Maine HR Convention: May 7-10, 2019 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME


 

Wednesday, May 8


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
WELLNESS SPONSOR & ANTHEM WELLNESS CHALLENGE PARTNER:

6:45 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast is Served

WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST SPONSOR:

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.

Attend an Anthem Sponsored Wellness Event and be entered to win great prizes! Simply drop a business card in our Anthem Wellness Box after Anthem sponsored wellness session. The more you practice wellness, the greater your chances of winning!

WELLNESS SPONSOR & ANTHEM WELLNESS CHALLENGE PARTNER:

7:00 am - 8:00 am
EARLY BIRD | The Strategic Value of Customer and Community Service: Dead River Company Leads the Way

What’s it all about? The Dead River story traces back to 1907 and the woodlands of western Maine. With the purchase of an ESSO franchise in the 1930’s, the company began a march from the forest products industry to become one of New England’s largest energy distributors of heating oil and propane. With over 1,000 employees, Dead River is known for superb customer service focused on respecting the time of its customers and leaving customer homes in better shape than when they arrived on scene. CEO Deanna Sherman and Chief Administrative Officer Guy Langevin join the breakfast conversation this morning to share a bit about the company and more on how their connection with HR links to the strategic direction of Dead River and serves the broader community.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Observe how a CHRO and CAO built their business portfolios at a family-owned company, and then how they came together to link the organization’s strategic direction and brand to their human resource function.
  • Discover the role that community connection played in this process, as they discuss the strategic value of aligning with outside forces, such as the University of Southern Maine Foundation, Educate Maine, the State of Maine Workforce Board, Maine & Company, the MES Foundation, the United Way, and Junior Achievement.
  • Learn how the company’s creative culture fosters their work together and how they take the measure of HR, the customer experience, and business value.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit.

Program Faculty: Deanna Sherman, Guy Langevin
GREAT MAINE LEADER'S SERIES CO-SPONSOR:
GREAT MAINE LEADER'S SERIES SPONSOR:

7:00 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
Mobile App Provided by: Cvent Web Surveys/CrowdCompass 

Special thank you to our Certification Sponsor KeyBank

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7:45 am - 4:45 pm
Complimentary LifeBreath Wellness Sessions

Oxygen can be quite the elixir. Convention Wellness Guru Beth Bielat conducts her signature program on LifeBreath. It’s a superb wellness tool you can call on at any time to harness your mental focus and emotional and physical well-being. You’ll want to breathe deeply, relax, and wear comfortable clothes so you can leave this session feeling re-charged, de-stressed, and inspired. Available by appointment only throughout Wednesday and Thursday. Email Info@StrategicHRus.com for instructions to sign up.

Program Faculty: Beth Bielat
WELLNESS SPONSOR & ANTHEM WELLNESS CHALLENGE PARTNER:

8:30 am - 9:45 am
KEYNOTE: Artificial Intelligence and Your Learning Roadmap

Ideas on the HR Horizon

Michael Littman, Brown University

What’s it all about? A robot retrieving your morning coffee, a chicken dancing in a figure 8, and an automated crossword puzzle solver! Those are some of the stories that Michael Littman, a computer science professor at Brown University, will use to spark your imagination about patterns in artificial intelligence and how you approach learning and development at your workplace. This keynote presentation will give you a sense of what is possible in this new world of knowledge by describing the best ways to program our learning. You’ll leave this session with enhanced curiosity, a little bit of fun, and a starting point for some interesting conversations at this conference.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Witness the parallels between the world of AI and workplace learning, and reflect on how to align learning processes at work with desired business and human outcomes.
  • Gain an understanding of how intelligence systems and workplace knowledge require us to invent things together.
  • Think about learning as a strategic process where the implementation does not happen in one fell swoop, but rather in bite-size pieces where learning is broken down into portal patterns.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI Business credit.

 

Program Faculty: Michael Littman
WEDNESDAY KEYNOTE SPONSOR:

10:15 am - 11:45 am
WEDNESDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS

SESSION FULL
SESSION FULL

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

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.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH & DESSERT SPONSOR:

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

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

GELATO TREAT SPONSOR:

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
KEYNOTE | Political Brew: Maine HR Professionals Need to Know Augusta

What’s it all about? Understanding the current political landscape in Maine will help you anticipate developments that impact the law of your workplace and trends that influence hiring and retention patterns. There’s a new governor and legislature in town, and by the time the Convention rolls around, they will be in full swing debating bills and budget proposals which will affect employees and employers alike. We are delighted to welcome three savvy Maine political analysts to the stage for their take on the situation. Pat Callaghan, anchor for NewsCenter at WCSH in Portland, will recreate his trademark Political Brew conversation. Joining him are Phil Harriman, a former four-term Republican State Senator and Ranking Republican on the Appropriations Committee from Yarmouth, and John Richardson, a former Speaker of the House and Democratic House Majority Leader from Brunswick. Get ready to jump into the big issues of the day.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Enhance your knowledge of the inner workings of Maine’s political class, government structure, and how this relates to your organization’s strategic business posture.
  • Learn how to monitor the legislative and regulatory environment in Maine.
  • And discover how to wield influence, advocate for issues that impact the life of your workforce and the bottom line of your workplace, and build your skillset as citizen and HR professional.

Approved for SHRM, HRCI Business, and CLE credit.

Program Faculty: John Richardson, Pat Callaghan, Phil Harriman
WEDNESDAY KEYNOTE SPONSOR:

2:00 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.

Attend an Anthem Sponsored Wellness Event and be entered to win great prizes! Simply drop a business card in our Anthem Wellness Box after Anthem sponsored wellness session. The more you practice wellness, the greater your chances of winning!

Program Faculty: Beth Bielat
WELLNESS SPONSOR & ANTHEM WELLNESS CHALLENGE PARTNER:

2:00 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!

WEDNESDAY LUNCH & DESSERT SPONSOR:

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

SESSION FULL

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

4:15 pm - 6:00 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.

WEDNESDAY RECEPTION SPONSOR:
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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!

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR:

Monday, May 6 Tuesday, May 7 Wednesday, May 8 Thursday, May 9 Friday, May 10