Pick a Presentation: 9 Ideas For Sackett’s Talk at SHRM 2015 Las Vegas

OK gang, I want to crowd source my title for my 2015 SHRM Annual Conference presentation proposal.

I’m going to give you a list of titles and ideas, and you let me know what you think you would like to see. Or, even better yet, let me know what you’re not seeing at SHRM and let’s make that happen!

Here are my ideas:

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  1. 7 Ways Diet Failures and HR Failures are the Same How we can ensure success for both? First, let me say that  I don’t have some magic diet plan to ensure you’re going to lose weight! If I had that, I wouldn’t be speaking at SHRM, but I think I could have fun with this topic. Let’s face it; most of us struggle with dieting and keeping in shape. Those failures speak to failures in other parts of our life!
  2. My Mom Fired Me: It Made Me a Better HR Pro – She did fire me, and it did make me a better HR pro. This is my story, with more tips and tricks on what you can do to make yourself a better HR pro without having to have your Mom fire you.AClogo_int-2015
  3. Shake Your Money Maker: 6 Ways HR Can Make it Rain on the Bottom Line – First, I’m guessing this title would never make it at SHRM, but it sure is fun! Plus, I know I can deliver a hell of lot more than six ways for HR to give money back to the organizations.
  4. Why CEOs Believe Weird Things – Every SHRM conference has a “what your senior executives want” presentation (this is the one I gave this year). It’s fun and it’s widely attended. I like doing it. But, I would have to freshen it up and come at it from another direction.
  5. I Got 99 Problems, But Hiring Managers Ain’t One of Them – How to get your hiring managers to absolutely love you and your team. That’s enough, right?
  6. A Black Guy, a Dude in a Wheelchair and a Woman Walk into a Bar: Inclusions Biggest Lies – Another title I’ll have to change, but let’s have a real conversation about why inclusion isn’t the right answer for your organization to be most effective.
  7. Teaching Fish To Climb – Why most development we espouse in HR is worthless, and what we should be doing instead. Such as teaching HR folks to think and act like business professionals.
  8. It’s Time for “The Talk” with your Hiring Managers: 8 Real Life Conversations Every HR Pro Needs to Master – More workshop than presentation, watch me bring up eight (8) real life HR pros on stage and we teach you how to have the conversations you’ve been struggling to have in your organization.
  9. If I Ran HR: Tim Sackett’s Guide to Having HR Run the World — If I could develop an HR organization from the ground up, what would it look like, who would I have on my team, what changes would I make immediately? Some of these things you can probably do in your shop when you get back from the SHRM annual conference!

Okay peeps – hit me in the comments!

This was originally published on Tim Sackett’s blog, The Tim Sackett Project.

Tim Sackett, MS, SPHR is executive vice president of HRU Technical Resources, a contingent staffing firm in Lansing, MI. Tim has 20 years of HR and talent background split evenly between corporate HR gigs among the Fortune 500 and the HR vendor community ? so he gets it from both sides of the desk. A frequent contributor to the talent blog Fistful of Talent, Tim also speaks at many HR conferences and events. Contact him here.

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