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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 | Project Empathy

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The “Human” in Human Resources

Why you’ll want to participate in this session. Join us for an inspiring lesson in human resources from an unlikely source – an 11-year-old boy from Salt Lake City – Chase Hansen. Chase started thinking about homeless people at age four, seeing each one as an individual. Someone’s daughter or son. And, instead of just bringing them meals, he began taking them to lunch and engaging in conversations. With the guidance of his father, this has blossomed into Project Empathy, a Ted Talk and an appearance on Good Morning America. Chase will join our Maine audience and get us thinking about how we conduct our work and our lives. With special guests John Hansen (his Dad) and Mark Christensen (our HR Convention friend from Phoenix). Far from a call to naivete, this keynote opens the door to the possibility of magic in each person.

What’s it all about?

  • Think about the role empathy can play in your human resources values system and ethics.
  • Learn ways to employ empathic behavior in your HR processes.
  • Discover how empathy leads to employee engagement.

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

Program Faculty: Chase Hansen