We have partnered with PBC Guru to create an engaging virtual book club for our NCHRA members, covering professional development, human resources, leadership and other books the participants are interested in. The book club will connect through a private forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. Joining is completely free, you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. The group will read one book every two months so that you'll have plenty of time for each book.
by Jenny Blake
There are three main reasons we hope you'll be excited to participate in our book club:
1. Connect With Fellow NCHRA Members: Want to connect with intelligent, driven and interesting people in our industry? Joining the virtual book club will give you opportunities to network with others outside your geographic bounds.
2. Earn Recertification Credits: Participants will earn 2.5 HRCI recertification credits for each book they read and discuss in the online forum. Earn up to 15 recertification credits without needing to leave the comfort of your home.
3. Reading is Good for You and Your Career: Did you know business people who read at least seven business books per year earn over 230% more than people reading just one book per year?1 And joining the book club will help you read more and enjoy all the benefits that come with it.
Below are a few examples of the kind of books the group may read. We will vote between several options each period and select a book based on reader interests.
We plan to start the group by reading one book every two months. The texts selected will be professional development, human resources, leadership and other books and take an average of nine hours to read cover to cover. If you have between 1 and 2 hours a week to read you should be fine. If you join you will be required to read the book and participate for each book, unless you choose to opt out ahead of time.
No, the book club will be entirely online. You can participate anywhere you have Internet access and on days and times that are convenient to you.
Participation is free for NCHRA members!
Participants can get books for free at their local library or purchase them online or at most bookstores.
The book club will have a moderator from PBC Guru who manages the forum where discussions occur online. The moderator will pose questions to the group, share relevant articles and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forum.
We're using a private forum to host the virtual book club so it's easy to connect with fellow participants. During our sign up process, you will enter the information to auto-generate your free profile. After you complete the sign up, we'll send you a link to the forum and you can begin to post right away!
Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is a book club management company that works with businesses, alumni associations and professional societies. NCHRA is teaming up with PBC to put this program in place for NCHRA members. You can check out their website at www.pbc.guru if you want to see more of what they do. Also, please contact them through their website.
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1 Tuesday Morning Coaching by David Cottrell, pg 134.
2 Harvard Business Review, 2012, https://hbr.org/2012/08/for-those-who-want-to-lead-rea/