My First Day at the #SHRM17 Conference


This is the first time that I’m attending a SHRM conference and that too as a #SHRM17 blogger!

Words can’t explain how excited I am! This convention center is full of HR Professionals – running around, laughing and enjoying every moment in our small HR world. Well, it’s not that small – this year we have almost 18,000 attendees. Awesome right?

We have some amazing sessions lined up for this year and I am so glad to attend them. Some of my favorites are:

  1. Top 5 secretes to managing an HR department of one - Monday 06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  2. Working Together: Using Data and Analytics for Better Collaboration and Culture - Monday 06/19/2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  3. Negotiating at Work for Human Resources: Turn Small Wins Into Big Gains - Tuesday 06/20/2017 02:15 PM - 04:15 PM
  4. Closing General Session featuring Laila Ali - Wednesday 06/21/2017 08:30 AM - 09:45 AM

Tips & Tricks:

Being a first timer, I can relate to the fear of missing out (FOMO) on any of the good stuff happening at the conference. But to tell you the secret, it doesn’t matter how many sessions you are attending. What matters the most is what are the key learning outcomes that you are taking back with you to work. Remember, implementation is they key! If you don’t implement, no one is going to give you credit for attending the conference, you will be recognized only if you implement what you have learnt from the sessions. So focus on trying to figure out how will you bring about positive change in your workplace and how things apply to your organization.

Sneak Peek:

Well, next year we are heading to CHICAGO for the #SHRM18 conference. Exciting right? Don’t miss out on that one, and of course the deep dish pizza too. :-) 

My first day at #SHRM17

Long story short, I am so grateful to be here, everyone is great and welcoming and I feel so proud to be one of the #SHRM bloggers representing Texas and my home town, Pakistan. Here are some of the pictures that I would like to share with you all. 

If you’re in today, come meet me and the rest of the bloggers at the bloggers lounge (Rm 240-241). I hope you make the most out of this conference! 







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