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HOW TO: Sell Your Manager on Attending a Conference

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In response to my post on “ What are HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention to Them ”, I had a Twitter connection ask me about going to conferences. Specifically, about how to sell senior leadership on attending a conference. I have been in this position many times.

Bookmark This! #SHRM18 Conference Edition

HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) held its annual conference in Chicago. Over 22,000 human resources professionals were in attendance. Well, SHRM announced during the conference a new list of books that are eligible for recertification credit.

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12 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference Attendees: #SHRM18

HR Bartender

For those of us in the human resources profession, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference is approaching. If you’ve never been to a SHRM Annual Conference before or it’s been a few years, let me tell you – it’s a big conference. Works every time.

CPD: Professional Career Development

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Have you heard of Continuing Personal Development (CPD) programs? Although supportive management and knowledgeable mentors are both great places to go for solid advice and careers guidance, there are formal bodies out there providing more structured skills development routes.

Measure Training Effectiveness by Results, Not Hours

HR Bartender

Years ago, I attended a training session where the instructor said that he knew participants we’re “getting it” because they started asking questions. Whether the questions happen during the actual training or after the session, questions can be an informal gauge of training interest.

The Difference Between Training, Facilitation and Presentations

HR Bartender

I’ve been going to a lot of conferences lately and noticed that people are using the terms training, facilitating, and presenting interchangeably. For example: Training is the action of teaching a person a specific skill or type of behavior.

Career Development Planning: 10 Tips for Employers

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The good news is, by clearly laying out what an employee can achieve and what it will take to make it happen, a well-thought-out career development plan doesn't just answer that all-important question, it gives employees a reason to stay as well as providing renewed focus and motivation.

Never Neglect Career Development for Recruiters

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It’s ironic yet true: Recruiters will often pitch their organizations to candidates as places where career development is a priority—meanwhile, their own career needs are often going unaddressed. They simply don’t have the time.

How to Find Mentors Who Will Support Your Goals

HR Bartender

Over the past couple of weeks, our Friday posts have been focused on career development. First, we talked about finding time and having a busy professional life. Even when we can get the time and money to pursue learning and education, we can’t do it alone.

The Difference Between Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

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During this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo , I had the opportunity to attend a pre-conference workshop on improving human performance. We spend a lot of time talking with employees about goals.

3 Strategies for Achieving Your Career Goals

HR Bartender

But individuals still need to have focused career strategies. Strategy #1: Work / Life Balance Includes Career Goals. I don’t know that it means an equal 50/50 split of time. It also has to do with career development. Strategy #2: Invest in Your Own Career.

Give Your New Managers the Tools to Succeed

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Managers have one job – to find and train their replacement. When managers are focused on that one job, they hire the best talent, train for success, coach for high performance, and retain employees. Managers who focus on finding and training their replacement aren’t dispensable.

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Bookmark This! Resources to Develop HR Competencies

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Developing your skills as a human resources professional is important. The hard part is recognizing what skills to develop. At this year’s Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference (SHRM), I ran across some wonderful tools to help with developing HR competencies.

Work Life Balance: Every Age Group Wants It

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I don’t know that it means an equal 50/50 split of time. I’ll never forget the time that one of my former bosses told me I needed to come into work instead of taking care of my sick husband. It also has to do with career development.

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Create a Personal User Manual So Others Know How to Work With You

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Employees could then use the information about the best times and methods to communicate with their manager to help them get the necessary resources to do their job. I could see it being a part of career journaling. How can you turn your career journal into a personal user manual?

Embrace Back of the Room Learning

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When I attend conferences, workshops, seminars, or training sessions, I like to sit in the back of the room. I’ve been quiet on this topic for quite some time, but decided to share my thoughts. And professional development is expensive. I have a confession to make.

Development Is About Creating Opportunities – Friday Distraction

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Visit them at HR Technology conference in booth #1622. I continue to hear from business executives that employees need to “own their careers.” Employees understand their career goals better than anyone, so they should be in the driver’s seat when it comes to accomplishing them.

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SHRM Certification: You Can Get More Than 60

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If you’re not aware, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders must earn sixty (60) professional development credits (aka PDCs) within a three-year period. Advance Your Education – continuing education including conferences, seminars, eLearning, webinars, etc.

