HR Basics
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This two-day course moves through each core HR function to understand the role and responsibilities of HR in each stage of the Employment Life Cycle.

2/7/2018 to 2/8/2018
When: Wednesday-Thursday, February 7-8
9:00 am-4:30 pm (check-in starts at 8:30 am)
Where: Meetings On Pointe Training Center
2190 North Loop West, Suite 311
Houston, Texas  77018
United States

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Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  Space is limited. 


HR Basics is a two-day workshop that introduces you to the field of Human Resources.

Are you new to HR or to human resources subject matter? Moving from a specialist to generalist position or administrative to exempt?  Has your small company employer asked you to assume an HR role?  This two-day program led by Senior HR Professionals provides an overview of the major areas of HR practice.

Beginning with a review of employment law, you’ll then move through each core HR function to understand the role and responsibilities of HR in each stage of the Employment Life Cycle:
  • Recruiting & Selection
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Employee Relations & Retention
  • Performance Management
  • Training & Development
  • Workplace Planning & Record Keeping

You’ll gain an understanding of the evolving role of HR as a strategic business partner in supporting the company’s mission and goals. Along the way, you’ll begin to build your personal development plan to lead to a proficiency in the field.

Your registration includes a comprehensive workbook packed full of information, practical considerations, examples and other resources that you’ll be able to use as you move forward in your career.


ABOUT THE FACILITATORS: At Baylor University, SHERRY FULTZ, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, CBP knew she wanted to be in a career in HR and that strong HR elevates every area of an organization. A native Houstonian, Sherry started her HR journey at a Fortune 500 company, then moved to Texas Children’s Hospital where she was progressively promoted to Vice President of Human Resources. She is the current Head of HR at Houston Endowment. Sherry thrives on developing solutions that facilitate a high-performance culture and has led strategic teams in virtually all areas of HR. Sherry holds a MS in HR Management and designations of SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP and CBP.

JENNY WILLIAMSON, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Employee Relations Manager for Pappas Restaurants, a family owned restaurant business operating over 100 restaurants in 8 States.  Jenny has worked at Pappas Restaurants for over 27 years.  She is involved in all aspect of HR for Pappas, with her primary focus on Employee Relations, Benefits and Management Training.  She actively volunteers in Pappas’ various community service projects, benefiting such organizations as the Food Bank of Houston, Target Hunger, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Habitat for Humanity.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS: Approved by SHRM for 12.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification requirements.  Approved by HR Certification Institute for 12.25 hours of HR (General)



  • HR Houston Member: $575
  • Non-Member: $675 (includes a 1-year NEW HR Houston Professional/General Membership; you will receive the membership application at Registration on the 1st day of the workshop)  



Cancellations may be made in writing with a full refund up to 5 business days prior to the meeting.  Individuals who register and neither cancel nor attend are not eligible for refund or rescheduling.  Substitutions may be made at any time; however, substitutions may incur an additional fee due to differences in the member type, e.g., substituting a non-member for a member registration.  

If you have any questions about this course, please contact HR Houston at 713.426.2646 or email


LOCATION AND PARKING: CLICK HERE for a map link.  2190 North Loop West is NOT located on the feeder for the North Loop. You must turn onto EAST TC Jester and travel North approx 2 blocks to “Entrance 5” of the office park named “The Preserve”. Turn Right at Entrance 5 and look for the second garage marked Building 2190 for parking.  Registered attendees will receive an email confirmation with driving directions at least 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop

P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240