As a long time SHRM volunteer I have seen many efforts put forth by volunteers at the local, state and national level. Like the child, some of the efforts lack some luster, while other shine. Well recently I had the chance to be a part of one of those memorable events. It is like this; do you remember your child's first hit in baseball, first goal in soccer or hockey, their best game in basketball or the game winning stuff to win a volleyball game. As you reflect on them, they return with fond memories - and you think I did ok with that child. Well earlier this month I saw one of those flashes of brilliance not from my child but via my local SHRM Chapter and the State Council of SHRM.
|Donna Rogers, Cathy Plouzek, Moderator Penny McCarty,|
Dave Ryan and J. Reed Roestler. (EEOC Panel L to R)
Well this year our team hit a HOME RUN. We got it right this time. Kudos to Tami Ireland - ILSHRM Legislative Director and to Larry Small CIC-SHRM's Legislative Affairs Chair. Together they teamed up and pulled off an amazing two-day session. This year a larger team was assembled and well utilized. The planning was very meticulous from Mr. Small (he is that way). The results of this were evidenced in the two day affair.
This year I was afforded a small speaking role in the event on an EEOC Panel, and despite that, the event received high marks from all of the attendees who completed the evaluations.
|Mike Vandervort laying it down on labor news.|
My last thank you and congratulations goes out to IL SHRM State Council Chairs, past and present. To John Jorgensen and Donna Rogers for getting this conference out of the gate and having the faith and guts to stick with it, and to our current chair Cathy Plouzek for keeping the event growing and moving forward. I am sure 2014 will be even better!
-Dave Ryan Director of Social Media ISC SHRM