This time each year, many people peruse their industry’s conference offerings to decide which ones to attend. If you’re in the human resources, talent management, organizational development or leadership functions in your company, I suggest the WorkHuman 2017 conference.
Now in its third year, the conference—sponsored by technology solutions provider Globoforce—seeks to help companies build stronger, more human cultures through the power of recognition. Globoforce launched the WorkHuman event in 2015 to explore what it means to be human at work. You would think that’s a given in the workplace, right? Well, it’s not. And that’s why these type of conferences exist.
In 2016, I attended the conference as a blogger and media analyst. From self-serve candy stations, to amazing speakers like Michael J. Fox and Presence author Amy Cuddy, it’s a top-notch learning and networking experience. The event definitely draws a preponderance of people with HR-related roles, yet it’s great for executives and business leaders as well.
WorkHuman 2017 will be held May 30 – June 1, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. They’ve asked me to help get the word out, which I’m happy to do. I’ll be there again and would love for you to join me. Globoforce is offering a discount for people who register before January 30, 2017. When you register, use code WH17INF-JVM for a $100 discount.
So far, Globoforce has announced two main stage keynote speakers: Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and Adam Grant, Wharton management and psychology professor who is bit of a contrarian when it comes to the importance of emotional intelligence. A few popular 2016 speakers are returning—among them my personal favorites Christine Porath on civility and Rasmus Hougaard on mindfulness. I can’t wait to hear what they have to say this year!
If you want to see all of my posts on the event, check out the WorkHuman tag.
Here’s to working human!