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2022 SAHRMA South Texas HR Symposium "Facing The Future Together" February 17th and 18th

  • 17 Feb 2022
  • 7:30 AM
  • 18 Feb 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216


  • Any military spouse who is pursuing a career in HR
  • Any member of the military on active duty who is within 12 months of separation.


Guest Speaker: Mayor Ron Nirenberg

To be followed by a Q&A.

Ron Nirenberg is the mayor of San Antonio, which has the 7th largest population in the United States and is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities.

Mayor Nirenberg is the first San Antonio Mayor of Asian Pacific Islander descent. His mother is Filipino and his paternal grandparents were immigrants from Eastern Europe who passed through Ellis Island.

Through his personal experiences, Mayor Nirenberg developed a core commitment to civic participation and the universal values of liberty, justice, and equal opportunity for every person.

First elected in 2017, Mayor Nirenberg was re-elected to a third term on May 1, 2021.

Under his leadership as mayor, the city has adopted an equity framework in budgeting to reduce poverty, improve public health, and overcome historical socioeconomic inequality. He is focused on making key investments necessary to accommodate San Antonio’s growth, which is expected to nearly double the city’s population by 2040. This forward-looking approach drives the mayor’s vision of a compassionate community with a globally competitive economy.


Title: Choose to Lead into the Future!

Learning Objectives:

  • Bring Ideas by looking for ideas
  • Have a growth mindset over a goals mindset
  • How to challenge leaders in the workplace with grace
  • Giving and receiving feedback with excellence

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Devin Hughes   

Title: Real World HR Strategies to Build Authentic, Inclusive Workplaces that Reflect Our World, Not Our Biases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the prevalence and cost of poor employee well-being and unhealthy culture.
  • Understand how Positive Psychology and Social-Emotional Intelligence impacts employee performance and organizational health.
  • Learn key strategies to improve communication and trust throughout your organization.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Theresa Hummel-Krallinger

Title: Culture is King:  Laying a Strong People Foundation for Business Success

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to assess current culture and conduct conversations with senior leaders.
  • Learn how to prepare and implement a plan that drives behaviors that lead to achieving business objectives.
  • Understand how to collect meaningful metrics that demonstrate progress on the plan.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alexander Alonso                   

Title: The Woes of Future Work: Making Sense of Trends Shaping our Tomorrow.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the future of work and the role played by people leaders.
  • Gain a better understanding of how SHRM can accelerate career growth and opportunity.
  • Discuss the macro trends shaping the workplace over the next 10 years.

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