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HR Happenings – Acadiana Style

September 28, 2011

I’m an unabashed fan of HR  Were that not the case, it’s pretty likely I would have stopped working in this field quite some years ago.  I’m also an enthusiastic (usually) supporter of SHRM and a true cheerleader (always) for the superb network of local SHRM affiliate chapters.  For it’s on that local level that the true HR magic happens.   Chapters are run and managed by volunteers; HR folks who, in addition to their day jobs, spend countless hours planning programs, encouraging knowledge sharing and working tirelessly to enhance the visibility of the Human Resources profession.

So I always get totally geeked when there are superb program offerings and conferences arising from either the state level or the local/chapter level.  One such conference, happening today, is the Acadiana SHRM 25th (!) Annual HR Conference and Expo.  Taking place in the heart of cajun country (Lafayette, LA), this conference will draw 300 attendees which is pretty incredible for a chapter with just over 300 members.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to take the trip down I-10 to attend but I’m throwing my support fully behind the conference.  In fact, watch for some guest posts over the upcoming days as I’m opening the Schoolhouse so that an HR student from the SHRM student chapter at McNeese University can share her insight.

Great local stuff going down in Louisiana.  Great HR, great SHRM volunteers, and great drive-thru daiquiris in Lafayette.

It’s all local.

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