Florida Style – HR At Its Best!


Join MeLet me say that again:  IT’S  A RECORD BREAKER!  I don’t know about you, but I’m getting ready to join over 1,700 people at the 2011 HR Florida State Conference & Expo in Orlando, which starts Monday, August 29th. If you want to join the fun, head over to www.hrflorida.org to register. State conference director Dana Chatelain (@DanaChatel) has worked hard to ensure a stupendous, crowd pleasing event.

Here’s just a snippet of what to expect.  There’s going to be:

  • An At-Large Member Reception for SHRM members  who are interested in joining a local chapter.  Learn more about the benefits of chapter membership in a low-key, casual atmosphere, led by immediate past president Kitty Fields, SPHR and membersip director Kay Wilson, SPHR.
  • “The VOICE of HR”  Student Reception for students majoring in HR.  Join veteran networkers and long-time members of the HR community in a fun, social networking event based on the TV show, The Voice, led by college relations director Jim Gallo, SPHR and president Joan Ciferri, SPHR, CPC of David Wood Personnel.
  • Keynotes from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, noted author and TV newswoman Lisa Ling and the author of the bestseller on motivation, Drive, Daniel Pink.
  • Over 100 concurrent sessions to choose from, including five Master’s Series sessions.
  • Social media coverage by a noted panel of bloggers, including:

These professionals will not only share their unique perspectives on conference sessions and events, but will also be discussing social media and its global impact.

And, there is so much more happening that  I can’t even begin to list here.

Yes, this is a SHAMELESS  plug for HR Florida and it’s outstanding annual conference, but I want you to attend and when you do, make the most of your experience there. 

This is an unprecedented opportunity to be at the leading edge of HR.  So…

Engage in the dialogue that will be taking place throughout the conference.  Listen to what HR practitioners of all functions, levels, specialties, etc. have to say about what’s happening now and what needs to happen in the future.  Push back when something said doesn’t seem right.  Ask questions; seek answers.  Get some new ideas and bring them back.

Be a true HR hero – join us in becoming energetic, educated and engaged HR pros who have an influence on our field and the organizations we serve.  That’s what I plan to do.

See you at the conference!



  1. John Jorgensen says:

    Heather, you guys did an awesome job on HRFL. I had a great time and it was inspired me to make ILSHRM11 even better. We will catch up someday.

    Plus, it was great to meet in real life. Looking forward to seeing you again.

  2. Really looking forward to meeting you and getting into the warm sunshine!

  3. In the immortal words of the Jackson 5, I’ll be there!

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