The information below is from the completed 2022 event. Check back in the fall for 2023 updates.

Maine HR Convention: May 9 – 12, 2022


MegaSession A: HR Credibility and Confidence

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

How to gain influence, inspire people, and add value at work. 

Why you’ll want to attend. In most organizations, HR is seen as a necessary evil or as a function to work around rather than to partner with. The Covid world has only added additional strain to this picture. Catharine MacLaren and David Pease have spent considerable energy thinking about this issue over the years in their various job roles, and they want to share their thoughts and hear your ideas for building credibility and influence for the profession. Consider this session an exchange of wisdom about the matters – large and small – that can help change this dynamic and make your workplace one where the predominant sentiment is, “What does HR have to say and contribute to make a difference?” 

What’s it all about?

  • What personal strategies can you employ on your march from the more tactical side of HR to building credibility, impacting the organization, and having fun at the same time?
  • Focus on how you can change this perception of HR by more vocally tying into business knowledge and goals, employing meaningful data, and developing an innovative mindset that challenges practices which have outlived their usefulness.
  • Find your calling and style for building relationships, trust, and impact. 

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI Business Credit 

Program Faculty: Catharine MacLaren, David Pease