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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • Saturday, October 19, 2019
    • 2 sessions

    Fall SHRM Essentials of Human resources

    Oct 5th and Oct 19th

    SHRM Essentials is ideal for those who are:

    • New to HR
    • Small business owners
    • Managers and professionals with HR responsibilities.

    The program covers six key HR topics and provides tools you can immediately put to use in your organization:
    1. Human Resources. Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
    2. Talent Acquisition. Develop important skills for attracting and selecting employees.
    3. Total Rewards. Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
    4. Learning and Development. Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.
    5. Performance Management. Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
    6. Employment Law. Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.

    Course Cost: $500 - 2 sessions

    Contact for questions: or (432) 352-0717


    Dr. Michele Harmon began her career working for two Fortune 500 companies, then transitioned back to education serving as a middle school teacher and administrator, and worked as a director in three large urban school districts in Texas serving as the Director of Special Programs, Human Resources, and Career and Technical Education. She has an Ed. D. from the University of Houston in Educational Leadership, an MBA from the University of Texas at the Permian Basin, an MEd from the University of St. Thomas and a B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a lecturer in the College of Business at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin and owns Michele Harmon, LLC, which provides HRM and benefits consultation to clients. 

    Her doctoral dissertation was in the area of school finance and progressive models for funding public education. She has conducted research for the Texas Equity Center and Moak, Casey Consulting. Her areas of expertise include human resource management and ethics and public policy. She has published and presented nationally on subjects that include the Americans with Disabilities Act, school finance, recruiting and retaining Millennials, conflict resolution, customer service, and ethics in the workplace.
    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • Saturday, December 21, 2019
    • 10 sessions

    PBSHRM Fall SHRM Learning System Study Course

    The SHRM Learning System is delivered in a group instructor-led class—providing comprehensive, flexible and effective SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam preparation. Real-life situations that require decision-making skills are incorporated into the online learning modules in addition to study tools to help you better understand, apply and engage with behavioral competencies and HR knowledge.

    Professionals who use the SHRM Learning System to prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam consistently beat the average pass rate.

    Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. These requirements are outlined below:

    The following general eligibility criteria, listed below, also apply:

    • HR-related experience relates to work in any of the 15 functional areas of HR knowledge which comprise the technical competency HR Expertise, identified in the SHRM BoCK.
    • Applicants are not required to hold an HR title. The critical factor in determining eligibility is your HR-related work as opposed to your job title.
    • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devoted at least 1,000 hours to HR-related activities in any calendar year to qualify as having a year of HR-related experience. More than 1,000 hours in a calendar year does not equate to more than 1 year of experience.
    • Part-time work qualifies as long as the 1,000-hour standard is met within a calendar year.
    • Individuals who have mixed roles—for example, office managers who have both administrative and HR responsibilities—may also have qualifying experience, as long as HR-related duties total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year. Supervising employees in and of itself is not considered qualifying HR-related experience.
    • Experience may be either exempt or nonexempt.
    • Individuals who are HR consultants may demonstrate qualifying experience through the HR-related duties they perform for their clients. Contracted hours must total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year.
    • SHRM membership is not required.

    Students who are enrolled in their final year of an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university that has been approved by SHRM’s Academic Initiatives staff as being aligned to SHRM’s curriculum guidelines are eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam. Students must also have accumulated at least 500 hours of an internship or practical HR experience and must be in good standing with their school. See a current listing of approved schools at

    Led by J. Leigh Tarzian, PHR, SHRM-SCP - Ardent HR Professional with an interest in building effective and united workforce environments. HR roles as a team and an individual contributor have provided me with a broad spectrum of experiences spanning the HR field. Leigh has over twenty (20) years’ experience in the field of Human Resources with small and large companies alike, currently acting in the role of Sr. HR Generalist for a multi-national manufacturing organization supporting employees across the United States.

    Course Cost: $750

    Please contact Leigh with questions or (432) 270-3809
    Permian Basin Society for Human Resource Management

Past events

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Meet the Candidates
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 The New Frontier of Business Ethics
Thursday, August 22, 2019 West Texas HR Symposium
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 PBSHRM Summer Seminar
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Permian Drug & Alcohol Update - Stressing the importance of building and enforcing a solid policy
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Concealed Carry in the Workplace & Workplace Violence
Saturday, March 23, 2019 SHRM Essentials of Human Resources
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Meet the Millennials
Saturday, March 09, 2019 SHRM Learning System
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Lunch with the Lawyers
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Permian Basin HR Awards
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Reaping the Benefits of an Aging Workforce
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Productive Conflict Is Not An Oxymoron
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Permian Basin HR Success Conference
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Fall/Winter SHRM Learning System Study Course
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Attracting and Retaining Talent in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 PBSHRM Networking Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Summer Seminar
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Current State of The Insurance Industry
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Economic and Labor Outlook for the Permian Basin
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Technology Trends to Help Build the Best HR and Benefits Experience

Permian Basin SHRM

SHRM Chapter #0319

PO Box 3153

Midland, TX 79702

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