See you in Deadwood!
Spring is finally here and we'll be gathering in Deadwood in the beautiful Black Hills in a matter of days! I caught up with keynote speaker Mike Oster of Oster Consulting to find out what he was looking forward to most from the 2018 South Dakota State SHRM Conference, his response was, "The energy I expect the attendees will bring to the conference. It has been my experience that HR professionals are in the business for the right reason and are always looking for new ways to make themselves and their organizations bigger, faster and stronger. That takes energy, enthusiasm and excitement and those are the kind of folks I love hanging out with!"
Mike will be giving the keynote on Thursday morning, Attitude and Personal Growth as well as a breakout session the same morning, Identifying Communication Sytles for Successful Relationship Building.
Mike is a lifelong South Dakotan who grew up on a farm near Ethan, SD, became a Jackrabbit at SDSU in Brookings (Go Jacks!), has served in the South Dakota National Guard for over 30 years and has previously held a SPHR designation.
Please introduce yourself to Mike when you get a chance. He tells me he collects stories and jokes and I'm sure he'd like to hear yours.