A Few Days in the Desert: Sunday – Tuesday at #SHRM15

“Coach K” from Sunday’s General Session

Well well.

It appears I’ve neglected to write blog posts throughout the conference as I originally had planned.

To say that the last few days have been a whirlwind is a massive understatement. Every day since I arrived has been filled from morning to night with great conference sessions, catching up with old friends (and making new ones).

It has thus far been an amazing experience – but that really shouldn’t surprise me at this point. This is my fourth SHRM Annual Conference in a row, and every year I have been equally impressed.

This year is no exception. As I type, I’m resting for the first time in days, after eating the most complete meal I’ve had in days,  after a full day of sessions that began at 7am. I’m tired, but it has been well worth it.

So for now, I don’t have a play by play account of Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. In fact I’m not sure I will at any point. I do plan, however on putting more of my thoughts in a future post (possibly tomorrow afternoon) and then a full fledge recap once I get back to San Antonio.

There is only one day left at #SHRM15, and it’s a half day at that. There’s something sad about that. There’s a part of everyone I think, that wishes this lasted longer, but part of what makes this event so special is that it’s fleeting. We are here, together for only a few days in the desert. We learn from each other, we challenge each other and we grow from our shared experience.

A few days in the desert is what we share, at least until next year, but in many ways it’s enough to fill our HR souls with the firepower to go back to work and make meaningful change. I hope that we’ve all had the opportunity to find something – or many things – that inspire us to do great work for the people we serve.

I know I have.

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