I have written this post at least five times in my life. We will call it, “Do yourself a favor and attend the SHRM National Conference.”
The post has two distinct audiences, those who are attending (Group 1) and those who are not attending (Group 2). The purpose of the post is to attempt to motivate those in Group 2 to become part of Group 1.
If this works right then EVERYONE in group one will come to understand what I am talking about and the cache of attending this event. Social Media celebrity Charlie Judy was once quoted as saying (and I am paraphrasing here) Do yourself a favor and attend this event, even if your tight ass company won’t pay for you. Pay your own way and you will be thankful that you did.
But why, you as why should I attend or ask to attend? I am going to answer that question this way, in an effort to honor David Letterman in retirement, (as we share the same first name) I am going to give you my Top Ten List of Reasons to Attend #SHRM15
10.) This is the largest HR Conference in the World. This is one of the larger conferences that takes place in the county. So to say it simply, the scale of this event is EPIC.
9.) You will hear from all of the key leaders in the SHRM organization.
8.) You will get to hang out with 15,000 other HR Professionals (this should present some networking opportunities).
7.) In the exhibit hall you will get to see ALL THINGS HR (and maybe have a cocktail while you are doing so).
6.) Re-certification credits abound. If you are looking to keep up either one of your HR certifications you can get a bunch of them at this event.
5.) It’s Vegas baby!
4.) Men only … really short lines at the restrooms.
3.) Jennifer Hudson
2.) Evening events away from the conference and MORE NETWORKING
1.) You will have the opportunity to see me and my Partner Donna Rogers aka @HRWarrior present a break out session on Wednesday morning July 1 titled – Running an HR Department of One. You should come because Donna is really awesome!
If you have any questions about the event whether we know each other or not contact me. You can find me on twitter as @DaveTheHRCzar or email me at email@example.com and put SHRM Annual Question in the subject line.
Hope to see you there and meet you IRL as we say!