Learn: At SAHRMA Events

We provided more than 40 recertification credit hours through our programs in 2017. As a pre-approved provider of recertification credit through SHRM and the HR Certification Institute, you can rest assured you're receiving top of the line, cutting-edge education in all of our programs.  We also share information about other local learning opportunities of interest to our members and are happy to promote both the state conference, HR Southwest, and SHRM Annual Conference. To learn more about upcoming learning opportunities, check out the calendar below.

Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Valero Energy Corporation, One Valero Way, San Antonio, TX 78249
    Registration is closed

    New Member Orientation gives New Members the opportunity to learn about SAHRMA, meet the Board Members and ask questions about the organization.

    Lunch is provided.

    • 9 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:20 PM
    • Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
    Speaker: Rodney Klein


    We like to think of our minds as being logical and objective and free from bias.  But, science tells us this just isn’t the case.  We are often motivated by things such as race, sex, age, etc. without being aware of it, and these unconscious biases show up in the decisions we make.  This can have negative consequences for our organizations and make us less efficient.  Learn about unconscious bias in a practical way, how it impacts us and our workplaces, and what we can do to counter it. 


    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the basics of unconscious bias
    • Learn how unconscious bias impacts the workplace
    • Learn how to counter the impact unconscious bias has on the workplace

     Rodney Klein U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Biographical Information Rodney Klein graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and was hired by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an Investigator in 1992. Mr. Klein investigated individual complaints of employment discrimination, along with large class and systemic cases. He worked as a liaison between the EEOC and various fair employment practice agencies. And, he was the San Antonio Office’s Charge Receipt Supervisor, responsible for receiving and processing all incoming discrimination complaints. Currently, Mr. Klein is the Dallas District’s Outreach and Training Manager. He speaks to audiences about employment related matters, the civil rights statutes, and EEOC procedures, and he is a featured speaker at his office’s yearly training seminar for employers.

    Menu: Beef and Chicken Tacos, Keylime Pie

    • 9 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
    • 40

    Workshop Following Monthly Meeting:  Learn About the BIAS Version of Yourself!  Working WITH Our Bias; Not Our BIAS Working Us! 

    Participants, after hearing about unconscious bias origins and science from Rodney Klein over lunch, will come to the workshop for a practical, hands-on experience to learn: 

    • Biases are not the enemy! How do we accept ours and others biases
    • Discover how to develop awareness and exploring our patterned thinking through questions and analysis

    Identify steps to change choices and behavior in self-identified "stinky-thinky." 


    Emily Boyce, MA

    Emily brings a unique combination of HR, psychotherapy, and experience living and traveling around the world to our workshop. Adapting to different environments and cultures and serving as a Board-Certified Art Therapist with diverse populations has encouraged her to examine her biases over and over again. She now applies her passions for human growth and inclusion to the HR field. You will be delighted in the workshop by her energy, experience, and expertise. 

    Cora Lonning, MBA, SHRM-SCP

    Cora is the 2018-2019 Director of Diversity and Inclusion for SAHRMA. She recently presented to the Texas Diversity Council at their Greater San Antonio Board Meeting. It was well received and requests for more! With a background in adult learning theory and training facilitation, Organizational Communication and Development, academic and corporate experience in HR, this workshop promises to be full of powerful takeaways and ready to apply knowledge. We look forward to learning with you! 

    Sylvia Hornbacker, SHRM-GPHR

    Sylvia brings more international flair to our discussion, as she has held many HR roles with international firms, specializing in international relationship management and employee relations. Sylvia is fluent in both English and Spanish. Having a hearing impairment herself, she experiences first hand the value differences can bring to the workplace; and the challenges often experienced. You will quickly get caught up in her energy!


    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Quarry Golf Course, 444 E Basse Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209

    This Membership Mixer is FREE and we provide Complimentary Appetizers. However, we ask that you RSVP by 10/18/2018 so we can get a basic head count.

  • TBA

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 11:20 AM - 1:20 PM (EST)
    • Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
    • 148


    • 7 Feb 2019
    • 8 Feb 2019
    • Norris Conference Center 618 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
    • 441
    The South Texas Human Resources Symposium (STXHRS) is the leading educational event for Human Resource Professionals in the Central and South Texas areas. Symposium participants represent the full spectrum of HR disciplines and experience - they work for small organizations and Fortune 100 companies. They represent public, private, and governmental sectors, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

    Symposium will be held
    Thursday, February 7 th & Friday, February 8 th 2019

    Norris Conference Center 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216.

    Why you and your team should attend 
    • Great value:  Compare us to other regional HR conferences!
    • Professional Development:  25 concurrent sessions presented by experienced speakers, industry leaders, attorneys, and consultants
    • Keynote and Mega Sessions:  Provide even more professional development opportunities
    • Hot Topics:  Will keep you informed on the latest trends and issues vital to your organization
    • Networking:  Many opportunities to network with others who share your passion in all areas of HR
    • Business Partners:  Over 30 companies as sponsors & exhibitors to help provide solutions in all areas of need
    • Earn SHRM and HRCI recertification credits.

    • This year’s symposium will also feature a very special visit and presentation from a SHRM V.I.P. that you will not want to miss! 


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