8 Steps to Becoming a Lifelong Learner

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And that it might be different at times. This is especially true when it comes to our careers. Schedule time for learning. Block off time on your calendar for learning. Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after attending the Great Place to Work Conference in Austin, TX.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

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Next week, I will be attending SHRM’s Business Acumen: Integrating HR Across Operations seminar here in Fort Lauderdale. SHRM offers various seminars like this one in cities across the nation and prior to their annual conference, which is being held in Las Vegas on June 28-July 1.

Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Talent.

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Ingham is still early in his career. developing social capital). Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Talent Managers / 3. Likewise, formal career development programs were only used by a little more than one-fourth of respondents.

Employees Need to Learn Freelancing Skills

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And probably one of the biggest things to know is that a growing number of individuals are choosing freelancing as a career (63 percent). If they will need to attend an internal training session, let them know that in advance. They must budget their time.

9 Public Speaking Tips for Your Next Business Presentation

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While I didn’t realize it at the time, the experience was priceless. After attending a few events lately, I wanted to share a few observations about public speaking. I once worked with a software company that held an annual users conference.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – November 2014

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Earlier this month, I attended the KronosWorks Conference. One experience I wanted to share from my time in Las Vegas was some photos from the Zappos Tour. This is the time of year when I’m focused on time. or “I don’t have enough time to enjoy the holidays.”

China Gorman on Professional Development in Human Resources

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But today, China is here to share with us an exciting new professional development event for human resources professionals. China, before we start talking about UNLEASH, let’s talk about professional development in general. But it’s also a hugely affordable conference city.

Developing An Intentional Learning Culture

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One of the words I’m starting to hear at conferences and in business conversations is “intentional.” This Fall, I will be speaking at CPP’s MBTI© Users Conference. In his role at Southwest, he is focused on the professional development of the University’s 300+ staff.

Corporate Culture and Company Profits Are Not Mutually Exclusive

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A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the Great Place to Work conference in Dallas. Bush during the conference and he said it’s something the business world needs to have more conversations about – connecting corporate culture with company profits.

Want More Employee Productivity? Figure Out Their “Flow”

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I was excited to see that flow is one of the topics being covered at this year’s WorkHuman conference powered by Globoforce. Catherine] Flow is a mental state of being so fully engaged in a task that you lose track of time and place.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter

HR Bartender

Let’s face it, we go to a conference or meeting and get talked into opening an account on a social network. But the reality is, we get home and often that extra time doesn’t materialize and we never really learn how to make the most of that new program. DAY 3 – Conference hashtags.

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I’m a New Manager. Now What?

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The reality is, managers have one job – to find and train their replacement. When managers are focused on their job, they hire the best talent, train for success, coach for high performance, and retain employees. They can take a vacation or attend a conference with confidence, knowing that the department isn’t going to fall apart. Managers who focus on finding and training their replacement aren’t dispensable. Every new manager has that moment.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – #SHRM16 Edition

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This year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo was a special one for me. Which was pretty awesome since the conference theme was all about “breakthroughs.”. I spoke at a pre-conference workshop.

Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Google+

HR Bartender

We attend a conference and someone says, “download this app!” so we do…then it becomes hard to find the time to really learn how to use it. Some people might tell you that Google + is dead or dying and don’t waste your time. Attend a hangout.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Employee Feedback Edition

HR Bartender

It might be worth adding a little bit of training into orientation or onboarding about how employees can deliver good feedback. A skill an employee will need for their entire career. Another valuable tip, this time for organizations, is to constantly monitor employee feedback.

Ways to Use Technology in Employee Training

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Training is one area that stands to benefit greatly from technological advances. The technology has been around for years that allows employees to attend meetings virtually, through conference calls and even video conferencing.

CIPHR’s guide to the visiting the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

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Getting the maximum benefit from a show, such as the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester, takes careful planning. From booking your travel and accommodation to your time with each vendor, it’s important to prepare ahead of time. Divide your time between those exhibitors you want to see, but make sure there is time in your schedule in case meetings run over, or if you want to catch some of the free learning sessions on offer.