Monday, January 25, 2016

These People. These Leaders.

Here's the thing about leadership and leadership conferences...they require leaders. These people that I'm currently gazing at, in awe, in real time, across the room are all leaders. They have volunteered to serve as board members, conference chairpersons, chapter presidents, membership directors and other roles, but more importantly, they have volunteered to contribute to the band of misfits that are working to make HR better in the state of Illinois.

These people are working professionals who have taken time out of their day today to attend the Illinois SHRM Leadership Conference today at Bloomington Marriott.

These people work extra hours volunteering to keep their chapters going, scheduling chapter speaking engagements, managing the chapter budgets, advocating for HR legislative issues, and representing the best of HR in Illinois.

I am in awe of these people.

If you want to reinvigorate your belief in HR and in leaders, consider a role in your SHRM chapter or state ILSHRM office.

Illinois SHRM is currently kicking off the year by hosting the annual ILSHRM Leadership Conference in Bloomington. We look forward to seeing you at chapter meetings, the state conference in September and other local, state and national activities.