The “Last HR Jedi” Conference Tour 2018


The clock is ticking, I have been doing HR at the edge for close to 2 decades. So I have decided that I will go ON TOUR in 2018 and spread my special brand of HR Attitude with the masses across the country.

I have been blogging  as well as speaking at conferences regionally, nationally and around the globe, sharing my views, experiences and knowledge on a variety of pressing and current HR issues for more than a decade. I am an old HR Jedi by most everyone’s standards. Maybe even the last of my generation. Some in the HR inner circle have even referred to me recently as “The Last HR JEDI”.

Some how I keep going, although you can see and sometimes read the wear and tear I have incurred the past few years.

Recently I  have had a bit of resurgence on the website. It seems a few folks still want to hear my musings. So for the near term, I will continue to post there, along with  SHRM National’s blog and an occasional post over at Recruiting Daily. This is in addition to noting positive attendee’s  reviews on my “Money Ball for the Talent Function”, “Darkside of HR”, and “HR and Finance a Pivotal Relationship”  presentations across the country the past two years.

My discussions and rants on baby boomers and qualified workers has definitely stirred the pot recently. So have my musings on HR being more assertive with senior management. I have found that my presentations at conferences have been the best way for me to share my view points, so I will be doing ” The Last HR Jedi Tour” at major events in 2018. Think of it as a rock band’s encore tour after 20 yrs on the road and in the studio.

If you are interested in catching a SHOW, here is the initial lineup with more dates and venues to be added in coming weeks:

The Last HR Jedi Tour 2018:

March 13 – Washington DC: SHRM Legislative conference  – Decisions, Decisions, Who’s Side Do You Take When Senior Management Breaks the Law?  

April 16 – Las Vegas, Nevada:  SHRM Talent Management conference The Performance Review Dilemma. To Continue, Change or Eliminate – What’s an HR Practitioner to Do?

April 17 – Las Vegas, Nevada: SHRM Talent Management conferenceCatching the Next Wave, Embracing A.I. and the Digital Revolution in Your Recruitment Processes

June 18 – Chicago, Illinois: SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition –   MEGA SESSION The Performance Review Dilemma. To Continue, Change or Eliminate – What’s an HR Practitioner to Do?

June 19 – Chicago, Illinois: SHRM Annual Conference and ExhibitionSMART STAGE The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Side of HR Part 2

Stay tuned for additional tour dates.

Wishing all a happy and safe Thanksgiving!






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