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What is a Camp (or an UnConference)?
A Camp (or UnConference) is highly conversational, experiential, hands-on and content is audience driven. A Camp is not a traditional conference because participants are expected to take an extremely active role, and have the ability to customize the experiential path that they take. They are also the creators of the event content—i.e. attendees are topic presenters, and presenters are attendees. Essentially each camp will ultimately take on a unique flavor of its own by virtue of the collective audience and their level of interest, engagement and involvement.
During the course of a Camp there are many sessions taking place at one time, however, conversation is not restricted to those physically present in the room. Social media platforms, notably Twitter enable conversations to be had in a public forum so others not in attendance can participate.
You are encouraged to respectfully debate, disagree, agree, idealize, brainstorm and challenge one another.
The theme of SocialHRCamp is integrating and leveraging social media within the Human Resources function to create unparalleled business value. SocialHRCamp will have 2 tracks: beginner and advanced with each session being 45 minutes in length. However, mega-sessions will be integrated into each Camp as appropriate that are 1-hour long. Session leaders/speakers will range in expertise and profile within the business community.
SocialHRCamp will be an amazing opportunity for HR practitioners to learn, exchange ideas and share their own experiences with peers and social media experts. You will walk away from an incredible Camp experience with new ideas and knowledge that you'll be able to put into action immediately within your own work. After all, you get to create your own learning path depending on your comfort level with social media and unique interests.
The final Camp agenda will be set based on what attendees want to see. So each Camp agenda could be quite different from one another, or could be similar depending on the specific interests of the audiences. However, all topics must be related to social media and human resources. Below are examples of topics that would be considered "relevant".
- How to Leverage Facebook to Enhance Employer Brands
- Isn't Twitter Just Another Job Board Platform?
- YouTube and It's Viral Capabilities
- It's Now About Building Talent Communities, Not Talent Pools
- Do You Really Need a Paid Subscription for LinkedIn?
- Blogging and Employee Engagement - What's the Connection?
- Social Recruiting 101
- Socializing Traditional Disengaging Performance Management Processes
- The Impact of Social Selling on Talent Acquisition
- Social Media Engagement and Employer Branding
- Pinterest What?
- The Differences Between Closed Source and Open Source Social Platforms
When & Where
Social media is not a fad—with 1 billion+ Facebook users, 500 million Twitter users, 400 million Google Plus users, 800 million YouTube users with 4 billion views every day, and the impact of other platforms like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and many more, the opportunity for HR to deliver big-time business results is exponential. The “Emerging HR Technology” space is growing leaps and bounds—cloud-based and mobile-friendly software that help businesses like yours solve real people problems. Which platforms are right for your business? Do you even know where to go to figure this out?
SocialHRCamp is an “UnConference meets experiential learning workshop”, taking the best of both worlds and leaving what’s not behind. Conferences are great for inspiring but lack the ability for constructive dialogue with thought-leaders, attendees and speakers. SocialHRCamp enables free-flowing conversation, hands-on learning and networking, all in a fun and social atmosphere.
SocialHRCamp provides attendees the opportunity to learn who the leading software platforms are in the market and what they can do to help you deliver great results. Don’t worry, there is no hard-selling! With low adoption of social media and HR technology within the HR Community it’s important that we introduce new technologies and push attendees beyond their comfort zones.