Welcome to FWHR
This section is designed to give you a quick overview of programs and happenings in Fort Worth HR (FWHR).
The mission of FWHR, a non-profit organization, is to advance the human resource profession by: promoting the strategic value of human resources; developing the skills and knowledge of its members; and facilitating the development of professional relationships.
The Board of Directors meets every month throughout the year, two of which are strategic planning meetings to guide the chapter. Additionally, all members and guests are invited to attend monthly meetings, which we host in the form of luncheons, at Ridglea Country Club every third Thursday of the month except April and September. All luncheon meetings with the exception of April, September and December present speakers that are worth one professional development credit (PDC) for both the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Lastly, preceding every monthly meeting is our Legal Hour, which features presenters on topics from a legal perspective. The Legal Hour also offers one PDC for both SHRM and HRCI. Other items of note:
April – Employment Law Update (ELU). At this perennial, all-day conference, we discuss employment law and cases that may affect you and your business so that you can stay out of the courtroom. ELU takes the place of an April luncheon meeting and is normally approved for at least six SHRM and HRCI PDCs.
June – Summer School. This is our half-day training event that offers both SHRM and HRCI PDCs.
September – The Strategic Mindset (TSM). This perennial, all-day conference boasts speakers that present you with HR strategies from a strategic business perspective and helps you become a more proficient HR business partner. TSM takes the place of a September luncheon meeting and is normally approved for at least six SHRM and HRCI PDCs.
October – This is when we recognize HR certificate achievers and vote to approve presidentially appointed board members.
December – our December Holiday Luncheon. Celebrate the holidays as we ring in the new year with a new board of directors. Additionally, we welcome the Singing Eagles choir from Diamond Hill Elementary, a school that we support. There are no speakers but the Holiday Luncheon boasts a cheerful occasion where we attendees buy gifts for each other before the event so we can auction off those gifts at the event, wherefore all the proceeds go to Diamond Hill. You will also have the opportunity to take a professional head shot photo which you can keep for the FWHR website, LinkedIn, or anything else. The Holiday Luncheon is always a sellout!
By the way, you can view events in two different formats: List or Calendar views. Simply click the link in the upper right corner of the events page that toggles between the two views.
Beyond luncheons we offer spring and fall prep classes for those seeking their HRCI certifications. We also give back to the community by volunteering with Tarrant Area Food Bank and Diamond Hill Elementary school by donating funds and participating in their Career Day. Lastly, our Professional Emphasis Groups, PEGs, allow HR professionals to talk to each other informally about their opportunities and challenges in a relaxed setting. Think of it as an online forum, but in real life.
Not only does FWHR provide you with multiple professional networking opportunities but we also equip you with knowledge and skills for your employer and with the means for your personal development. We are glad you joined us. If you have questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-576-0577.
Job Description Briefs
Each board member has different responsibilities. Here’s a quick rundown to get you familiar with the Board’s duties.
President: Provides leadership to the local chapter consistent with local, TXSHRM and SHRM policy strategies and objectives. Effectively operates the chapter so that the needs of the members are met. Performs other duties as required by the local chapter's bylaws. Serves as a voting member of the TXSHRM state council.
Immediate Past President: Advises the president and other officers and members of the board of directors regarding past practices, general operations, and other matters to assist in the smooth operation of the chapter. Oversees FWHR’s Professional Emphasis Groups, or PEGs.
Treasurer: Acts as financial officer and advisor to chapter board of directors. Maintains the chapter mailbox and distributes mail to the appropriate officer, director, or chair. Sends dues notices and other invoices to members. Files appropriate forms and information with IRS. Collects funds and monitors attendance at luncheons and oversees collection of donated monies.
Secretary: Records the minutes of chapter meetings, provides notice of meetings and general correspondence. Maintains chapter records and history.
Certifications Director: Manage the chapter’s certification study program. Encourage members to become certified and recertified. Increase the number of chapter members who are certified PHR, SPHR, and GPHR by the HR Certification Institute, and members who are SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP by the Society for Human Resources Management.
Community Relations Director: Manages the chapter’s community outreach efforts to organizations whose interests align with FWHR. Oversees existing community service relationships such as Diamond Hill Elementary, Tarrant Area Food Bank, and Women’s Shelter.
Conferences Director: Secures conference locations for FWHR conferences. Manages the activities of the conference committee and printer to provide conference programs for FWHR members. Welcomes conference attendees and speaks publicly throughout the conferences as part of the program.
Emerging HR Professionals Director: Manages the scholarship program, internship program, and college outreach efforts.
Events Director: Secures locations for monthly meetings and other entertainment venues. Checks in and manages attendees at monthly meetings and other entertainment events.
Legal and Legislative Director: Monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that may have an impact on the profession and management of human resources. Present a legislative report or update to the chapter at meetings and supervises the FWHR Legal Hour speakers.
Marketing Director: Oversees and manages the marketing and public relations activities of the chapter. Concentrates on FWHR branding and manages website and social media accounts. Coordinates with firms that can further illuminate FWHR to the community.
Membership Director: Manages the membership function to successfully achieve an increase in chapter membership. Maintains the chapter’s membership database to produce an annual membership roster and applicable addendums.
Newsletter: Provides timely and comprehensive information to chapter members about programs, workshops, and other matters of interest via chapter newsletter.
Programs Director: Contacts potential speakers and makes arrangements for chapter meetings. Secures speaker presentation material for members to access freely.
Sponsorship Director: Identifies and secures sponsors for chapter meetings and events who are willing to assist the chapter financially in return for an opportunity to promote their product or service to members. Conduct benchmarking and networking activities necessary for creating a viable sponsor program.
Member Directory Profile:
FWHR has over 500 members so it’s hard to keep track of everyone. The next best thing, however, is to find them in the FWHR Member Directory. If you are a member, this is where you can view members that you know or have met in passing. You should not solicit members from the Directory, but it does provide a good tool for networking.
Members, keep your profile up to date so others can know and network with you. Additionally, supply a good picture of yourself so that others can see you. Below are instructions on how to update your picture and add more.
Learn more: Member Picture Guide