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Strategic HR at Mount Washington: Oct 25-27, 2020 – Bretton Woods, NH


Sunday, October 25, 2020


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Registration Opens

Registration opens for those arriving early. With appreciation to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, registration sponsor, CGI Benefits for providing the Retreat bags, Acadia Benefits for providing the Retreat guides, and Ultimate Software for providing the Retreat name badges.

Visit the Conservatory. Enjoy complimentary specialty coffees by the baristas from Bard Coffee of Portland, Maine. Recharge your devices at the neighboring Mobile Hub hosted by Jackson Lewis. Recharge your body in a massage chair. Browse titles at the pop-up Retreat Bookstore sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental. And, move about the property with complimentary shuttle service sponsored by Lebel & Harriman, LLP.


8:30 am - 10:15 am
Brunch & Big Ideas

The Daring New World of AI:

Will it change your HR practices forever?


Beth Rattigan, Downs Rachlin Martin


Pre-registration is required for this session.


Applying for SHRM and HRCI Business Credit.

Program Faculty: Beth Rattigan

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm
The Opening Bell

Nancy Persson, Leadership Growth Solutions

Nancy Persson, Principal of Leadership Growth Solutions and Chair Elect of the NEHRA Board of Directors, joins us for the grand opening of this year’s edition of Strategic HR at Mt. Washington. Nancy will moderate the three afternoon plenary sessions and the chats that ensue. In the process, she will set up the premise for this afternoon’s Big Idea conversations.




Program Faculty: Nancy Persson

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
KEYNOTE: Let Trust Be Your Pilot

How to infuse HR strategy with this precious commodity.


Keynoter Jason Harris from Aurora, Colorado discusses his history as a fighter pilot and explores the breakdown in decision-making at Boeing and other companies.



Applying for SHRM and HRCI Business Credit.

Program Faculty: Jason Harris

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
PLENARY: HR in the Middle

Two business stories that connect our duties, ethics, and humanity.

Fireside Chat with a Panel of HR Experts.

Applying for SHRM and HRCI Business Credit.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
KEYNOTE: Can I Tell You a Secret?

Lessons from the most trusted stranger in America and how we reflect on mental health concerns in the workplace.


Keynoter: Frank Warren from Laguna Niguel, California, whose collection of postcard secrets (featured on PostSecret.com) has been featured at the MoMa and the Smithsonian, helps us build our own HR postcard wall.


Applying for SHRM and HRCI General (HR) Credit.

Program Faculty: Frank Warren

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Meet the Author and Book Signing

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Frank Warren: The World of PostSecret
(Available for purchase at the Retreat Bookstore)


4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Welcoming Reception & Peruse the HR Marketplace

Your first opportunity to build friendships for this Retreat and beyond. Mingle with the faculty, our sponsors, and your peers from across the six New England states. Business Partners are available to share information on their products, services, and HR issues of the day.


6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dinner & Entertainment

A sumptuous dinner buffet is included with your registration. Then follow us to The Cave at 8:00 p.m. for music and dancing with DJ Kevin Duran.
Sunday’s Dinner and Entertainment hosted by our friends at Hays Companies of New England.  


Saturday, October 24, 2020 Sunday, October 25, 2020 Monday, October 26, 2020 Tuesday, October 27, 2020