Our forums give human resource professionals at Corporate and Partner member companies an opportunity to discuss best practices and network with their peers.
These meetings consist of a combination of roundtable discussions and guest speakers such as attorneys and HR consultants with expertise on the topic of interest. In addition, to help keep members connected between meetings, participants in each forum may request a brief (generally 3 - 5 questions) "Forum Survey" via email on various human resource topics of interest. A summary of each forum follows below.
HR Professional Forum
This forum series is open to newer HR managers, HR representatives, HR generalists, and HR specialists and gives you the opportunity to benchmark and network with one another through roundtable discussions and presentations from guest speakers. Past topics have included: talent sourcing, retention challenges & opportunities, handbook updates & best practices, DEI programs, benefits administration best practices, performance appraisals, etc. The cost to participate in the forum is $175 for the entire series which runs from January to October. An invitation to register is emailed to HR contacts in early December when registration begins.
The purpose of this series is to provide experienced benefits professionals with the opportunity to benchmark and network with one another on benefit trends and issues. Discussions will focus on everyday benefits practices, as well as strategic planning. Past topics have included: supporting employee mental health, educating employees on consumerism, benefit trends, benefit utilization and cost cutting strategies, etc. The cost to participate in the forum is $125 for the entire series which runs from January to September. An invitation to register is emailed to HR contacts in early December when registration begins.
Senior HR Executive Forums
This forum series is open to senior HR executives/top HR professionals and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking with HR peers by connecting participants with organizations of similar employment size. This allows sharing of information and solutions to human resource problems as well as discussion of critical issues that are typical of organizations like yours. To accomplish this, there are two groups, one for companies with more than 250 employees and one for companies with fewer than 250 employees.
Meeting topics cover a wide range of HR areas, are determined by forum participants, and focus on timely issues that arise throughout the forum season. Past topics include diversity and inclusion programs and best practices, wellness, leadership and manager training, compensation philosophy and trends, succession planning, employment law updates, apprenticeships, legalization of marijuana, state and federal COVID-19 mandates and related topics, remote work, safety plans, and more. The cost to participate in the forum is $185 for the entire series, which runs from October to May. An invitation to participate is emailed to HR contacts in late August when registration begins.