• Wendy Dailey

#SoDakSHRM18 Day 2

Updated: May 14, 2018

Our 2nd day enjoying Deadwood kicked off with a great breakfast (bacon) and a speaker who encouraged us to find the Why of what we do. Mike Oster was a positive, uplifting speaker, which was a great way to start the day. My favorite quote "If you need to eat a frog today, do it first thing."

The first set of breakout sessions allowed participants to learn about strategic planning, communication and using your skills to influence your company. We had lots of time to spend with the great vendors/sponsors of the event (and enjoy some snacks & yummy lunch with fried chicken!)

Nancy Conway shared some great information on the SHRM certification, so be sure to check your expiration year (expiration will be in your birth month) and get recertified before it's too late (you don't want to take the test again, right?)

A few more great break out sessions - I personally enjoyed listening to James Rattling Leaf share information on Cultural Intelligence (CI). We can improve our CI by paying attention to the different cultures around us, reading books & articles, watching documentaries about different cultures or traveling to those areas. I think his best piece of advice was to be sure to reflect on successful and unsuccessful interactions to see what worked well and what didn't.

After the break out sessions, we met our next keynote speaker, Mark Matteson, who took us into dinner and door prizes. The evening ended with a scavenger hunt around Deadwood, loads of fun learning about the historic city and take the time to get around downtown.

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