Spending time at an industry conference is always a good way to focus on your business by meeting people that share the same challenges and by learning about best practices and technologies you can leverage. To take full advantage of these types of opportunities, a little preparation and strategy will insure your time spent is successful.
Now more than ever, we and our employees—team members or cast members if you prefer—cannot afford to sit still with regard to our professional learning. The good news is that we are fortunate to live at a time that affords unprecedented opportunities to learn and grow. Our teams’ skills and connections represent strategic assets worth investing in. This investment increases competence, moral and retention. Learning is not something that stops when we leave the formal educational setting. We should cherish people who value life-long learning.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) held their national convention in Las Vegas from June 28 to July 1. In the HR world, staying informed on the every changing landscape is crucial. I attended and served as a volunteer seeing the inner workings of a conference hosting over 15,000 people.