Notes from Charlie Duff!
Because we are totally radical, we made some notes. But probably not very good ones.
CHRU 3 meeting 1
Attending: Ailsa, Jon, Peter, Charlie, Mervyn, Gareth
Overview of last time
How much different and how much the same?
More formats needed - fishbowl etc
Pecha kucha is here to stay!
Mix it up - perhaps each time slot a different format
Suggestions: Artists? Live interaction? Live stream? Other formats? Drama? Graffitti artists?
Shout out to the community for creative skills
We need an icebreaker - world cafe networking
Decorate the space – zones? Beach, gym, office, garden...
Bring in unemployed etc to talk about the sharp end of HR - reconnecting must to the purpose of what we do.
How can we add more depth?
Pre-planning on tracks for deeper tracks advertised beforehand so there is some idea of what we will discussed. Outline of themes beforehand - electronic version of the grid?
Start this early – will help with sales etc
Try to change something - publish paper etc - lobby
Our own community had been hit - their stories. Self employment, etc
Alisa- talk to Darius, bring in young people etc
Gareth - Investigate types of format, publish on the NingNangNong
Post apocalypse HR - after the riots
New ways to engage
How can HR take action
The four HR horsemen...
The HR spring
What to do differently?
World cafe for icebreaker - ask a question each time, not so much for populating grid
Quickly grid, will be part populated already
Five different formats – one for each session
Energiser after lunch
Is there a demand for a social media surgery?
Community to develop something - data gathering, HR and technology, workshop, white paper
Case study: ConnectingHR changed my life
Reach out to community again for icebreakers
on boarding of newbies
Marketing and the tickets debate
Give a discount for 'plus 1' invite - discount for 2 – bring someone not part of the crowd
Community needs to work harder to spread the word – we're looking at you, there
Practitioner must be one of the tickets
We should target a few people - Gareth seems to know a load of people, so he can do some of that. Any superstar HR requests, throw them in the forum
Single tickets? £85 - £100 – if we sell singles at all...
2 people £150 by 5 Oct
More you bring the better! Whole HR teams etc
Gareth will finalise this....
Charlie - get us Media partners (will get on this asap)
Chief poet - Neil
Chief busker - Doug
Coordinator with Darius - Ailsa
MC - Charlie
World cafe - Mervyn
Grid – Jose? Yet to be consulted
Marketing - Gareth
Media partnerships - Charlie
Event rite management - Gareth
Shopping - Mervyn
HR cupcakes - Charlie and anyone else who wants to
Follow up masters and wrap up at the end - Gareth and Jon
Gareth migrating people over by email invite
Special Ning community discounts
5% discount for profile set up by sept (two weeks)
Top ten points on Ning get 'most influential' badge on the day
Disorganising pixies will lead Ning
Once a week at least participation required! So be warned!
Thanks everyone for attending!
We've not yet agreed a physical regrouping of the planning group and probably need to do so.
Rather than propose a date myself, can I ask for suggestions from Charlie, Meryn, Ailsa and Jose - as the core team for this event.
I think the other thing which is quite urgent now - and probably needs some action before the 3rd is some proactive marketing.
We've got 11 people booked so far which ain't bad but with 4 weeks to go, we need to keep things moving.
Things that I think have worked well in the past include:
- Community members tweeting, RTing, blogging and promoting - it'd be good to see a bit more of this
- Emails to those who have previously attended our events
- Tweets (perhaps from @connectinghr) to HR practitioners - eg this list: @joningham/uk-hr-practitioners
Media update - we have some movement when it comes to media with HRzone and Personnel Today. I need to get back to Rob Moss today, and I'm going to ask Martin today about TrainingZone and send Michael a message as well. I am also going to chase up HR magazine and also Training Journal.
Is there any point in trying PM? As far as I can tell, you people with access would be better off blogging about it inside the restricted zones. I don't have any contacts 'inside'...
We are going to need some extra support on this, I've already started roping some people in but if anyone is willing to write an article or has video footage with people speaking I'd like to hear about it - I've got some stuff with Beth Mayes from last time and general footage but anything else would be good.
Voulnteers to put together a few quotes and/or bylines also a must - please step forward, especially if your job title makes you sound (more) important - some journos are so fickle (sorry guys)...
Hi Charlie, how about sending out a general tweet invite to people to join you, Mervyn and Ailsa at ? on Monday - get a few more people there and delegate a few tasks?
Where's Jose by the way - you may need to think about reallocating his role if he's not going to get involved in the planning...
Mervyn / Charlie,
How's this as a pre-event grid?: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlIEE1lO1wkedDhQOC1VVj...
If you're happy with it, I'd suggest you announce it with the link in a new discussion in this forum (this discussion is getting rather long). And I've suggested opening up to more session inputs in a couple of weeks time.
As a reminder, the purpose is firstly to save a bit of time on the grid completition and secondly to raise a bit more interest prior to the event - eg I'm hoping to add Vance to it shortly.