We've all been to many conferences over the years. Candidly, some are better than others. Last week I had the privilege to speak at the Missouri SHRM Annual Conference, and was impressed with the entire event.
Now before you think I'm simply praising the conference leadership team please keep this in mind...
The conference is over. If there was going to be a suck-up post it would have come two weeks ago.
Something For Everyone
One of the hallmarks of a good HR conference is the opportunity for leaders at all levels to find something that they can learn. As I've moved further along in my career that has become more challenging. Kudos to the team at #MOSHRM16 for finding ways to include not only the first line managers out there...but the executives as well.
Something Beyond the Presentations
The other part of my experience at Missouri SHRM that was so impactful was, quite honestly, selfishly motivated.
I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with amazing friends whose leadership and skillful delivery of their presentations make this conference go. People like Lori McCombs, Kristi Jones and Angie Schaefer. New friends Kevin Call and Jamie Notter, as well as old friends Rachelle Roberts, Chris Fields and Charlie Judy.
As it turns out...just like in the workplace, it's the people that make all the difference.
How About You
As you review the various conference options for next year, make sure next August 1st - 4th at #MOSHRM17 is on the top of your list!
I'd love to hear from you.