Finding Your HR Community

By: Courtney Templin
President, JB Training Solutions

HR Community. I often hear that HR can be a lonely place…but it also can be a thriving, connected, and energizing place. That is what I have found with my Chicago SHRM community. An amazing network of friends and colleagues that I can turn to, impressive education on all those critical HR and business topics, camaraderie, and inspiration. Especially over these past two years when HR has been center stage, what would I have done without my HR colleagues? Have you connected with a local HR group? It’s truly priceless to find your HR community.

I am excited to see members of the JB team taking on leadership roles and finding their community. Anna Meehan sits on the Chicago SHRM Board as our Emerging HR Leaders chair, and she’s connecting new HR professionals with invaluable educational and networking opportunities. She’s even started a summer dinner series to help emerging HR leaders connect and experience the city together. 

Allison Peschel recently joined the Metro Milwaukee SHRM chapter as their Events and Sponsorship Director. She’s sharing her creativity and energy and will no doubt help develop motivating events for HR. We are proud of their leadership and their part in creating a thriving HR community! 

We invite you to join JB and other HR and L&D professionals on August 4th to learn together and connect as we kick off our Manager Master Class showcase events! HR never needs to be a lonely place.