Another year, another successful HR Tomorrow Conference!
The theme of the 38th annual HR Tomorrow Conference was “Trends and Transformations,” which explored how many organizations are melding HR and business operations to push the boundaries of what is possible.
Keynote and breakout session speakers shared their expertise on topics ranging from inclusion as a business strategy to making workplaces Millennial-friendly, and from trends in compensation to building a coaching culture. One attendee says she was pleased with the “well-respected, knowledgeable organizations that were represented at such a top-notch university. It was a great day to gain best practices, learn about what others are doing, and bring something back to our worlds.”
When the more than 300 HR professionals weren’t attending presentations by the diverse range of speakers, they were busy networking with others. Conference organizers designed the event to provide time for attendees to connect with other HR colleagues. One attendee said the conference was “a great opportunity to focus on networking and our own professional development, which sometimes in HR we forget to do.”
Conference sponsors included Ingersoll Rand (Luncheon), Ecolab (Reception), and Land O’Lakes (Breakfast), as well as Conference Sponsors Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Bristol-Myers Squibb, C.H. Robinson, Chevron, Eaton, Entrust Datacard, General Mills, Polaris and Wells Fargo. Their support made this outstanding professional development event possible.
Another attendee found the conference to be an “energizing day which re-invigorates passion around the key topics that HR professionals, business partners and specialists can impact, lead, and be instrumental in leading our organizations.”
New this year was the HR Tomorrow Scholarship, which offered free attendance to an HR professional working in a nonprofit organization who wouldn’t otherwise have the budget to attend. Kelly McDyre, Executive Director of Faith’s Lodge, was the scholarship recipient and thoroughly enjoyed her day. “The speakers were relevant and engaging and I felt, at times, that they were speaking directly to me,” she says. “There were core messages and themes that resonated and seemed to be reinforced speaker after speaker.”
Make sure to mark your calendar for next year’s conference on Friday, April 20, 2018.