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: The Absolute Imperative of Selecting Great Managers and Supervisors

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

Why you’ll want to attendLearn how to fix the biggest mistake organizations make (and continue to make)! Spoiler Alert – it’s poor supervisor selection. There is a quote widely attributed to Marcus Buckingham holding that “people leave managers, not organizations.” Additionally, a recent Gallup survey found that the number one correlation to an employee’s level of engagement is the quality of their direct supervisor. If the preceding is true, and experience says that it is, then why isn’t selecting direct supervisors at any level in an organization a top priority? Join the discussion led by Ross Gibson and Mara Neufeld Rivera and learn how two organizations are taking charge of this issue.  

What’s it all about?

  • In this engaging and action-provoking work-session, you’ll discover the reasons for poor selection of managers – some of them obvious, some not so obvious.
  • Witness how to create a company-wide process for selecting and developing great managers and supervisors.
  • Then build an implementation plan to kick this into action with your C-Suite on return to work. The goal of this session is to inspire you to be a change-leader in making this a business imperative. 

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