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Agrimarketing : February 2009
LIFELONGLEARNING The Scoop on Recruiting W e all understand the impor- tance of continual learning within our professions. Advanced education doesn’t have to mean receiving amasters degree or special certification. Learning can come frombooks, networkingwith peers, online courses, attending a tradeshow, reading AgriMarketing magazine, andmany other avenues. Whilewe try to keep this column focused on an educational topic and less focused on promoting our site and services, thismonthwewould like to take the opportunity to do a little promotion. However, this is educational pro- motion!www.AgCareers.comstrives to be a resourceprovider of continual learning opportunities and in 2009,we have a number of educational events for all audiences in the professional world fromhuman resource profes- sionals tomarketing professionals; managers to newemployees. This year’sAgCareers.com events featureWebseminars, face-to- faceworkshops and conferences. All 2009 events are being submitted for Society forHuman Resource Management (SHRM) recertifica- tion credits. For complete details on AgCareers.com2009 events visit AgCareers.comand click on “Confer- ences/Workshops/Events” on the right-hand toolbar. WEB SEMINARS Web seminars provide a great format to learn and are typically very economical,which allows the organization to educate a small group all at once.With participation inAgCareers.comWeb seminars, youwill receive all presentation materials prior to the event aswell as the speaker’s contact information for follow-up questions. The list ofAgCareers.comWeb seminars provided in 2009 are listed below. OneWebseminar is planned for eachmonth and all eventswill begin at 11:00 am(Eastern) andwill last approximately one hour. 20 AgriMarketing s January/February 2009 • Interviewing Basics—January 30 •Managing theMillennials— February 13 • ImproveOn-Boarding—Impact Employee Retention—March 13 • Fair Labor Standards Act Essentials and Updates— April 17 • Sustainable Strategies for IntegratingHispanic Talent into YourWorkplace—May 8 • Coaching andMentoring Strategies for Success—June 12 • EffectiveWorkplace Communication—July 10 • The In’s andOut’s ofOn-Campus Employer Branding—August 14 ideas off of via phone or e-mail after the course. This year’sAgCareers.comface- to-faceworkshops include: • Strategies for Excellence inWork- force Planning—March 9-10, Omaha,NE • Creating Internship Programs that Produce Results—April 6-7, St. Louis,MO •Hire Right: ABeyond the Basics Course on Effective Interviewing —September 8, DesMoines, IA AG HR ROUNDTABLES Finally,the Roundtable conferences— these sessions are open to all human resource professionals, seniorman- “Thepurposeof learningisgrowth,andour minds,unlikeourbodies,cancontinue growingaswecontinuetolive.” —MortimerAdler • Unique Strategies for Recruit- ment and Retention— September 11 •Getting a Foothold on the Ladder: Advancing Your Twenty-First Century Career—October 9 • Using Performance Reviews to Motivate and Retain Employees —November 13 •Managing Effectively through Performance Counseling— December 11 FACE-TO-FACEWORKSHOPS Amain goal forAgCareers.com’s face-to-faceworkshops are taking home practical examples and actual application of theorywhile at the workshop. Our presenters take time to get to knowparticipants situa- tions and help thembrainstorm ideas for resolution or improvement. Past participants have also said that the bonds formedwith othermem- bers in theworkshop have provided themwith great resources to bounce agers, career services staff and relevant association representativeswithin the agriculture, food, natural resources and biotechnology industries and are excellent networking opportunities. This year,AgCareers.comwill be hold- ing three Roundtable conferences. Plan to attend themeeting nearest you ormore than one—each event is a lit- tle different! •WesternNorth American Ag and FoodHR Roundtable—May 4-6, Monterey,CA • U.S. Ag and FoodHR Roundtable —August 3-5, Champaign, IL • Canadian SeniorManagers in AgricultureHuman Resources Roundtable—October 20, Toronto, ON(date and location subject to change) Wehope to have you join us atmany of these educational events to continue learning! If you have any questions, please e-mailAgCareers.comat firstname.lastname@example.org. AM
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