SHRM12 MACRO TRIP REPORT
Dinner with friend at the Woodfire Grill, a five course tasting with wine pairing experience. May have had my first sushi. I didn’t die and it was quite tasty.
Manufacturing Summit with the US Department of Labor.
Theme: Skilled workforce, 1 – 2 million job openings
Why wasn’t the Department of Education in the room?
Targeted resources: Returning veterans, workers with disabilities, displaced workers
Not soft skills, but applied skills
Resilient Leadership with Sonia L Aranza: look Inward, then Outward, and go Forward.
Keynote Condoleezza Rice: “You have to be twice as a good as people think you are.”
Vendor hall with hosted reception
Maine HR Convention hosted reception at Meehan’s Irish Pub
How to lead the way to picture perfect change with Jonathan Michael Bowman: See it, Believe it, Capture it
Keynote Malcolm Gladwell: Compared and contrasted social change through traditional hierarchy v modern social networks.
Martin Luther King was successful because he used a hierarchy and the Civil Rights Act was passed
Occupy Wall Street failed due to the deliberate rejection of tradition.
HR’s Role in Driving Innovation with Sue Meisinger: There has to be a continuum from candidate assessment, training, performance management, and incentive pay.
Healthcare reform update with Gary Kushner: Six things you need to do (and think about) now.
Strategic analysis-see the slides
Dinner with friends
Blogger networking coffee with Sharlyn Lauby
Keynote Jim Collins: The difference between failure & success comes from a daily twenty mile march, no matter what the weather
Health Care Reform Considerations with Penny Wofford: Pre-Supreme Court decision: a thoughtful dialogue of If, Then & Else
Innovate or perish: Ten tipster improve your HR processes with Regina Clark: Creativity is idea generation. Innovation is idea implementation
Jerry Seinfeld show: A classical presentation of observational humor.
Keynote Tom Brokaw: Americans need to recalibrate expectations and return to the path of greatness. Consumerism through rampant debt is the wrong path. Specific training trumps liberal arts college degrees.
Culture Change at the Weather Channel with Sylvia Taylor: Culture change is a decision.