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Just The Facts - Why Attendees Love The HCLS

Posted By Sue Thiemann, Friday, April 2, 2010
Sue Thiemann

Gary Boomer and the Boomer team have been champions in the field of developing teams and team members - Train the Trainer, Education (at all levels of the firm), ROI on Learning, Training-Learning Culture, Transferring Job Training and Learning, Training Strategies, Giving/Receiving Feedback Training.  Sound familiar!  Just do a search on the BKN and you can gain a wealth of information.

Every year Boomer holds the HR & Learning Symposium which receives an abundance of positive responses.  I’d like to share a few with you.

Will you use one or more of the ideas presented?

  • A resounding Yes!

What influenced you most to attend this conference?

  • My Managing Partner; my boss; my new position.
  • Jan Hargrave’s presentation on body language and what to watch for during interviews, meetings, etc. Her presentation was excellent.  I could have listened to her all day.
  • Networking opportunities; Past participation and networking opportunities; Networking with other accounting trainers; Networking w/peers.
  • I was influenced most by the wealth of knowledge from my peers, that I desperately need.
  • Mind Mapping; the Performance Management session; Balanced Scorecard Metholodology.
  • I have been to the conference before.  The topics are always relevant. I was especially interested in the balanced scorecard as this is something we need in our firm, as well as learning ladders.
  • My participation on the planning committee.
  • Boomer partnership with our firm; Sandra & the Boomer team and the opportunity to network; Knowing the value of what Boomer offers.
  • Gathering ideas from peer firms.
  • Spending time with others that do what I do.
  • Recommendation from previous attendees.
  • The Learning Director position is back in my list of duties.  I wanted to see what other firms are doing.
  • Keeping updated w/learning.
  • The Pre-Conference Boot Camp was great!

The best part of the conference was:

  • Networking with other firms our size and discussing "hot topics."
  • The group discussion by size was positive; please do more of this next time.
  • Jan Hargrave, the Panel discussion and Round table discussions.
  • As usual, it was all very helpful, but to my surprise I got more from the Industry Panel than what I could use immediately when I return than I expected.  Thanks for including that.
  • The Panel Experts.  They really went in-depth with answering questions.  Also enjoyed the Time Management breakout session also.
  • Small intimate group setting that promoted easier networking and sharing.
  • Tracy White's session on Performance Management was fantastic!  She offered great ideas and proven successes. I really enjoyed the Time Management & Firm Size breakout. The Panel discussion was great!
  • I received some great take aways.
  • Jan Hargrave, without a doubt. Engaging!
  • Networking; Jan Hargrave; Expert Panel; Mind Mapping.
  • Tracy White & Jan Hargrave and the ability to ask questions of others. Knowledge sharing - just great!
  • The time allotted for networking & sharing ideas.
  • Speed Networking: I hate this stuff but loved it this time – thanks Sandra.
  • Jan Hargrave: Loved it!
  • Employee Motivation Breakout (Sandra): Excellent – info is just what we are looking for!

The Participants are the cream of the crop, top of the line HR and Learning Professionals, and Managing Partners and Partners in your firms. It is a goal and a privilege for Boomer to provide a source for you to continue to gain education, connect, grow and network.

What's Next

The Symposium is over, your home and back at it full force, how do you keep in touch and continue to obtain help and ideas with projects and issues?  The HR and Learning Professionals are a very progressive group who know the benefit of connecting with their peers. Continue to connect through:

Forums on the BKN: The BKN is where you can collaborate with leading firms throughout the world.  You'll find open, honest discussions, articles and resources about products, services and people.  No fluff or product pitches - just straight talk from those who have been there, done that.

The Boomer Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn accounts: How many of you already have an account on one of these social networks?  Turn this into an opportunity to expand your business and career opportunities.

Boomer HR or Learning Quarterly Conference Calls: This is a great way to exchange recent issues, solutions and ask questions of other professionals in your field throughout the year.  Boomer will host each call. Each HR and Learning calls are held twice for your convenience. Minutes are recorded and posted to the BKN to merge the various conversations.

Schedule:

Human Capital Professionals

Learning/Training Professionals

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 1:00 CST

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 11:00 CST

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OR

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 11:00 CST

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 1:00 CST

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 1:00 CST

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:00 CST

OR

OR

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 11:00 CST

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1:00 CST

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 1:00 CST

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 11:00 CST

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 11:00 CST

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 1:00 CST

 

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