We’re Only Human 26: Make the Most of Your Next HR Conference

Hosted by

Ben Eubanks

Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory

About this episode

Guest: Donna Quinney

Think about the last conference you attended. What did you learn?

No, specifically, what did you learn?

Research tells us that within a few days we forget most of what we hear in a single training session, much less a whole conference with a wide range of topics. We can change that with a more strategic focus and an intentional mindset. That’s why today’s episode is focused on how to get the most out of the HR conferences you attend. Over the course of Ben’s ten-year career he has attended dozens of conferences, seminars, and events. Each is an opportunity to learn, connect, and grow.

For this episode, Ben had the opportunity to catch up with his friend and fellow Huntsville resident, Donna Quinney, about how she plans in advance for the content to consume and the best way to make it applicable when she returns to work. The specific example discussed is how to get the most out of a user conference, because you’re often there for double reasons: not only to learn, but usually also to bring some of those learning points back to teach the rest of the team.



All in all, a highly practical episode with ideas that any of us could put into practice starting today. Fun stuff!

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