Conference Attendance 301

China Gorman

In 2010 I wrote Conference Attendance 101 , a post on my blog, Data Point Tuesday. It has been one of the most shared, re-posted, and quoted blog posts I’ve ever written. But conferences have changed over the last 7 years.

Conference Attendance 101

China Gorman

Especially if you’re joining me at the HRTech Conference next week. Especially the part about smiling… So. You took advice from my last blog post and decided which conference to attend. But now you want to be sure that you leverage your investment by making the most of your attendance. Conferences generally have 3 types of content sessions: General Sessions : these are sessions that are intended for the full complement of attendees.

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4 Reasons to Attend the Globoforce Conference Next Week

Brandon Hall

Next week, I am excited to attend Globforce’s Work Human conference in Orlando, a leading provider of social recognition. This event will give organizations an opportunity to discover how the power of relationships and a culture of recognition will drive business performance.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama Will Join Globoforce’s WorkHuman 2017 Conference


When I was chatting with a Globoforce customer recently, I asked her what she is most looking forward to at WorkHuman this year. She said, “I’m learning to expect the unexpected. I know the speakers are going to be great, but there will be something unexpected in there that’s going to delight me.”. Today we announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama is the newest speaker at WorkHuman 2017. Reserve your seat and register for the conference at [link].

With Globoforce on Social Recognition

Strategic HCM

I’ve just been attending an event with Globoforce and the Conference Board on social recognition. It’s effective use isn’t helped by various myths and misunderstandings about the value of transactional recognition schemes.

My Must-Attend Conference of 2017 #workhuman

The People Equation

This time each year, many people peruse their industry’s conference offerings to decide which ones to attend. If you’re in the human resources, talent management, organizational development or leadership functions in your company, I suggest the WorkHuman 2017 conference.

The Woodstock For HR

China Gorman

The competitive world of HR Conferences may be changing forever. Innovation is happening in this space – from stronger SHRM state conference offerings, to an additional HR technology-related conference ( HR Tech World ) being introduced in the U.S,, to other new entries – all designed to disrupt the usual HR conference offerings and deliver greater value to attendees. The best example of this is the WorkHuman conference, held last month in Phoenix.

8 Reasons to Attend WorkHuman 2018


With more speakers, content tracks, and breakout activities, the power of WorkHuman will continue to galvanize leaders in 2018, and harness the transformative power of people for the next generation of HR. Eight content tracks covering the latest megatrends.

TIME’S UP CEO Lisa Borders Joins WorkHuman 2019 Panel


I consider this the civil-rights movement of the 21st century.” – Lisa Borders, TIME’S UP CEO. It was proof positive that TIME’S UP has evolved to be much more than a hashtag or group of celebrities at an awards show. I can’t wait to learn more from Lisa in Nashville.

Can a Manager Praise Employees Too Much [poll]

HR Bartender

During this year’s WorkHuman Conference hosted by Globoforce , keynote speaker Shawn Achor made the comment that employees never get tired of praise. We were able to make some key decisions about the ABC account thanks to your analysis.”.

Nothing but our own fear

Steve Boese

I was at the Globoforce WorkHuman Conference earlier in the week, and one of the more interesting aspects of this conference from the many that I attend in the course of the year is Globoforce's willingness to showcase speakers and topics that are not necessarily 'on the nose' with their specific set of technologies and solutions. Yes it is from Yoda, and no it's not the worn out 'There is no try' line.

A New Employee Benefit: Social Justice PTO

HR Bartender

At this year’s WorkHuman Conference , pioneered by Globoforce, I learned about a new employee benefit called social justice PTO. We’re familiar with the concept of PTO (paid time off). they have one bank of time to use as they choose. But times are changing.

Want More Employee Productivity? Figure Out Their “Flow”

HR Bartender

Over the past month, I have heard several people mention the concept of “flow” as a way to do better work. I was excited to see that flow is one of the topics being covered at this year’s WorkHuman conference powered by Globoforce. The post Want More Employee Productivity?

10 Things I Learned at Total Rewards


Brenda Pohlman (Globoforce) and Cesar Villa (The Hershey Company). WorldatWork’s Total Rewards conference kicked off on Monday in Minneapolis and we attended tons of sessions these past few days—feverishly recording everything we learned along the way to share with you.

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6 Reasons Why #WorkHuman 2017 is a Must for Your Leadership Team

The People Equation

WorkHuman Executive Director Julie Zadow welcomes participants to the event. I’ll admit it, I was already sold on Globoforce’s WorkHuman 2016 conference before I ever set foot in Orlando. Cookie Wall – Image courtesy of Globoforce. Yes, the caliber of content was that good.

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

HR Bartender

I had the opportunity to do some things I haven’t done before. Which was pretty awesome since the conference theme was all about “breakthroughs.”. The book was published by SHRM and can be found in the SHRMStore. The expo hall was packed this year!

WorkHuman 2018: A team that plays together, stays together


The end of the year is approaching. Where has your training and development budget gone? In addition, you’ll enjoy daily meditation and yoga classes, wonderful meals, evening receptions, and the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Austin.

