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.

OUR MEMBERSHIP... includes company-based HR practitioners of all levels and specialties, as well as consultants, service providers, business owners, and students 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 (http://amzn.to/2AvhGgG) by Napoleon Hill).

"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 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.

We need YOUR voice at our next Meetup!

(NOTE: Contact Chicago HR Mastermind founder Erich Kurschat (https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-HR-Mastermind/members/188953521/) for sponsorship opportunities.)

Upcoming events (3)

HRHotSeat Chicago West Meetup

Axion RMS, Ltd.

Welcome to the HRHotSeat Chicago West Meetup, an Inclusive Mastermind Community. Come join us for a great night of fun networking while solving real-world HR problems and helping those in transition get connected to jobs. We will meet from 5:45-7:30 pm at the offices of Axion RMS, Ltd., hosted by Chad Burdo. Space will be limited to 40 participants but we will have a wait list. WHAT TO EXPECT: 1. The facilitator, Christine Bedalow will introduce attendees to the history, format, and purpose of the HRHotSeat. Each attendee will give a brief introduction to the small group. 2. We ask those in transition and those looking to hire to stand up so they can connect after the meeting. 3. We will divide into groups of no more than approximately 6-8 people. 4. Select attendees will be identified to sit in the "hot seat" during the Meetup. Each hot seat participant will present a real-life HR-related challenge and solicit solutions, ideas, resources, and connections from the group. Thirty minutes will be allotted for each hot seat discussion with 2 hot seat challenges per small group over the course of an hour. We appreciate Hot seat challenges be submitted for consideration in advance of a given Meetup. If you would like to propose your own hot seat challenge for the upcoming Meetup, please message me via this Meetup group. Please see the Hot Seat Criteria discussion topic for additional information. 5. 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 to HRHotSeat Chicago West 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. Rehearse a concise introduction that lets others know who you are and the impact you currently make in the world of human resources. 4. Participate! Mastermind conversations are only valuable to the extent that attendees involve themselves in the process of presenting and solving challenges. As any mastermind group thrives on the engaged participation of its members, the facilitator may solicit the input of attendees who have yet to contribute to the evening's discussion. 5. Bring enough business cards to share with fellow attendees. BONUS... Invite fellow HR professionals to register for the HRHotSeat Chicago West and attend the upcoming Meetup with you! The diversity of attendee background, experience, expertise, and perspective makes for the best possible mastermind conversation. 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 so that we may adjust our plans accordingly.

HRHotSeat Chicago West Meetup

Connor & Gallagher OneSource

Welcome to the HRHotSeat Chicago West Meetup, an Inclusive Mastermind Community. Come join us for a great night of fun networking while solving real-world HR problems and helping those in transition get connected to jobs. We will meet from 5:45-7:30 pm at the offices of Connor & Gallagher, host is Dan Martin and Matt Venhousen. Space will be limited to 40 participants but we will have a wait list. WHAT TO EXPECT: 1. The facilitator, Christine Bedalow will introduce attendees to the history, format, and purpose of the HRHotSeat. Each attendee will give a brief introduction to the small group. 2. We ask those in transition and those looking to hire to stand up so they can connect after the meeting. 3. We will divide into groups of no more than approximately 6-8 people. 4. Select attendees will be identified to sit in the "hot seat" during the Meetup. Each hot seat participant will present a real-life HR-related challenge and solicit solutions, ideas, resources, and connections from the group. Thirty minutes will be allotted for each hot seat discussion with 2 hot seat challenges per small group over the course of an hour. We appreciate Hot seat challenges be submitted for consideration in advance of a given Meetup. If you would like to propose your own hot seat challenge for the upcoming Meetup, please message me via this Meetup group. Please see the Hot Seat Criteria discussion topic for additional information. 5. 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 to HRHotSeat Chicago West 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. Rehearse a concise introduction that lets others know who you are and the impact you currently make in the world of human resources. 4. Participate! Mastermind conversations are only valuable to the extent that attendees involve themselves in the process of presenting and solving challenges. As any mastermind group thrives on the engaged participation of its members, the facilitator may solicit the input of attendees who have yet to contribute to the evening's discussion. 5. Bring enough business cards to share with fellow attendees. BONUS... Invite fellow HR professionals to register for the HRHotSeat Chicago West and attend the upcoming Meetup with you! The diversity of attendee background, experience, expertise, and perspective makes for the best possible mastermind conversation. 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 so that we may adjust our plans accordingly.

HRHotSeat Chicago West Meetup

Heartland Institute of Financial Education

Welcome to the HRHotSeat Chicago West Meetup, an Inclusive Mastermind Community. Come join us for a great night of fun networking while solving real-world HR problems and helping those in transition get connected to jobs. We will meet from 5:45-7:30 pm at the offices of Heartland Institute of Financial Education in Oakbrook Terrace. Our Host is Patrick Calhan. Space will be limited to 40 participants but we will have a wait list. WHAT TO EXPECT: 1. The facilitator, Christine Bedalow will introduce attendees to the history, format, and purpose of the HRHotSeat. Each attendee will give a brief introduction to the small group. 2. We ask those in transition and those looking to hire to stand up so they can connect after the meeting. 3. We will divide into groups of no more than approximately 6-8 people. 4. Select attendees will be identified to sit in the "hot seat" during the Meetup. Each hot seat participant will present a real-life HR-related challenge and solicit solutions, ideas, resources, and connections from the group. Thirty minutes will be allotted for each hot seat discussion with 2 hot seat challenges per small group over the course of an hour. We appreciate Hot seat challenges be submitted for consideration in advance of a given Meetup. If you would like to propose your own hot seat challenge for the upcoming Meetup, please message me via this Meetup group. Please see the Hot Seat Criteria discussion topic for additional information. 5. 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 to HRHotSeat Chicago West 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. Rehearse a concise introduction that lets others know who you are and the impact you currently make in the world of human resources. 4. Participate! Mastermind conversations are only valuable to the extent that attendees involve themselves in the process of presenting and solving challenges. As any mastermind group thrives on the engaged participation of its members, the facilitator may solicit the input of attendees who have yet to contribute to the evening's discussion. 5. Bring enough business cards to share with fellow attendees. BONUS... Invite fellow HR professionals to register for the HRHotSeat Chicago West and attend the upcoming Meetup with you! The diversity of attendee background, experience, expertise, and perspective makes for the best possible mastermind conversation. 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 so that we may adjust our plans accordingly.

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HRHotSeat Chicago West Meetup

Heartland Institute of Financial Education

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