I just returned from a refreshing few days at an industry conference with my team. The conference reminded me how important it is to get out the office every once in a while to connect and learn with like-minded peers. Yes, it can take time to get approval to attend an industry conference. That’s why now is the time to start planning your development activities for 2020.
One of the best conferences for practitioners and leaders in HR, performance management, diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, and internal communications is Workhuman® Live. Next year the conference will be held May 11-14 in San Antonio, Texas, with Daniel Pink as the headlining keynote speaker. We’ll have more details about credits and other exciting keynote speakers in the coming months.
Why is Workhuman Live the HR conference everyone is talking about? For one, it’s a fully human, fun, immersive experience. We’re also not afraid to tackle the provocative topics you’re facing, like pay equity, unconscious bias, and socially constructed change.
For next year, we’ve divided the breakout sessions into eight content tracks that will drill down into key topics. They include:
- Authentic D&I: Building Workplaces that Reflect Our World, Not Our Biases
- Humanizing Performance Feedback: Developing Employees Who Stay and Grow
- Moving Beyond the Mission: Inspiring and Aligning Meaningful Work
- The Gratitude Effect: Unleashing the Power of Recognition in Organizations
- Ensuring Fairness and Opportunity: Pay and Equality in the Workplace
- The Human-Centered Workplace: Establishing Cultures of Authenticity, Collaboration, and Respect
- The Work-Life Harmony: Thriving in the Balancing of Career and Personal Fulfillment
- Quantifying Human Connections: Defining the Future of Work
To take a deeper dive into the Workhuman Live 2020 agenda, click here.
Here are a few sessions I’m looking forward to:
1. The New Rules of Digital Body Language
Time: Tuesday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Erica Dhawan, founder & CEO, Cotential
Why I’m looking forward to the session: Think of how many hours you spend communicating with your colleagues via email or Slack. Those of us who telecommute probably interact more digitally than face-to-face. All of us could use tips for enhancing human connection in the digital space.
2. Do Your Employees Feel They Belong?
Time: Tuesday, May 12, at 2 p.m.
Speakers: Chary Krout, co-owner & partner, Cultivate, and Molly Lehrsch, co-owner & partner, Cultivate
Why I’m looking forward to the session: Chary and Molly helped transform performance management at First Tech. Now they’re sharing their learnings and practical tips for driving employee engagement in this session on belonging
3. Humanizing HR Analytics
Time: Wednesday, May 13, at 1:45 p.m.
Speaker: Christopher Rosett, senior director, HR analytics and reporting, Comcast NBCUniversal
Why I’m looking forward to the session: Data is becoming an essential component of many professions, including HR. I love that Christopher believes, “data skills, at some level, are accessible to everyone.” He argues that workers of the future can learn basic levels of data literacy, just like computer literacy was learned at the end of the 20th century.
The content is certainly one of the top reasons Workhuman Live has become a must-attend business conference. Check out some of the other reasons people come each year on the Why Attend page.
Which session are you looking forward to attending?
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