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Maine HR Convention: May 11-15, 2020 – Virtual+ Edition


Workshop B: The Two-Way Street of Workforce Development

Friday, May 15th, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

What it means for your organization. What it means for Maine.

What’s it all about? No surprise! Maine is in a workforce crunch due to an aging demographic, inequitable distribution of talent and resources, and challenges on the societal and educational fronts. It’s much talked about, and a variety of approaches are underway to effect a solution. The Maine State Workforce Board is energized to bring a holistic solution to these efforts. This session will be a two-way conversation where you’ll learn more about these efforts, and more importantly, where you can share your concerns with key decisionmakers. So please join Laura Fortman (Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Labor), Guy Langevin (VP of HR for Dead River Company and Chair of the Maine State Workforce Board), and Chris Quint (Director of the Maine State Workforce Board) for this lively take on Maine’s workforce of the future. Consider this the capstone to all the previous talent quest discussions during convention week.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Immerse yourself in the world of public policy in Maine as it directly impacts your organization’s talent acquisition strategies and resilience. Learn how the Governor’s economic development strategy aligns with a long-term vision of the workforce and needs of your organization.
  • Uncover ways to build alliances with key public and private sector decisionmakers to better position successful HR strategies.
  • Discover how contributing to a lifelong learning umbrella can help your organization expand its social responsibility and community footprints, while at the same time enhancing your business bottom line.
  • Witness the strategic direction of one iconic Maine company and how to scale similar efforts to the size of your workplace, which will better position you to make the business case for a workforce development initiative at your organization.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit.