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. 


How Entrepreneurial Thinking Can Drive Your HR Strategies: The Creativity Connection

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

What’s it all about?  Society sings the praises of creators and innovators, and in the business world there is special recognition for those called entrepreneurs. What does this mean for HR professionals as we find ourselves at the center of rapid workplace change and demands to be more strategic and business minded? So many of us doubt our creative capacity and leave untapped the value of entrepreneurial thinking. In this tantalizing workshop, Richard Bilodeau (a serial entrepreneur and lecturer at the USM School of Business) offers a blend of conversation, exercises, and challenges to bring out the latent talents that can make us more effective HR leaders and strategists for our workplaces and people.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Understand the elements of entrepreneurship – what it means to think and act like an entrepreneur – and how you can use entrepreneurial markers to build your HR strategic plans and impact your organizations.
  • Discover the neuro-chemistry of creativity, how to activate it, and how the linkage between creativity and entrepreneurship works.
  • Apply this powerful combination of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to become a better business strategist, a better change management leader, and a more imaginative HR professional.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit.

Program Faculty: Richard Bilodeau