Maine HR Convention: May 11-15, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME


 

Friday, May 15, 2020


6:45 am - 7:15 am
Good Morning Stroll with Anthem BCBS

Join Anthem’s Wellness Team for a morning walk. Guaranteed to wake you up, get the blood flowing, and get a head start on your steps for the day! Course dependent on weather, please wear comfortable walking shoes and enough layers. Meet in the Hotel Lobby.

WELLNESS SPONSOR & ANTHEM WELLNESS CHALLENGE PARTNER:

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Early Bird Session: Experience the Employee Experience

Strategic Value and Practical Significance

What’s it all about? This forum will engage HR leaders in a dynamic, idea-sharing format, specifically targeting the employee experience as it pertains to the behaviors of the managers who lead them. A manager’s behavior makes or breaks an employee’s attitude toward their job and their productivity and is the true manifestation of a company’s “real culture.” This is particularly relevant for associates who are being promoted into their first leadership role. The core focus is on the realization that management behaviors are a result of self-determinism. The use or abuse of position power and the choice between cooperation or domination behaviors are entirely up to each manager. Managerial words, tones, and actions are chosen with purpose and do not spontaneously arise. Ideally, they are a manifestation of the Golden Rule: “Manage others the way that you would like to be managed!”

This is an interactive “straw person” exercise that can be duplicated in any professional setting. The audience will define the traits of “the best boss they ever heard of” versus “the worst boss they ever heard of.” The resulting lists will be a practical guide for evolving managers to emulate. They will understand which behaviors to manifest and which behaviors to avoid.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Anyone responsible for the coaching and development of a new manager will have a concise compass heading to follow.
  • HR ‘key influencers” who are trying to recalibrate and level set expectations in companies where management behaviors are less than ideal will have an easy tool to use.
  • Parties interested in a one-hour dynamic exercise that can be easily duplicated “back at the office” with just a conference room and a whiteboard.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit


7:00 am - 3:00 pm
REGISTRATION OPENS

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Special thank you to our Certification Sponsor KeyBank

 

 

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7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast is Served

FRIDAY SPONSOR:

8:30 am - 9:45 am
KEYNOTE | Step Up to Accountability

A formula for meaningful work and a purposeful life.

Cy Wakeman

What’s it all about?? After a four-year absence from the Samoset stage, nationally-acclaimed author and master of Reality-Based Leadership, Cy Wakeman, returns with an enriching and evolved discussion of accountability – how it should direct your work in human resources and how you can adapt it to your formula of life. It’s a sophisticated and simple message at the same time. Ditch the drama, and you can call yourself and others to responsibility. Then go beyond ego to something better – self-reflection. When you do that, you can turn excuses into results. Join us for a rollicking 75-minutes with Cy, as she explores the research and analysis from her new book, “No Ego.” Leave inspired and determined to deliver accountability to your organization.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Discover the four elements of the competency of accountability and the relationship between accountability and engagement.
  • Adopt interviewing and hiring techniques that ensure accountability in new hires and gain skills in coaching current employees for accountability.
  • Become fluent in a new employee value metric that measures accountability, then discover how to “hardwire” it throughout the organization.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit.

Program Faculty: Cy Wakeman
FRIDAY SPONSOR:

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Supervisor Day

A Day for Front-Line Managers & Supervisors

The Heart of Organizational Effectiveness and Legal Compliance

Bring-it-home program for managers from outside of HR to get a better feel for the behaviors and practices that impact employers and employees alike. Visit the Supervisor Day page to view the full program description and learning modules.

Sponsored By: 

Program Faculty: Allie McCormack, Ross Gibson

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Meet the Author and Book Signing

Cy Wakeman: No Ego
(Available for purchase at the Retreat Bookstore)

Program Faculty: Cy Wakeman
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10:15 am - 11:45 am
FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS

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11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Lunch, 25th Anniversary Celebration, and Prizes

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
FRIDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

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