As I reflect on the unofficial close to ‘Conference Season’ for the holidays, I am further convinced that what makes a conference great (to me) are the dynamic presenters that:
- Are funny
- Have real life experiences/case studies to share
- All of the above!
From my conversations with other professionals at these events, I seem to be part of the majority that think this way. There’s nothing worse than listening to a person pontificating on the abstract theory of a topic telling you ‘what’ you should be doing.
I would rather hear the un-sanitized ‘real life’ case study related to something we all struggle with or want to learn about. I want the ‘how to’ strategies. I want to hear about the challenges and the success story regarding the journey!
We try to provide this type of experience when presenting at conferences or via our webinars. So, I’d like to shamelessly plug our next webinar!
Henry Ford Health System’s Journey to Migrate to a Lean, JIT Recruitment Organization!
Presented by Barb Matti, Director of Talent Acquisition at Henry Ford Health System
November 2, 2011 from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT
In addition, I want to encourage all of you folks that are motivational, funny or . . . have real life experiences/case studies to share . . . TO SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US!
The National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR) is currently seeking presenters (Call for Presenters) for their Annual IMAGE Conference which will take place in Indianapolis next July! They’re seeking presentations that involve “real life” programs and case studies including topics such as: Allied Health/Nurse Recruitment, Behavioral Interviewing, HR Role in Investigations, Health Care Best Practices, Health Care Recruitment in Non Acute Care Settings, Recognition Programs, etc.
If you have not attended IMAGE before, I can assure you that it is a great conference!
ALSO…..If you have a case study to share, we would love to discuss spotlighting you on one of our webinars! Just email us.
The benefits of being an industry presenter include:
- Being recognized as a credible spokesperson within our industry
- Public recognition for your peers/team
- Forcing you to document your case study for internal customers to learn about
- Getting a chance to network with other industry thought leaders
I hope you take the opportunity to share your story!
PS – Take a look at the poll results from last weeks blog show below.