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Why You Should Join Us in NOLA for #SHRM22

Hey, are you going to National?” That’s a question I’ve asked and answered countless times. I have attended the SHRM National Conference for decades, along with many of my colleagues. It’s such an important event that we’ve skipped family gatherings, passed on vacation opportunities, and even missed a few Father’s Day celebrations with our children.  

Now, fast forward to #SHRM2022, and the opportunity as a #SHRM22Influencer to attend virtually from the comfort of my office or living room....

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A #SHRM22 Interview with Julie Develin, Sr. Partner, HCM Advisory at UKG and Chas Fields, Sr. Partner, HCM Advisory at UKG

Are you attending #SHRM22 and finding it a challenge to pick from one of the many #HRAwesome sessions available?  As I plan my #SHRM22 conference agenda, there are a few sessions that stand out.  One of those sessions is “Ready Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change”.  When I think about many ways that we in HR can #CauseTheEffect, having the ability to navigate and facilitate positive change in the organizations we serve is one of them.  I recently had the opportunity to connect with session presenter, April Callis-Birchmeier on what we...

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SHRM Partners with William G. McGowan Charitable Fund with Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and Diana Spencer

In February, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a family foundation dedicated to furthering the compassionate philanthropy and the ethical leadership of William G. McGowan, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), announced the first‑ever Ethical Leader of the Year Award. Candidates were nominated by a colleague, assessed by a selection committee of peers, and evaluated on their principles.

The award will be presented by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund at the opening session of SHRM’s Annual Conference & Expo next month. The winner will be honored in front of the...

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#SHRM22: So Why Should you Attend an Offline HR Conference?

As some say, when life throws lemons at you, you end up learning to make and like lemonades! So just about a decade ago, in 2012, when serendipity offered me the opportunity to cover world's largest HR conference on my social media handles as an SHRM12 Blogger, I considered it as pure luck / coincidence. Later, a series of life events (I have blogged about some of them) made me to belive that we have the power, as humans, to design for serendipity. 

Tough to believe? I shall explain... 

So, after having attended about 4 HR conferences every year in the...

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A #SHRM22 Interview with Jennifer Currence, a Champion for the HRDOO

Jennifer Currence, MBA, SHRM-SCP, PCC is the president of WithIN Leadership, which specializes in training and coaching to enhance leadership development and management skills. Jennifer is a certified career coach, a professor of management at the University of Tampa, has been recognized as a Thought Leader by the International Society of Performance Improvement, and was named the Tampa Bay HR Consultant of the Year for 2017.

In her work with SHRM, Jennifer has been published and featured in HR Magazine as well as featured in Fast Company magazine, HR.com, and...

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The Moment is Now for Emotional Intelligence - #SHRM22

I had the pleasure of connecting with Bethany Adams, MA, SHRM-SCP, an HR Educator at Villanova University, educating the next leaders of our profession.  Her upcoming SHRM ‘ 22 Session - Leading Teams with Emotional Intelligence will challenge your thinking.

I asked Bethany to frame the top three reasons Emotional Intelligence is even more important today as we lead teams and create new successes in the work place. 

Without any hesitation, Bethany commented that post the pandemic and the cloud of uncertainty, we are more accepting of bringing emotion to work....

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Meet Christine Michel Carter, #SHRM22 Speaker and Employee Resource Group Expert!

One of my favorite things about being on the blogger team for the 2022 SHRMAnnual Conference & Exposition is chatting with speakers and vendors to learn more about them and create some pre-conference buzz! Leading up to #SHRM22 June 12th-15th, I have a few blog posts lined up to introduce you to speakers and vendors! I can’t wait to #CauseTheEffect in New Orleans this year. Will I see you there? (:

When looking through the speaker list and choosing who I wanted to feature for my pre-conference blogs, I had two criteria. 1)...

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#CauseTheEffect: Leverage Real-Time Change Challenges as “Pop-Up Learning Labs” and Get Results. #SHRM22

If your company is having a hard time retaining and recruiting top talent, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September 2021, setting off what’s being called The Great Resignation. And guess what? Workers aren’t leaving for higher pay but for greater benefits like increased training opportunities, professional development, work-life balance, meaningful work, and psychological safety.

So what does this mean for your company? How can you as an HR or L&D professional help retain and nurture the talent you already...

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#SHRM22 Annual Conference & Expo: 3 Tips for First Time Attendees

I was reminiscing recently about my first (solo) SHRM Annual Conference experience in Chicago many years ago. I recall vividly how gigantic the conference center was and how overwhelming it all felt. As a long-time conference veteran, I often see that lost look on the faces of attendees, and always stop to assist. I've been there.
 
For those of you who may be attending for the first time, I offer a few tips to help you make the most of your conference experience.
 
#3: Prepare Your Session Schedule
 
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Get ready to meet one of the #SHRM22 powerhouse speakers, Pegine Echevarria

When I accepted the invitation and took on the challenge of becoming one of the #SHRM22Influencer members, I did not do so lightly. It was my intention to make a difference with my participation. So, from videos on-site at the conference, which I am preparing, to interviews and articles between now and June, it is my focus to do this a little differently. You may not be aware, but as influencers for #SHRM22, we get to pick and choose who to interview for these blog entries. The list is massive this year,...

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