Founded in 1966, Fort Worth HR (FWHR) has over 600 members representing more than 480 companies in the Metroplex. We represent professionals, veterans and students with all manner of educations and certifications. By themselves, our members volunteer at hundreds of different locations throughout the Metroplex and, collectively, we have over 2000 years of professional experience.
FWHR is the greater Tarrant County and surrounding area's affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). FWHR also participates in the activities of Texas SHRM and our SHRM affiliated chapters in North Texas.
The Board of Directors meets every month throughout the year, two of which are strategic planning meetings to guide the chapter.
The chapter holds monthly luncheons and meetings, and two annual conferences. Our members also have access to our membership directory and online forums, and enjoy discounts for meetings, conferences, and other training events. They also have access to member-only events throughout the year. Most importantly, though, our members have access to each other - the professional and personal relationships developed while volunteering in FWHR activities are invaluable. Become involved today!
The mission of Fort Worth HR, a non-profit organization, is to advance the human resource profession by:
All members and guests are invited to attend monthly meetings, which we host in the form of luncheons, at River Crest Country Club every third Wednesday 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.
November – Awards Night. This is our gala-like event where we celebrate the HR community by recognizing award winners, certification achievers and more.
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!
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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 email@example.com or 817-576-0577.