Maine HR Convention: May 8-11, 2018 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

Wednesday, May 9


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 - 8:30 am
Breakfast is Served

WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST & DESSERT SPONSOR:

7:00 am - 5:00 pm
REGISTRATION OPENS

Be sure to take advantage of Convention amenities including:

  • Sherman’s Convention Bookstore hosted by Proforma Marketing Essentials
  • Mobile Hub hosted by JobsinME.com
  • Bard Coffee hosted by Kaplan University
  • Gorgeous Gelato from 12:30 – 3:30 on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Complimentary Cab Rides hosted by Jackson Lewis
  • Professional Development Opportunities: Career Coaching sessions available

Don’t forget to download the Convention Mobile App for up-to-the minute Convention news, session materials, venue maps, attendee networking and more!

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7:00 am - 8:00 am
Maine Great Leaders: Gimbala Sankare, WEX

A Strategic Angle on the Role of HR:

Talent Acquisition in General and Internships in Particular

We are pleased to welcome Gimbala Sankare to this breakfast stage conversation. Gimbala is the Global Talent Acquisition Coordinator for WEX, Inc. in South Portland. Before that he served as an operations manager for the US Army and in the US State Department at positions in Brussels and London. That prior work helped Gimbala develop a different angle on how HR can operate and what it can accomplish. That’s the subject of his morning talk, which will include a look at a strategic approach to talent acquisition, an emphasis on the job candidate experience, and an overview of a very creative internship program created at WEX. On this latter point, he’ll talk about the Focus Maine initiative and what WEX and other organizations are doing to assist small to mid-size companies in Maine scale these ideas to size. Join us please for breakfast, the presentation, and conversation with Gimbala.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI Business credit.

Track: Get Strategic

Program Faculty: Gimbala Sankare
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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. Contact Beth Bielat at lifebreathbeth@hotmail.com to schedule.

Program Faculty: Beth Bielat
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8:30 am - 9:30 am
KEYNOTE | The Next Wave: Gen Z and Your Human Capital Planning

Jim Link

Jim Link (CHRO of Randstad North America in Atlanta) brings the next generational conversation to the stage. Just when you’ve wrapped your arms around the strengths and development opportunities for Millennials – a quiet buzz about Gen Z has begun. What does this newest crop of young talent, also called the iGens, portend for the workplace? Born at the genesis of the internet age, this globally connected generation witnessed 9/11, a great recession, Sandy Hook, and countless technology advances through their formative years. Sometimes, they are described as the next great hope; at other times, they are described as lost in their iPhones, obsessed with security needs, and more prone to depression. Jim Link takes a more nuanced look at this next generation, and how you should begin thinking about the implications for HR strategic planning and human capital management. He’ll look at the talents Gen Z brings to the table, their values systems, their view of collaboration vs. competition, and how rewards and recognition are implicated. He’ll also discuss some of the specific concerns they may bring to the workplace – student loan debt topping the list. How does HR prepare for this next wave? Jim – we’re all ears.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI general (HR) credit.

Program Faculty: Jim Link
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10:15 am - 11:45 am
WEDNESDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS


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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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
KEYNOTE | Authenticity Comes to Work

Kip Hollister

We’ve all found ourselves chasing after the perfect work/life balance at some point in our lives. Maybe every day. So when our keynote speaker Kip Hollister, CEO of Hollister Staffing and the Hollister Institute in Boston, told us that she had never been more “lit up” in her life, we wanted to know her secret. The answer? There is no such thing as work/life balance; there is only “life”. On Wednesday morning, Kip shares her personal journey at the helm of a business that has not only survived, but flourished through three recessions. But it’s much more than her own path. You’ll engage in some activities during this keynote that will help you learn how to bring your whole, authentic self to work. Discover how this drives productivity, ignites passion, and ultimately creates a culture of purpose in the workplace.

About Kip: Kip Hollister is the Founder & CEO of Hollister Staffing and the Hollister Institute in Boston, MA. She has been at the helm of the women-owned recruiting firm since 1988.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI general (HR) credit.

Program Faculty: Kip Hollister
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2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Afternoon Wellness Burst

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.

Program Faculty: Beth Bielat
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2:00 pm - 2:45 am
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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2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS


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.

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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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