“Expand Your World” – Not Just a Catchy Theme #SHRM18

The 2018 edition of the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo is now just about one month away.  Each year SHRM chooses a theme for the event, something that’s meant to inspire attendees and encourage us to think about our careers and the HR professions in a new or different way, something that becomes almost a guiding force behind everything that happens there.  As I approach the event each year, I like to take some time to think about the theme, what it means specifically to me, and how I can help to manifest it through how I participate in the conference not only over the course of the four days, but leading up to and after the event officially ends as well.

This year’s chosen theme is “Expand Your World.”  At first blush one could argue that it’s a rather generic theme, or something that really doesn’t resonate much.  Most of us practitioners are regularly knee deep in the minutiae of our day to day responsibilities; why do we need to look beyond that, and more importantly, who has the time?

 

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About the Author

Jennifer Payne

Jennifer Payne is a 20+ year human resources leader with a focus on researching, developing, and implementing talent management programs. She is a believer in lifelong learning and self-development who strives to stay current in HR trends, technology, best practices, and the future of work by sharing knowledge with and learning from HR colleagues and thought leaders across the country and throughout the world through writing, speaking, and involvement in various industry conferences and events.  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...

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