Goliath has power, but David got game! #HRFL12
Good morning. It’s the Sunday of 2012 Labor Day weekend, so it’s a lock that no one will be reading this is until at least Tuesday. That’s alright. I might not finish it until Tuesday. We’ll see.
It’s also the first Sunday after the 2012 HR Florida State Conference, and something of a transition point for me personally. I’ve been involved with the HR Florida social technology efforts, formally and informally since 2008, but that’s ending. It’s been a wonderful experience, but it’s time to pass that torch to someone with new ideas. It’s also time for me to go try some new things I have been wanting to do for a while.
So this is the blog equivalent of my “I won the Oscar” and now I have to say something speech. I have some thank yous to give out, some love to share, and even a small call to action or cause to share with you. Please indulge me, at least until they start playing the get off the stage music, or bring out the big hook.
I hate “thank you” lists because I KNOW I am going to miss somebody, but here goes.
Thanks to every conference team member I have worked with over the past five years. You always make me feel like I was a part of something dynamic and wonderful when I get to share your passion and dedication getting the Conference done every year, bigger and badder than the year before.
Thanks to the blogging team members over the past few years for everything you did. You know them all: Kris Dunn, Laurie Ruettimann, Jessica Lee, Michael Long, Steve Boese, Trish Mcfarlane, Mark Stelzner, William Tincup, Bryan Wempen, Victorio Milian, Ben Eubanks, Franny Oxford, Amanda Hite, Joe Gerstandt, Jason Lauritsen, Lisa Rosendahl, and Joni Doolin. (kept away only by a hurricane that actually damaged her house)
I’m really grateful to Sharlyn Lauby for asking me to be part of that first social media along with Laurie, Kris, and Jessica.
No SHRM state chapter has done more to advance the adoption of social media into our profession, and into the conference experience than our team at HR Florida. It’s so important to have leadership with vision, and the balls to take some risks. None of this would have happened without the leadership of a very special of people that includes Kitty Fields, Dana Chatelain,Stephen Harrison, and Heather Vogel. I know I left some names off this list, but this group has been working to advance our profession for the past five years, and longer.
My final thanks is for Carol McDaniel. Thanks for everything you have done for me over the last five years. My life is different because of you.
That almost 500 words, just for the recognitions. I’ll be back later with more.