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The 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 initiative 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.

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

Each Module consists of a 1.5 hour webinar*, application assignment overview +, coaching connect, and 1.5 hours of guided group discussion* beginning in February 2024.

Click HERE to download program agenda + 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 *

If selected, participants will be requested to promote this program at Texas SHRM events, to their local chapters, and be willing for their headshot / quotes to be used on social media platforms or for promotion.

Registration for the 2024 class is open to all 2024 chapter presidents and president-elects. 

Upon successful completion of the LEADHRS program, attendees will be recognized at the Texas SHRM Fall Meeting (October 2024) in Fort Worth, TX.

Participation is limited, submit your application early. You don’t want to miss this opportunity. 


Deadline to register: January 31, 2024

Questions?  Email us at

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. 

curious what the 2023 LEADHRS graduates are saying about the program?

“This was a great experience for me as I got to work alongside and collaborate with these wonderful people here. We only get to get together three or four times a year and to be able to be in this class with them allowed me the opportunity to know them and continue our learning beyond the classroom. … Learning from the coaches and Rick, who is an excellent instructor, but the personal stories that come from this program that relate us and tie us back to the work that we do has been a tremendous experience.”

- Billie Wright, 2023 Austin SHRM president

“This program is a masterclass first of all and the tools that we gained by listening to Rick Robinson present and to hear the insights from Gonzalo and Lisa during the course and getting to collaborate with other chapters.  Seriously, we were able to walk away and apply these tools immediately to your work and to your chapter and see improvements. It was all about the case for change, but the tools are phenomenal.  I would take them back to my boss to implement and even in my chapter.  Sometimes they did not know I was using these tools until afterwards.  … So many useful tools we can access from the course.  I truly enjoyed getting to learn from each other.  The format is very doable.  They record the sessions to view if you cannot attend live.  Also to have the connection with others and to have the resources if we had questions. I highly recommend for those who are in this position for 2024.”

- Michelle Harris, 2023 Heart of Texas president