I wrote a lot about HR conferences last year because I spoke at a lot of them. And because some of them are changing their approaches to engaging their target audiences. And because I learn a lot at HR conferences. And because people who attend HR conferences are among the best in the profession. And they’re fun.
I’m pretty excited that my 2011 HR conference experience is starting next month in London at TRU London 3. Did I mention it is in London, my favorite city in the world? Bill Boorman, founder of the TRU unconference movement, invited me to be a track leader as well as to lead a master class prior to the start of the event.
While I’ve been a speaker at HR conferences that bent the rules (see my post on RecruitFest! last fall), I’ve never actually participated in a true (no pun intended) unconference. So I’m really looking forward to this.
I’m not sure what to expect as a track leader, but I’m gearing up for great discussions, divergent points of view, a truly global perspective, and the chance to hear from people way smarter than me about the latest approaches to recruiting.
My master class is going to be focused on tying engagement to recruitment. In Turning Back the Tidal Wave of Turnover I’ll provide some of the most recent engagement data from leading organizations like Gallup and BlessingWhite and lead a discussion about what the data means as organizations start losing employees to the improving economy and start hiring again.
I expect to learn a lot from that discussion as well as from the interactions with a great group of track leaders that include thought leaders like Craig Fisher, John Sumser, Laurie Ruettimann, Glen Cathey, and many more big thinkers whom I have not yet met. Here’s the website to check out the other leaders.
So here’s the deal: join us in London February 16-18 for TRU London 3. Sign up here and make your reservations today. I can’t imagine a better spot to be in the middle of February – or a better group of people with which to learn.
And did I mention that it is in London?