Maine HR Convention: May 8 – 11, 2023


 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023


6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Registration

REGISTRATION SPONSOR:

6:45 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast

BREAKFAST SPONSOR:

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Maine Great Leader Series: Reimagine Your Leadership Potential - Leadership Maine

Welcome to Year Ten of the Maine Great Leader Series, where we focus on leadership development within and outside the world of HR. This year, we pull back the curtain on the Maine Development Foundation and its range of initiatives connecting directly and indirectly with the HR community. MDF President and CEO Yellow Light Breen will share his leadership journey and the different kinds of mentors that paved the way for him. His goal is twofold: 1) to demonstrate the value of leading across communities and sectors, and 2) to encourage a strong community engagement role for HR, with its resulting rewards of professional development, employee engagement, and retention. A major focus of Yellow’s work involves comeback strategies for heritage Maine industries – forest products and marine living resources. He’ll discuss those programs and also will reference the iconic Leadership Maine (now entering its 30th year) and MDF’s Institute for Civic Leadership, MaineSpark, Realize Maine Network, and the Maine Downtown Center. In the moderator’s chair: Bud Bernstein, former curator of the Maine HR Convention, and Margaret Angell, head of partnerships and strategic initiatives at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University.

Applying for SHRM credit and HRCI Business Credit

This session is SOLD OUT

Program Faculty: Bud Bernstein, Margaret Angell, Yellow Breen
MAINE GREAT LEADERS SERIES SPONSOR:

8:30 am - 9:45 am
KEYNOTE: Mastering Courage and Change

Make Brave Decisions in the Face of Disruption

We’ve long been told that the only constant is change – HR leaders know this all too well. While faced with constant disruption, competing priorities, and overwhelmingly complex issues in the workplace, many struggle to keep up morale and motivation not just within yourself, but with your team.  Kris McGuigan reveals science-based practices and field-tested tips for harnessing the power of fear to combat imposter syndrome, confront resistance head-on, and live courageously. You will leave this inspiring session with the ability to build resilience in the face of doubt by accelerating self-discovery, learning, confidence, and renewal to create long-lasting results.

Applying for SHRM credit and HRCI Business Credit

Program Faculty: Kris McGuigan
TUESDAY KEYNOTE SPONSOR:

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Break Time

Visit the EXPO. Support our Sponsors. Grab a coffee sensation from Bard and a Holy Donut. And visit the Convention bookstore, open 9 AM-5 PM.

BARISTA SPONSOR:
MOBILE HUB SPONSOR:

10:15 am - 11:45 am
Choice of Two MegaSessions

TUESDAY STRATEGIC WORKSHOP SPONSOR:

10:15 am - 2:30 pm
HR Basic Training

HR Basic Training Sessions 3 and 4. For more information on this specialty track, visit this page.

Program Faculty: Laura Rideout, Matthew LaMourie

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch

TUESDAY LUNCH SPONSOR:

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn

Obesity: Why it matters to your organization and how you can take action

Learn more about the burden of obesity and the benefits of managing obesity for your employees. Start by understanding obesity as a disease, focusing on the science and risks, and the costs associated with comorbidities. And then, take a closer look at the benefits of effective employer obesity management.

EXHIBITOR:

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Choice of Two MegaSessions

TUESDAY STRATEGIC WORKSHOP SPONSOR:

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Dessert Break

Visit the EXPO. Support our Sponsors. Grab a coffee. Visit the Convention bookstore. 

BARISTA SPONSOR:
MOBILE HUB SPONSOR:

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
KEYNOTE: Finding A Better Way

Using Behavioral Economics To Increase Diversity

What makes someone apply to a job opening? And, once hired, what makes an employee stay? How can we be more inclusive in our organizational practices? HR professionals are plagued with these questions and more, daily. But at the heart of the profession there is one not-so-simple question: Why do people do what they do? The answer is partially economics and partially psychology. As such, Behavioral Economist Prof. Laura K. Gee might just have some answers. In this talk, Prof. Gee will discuss how to increase diversity throughout the employee lifecycle: from getting a diverse applicant pool and encouraging people to apply, to retaining your workers with an eye toward breaking down systemic barriers. Prof. Gee uses both (1) her personal stories from her experience as a mixed-race woman in the traditionally non-diverse Economics profession and (2) her own data-driven Behavioral Economics research with companies like LinkedIn and Facebook to illustrate and hows and whys of increasing diversity.

Applying for SHRM credit and HRCI Business Credit

Program Faculty: Laura Gee
TUESDAY KEYNOTE SPONSOR:

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday Reception

TUESDAY RECEPTION SPONSOR:

8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Evening Entertainment

Join us downstairs in the Enoteca Lounge and dance the evening away with our favorite disc jockey Kevin Duran!


Monday, May 8, 2023 Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Thursday, May 11, 2023