Think about the last conference you attended. What did you learn?

No, specifically, what did you learn?

Research tells us that within a few days we forget most of what we hear in a single training session, much less a whole conference with a wide range of topics. I think we can change that with a more strategic focus and an intentional mindset. That's why today's episode is focused on how to get the most out of the HR conferences you attend. Over the course of my ten-year career I have attended dozens of conferences, seminars, and events, and I would imagine you also attend a good number of events as well.

For this episode, I had the opportunity to catch up with my friend and fellow Huntsville resident, Donna Quinney, about how she plans in advance for the content to consume and the best way to make it applicable when she returns to work. The specific example we discuss is how to get the most out of a user conference, because you're often there for double reasons: not only to learn, but usually also to bring some of those learning points back to teach the rest of the team.

All in all, a highly practical episode with ideas that any of us could put into practice starting today. Fun stuff!

In addition, we talk about a workshop I'm running at the upcoming SilkRoad Connections Conference. I hope you enjoy my discussion with Donna and if you're going to be at SilkRoad Connections this year, I hope you plan on setting aside some time for the workshop I'm running. Enjoy the show!

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Join Ben April 29th to May 2nd for SilkRoad Connections 2018 in San Antonio.

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