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 | Beyond Tolerating Diversity to Embracing Inclusion

Thursday, May 9th, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Your Business and Community

Patti Digh, The School of Inclusion + Activism

What’s it all about? Diversity. Inclusion. Hidden Biases. The literature is deep and the voices are many as HR grapples with this most common human dilemma. What do we have in common and how can we employ our differences to a greater good? Patti Digh – author, thinker, storyteller – joins us for a lyrical look beneath the surface of diversity and inclusion. Noting that “the shortest distance between two people is a story,” Patti takes us beyond superficial boundaries towards something richer and more rewarding, shifting our focus from what we are to who we are.


Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Think of diversity and inclusion from the angle of individual, human stories.
  • Learn how a diverse workforce does not happen by accident, but rather exists at the confluence of leadership, potential, courage, and purpose.
  • Engage in discussions and exercises designed to help you imagine others as you imagine yourself and how diversity is a building block for stronger workplace teams and stronger communities.

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

Program Faculty: Patti Digh