WI SHRM 2018 State Conference: Everything You Need to Know

The WI SHRM 2018 State Conference is right around the corner! Whether you’re a first-time attendee, like us, or a regular at the show you’ve come to the right place to get all the information you need to get the most out of the conference.

1. Choose Your Own Adventure (Ahead of Time).

Sessions run concurrently through out the day. Make sure you’re at the sessions most relevant to you by checking out the conference schedule ahead of time.

2. Don’t Miss the Keynote Sessions.

This year’s keynote speakers are top notch, so make sure you get there early to get a good seat.

cy-wakeman-wishrmNo Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results
Cy Wakeman | Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8:00 AM
It is time to redefine leadership with science and research, to teach leaders strategies and tools that will actually work in their modern workplace. Leaders and organizations deserve to have a new understanding of what greatness looks like and how it can be fueled. No Ego delivers that call to greatness for all.  It provides the roadmap to thinking differently about leadership and employee roles and actually delivering results, not in perfect circumstances but in today’s world.


pete-smith-shrmDare to Matter: The HR Professional’s Rise to Significance
Pete Smith | Friday, Oct. 12 at 8:30 AM
At its core, fulfilling business and organizational goals is the top focus of an HR professional. To best understand the organizational needs and goals is to be involved in the development and refinement of the goals initially. The overall effectiveness of today’s HR professional won’t be based entirely on knowledge, however, but on how well one is able to implement that knowledge. To do this effectively, it requires that HR professionals think strategically about organizational and individual goals, learn to lead effectively, and understand how company culture influences the achievement, or lack thereof, of organizational goals.

steve-browne-shrmHR on Purpose !! 5 Ways to Own, Lead and Integrate HR throughout your Organization
Steve Browne | Friday, Oct. 12 at 12:15 PM
HR is a critical function in organizations and is a fantastic profession !! Too often we sell ourselves short versus leveraging the value and strength we bring each day. This session shows practitioners tangible ways to own their role in their company, effective ways to integrate across departments, and how to build and sustain the human factor in the workplace.

3. Spend Time in the Exhibitor Hall.shrm-conference

The exhibit hall is packed with solutions that can help you do your job better. Spend some time learning about the different solutions other companies are using to improve their organizations. (Don’t forget to swing by booth 910 to say hello to us!)

4. Network! Network! Network!

Talk to people in your sessions. Ask speakers questions. Get the industry insight from exhibitors. There’s so much to learn at the conference, and half of the knowledge comes from talking with others. A great time to connect with others is Friday at the evening reception in the North Hallway from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all in two weeks in Wisconsin Dells! Remember to stop by and say hello!

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