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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 | Translating Language into Action

Friday, May 14th, 2021 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Great books, punk rock, the subjunctive, and making a difference.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.We hear much about a new layer of diversity that reaches beyond gender, race, and nationality. It’s the diversity of thought so needed to refresh spirit, spur creativity, and solve problems. Phuc Tranauthor of Sigh, Gonetakes the stage to discuss the power of words through story that perhaps can only be told by a TedTalker, tattooist, and teacher of the Classics. That story begins in Vietnam in 1975 as the then two-year-old and family immigrate to America and smalltown Pennsylvania and his ultimate arrival in Portland, Maine. The relevance to our HR world is what follows – a masterful blend of how verbal moods, the Classics, and outsider perspectives enrich our work and lives.  

What’s it all about?   

  • Enjoy this engaging English language grammar class and its look at the upside and the dark side of the subjunctive mood. The upside offering leaders lessons in creativity and problem-solving and the dark side that can derail those same goals. 
  • Take instruction from ancient Classics that will help expand critical thinking today. 
  • Discover the road from outsider to insider and what this means for team buildingrelationships, and the immigrant experience in Maine now that Phuc calls Portland, Maine home.  

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

Program Faculty: Phuc Tran