The following information is from the completed 2020 event. Please check back in January for details about the 2021 conference, which will be on May 10, 12, and 14. We anticipate opening registration in early February 2021.

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Maine HR Convention: May 10, 12, & 14, 2021 – Virtual+ Edition


Lunch and Learn: Experience the Employee Experience

Friday, May 15th, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Strategic Value and Practical Significance

What’s it all about? This forum will engage HR leaders in a dynamic, idea-sharing format, specifically targeting the employee experience as it pertains to the behaviors of the managers who lead them. A manager’s behavior makes or breaks an employee’s attitude toward their job and their productivity and is the true manifestation of a company’s “real culture.” This is particularly relevant for associates who are being promoted into their first leadership role. The core focus is on the realization that management behaviors are a result of self-determinism. The use or abuse of position power and the choice between cooperation or domination behaviors are entirely up to each manager. Managerial words, tones, and actions are chosen with purpose and do not spontaneously arise. Ideally, they are a manifestation of the Golden Rule: “Manage others the way that you would like to be managed!”

This is an interactive “straw person” exercise that can be duplicated in any professional setting. The audience will define the traits of “the best boss they ever heard of” versus “the worst boss they ever heard of.” The resulting lists will be a practical guide for evolving managers to emulate. They will understand which behaviors to manifest and which behaviors to avoid.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Anyone responsible for the coaching and development of a new manager will have a concise compass heading to follow.
  • HR ‘key influencers” who are trying to recalibrate and level set expectations in companies where management behaviors are less than ideal will have an easy tool to use.
  • Parties interested in a one-hour dynamic exercise that can be easily duplicated “back at the office” with just a conference room and a whiteboard.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit

Program Faculty: Jim MacDonald