#SHRM18 Young Professional Session

SHRM’s Super Sunday Session was filled with energy and provided student and young professional members with opportunities to grow their careers, create meaningful connections and share dialogue to propel the profession further.

Each year, the SHRM Foundation sponsors an Advisor Impact award to recognize the outstanding service and leadership provided to student chapters by SHRM student chapter advisors. Dr. Alan Cabelly, SHRM-SCP, SPHR of Portland State University was awarded the top recognition this year. Alan is no stranger to this community or the award. For the past 38 years, Alan has been influential in impacting students at Portland State University and was awarded this recognition in 2001 from the SHRM Foundation. Be sure to follow Alan on Twitter @AlanLeads

In addition to awarding the Advisor Impact Award, SHRM also recognized student chapters that are making an impact in their communities and towards the profession. In total, 12 chapters received the Outstanding Award and an additional 89 chapters received the Superior Merit Award!!

Following the awards ceremony, the SHRM YP/Student session kicked off with a presentation from Jennifer Currence, SHRM-CP, SPHR on How to be an HR GOAT.

During her presentation, Jennifer shared how crucial the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge can be in developing our HR skill sets as young professionals. She effectively discussed key components from each cluster and shared practical applications that could be applied immediately.

Jennifer ended by sharing data that she recently compiled on the top 10 priorities for HR departments in 2018. The top 3 on the list in 2018 were:

  1. Employee Engagement & Retention
  2. Talent Acquisition
  3. Leadership & Navigation

If you are interested in learning more about this list and all the work that Jennifer has completed, be sure to follow her on Twitter @OnCoreMgt

We then broke out into 6 discussion groups and shared a conversation around various topics such as networking, mentorship programs, and career planning.

These sessions allowed the 200+ audience to engage in meaningful conversation and share insights with each other. Members of the SHRM YPAC lead the discussions and captured content that will be used to help better serve the young professional member segment.

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