There is a group of HR and business professionals in Louisville, KY who have been gathering for the past ten years to discuss HR and business issues, and they call themselves the HR Bookless Club.
Why “bookless” you ask?
When the group first started, they picked important business books, and each month many professionals attended their meetings, enjoying the chance to discuss the issues over a relaxed setting with wine and cheese. However, as time went on, fewer and fewer people attended.
Why are you dropping out? I asked.
I’ve got too much on my plate, and while I know I should be reading these important business books, I just don’t have time. I can’t come to the meeting if I haven’t read the book.
Then, one brilliant leader suggested that instead of everyone reading the book, why doesn’t one person read the book, provide a high-level report, and facilitate a discussion about the book’s issues.
And thus was born the idea of the HR Bookless Club!
Soon my friends from outside the area complained that they, too, wanted to join in the fun.
Voila! We’re now offering a virtual version of the HR Bookless Club to professionals across the globe.
Below are the links for past HR Bookless Club Meetings. Each has been pre-approved for one hour of SHRM recertification credit.