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The following information is from the completed 2021 event. Please check back in the fall for details on next year. 

Maine HR Convention: May 10 – 12, 2022


KEYNOTE | Living a Life of Purpose and Mentorship

Friday, May 14th, 2021 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.For 28 years, Don MacPherson has mentored young students and young professionals. It started in the Hennepin County Minnesota Juvenile Detention Center with a 17-year-old named Teddy. It has continued through Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Better Chance, and the Inner City Ducks in Minneapolis. In this workshop, Don will talk about how his career and work with HR professionals has benefited from being a mentor, what is required to successfully mentor others, how leaders can make a difference in their communities without sacrificing career opportunities, and why mentoring and being mentored is critical to success in life.   


What’s it all about? 

  • Gain a better understanding of the benefits of being a mentor and a mentee and how that plays into your role in human resources. 
  • Discover the effective tools of creative and impactful mentorship. 
  • Learn how to weave mentorship processes into a variety of your HR functions, for example – financial wellnessand observe the payback in terms of employee happiness, success, and engagement. 

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit. 

Program Faculty: Don MacPherson