I can still remember the energy I felt my first few days at Workhuman®. In June 2019, I started my internship only weeks after our annual HR conference, Workhuman® Live, wrapped up. There was a sense of community, excitement, and connection in the air around everyone I interacted with. And it was then I started counting down the days until the next Workhuman Live, so I could experience the magic for myself.
Fast forward almost three years and spoiler alert – I’m still waiting! But lucky for me – and all of you – the wait is almost over. Two weeks from now we’ll be in person, in Atlanta, together for the first time in two years. And if you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty excited! Here are just a few of the reasons why.
1. Luvvie and Dan and Simone, Oh My!
First, let’s talk about Workhuman Live’s stellar speaker line-up. Over the course of four days, attendees can choose from eight unique content tracks ranging from diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) to performance management, as well as hear five keynotes from some of the best and brightest in their industries.
So whether it’s Dan Levy speaking on the power of kindness and inclusion, Simone Biles discussing her incredible career and her journey to self-compassion, or Luvvie Ajayi Jones on facing fears and personal growth, you don’t want to miss these keynotes.
2. The Big Peach
While I would go anywhere to hear those all-star speakers, being in Atlanta makes this event that much better. Home to the world’s largest aquarium, the Coca-Cola headquarters, and a 200-foot Ferris wheel, Atlanta has something for everyone. But we chose Atlanta for more than just its attractions. The epicenter of the civil rights movement, folks like Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis marched the streets of Atlanta against racism, discrimination, and segregation.
Today, this rich history continues as the fast-growing city develops into a diverse hub of commerce and culture. Like the city, Workhuman, too, is a fast-growing community connected by shared values. Making work more human means speaking out against discrimination and valuing diversity of thought. And if Atlanta doesn’t embody that, where does?
3. Professional development credits and Workhuman® Certified
The insights and takeaways from Workhuman Live make it a worthwhile event, but that’s not all. Attendees can earn up to 15 SHRM, HRPA, HRCI, and APTD credits, and one World at Work credit by attending breakout sessions in one of the eight content tracks. This perk is ideal for HR professionals looking to maintain their accreditation status as well as for anyone looking to get started. To learn more, visit our Workhuman Live website.
Workhuman Live attendees also get the bonus of becoming Workhuman Certified during the conference. The Workhuman Certified program explores the power of humanity in the workplace and its role in energizing cultures, unlocking human potential, and uniting diverse workforces. For workers looking to take their development into their own hands, Workhuman Certified is the perfect opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with other like-minded business professionals.
4. Workhuman Central
If you’ve been to this event before, you likely remember Workhuman Central – the main hub for all things Live. Experience the power of recognition for yourself at the Gratitude Bar. Loved one of the session facilitators? Head over to the bookstore to pick up their latest research or get a book signed. Network with business professionals at your leisure, or for a more structured experience, sign up for a Braindate to be connected with others with similar interests to your own.
Like the conference itself, Workhuman Central embodies our values and mission: to make work more human through connection, celebration, and appreciation, together.
5. Human connection
Since starting at Workhuman I have been writing about the future of work – what it means, what it looks like, and how to make it happen – and Workhuman Live is a culmination of all of that. This year’s conference will act as a meeting place for us to learn, connect, and celebrate together in person for the first time in more than two years. It doesn’t get more exciting than that!