The New Year has been in full swing for several weeks now, and in my estimation that means it’s not too early to begin thinking about conference season. Though usually I don’t start making conference plans until closer to Spring, this year I’m kicking things off a little earlier with Brandon Hall Group’s 2105 HCM Excellence Conference, which is taking place later this month from January 28-30.
The good folks down at BHG graciously invited me to join them and their awesome team of analysts, as well as innovative HR executives and winners of their 2014 Excellence Awards for their inaugural human capital management conference. Along with a full slate of fantastic sessions and topics over the course of 3 days, did I mention that it’s in Ft. Lauderdale, FL? In January? Okay, twist my arm…
In all seriousness, though, I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the team down there to help cover the event. My good friend John Nykolaiszyn and I will be the official blogging team, helping the BHG analysts provide coverage of all of the great content and goings on during the 3 days. So in addition to the Florida sunshine (which is a nice bonus for this winter-weary Northern girl), I’ll have access to a whole variety of learning and HCM topics and research being presented and discussed by world class analysts and best in class HR executives and practitioners who have been recognized for their innovation and successes in implementing various HCM programs and solutions that directly impacted their organizations. We’ll be talking about everything from learning & development, to onboarding, technology implementation, leadership development, and HCM trends. I even heard a rumor that there’s going to be an HRevolution type unconference session to really kick attendee participation into high gear. Reviewing the agenda, it promises to be a highly interactive event with many real-life, actionable takeaways.
So check back here starting a week from tomorrow to read about what’s happening at this inaugural event. And if so inclined, follow along on Twitter and join in the conversation at the hashtag #Excellence15.
Looking forward to reporting in from the FLL!
About the Author: Jennifer Payne, SPHR has over 16 years of HR experience in employee relations, talent acquisition, and learning & development, and currently works in talent acquisition and development in the retail grocery industry. She is one of the co-founders of Women of HR, and is currently the Editor of the site. You can connect with her on Twitter as @JennyJensHR and on LinkedIn.