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Maine HR Convention: May 11-15, 2020 – Virtual+ Edition


 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


7:30 am - 6:30 pm
REGISTRATION OPENS

Be sure to take advantage of Convention amenities including:

Don’t forget to download the Convention Mobile App for up-to-the minute Convention news, session materials, certification credit tracking forms, attendee networking, and more! Mobile App available for download in April.

Mobile App Sponsored by: Kronos Incorporated

Special thank you to our Certification Sponsor KeyBank

 

STRATEGIC BUSINESS PARTNER:
CONVENTION TOTE SPONSOR:
REGISTRATION SPONSOR:
LEAD CONVENTION SPONSOR:

9:30 am - 11:30 am
TUESDAY MEGASESSIONS

SCHOONER WORKSHOP SPONSOR:
OWL'S HEAD & SPRUCE HEAD WORKSHOP SPONSOR:
PEN BAY WORKSHOP SPONSOR:

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
HR EXPO and Networking Break

Take this time to visit the virtual EXPO booths, recharge, and check emails.

RESOURCE SPONSOR:

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
WELCOMING REMARKS


1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
KEYNOTE | “It’s Not About the Gunfire”

An HR Lesson From the Field: Thriving in Chaos

Catherine Carr

What’s it all about? In 2009, Catherine Carr packed up her MBA and SPHR, put her life in a storage unit, and set out on what started as a six-month field assignment with Doctors Without Borders. Handling everything from tea, milk, and sugar supply negotiations to recovering a misplaced expat in the Philippines, to navigating stark culture contrasts and ensuring adherence to policies and procedures in high-stress and frequently crisis situations, the experience challenged everything she knew about HR.

Today, after 13 field assignments, Catherine has had plenty of opportunities to learn about thriving in chaos. High-stress and crisis situations are inevitable, in any organization. Some would say it’s the norm. Teams are asked to make the seemingly impossible happen while managing stress levels. Leaders are asked to inspire increasingly diverse teams while ensuring high levels of employee engagement. These times, when chaos reigns, can be unsettling and bring about discontent. They can also be incredibly rewarding and boost our resiliency if we can learn to thrive in the chaos.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Discover how to embrace the inevitability of working in high-stress environments and how to use these times to build resiliency – for your teams and yourself.
  • Explore new perspectives on managing crisis and chaos.
  • Gain fresh ideas on preparing for chaos to reduce stress levels, feelings of isolation, and maintain perspective.

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

Program Faculty: Catherine Carr
TUESDAY KEYNOTE SPONSOR:

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
HR EXPO

Visit the EXPO Hall to see the quality HR services and products of 80 companies. The support of our EXPO participants makes much of what you see during the Convention possible!

RESOURCE SPONSOR:

2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
TUESDAY AFTERNOON MEGASESSIONS

SCHOONER WORKSHOP SPONSOR:
OWL'S HEAD & SPRUCE HEAD WORKSHOP SPONSOR:
PEN BAY WORKSHOP SPONSOR:

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
WELCOME RECEPTION

Join the Convention’s opening reception. It’s a great way to renew HR acquaintances and make new HR friends. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and conversations about all the day’s exciting moments.

TUESDAY NETWORKING SPONSOR:

Monday, May 11, 2020 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Thursday, May 14, 2020 Friday, May 15, 2020