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Maine HR Convention: May 9 – 12, 2022


MegaSession A: The Future of Work

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Demanding Something New from HR! 

Why you’ll want to attend. The “Hennessy Report” is an acclaimed podcast and collaboration between NEHRA and Keystone Partners. Over the years, host Dave Hennessyhas interviewed HR leaders from around the country to both share ideas and tell great stories. This year, the Hennessy Report arrives at the Samoset with special guests Susan Miele (Chief People Officer of Ginkgo Bioworks in Boston) and Jeanne Gray (Head of People at Relay Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA). As the leaders at two biotech companies with progressive HR functions, they will discuss where we’re headed as a profession and what it means for you. They will share stories of two organizations grappling with current business challenges and changing them into opportunities. Join us for this conversation with two strategic HR leaders as they help us piece together the future of work puzzle. 

What’s it all about?

  • Consider how recent external forces have prompted a renewed look at human capital strategy, exceptionalism, and how we measure and value success. 
  • Re-evaluate the structure of your organization’s HR functions and your leadership role in fostering new approaches to the employer-employee equation, the technology play, and metrics and analysis. 
  • Discover how you can shed old assumptions and rules that no longer work while still holding true to your values.  

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI Business Credit 

Program Faculty: Dave Hennessy, Jeanne Gray, Susan Miele