I would like to take a minute to introduce myself to everyone following the enthusiastic group we call the #SHRM18 Blog Squad. My name is John Jorgensen and those of you who know me know how I feel about having my picture taken, please accept this introduction in the place of a video. I hold a unique position in this diverse group in that I hold two volunteer positions at SHRM Annual Events.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SHRM senior vice president of Knowledge Development and certification, for a number of years.
Jason Lauritsen is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently. I’ve probably known Jason as long as anyone in this field, and he always engages me with new ideas and ways to approach problems.
Brad Karsh is founder and CEO of JB Training Solutions and Author of Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management. An accomplished public speaker and author, Brad has shared his workplace advice on CNN and CNBC. He has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today, and he is author of three business books.
I have not had the pleasure of meeting speaker/writer Neen James in real life yet, but it will probably be a highlight of SHRM17. I have connected and communicated with Neen James via social media on a couple of platforms and found her to be energetic, bright and a ball of fun. Oh, and did I mention smart?
Here is a brief overview of Steve Gilliland’s work excerpted from Steve’s website with a few SHRM Annual Conference highlights:
Dan Schawbel is the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Don’t miss his presentation on “The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2017” on June 20 at 2:15 p.m.
In addition to being a talented speaker and writer, Valerie Grubb is a New Orleans resident with great thoughts on how to enjoy the city while at SHRM17. I asked Valerie to share her can’t-miss recommendations for New Orleans -- other than the conference of course!
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, speaking with and collaborating with this writer and presenter for many years.
In a series of articles I will be doing on SHRM17 speakers who are authors (or authors who are speaking at SHRM17), I’ve decided to start with one of the more unique voices in the HR world.
I would like to take a minute to introduce myself to everyone following the crazy group we call the #SHRM17 Blog Squad.
My name is John Jorgensen and I hold a unique position in this rag tag group in that I hold two volunteer positions at SHRM Annual Events. I have been an official and unofficial member of the Blog Squads off and on since 2011. I believe and I am also a volunteer coordinator for the SHRMStore.
With the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition rapidly approaching, articles will be written on keynotes, concurrent speakers, networking and even what to wear or not wear. One area that is been overlooked is one of my (and many others) high points to any Annual Conference and that is the SHRM Store.
One of the next major steps in the evolvement of the SHRM Certification process has been completed. As of Tuesday, November 15, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams have been accredited by The Buros Center for Testing, a pronouncement that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing.
With SHRM 16 rapidly approaching, articles have been written on keynotes, concurrent speakers, networking and even what to wear or not wear. One area that is been overlooked is one of my (and many others) high points to any Annual Conference and that is the SHRM Store.