One year ago, I sat like many of you watching the world as we know it reduced to a fraction of itself. Not only that, but some of the most helpful ways to learn, grow, and be inspired about the future of our profession were being canceled.
So I tapped a set of amazing people to help share their insights and encouragement with you, the HR community.
And it ended up bigger than I ever imagined.
I expected to have 500 people register, maybe even a thousand, if I was really stretching it.
By the end of HR Summer School, thousands of people had registered and more than 20,000 comments were shared in the first few days of the event. Millions, yes, MILLIONS of minutes of HR Summer School have been watched in the last year.
Clearly something powerful took place. And the HR community members (like you!) were the stars of the show.
The event was designed not just to educate (there was plenty of content for that), but to inspire. To help each of us by reminding us of why we chose HR and why it matters. And it's also about community and connecting with each other so we can lift each other up.
So, if you've been tired, worn down, or even lost your job in the last year, HR Summer School is here to fill your tank. Yes, we'll give you stories, education, and ideas. But we'll also give you the encouragement you need.
Last year someone sent a message saying, "You have renewed my hope in HR as the right career path for me." If she was the only person that saw the event, it would have been worth the dozens of hours spent putting it together for me. But that story is one of many, many examples (as you'll see some highlights on our Appreciation Wall below).
Educate. Connect. Inspire.
It's more than a tagline. It's our best path forward as an HR profession.
This event will be livestreamed to Linkedin Live June 7th to 9th from 10am to 12:30pm Central time. Unlike a webinar, where it's one-dimensional and you can't interact with other attendees, this livestream format means you get to talk with other attendees, interact with speakers in the live chat, and share your own thoughts throughout the event.
It's free to sign up, and I would be honored to have you join us for this experience. I promise it's unlike anything else you've attended in the last year.
The content is being submitted for SHRM/HRCI credits, and our speakers will be sharing on everything from talent acquisition to learning and development, performance management to leadership, inclusive practices to culture, and so much more.
I hope you'll join me in being inspired.
I hope you'll join me in connecting with this amazing community.
I hope you'll join me for HR Summer School 2021.
Founder, HR Summer School
Q: Will I get HRCI/SHRM credits? How?
A: Yes! You will be required to self-certify at the end of the event that you have watched the content in order to receive the code for the event.
Q: How do I get into the event sessions?
A: We are livestreaming with LinkedIn Live. We will be sharing links to join the sessions the week before the event. Since last year (we broke LinkedIn!) the platform has seen some upgrades, and we will be able to provide links in advance of each session so you can adequately prepare.
If you are not able to join LinkedIn during the day due to work or other commitments, you can watch the recorded sessions after we finish recording every day. You will see other comments and interactions from the attendees and can interact with them in real time--they will get notified by LinkedIn! Even if you watch later, you can still be part of the conversation.
Q: Will slides be available?
A: Yes! We are putting together a speaker resource page for you and will have it out at the end of the event with slides, handouts, and other goodies.
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