Maine HR Convention: May 12-15, 2020 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

The following information is from the completed 2019 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 


Ethical Issues on Your Doorstep: When HR is Caught in the Middle

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

What’s it all about? Ambiguous workplace scenarios land on your doorstep almost every day. While the national news seems like it is filled with a constant barrage of ethical issues, we want to hone in on the dilemmas you face at work – those things no one wants to talk about. It could be a #MeToo moment, the behavior of an executive or top sales person, or some other allegation of misconduct, all of which require confidentiality and discernment. It’s in just those moments you need to know how to navigate among your responsibilities to your employees, your employer, and yourself. Meg LePage and Neal Williamson lead this interactive, conversational workshop, in which they will employ scenarios pre-submitted by the audience. Join them as they work through actual and relevant ethical situations, and leave with a stronger framework for resolving such challenges. Learn about codes of conduct and other effective mechanisms for making smart ethical and business decisions. Build your skills on leading by example and how to deftly steer an investigation or other line of inquiry. And make sure you can look in the mirror and feel good about your work and yourself.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Discover the link among ethical corporate behavior, organizational social responsibility, the values structure of your company, and the business bottom line.
  • Learn how to play an active role in corporate governance that enhances a strong ethical platform and code of conduct at your workplace.
  • Discover ways to navigate corporate ethical challenges and ambiguous situations where HR needs to balance its responsibilities to others in the c-suite, employees, and the organization.

Approved for SHRM, HRCI Business, and CLE credit.









Program Faculty: Meg LePage, Neal Williamson