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. 


KEYNOTE | Your Next Generation of Business Leaders: How HR Cultivates Greatness

Thursday, May 9th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What’s it all about? Few people would say they entered the workforce with a passion for strategic planning, aligning employee goals with business objectives, or even thinking about the bottom line of their organization. Somewhere along the line, emerging leaders learn to look at their workday beyond face value, and connect with the bigger mission, vision, and values of their employer. But when? And more importantly, how? James Brissenden (Clark Insurance), Katie Shorey (People’s United Bank), and Matty Oates (Dirigo Collective), join us to share their journeys – thus far – in the world of business. Through reflections on finding mentorship, learning humility, and gaining financial acumen, this panel will empower the transition from tactical to strategic within your organization.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Hear from three successful young professionals in Maine about their experiences navigating the world of work post-graduation, and reflections on their transition to becoming business partners.
  • Understand how carefully curated relationships with other professionals both inside and outside of the organization can facilitate training and leadership development for a new employee.
  • Take away strategies that HR can use to harness and focus the creative energy of an employee, and transform it to business-driven thinking and sustainable, purposeful work.

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

Program Faculty: James Brissenden, Katie Shorey, Matty Oates