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Toast the holidays at HRHotSeat Chicago Meetup 29!
RSVP today to join your HR colleagues at this year's HRHotSeat Holiday Social, hosted by Bar Louie (Dearborn Station Printers Row)! With special thanks to our generous sponsors, attendees will be treated to an evening of delicious appetizers, inspiring conversation, and valuable raffle prizes -- all at no cost to you. OUR ONLY ASK: Your RSVP sets a number of wheels in motion, from space and food prep to waitlist maintenance. In the event that your plans change, please honor our host and your fellow members by updating your response ASAP via I can't wait to welcome you to Bar Louie on 12/4 for another year-end Mastermind celebration! Erich P.S. Members only. RSVP required. Space is limited. P.P.S. This event will be entirely social in nature. Downtown chapter hot seat conversations and SHRM recertification credit will resume in January! ----- Visit Bar Louie online at... ----- Check out additional sponsors at... -----

Bar Louie Dearborn Station

47 W Polk St · Chicago, IL


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    What we're about

    HRHotSeat (formerly 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.

    In short, we are real HR pros solving real HR problems.

    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).

    OUR SPONSORS... support our efforts, educate our members, and provide access to valuable, high-quality products and services that align with our mission and goal. Browse our sponsorship opportunities ( for additional information on sample member demographics.

    "What can I expect from a future HRHotSeat 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 HRHotSeat 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 HRHotSeat Meetups take place?"

    A variety of HRHotSeat chapters ( host Meetups in their local communities. Between Meetups, members gather in our online Slack group ( to continue the actionable conversation.

    "How much does it cost to attend HRHotSeat Meetups?"

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

    "Can I help launch a new HRHotSeat chapter?"

    Absolutely! We are actively seeking entrepreneurially-minded individuals who are eager to convene an HR audience of their own. Chapter leadership can help you grow your network, establish authority, and expand your influence in the HR space.

    "How can organizations benefit from the mastermind concept?"

    In addition to supporting individual HRHotSeat involvement, organizations have benefitted from learning how they can create internal masterminds to encourage more inclusive collaboration and problem-solving strategy.

    "What if I'm currently a student, in a job transition, and/or looking to move into HR?"

    As long as you have an interest in human resources and a heart of service, you will fit right in! Attend our next Meetup to learn more about available job opportunities ( and make the meaningful connections that get you hired.


    This community may be just what you've been looking for.

    Contact HRHotSeat founder Erich Kurschat ( to find out how you can get involved today!

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