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 | Political Brew: Maine HR Professionals Need to Know Augusta

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What’s it all about? Understanding the current political landscape in Maine will help you anticipate developments that impact the law of your workplace and trends that influence hiring and retention patterns. There’s a new governor and legislature in town, and by the time the Convention rolls around, they will be in full swing debating bills and budget proposals which will affect employees and employers alike. We are delighted to welcome three savvy Maine political analysts to the stage for their take on the situation. Pat Callaghan, anchor for NewsCenter at WCSH in Portland, will recreate his trademark Political Brew conversation. Joining him are Phil Harriman, a former four-term Republican State Senator and Ranking Republican on the Appropriations Committee from Yarmouth, and John Richardson, a former Speaker of the House and Democratic House Majority Leader from Brunswick. Get ready to jump into the big issues of the day.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Enhance your knowledge of the inner workings of Maine’s political class, government structure, and how this relates to your organization’s strategic business posture.
  • Learn how to monitor the legislative and regulatory environment in Maine.
  • And discover how to wield influence, advocate for issues that impact the life of your workforce and the bottom line of your workplace, and build your skillset as citizen and HR professional.

Approved for SHRM, HRCI Business, and CLE credit.

Program Faculty: John Richardson, Pat Callaghan, Phil Harriman