Corporations Find Value in Sending Delegations to Annual Conference

By SHRM Conference Today staff May 15, 2015
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The chance of winning big at slot machines and gaming tables is part of the Las Vegas lure, but for organizations such as ADP, participating in the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Corporate Delegation Program at the 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition is a sure bet.

ADP is sending a group of 60 employees from across the U.S. to the Annual Conference, to be held June 28-July 1.

“It’s such a reward, to energize and motivate [our] employees to be able to participate in an event such as this,” said Christina Kruszewski, SHRM-CP, specialty learning consultant for ADP TotalSource/ADP Resource. She is overseeing the ADP delegation this year.

“The ability to take the time out and collaborate and have fun and build that camaraderie among the team is invaluable to the organization,” she told SHRM Conference Today. “They’re going to have fun, but they have to work” and are expected to give a presentation on what they learned at the conference when they return to their offices.

Delegates also have exclusive access to the Corporate Concierge, located in rooms N232-234 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, where SHRM staff can help them select sessions to attend. Staff can map sessions to corresponding HR competencies, find sessions that help solve organizational challenges and provide other assistance. Delegates also can try out the SHRM HR Competency Self-Diagnostic Tool.

“Organizations continue to find that they build strength in their competencies when learning as a team, which allows them to bring their concentrated focus back to their organizations to apply to the business,” said Jeanne Morris, SHRM’s director of educational programs.

Corporate Delegation Program participants can enjoy breakfast with SHRM executives as well as beverage services and snacks, use of computers and a meeting location, and more.

More than 150 organizations are sending a total of more than 1,500 delegates to the SHRM Annual Conference; some of the largest groups will come from ADP, AutoZone, Toyota, Meggitt PLC, University of Southern California, Sodexo and Progressive Insurance.

For more information, visit the Group & International Delegation page of the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition website.

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