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Solve real problems with real pros at Chicago HR Mastermind Meetup #20!
RSVP today for Meetup #20 of the Chicago HR Mastermind downtown chapter, hosted by HUB International! This program is valid for 1.0 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. Sponsorship opportunities ( are available to companies wishing to support this and other events. I can't wait to welcome you for another memorable evening of networking, problem solving, and actionable conversation. Erich ( P.S. Spread the word! Let others know that you're attending by posting the following to social media... LinkedIn: Just RSVP'd to join Erich Kurschat (Harmony Insights) & other Chicago #HR Mastermind pros at HUB International on 3/12! #HRHotSeat Twitter: Just RSVP'd to join @HarmonyInsights & other Chicago #HR Mastermind pros at @HUBInsurance on 3/12! #HRHotSeat Facebook: Just RSVP'd to join @HarmonyInsights & other Chicago #HR Mastermind pros at @HUBInternationalLimited on 3/12! #HRHotSeat ----- WHAT TO EXPECT: 1. The facilitator will introduce all attendees to the history, format, and current sponsors of the Chicago HR Mastermind. 2. We will divide into smaller groups. 3. Select attendees will be invited to present a real-life, HR-related "hot seat challenge" to their respective groups. Each group will then brainstorm questions, solutions, ideas, resources, and connections to help solve the presented challenges. NOTE: Hot seat challenges must be submitted/approved in advance of the upcoming Meetup. Please take a moment to review the Hot Seat Criteria ( and include your challenge with your RSVP (or message Erich Kurschat via this group page) if you would like to benefit from the hot seat! 4. All attendees will reconvene for a brief recap of hot seat challenges presented and closing thoughts from the facilitator. Note: Remaining time may be spent networking or talking further about the presented challenges. TIPS FOR SUCCESS: 1. Always bring photo ID with you (matching your name as displayed in your profile) to Chicago HR Mastermind Meetups, in case required by building security. 2. Arrive on time to get the most out of the Meetup and honor your fellow attendees. 3. Participate! Mastermind conversations are only valuable to the extent that attendees involve themselves in the process of presenting and solving challenges. 4. Bring enough business cards to share with fellow attendees. 5. Invite fellow HR professionals to register for the Chicago HR Mastermind and attend the upcoming Meetup with you! Diversity of attendee background, experience, expertise, and perspective makes for the best possible mastermind conversation. NOTE: All guests are asked to register and RSVP in advance so that building security may anticipate their arrival. ONE FINAL REQUEST: If you RSVP for a Meetup and later become unable to attend for any reason, please let us know ASAP via this Meetup group (either by changing your RSVP or leaving a comment) so that we may adjust our plans accordingly. ** If you attend this upcoming Chicago HR Mastermind Meetup, you understand that your photograph may be taken. By submitting your RSVP and/or attending, you agree to allow the Meetup Organizer the right to use images of you, or your likeness, in future Chicago HR Mastermind promotional materials. **

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    The Chicago HR Mastermind is for anyone who is convinced that there are better ways to attract, onboard, retain, recognize, reward, and develop the people who matter most to our businesses.

    OUR MEMBERSHIP... includes company-based HR practitioners of all levels and specialties, as well as consultants, service providers, business owners, students, and pros in transition who desire to stay on top of current HR trends, strategies, best practices, and resources. (NOTE: Members are preferred to have current/previous HR practitioner experience.)

    OUR MISSION... is to move the human resources discipline forward together, propelled and inspired by a collaborative environment of trust, support, honesty, integrity, and respect.

    OUR GOAL... is to establish a community of HR pros who are committed to helping one another grow, build, innovate, achieve, and serve.

    OUR MEETINGS... offer members the opportunity to network, present challenges, share insights, and brainstorm solutions -- all within the unique context, format, and structure of a traditional peer-oriented mastermind group (as discussed in the book Think and Grow Rich ( by Napoleon Hill).

    "What can I expect from a future Chicago HR Mastermind Meetup?"

    1. Members will take turns introducing themselves by name, profession, and company/industry.

    2. Members may break up into multiple groups, promoting accessibility and participation.

    3. Members identified to sit in the "hot seat" will present a real-life, HR-related, non-commercial personal or professional challenge on which they would like feedback from the group. An example might include, "I've run out of ideas on where to find qualified candidates." Another example might be, "I've recently been promoted into a leadership role and need to learn how to communicate more effectively with my team."

    4. The group will offer potential solutions, resources, connections, and ideas for immediate progress.

    5. Time will be provided for general networking and digging more deeply into feedback shared.

    "Where do Chicago HR Mastermind Meetups take place?"

    There are currently three different chapters of the Chicago HR Mastermind. Meetups take place approximately once per month downtown (, as well as in the Northern ( and Western ( suburbs of Chicago.

    "How much does it cost to attend Chicago HR Mastermind Meetups?"

    There is no cost to attend our monthly Meetups. Chicago HR Mastermind Chapter Leads are committed to providing members with a fee-free, educational, hands-on networking experience unlike anything else that is currently available to the Chicago-area HR community. From time to time, valuable pop-up events may be scheduled for which an admission fee may apply.


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