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


 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020


6:30 am - 7:30 am
Morning Yoga

Start your day with focus. Our Convention Wellness Guru Beth Bielat will lead you through a gentle yoga session at the Samoset’s fitness center. Sign up at the Convention registration desk.

Program Faculty: Beth Bielat
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6:45 am - 5:00 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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6:45 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast is Served

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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: Maine Veterans’ Homes

A Strategic Model for Caring

What’s it all about? The Convention hosts two Great Leaders breakfasts each year, where we showcase iconic Maine organizations, their contributions to the community, and the human resources dynamic that helps make this happen. We couldn’t be more pleased to lead this year with the Maine Veterans’ Home story, a beloved organization uniquely positioned in the veterans’ care sphere as an independent, nonprofit entity. Founded by the Legislature in 1977, Maine Veterans’ Homes is not reliant on VA funding, yet offers a full array of services for veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents. Reaching to the far corners of the state – Caribou, Machias, Bangor, Augusta, Scarborough, and South Paris – their services include assisted living, rehabilitation, long-term care, and memory and dementia assistance. Kelley Kash, CEO for the past 12 years, and Ken Hann, Director of HR and a longtime friend of this Convention, join us to share the remarkable Maine Veterans’ Homes story.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Observe how a CEO and HR leader navigate the dynamics of the non-profit world while applying sound business practices to their relationship.
  • Witness how they built the business case and obtained board of directors buy-in for a $91 million state of the art facility currently under construction in Augusta, a facility based on a small home model that will transform the way Mainers view long-term care for our veterans.
  • See how they work together on a variety of platforms to link the organization’s strategic direction, workplace culture and brand to their human resource functions, with a focus on the role that community connections play in this process.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit.

Program Faculty: Kelley Kash, Ken Hann
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8:30 am - 9:45 am
KEYNOTE | The Cure for Stupidity

Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior at Work

Eric M. Bailey

What’s it all about? Economists tell us that given the opportunity, people will behave rationally. Yet every day the people around us make common sense errors and irrational decisions. Imagine what work – and life – would look like if our time and energy was not spent dealing with stubborn, clueless, argumentative, defensive, or apathetic co-workers. Eric M. Bailey translates decades of brain science research into every-day language, presenting as four foundational principles of human understanding. By applying these principles and understanding the drivers for thinking and decision making, we can change the way the work world communicates, and ultimately improve relationships within the workplace.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Determine the root cause of “stupidity” or irrational behavior in the workplace (It’s not what you think).
  • Learn about the Principles of Human Understanding™ such as the Illusion of Certainty, Perception vs. Reality, and the Truth about Bias.
  • Take away strategies to modify thinking, behavior, and perception to avoid misunderstanding and animosity within professional relationships.

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

Program Faculty: Eric M. Bailey
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9:45 am - 10:15 am
Meet the Author and Book Signing

Eric M. Bailey: The Cure for Stupidity: Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior at Work.
(Available for purchase at the Retreat Bookstore)

Program Faculty: Eric M. Bailey
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10:15 am - 11:45 am
WEDNESDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS

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11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch and HR EXPO

Enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch and meet with our Business Partners to view their products and services for the HR community.

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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Complimentary Gelato Treat

Treat yourself to a scoop (or two!) of Gorgeous Gelato from Portland.

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

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2:30 pm - 3:15 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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2:30 pm - 3:15 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!

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3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
KEYNOTE | Psychological Safety and the High Performing Team

It Takes Courage + Compassion + Communication Skills

What’s it all about? Google’s intensive study of high-functioning teams revealed that the key ingredient separating high-functioning from low-functioning teams was Psychological Safety. The more psychologically safe employees feel–i.e. the more they believe they can be candid, unguarded, and vulnerable without being mocked, ridiculed, judged, or subjected to “payback” behavior–the more likely they are to: give truthful feedback, report safety issues, offer process improvement suggestions and game-changing ideas, and address inappropriate behavior. In this presentation, David Lee will explore the behaviors that create, and the ones that destroy, psychological safety. We’ll also discuss how leaders, managers, and individual contributors can all do their part to foster a psychologically safe work environment. David will then look at what leaders in other organizations are doing to foster psychological safety, engaging Jeff Buckwalter, CEO of The Holy Donut, Jen Horton, Director of Human Resources, and Liz Cotter Schlax, President and CEO of United Way for the discussion.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Learn to articulate to management what Psychological Safety is and make the case for why it’s important (not just a fad or “touchy feely thing”).
  • Take away skills to train managers on what behaviors foster psychological safety and how to engage in them, as well as communicate what behaviors destroy psychological safety.
  • Explain the relationship between Psychological Safety and Downshifting (the phenomenon that happens when someone feels threatened–or just really stressed out– which results in primitive survival-of-the-fittest “programs” getting triggered).

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

Program Faculty: David Lee, Jeff Buckwalter, Jen Horton, Liz Cotter Schlax
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4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Reception and HR EXPO

Please join us for hors d’oeuvres, conversations about all the day’s exciting moments, and a chance to win some great prizes.

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9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Entertainment

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

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