In early April, a new HR conference is kicking off in Las Vegas. This is HR Transform 2018 – Building the Company of the Future. I can see the thought bubble. “Great, another conference. Do we really need another conference? The weather is just turning nice. Do I have to go to Las Vegas?”
I think yes, and TeamFit will be attending. We have even managed to get a discount for people in our network and the LinkedIn Design Thinking Community.
Why attend? It was the conference’s name that first attracted my attention. HR leaders are positioned to help their organizations transform to meet new challenges and opportunities.
Conventional conferences struggle to address these issues at any deep level. This is in part because they have been captured by vendors who drive the economics and agenda of most conferences. The standard HRIS applications, including talent management, performance management and learning management, fail in the new world of work. They are built on assumptions that are failing all around us.
We need to build on a different set of assumptions.
Looking at the agenda for the HR Transform conference, the first two sessions are an Interactive Design Studio on Unlocking Employee Purpose and a LifeLabs workshop. I will have to flip a coin to decide which to attend. The next day I will also struggle to choose between
POWER TO THE PEOPLE (OFFICERS) – CREATING THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FUTURE
RETRAINING, RETOOLING, AND INTERNAL LABOR POOLS – ENSURE YOUR PEOPLE ARE NEVER OBSOLETE
Given my belief that most organizations fail to leverage internal potential, I will likely go to the Retraining and Retooling session, but both look compelling.
If you are planning to attend HR Transform, drop me a line and let’s find time for a coffee and talk about how we can work together to understand our skills and potential and find the best ways to develop that potential and put it to work. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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