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HR Houston HR Basics

June 29 @ 2:00 pm June 30 @ 9:30 pm UTC

HR Houston
HR Basics

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.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/29/2022 to 6/30/2022
When: Wednesday-Thursday, June 29-30
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

Online registration is available until: 6/27/2022
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IN-PERSON course. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required; space is limited.   
8:30 am
Check In
9:00 am-4:30 pm
HR Basics*


Presented by Anita Martin, MS, SHRM-SCP, PHR, Vice President of HR, Houston Texans and Denise Espinoza, SHRM-CP, PHR, Sr HR Business Partner, Marathon Oil

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.

Credit Hours

*The workshop offers 12.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP and 12.25 hours of HR (General) credit towards PHR and SPHR recertification requirements.


Anita Martin, SHRM-SCP, is the VP, Human Resources for the Houston Texans. With twenty plus years in human resources, Anita has held increasingly responsible human resources positions in various industries including oil & gas, information technology, manufacturing, retail, finance and sports & entertainment.  In previous manufacturing roles, she has been a candidate in the Green Belt certification process and is a certified DE&I leader.  Anita has been a member of HR Houston and SHRM for over ten years and serves on the Board of Directors for HR Houston and YMDQ, she is also a member of WISE (Women in Sports and Entertainment).  Anita holds a Master in Science in Human Resources Management from Houston Baptist University.


Denise Espinoza, SHRM-CP, PHR is currently a Sr.HR Business Partner for Marathon Oil, an independent Exploration and Production company. Her experience in human resources includes working with various companies such as Enbridge, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Shell Oil, and DePelchin Children’s Center. She has worked as a human resource professional for over 20 years. She possesses a strong passion for Employee Relations, Talent Attraction, and Outreach Initiatives. Denise is an active member of SHRM and HR Houston where she serves on the Board of Directors. She has also held Committee Chair positions with HR Houston. Denise is also a member of Dress for Success, Women’s Energy Network (WEN), Pink Petro, Prospanica (National Society of Hispanic MBA’s), and HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement). She holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Houston Baptist University.


Payment & Terms
  • HR Houston Member  $575.00
  • HR Houston NonMember  $675.00 *
    * NOTE: This special rate includes a 1-year HR Houston Professional/General Membership for NEW members; you will receive the membership application at check-in on the first day of the workshop.


Cancellations may be made with a full refund up to 5 business days prior to the workshop.  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


Map & Driving Directions

Make Your Commute Easier: 2190 North Loop West is NOT located on the feeder for the North Loop. You must turn onto East TC Jester and travel North approximately 2 blocks to “Entrance 5” of the office park named “The Preserve”. Turn Right at Entrance 5 and look for the garage marked Building 2190 for parking. For additional information to help you avoid rush hour and/or construction back-ups, see our Optional Area Routes Guide (PDF).


June 29 @ 2:00 pm UTC
June 30 @ 9:30 pm UTC