What we're about
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 (http://amzn.to/2ytt7kH) 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 (http://HRHotSeat.com/sponsorship) for additional information on sample member demographics.
"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 (http://www.HRHotSeat.com), as well as in the Northern (http://www.HRHotSeat.com/north) and Western (http://www.HRHotSeat.com/west) suburbs of Chicago. Between Meetups, members gather in our online Slack group (http://HRHotSeat.com/slack) to continue the actionable conversation.
"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.
"Can I help launch a new chapter of the Chicago HR Mastermind?"
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 involvement in the Chicago HR Mastermind, 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 (http://HRHotSeat.com/jobs) and make the meaningful connections that get you hired.
This community may be just what you've been looking for.
Contact Chicago HR Mastermind founder Erich Kurschat (https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-HR-Mastermind/members/188953521/) to find out how you can get involved today!