I’ve always taken to heart a quote from Aesop's Fables, “you are known by the company you keep,” and have found that to be true both in my personal and professional life. This month I am thrilled to shine a light on “the company” NCHRA is keeping by introducing you to our inaugural Advisory Council… As you will see in the following bios, each member of the Advisory Council is an accomplished executive bringing significant experience and wisdom to their role on the council.
I’ve never been a fan of making decisions in a vacuum and value the opinion of our members and leaders within the communities we serve. One thing you will notice is, not all the council members are HR professionals. This was intentional and aligns with the philosophy that in 2016, we’re all in HR if we wish to get the most from our people, lead and collaborate.
I’m excited to have this particular council of innovators, futurists, thought leaders and accomplished executives to critique and weigh-in on the direction of the NCHRA. Collectively they represent the front edge of the metaphorical knife of change in our market, sharing from their unique vantage points where the world is headed, and how we can adapt to succeed within its direction. I’ll be looking for their opinions on a variety of issues, such as the topics we choose to cover in our many programs annually, identification of trends affecting our value delivery, help in securing the best speaker talent, and even as a sounding board for promotional materials and our brand positioning.
We’ve been fortunate enough to support the HR community for nearly 56 years and have seen much change and have adapted with it. And though I’ve only been here 4-months, I suspect part of our success has always been the company we keep. Please join me in welcoming our Advisory Council.