- T he  U nconference What you need to know and why you should attend! C onnecting  H R
W hat  I s  C onnecting  H R? <ul><li>Connecting HR is: </li></ul><ul><li>A community of HR professionals living and worki...
W hat  I s  a n  U nconference? <ul><li>An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven conference centered on a them...
W hat  I s  a n  U nconference? <ul><li>Most people have had the experience that the best part of a conference is the info...
W hat  I s  a n  U nconference? <ul><li>The event revolves around ‘The Grid’: </li></ul>
W hat  W ill  B e  H appening? <ul><li>Our headline theme is around embracing social collaboration, including social media...
W hen  I s  I t  H appening? <ul><li>The Connecting HR unconference is taking place on Thursday 21 October, from 9.00-5.00...
W here  W ill  I t  B e  H eld? <ul><li>The Connecting HR unconference is being held at  The Spring , a large venue dedica...
W ho  I s  C oming? <ul><li>Attendees will be practitioners (both clientside and limited external suppliers) together with...
W hy  S hould  I A ttend? <ul><li>Connecting HR is going to be the most exciting, and value-adding, learning and networkin...
H ow  D o  I   B ook? <ul><li>You can book to attend the Connecting HR unconference at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://connectin...
W hat  E lse  D o  I   N eed  T o  K now? <ul><li>You can find out more about the  </li></ul><ul><li>unconference at: </li...
W hat  E lse  D o  I   N eed  T o  K now? <ul><li>We would also like to invite you to join the conversation planning and o...
C ontacts <ul><li>Jon Ingham, Strategic HCM Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>@joningham </li></ul><ul><li>Gareth Jones, Leader...
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Connecting HR Unconference

  1. 1. - T he U nconference What you need to know and why you should attend! C onnecting H R
  2. 2. W hat I s C onnecting H R? <ul><li>Connecting HR is: </li></ul><ul><li>A community of HR professionals living and working in and around London, UK </li></ul><ul><li>A series of events, including tweet-ups and now an unconference, to support people within this community </li></ul>
  3. 3. W hat I s a n U nconference? <ul><li>An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven conference centered on a theme or purpose. The term &quot;unconference&quot; has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees and sponsored presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference </li></ul>
  4. 4. W hat I s a n U nconference? <ul><li>Most people have had the experience that the best part of a conference is the informal conversation, not the formal presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>So why not design the event around informal and social learning instead? </li></ul><ul><li>See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeUdF5TzMMk </li></ul>
  5. 5. W hat I s a n U nconference? <ul><li>The event revolves around ‘The Grid’: </li></ul>
  6. 6. W hat W ill B e H appening? <ul><li>Our headline theme is around embracing social collaboration, including social media tools within the HR function and the wider organisation to improve business performance </li></ul><ul><li>We will be discussing this and other issues raised on The Grid </li></ul><ul><li>We are currently discussing ideas for sessions at http://connectinghr.org/contribute </li></ul>
  7. 7. W hen I s I t H appening? <ul><li>The Connecting HR unconference is taking place on Thursday 21 October, from 9.00-5.00pm, with an optional evening event through to 9.00pm. </li></ul>
  8. 8. W here W ill I t B e H eld? <ul><li>The Connecting HR unconference is being held at The Spring , a large venue dedicated to the development of community, very close to Vauxhall tube / train station. </li></ul>
  9. 9. W ho I s C oming? <ul><li>Attendees will be practitioners (both clientside and limited external suppliers) together with academics and journalists etc </li></ul><ul><li>We hope all areas of HR will be represented, including L&D, OD, Internal Communication, Employee Relations, Recruitment etc </li></ul>
  10. 10. W hy S hould I A ttend? <ul><li>Connecting HR is going to be the most exciting, and value-adding, learning and networking event in the HR profession in the UK this year. </li></ul><ul><li>Costs are lower than a normal conference – just £65 to cover venue & other costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits will be higher! </li></ul>
  11. 11. H ow D o I B ook? <ul><li>You can book to attend the Connecting HR unconference at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://connectinghr.eventbrite.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. W hat E lse D o I N eed T o K now? <ul><li>You can find out more about the </li></ul><ul><li>unconference at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://connectinghr.org </li></ul><ul><li>On Twitter, follow the hashtag </li></ul><ul><li>#connectinghr: </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/search/connectinghr </li></ul>
  13. 13. W hat E lse D o I N eed T o K now? <ul><li>We would also like to invite you to join the conversation planning and organising the event: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.yammer.com/connectinghr </li></ul><ul><li>(you will need to request an invite) </li></ul>
  14. 14. C ontacts <ul><li>Jon Ingham, Strategic HCM Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>@joningham </li></ul><ul><li>Gareth Jones, Leader, Courtenay HR </li></ul><ul><li>@garelaos </li></ul><ul><li>Barry Sampson, Org Learning Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>@barrysampson </li></ul>

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