanced Leadership?

    • "Through the Austin SHRM Stepping Stones Leadership Program, I received a much needed reminder on the of the art of inspiring, guiding, and shaping the future of HR in my workplace and specifically on my wonderful team. It allowed me the opportunity to learn a bit more about myself, things I do well and things I can focus on.  It reinvigorated my commitment to nurturing a thriving, people-centric, inclusive culture. I am thankful I was able to meet so many HR peers in the Austin area, hear their diverse perspectives, and even discuss similar obstacles we face as HR professionals. The instructors were all amazing, kind, committed and very knowledgeable. They tailored their teachings to focus on areas of interest as well as ensure they answered our questions. It was a great program, and I would highly recommend.  Thank you, Austin SHRM, for continuing to invest in the HR leaders of today and those to come."
      - Nancy Guzman, 2023 Stepping Stones Graduate

    • "My participation in the Stepping Stones program was an organized avenue to self-reflect and share experiences among human resources professionals to promote critical thinking and enhance relevant, timely knowledge.”
      - Aaron Sheppard, 2023 Stepping Stones Graduate

    • April 26, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center

    This meeting is by invitation only. 

    If you are interested in grabbing a room, here is the link to secure your accommodations. The cutoff date for booking your stay is March 26th, 2024.  

    • May 08, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX


    Clarena Toben


    Join us for an insightful and interactive session focused on the critical intersection of workplace connections and mental health. In this hour-long presentation tailored for HR professionals, we will explore how fostering a safe and inclusive environment can positively impact employee well-being.


    Clarena Tobon is an experienced public speaker, Nonprofit leader, and passionate field advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an initiative dedicated to spreading suicide prevention and awareness throughout communities. Recognized for her impactful contributions, Clarena has become a prominent figure in the field of mental health. Her commitment extends beyond advocacy, as she played a pivotal role in the documentary "Family Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss," showcasing her dedication to fostering resilience and reclaiming life in the aftermath of tragedy. A proud mother of three, Clarena Tobon continues to make a lasting impact in both professional and community spheres. 

    Click here to learn more and register

    • June 12, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dead Fish Grill 2207 Lake Rd Belton, TX


    Lisa Novak, SHHR - CEO/Fonder LMNHR


    • How it happens - reviewing various causes, and the populations it impacts (hint: it's everyone)
    • My story - how imposter syndrome cultivated itself in me, and how I see it show up even now
    • Things that impact the effects - spaces and situations that elevate people's imposter syndrome
    • What to do about it - tools, tips, and conversation around how to address our imposter syndrome when it shows up

    Group Exercise

    1. Identifying the things that impact your own imposter syndrome
    2. Identifying actions to combat


    Lisa Novak is the Owner/Founder of LMNHR, a Fractional HR Leadership and Advisory firm serving the national SMB market, headquartered in Austin, TX. She provides leadership guidance and program development that elevates culture, drives growth, and increases revenue performance for multiple small businesses, primarily in the tech space.

    Lisa has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources leadership, helping to build companies as they ramp up for significant growth or organizational change. She’s been responsible for the corporate strategy for acquiring, developing, and retaining talent, providing leadership development, curating effective compensation and benefits programs, driving DEIB, and helping to build positive, high performing cultures. Prior to starting LMNHR, Lisa served on the executive teams for a number of organizations leading HR and Employee Experience for companies including,

    RenewData, SigmaTel, and Brooktree through rapid growth, M&A activity, and turnaround situations. Lisa lives with her husband Shawn in Austin, and enjoys time away at their country home, and their University of Texas football season tickets. In her spare time, she is a public speaker and serves on the Board of Directors for Conscious Capitalism’s Austin Chapter, and ACE Academy school for gifted learners.

    Click here to learn more and register
    • June 24, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • McCormick Covention Center - Chicago, Illinois
    • 275
    Registration is closed
    Join Texas SHRM for a memorable evening of networking and entertainment designed especially for professionals across the Lone Star State.  Don't miss this opportunity to forge new partnerships and enjoy a delightful evening filled with Texas hospitality!

    Thank you to our reception partner

    • August 02, 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

    Fulfilling HR’s Purpose: Making the Impossible, Possible.

    Make plans to attend the Austin SHRM Annual Conference and transform the way you navigate the complexities of the modern workplace. This event is a unique opportunity to learn from exceptional thought leaders, each a beacon of knowledge in strategic planning, critical thinking, influencing, and leadership.

    From the latest trends to actionable strategies, you'll leave equipped to make a significant impact on your company's culture and success, empowering you to drive your organization forward with innovative solutions and strategic initiatives that deliver tangible results.

    Moreover, our Conference provides a platform to connect with the HR community.  With added perks like brainstorming, engaging, and networking, this conference is an invaluable opportunity to grow professionally and personally.  

    Register now and be ready to embrace change, seize opportunities, and make the impossible, possible.

    • September 19, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Transocean - 1414 Enclave Parkway, 2nd Floor Houston, Texas
    • 200

    Whether you are a seasoned global business professional or you are new to a global business role, this conference is for you. 

    At the Global business conference you will hear from professionals, both practitioners as well as consultants, regarding the latest topics of interest in the world of global business.  Click here to learn more about our 2024 Global Conference.

    Organizations can receive a discounted registration rate of $50 off for 3+ attendees from the same company.  Simply forward this completed document to the Texas SHRM office. We will follow up with any questions along with an invoice for payment.

    Questions?  Contact us at

    • October 13, 2024
    • October 16, 2024
    • Fort Worth Convention Center 1201 Houston Street Fort Worth, TX 76102

    What is The HRSouthwest Conference?

    The HRSouthwest Conference is one of the largest regional events for Human Resource professionals and those who supply products and services to the HR industry. Recognized as the official State of Texas SHRM Conference, the event is important for HR practitioners to LEARN from best-in-class speakers to recertify their SHRM and HRCI designations, NETWORK and share best practices with peers, and GROW by discovering the latest in HR products and services.

    Click here to learn more and register.