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


 

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, venue maps, attendee networking and more! Mobile App available for download in April.

Mobile App Sponsored by: Kronos Incorporated
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Special thank you to our Certification Sponsor KeyBank

 

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8:30 am - 11:30 am
Maine SHRM State Council Volunteer Leadership Meeting

This session is available to SHRM State Council members and board members of SHRM’s eight affiliate chapters in Maine.

Join Maine SHRM volunteer leaders from across the state in this session intended to help you in your role as a SHRM volunteer.

  • Educational Program: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Please note that the Leadership Meeting will overlap with Tuesday morning workshops.

Program Faculty: Barry Martin

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
Lunch

Enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch! Recharge and check emails at the Mobile Hub. Barista-made coffee anyone? Join the fabulous brewmeisters from Bard Coffee in Portland, Maine.

TUESDAY LUNCH & DESSERT 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
Dessert and HR EXPO

Enjoy blissful desserts and 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 on the Convention floor possible!

TUESDAY LUNCH & DESSERT SPONSOR:

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Meet the Author and Book Signing

Catherine Carr: author of “Hire a Humanitarian” in HR Directions
(Available for purchase at the Retreat Bookstore)

Program Faculty: Catherine Carr
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2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Afternoon Wellness Bursts

Your Choice of Two Wellness Bursts:

  • Convention Wellness Guru Beth Bielat leads this interactive session for a little afternoon TLC. She will include some elements of yoga, mindfulness, and other simple practices that will leave you feeling recharged for the rest of your day.
  • Join Anthem’s Wellness Team for an afternoon stroll. Guaranteed to give you an afternoon perk. Course dependent on weather, please wear comfortable walking shoes and enough layers. Meet in the Hotel Lobby.

Program Faculty: Beth Bielat
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2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
TUESDAY AFTERNOON MEGASESSIONS

SCHOONER WORKSHOP SPONSOR:
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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 RECEPTION SPONSOR:

9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
OPENING NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

It’s time for a little music, dancing, and camaraderie! Join DJ Kevin Duran of Double Platinum Celebrations in the Enoteca Lounge at the Samoset!

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR:

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