You’re Invited! Twitter Chat with Cy Wakeman November 14


Now that the full agenda for WorkHuman 2019 is officially live, it’s time to get acquainted with our speakers and learn why they are coming to Nashville next spring. To kick things off, Cy Wakeman will be hosting a live Twitter chat next week on the @Globoforce page! EST. For 45 minutes, Cy will be feverishly tweeting, answering your questions on how to ditch the drama, improve efficiency, and increase accountability at work. By Sarah Payne —.

Leaders Create Human Workplaces

The People Equation

A few are card-carrying members of The Bad Boss Diaries but most of them are decent people. In the workplace, I’ve found that even good people sometimes make really stupid leadership decisions. And this sucks the humanity out of the workplace.

Win a VIP Meet And Greet With Rob Lowe or Arianna Huffington


You’re also probably looking forward to seeing them speak on the topics you care so much about, like work culture, well-being and meaning. To enter the contest you must be a registered attendee of WorkHuman 2015. Odds of winning depend on the total number of registrants.

What do you do when Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek, Simon Sinek, Brene Brown, Adam Grant, Ronan Farrow, Tarana Burke, and Amal Clooney are all together in one place and you are invited?


Attend! Last month, I attended WorkHuman 2018. But before I tell you about this experience, let me set the stage. I think it is safe to say that you will hear a residual groan from many when the mention of having to attend another conference comes up. By Robin H.

10 Takeaways from WorkHuman 2018


The growth of this movement is palpable,” said Alice Carroll from OhioHealth about attending her second WorkHuman. Since the first conference four years ago, attendance has grown by 500%. This is the beginning of a culture shift in HR that attendees are making happen – and the movement is moving fast. The last three days have been a torrent of emotions. And the running thread through all of it has been the importance of human connection.

Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cathy Harvey on the Value of WorkHuman


Do you want to know more about the value of attending WorkHuman as an HR professional, people manager, or business professional? She attended the very first WorkHuman conference in 2015 and has been an advocate of the WorkHuman movement ever since.



At the same time, your team can earn SHRM credits for attending the conference. Five members of AlphaBEST’s team attended WorkHuman 2016, and this year they’re bringing 45 team members – including their CEO! We recently caught up with Anna Keller, marketing & communications manager at AlphaBEST, to ask her more about why AlphaBEST values WorkHuman as a learning and development experience. Sarah is managing editor at Globoforce.

Science-Backed Ways to Run Better Meetings


I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say meetings are the bane of our existence at work. You run from meeting to meeting only to be left with no time at the end of the day to get the work done that you talked in those meetings. By Sarah Payne —.

The Business Benefits of Mindful Leadership

HR Bartender

I’d like to think that everyone understands the importance of leadership. The important piece is that individuals find a way to practice leadership that feels authentic to them. And that’s what benefits the business. He’s also the author of the book, “ Urban Monk ”.

What Does it Mean to Work Human? Join Me in Austin, Texas to Find Out

The People Equation

As an antidote to the daily grind of the workplace, I attend the WorkHuman conference to hear the best and brightest talk about the science behind human motivation, happiness and performance—and how those things contribute to a company’s bottom line. I’ve written about why the WorkHuman conference is on my A-list for attendance. Fox’s wisdom was straight from the heart and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ down-to-earth relatability was palpable.

21 Top Talent Management, People Ops, And HR Conferences In 2019


Human Resource professionals understand more than most why learning and development opportunities are vital. But learning and development opportunities are fast becoming necessary elements of an organization’s retention strategy. focuses on the intersection of wisdom and technology.

WorkHuman: Still on My A-List for Conferences

The People Equation

I’ve traveled home from Phoenix and had a few days to digest the benefits of this conference. I’m happy to report all of the observations from my first WorkHuman still apply. Want a two-minute tour of the conference? Here goes: The number of Humans in attendance grows.

Calling All Students: 3rd Annual WorkHuman Fellowship Essay Contest


Are you a student who would love to learn from thought leaders like Susan Cain and Adam Grant at WorkHuman 2017? We are thrilled to announce the third annual WorkHuman Fellowship Essay Contest. Want a feel for what the experience is like? Learn more at

5 Reasons I’m Looking Forward to #WorkHuman

Jason Lauritsen

Next week, I am headed out to speak at and attend the WorkHuman conference in Austin, TX. While I am always excited when given the opportunity to speak, I’m really looking forward to this event for a few reasons. ” It’s inspired by the ideas in my new book.

The 2015 WorkHuman Fellowship Essay Contest


Do you know a college or graduate student in the U.S. We are excited to announce the WorkHuman 2015 Fellowship and Essay Contest. Three essay writers from North American universities will be chosen as our WorkHuman Fellows, and flown to WorkHuman 2015 to live-blog the event.

6 Recognition Myths Debunked


That’s why we’ve outlined the six most common myths below with tactics for combatting these myths in your organization. I don’t have time.” – Compared to many HR initiatives that can take years to execute, recognition is one of the fastest to implement.

Top 5 Themes at HR Tech 2017


But as Conference Chair Steve Boese told the attendees Wednesday morning, the human spirit is very much alive through the support and generosity of the HR Tech community who have expressed united concern and monetary support for the victims and families impacted by the shooting.

Using Technology to Improve Engagement and Boost Productivity

Get Hppy

Last year, the multinational professional service firm Deloitte conducted a survey that revealed that developing workplace culture and increasing employee engagement are the top priorities for Human Resource leaders. The worldwide market is expected to grow to $2.8