Tuesday, May 9
8:00 REGISTRATION OPENS
WELCOME! Convention Registration Opens. Registration remains open throughout the day.
Be sure to take advantage of Convention amenities including:
- Sherman's Convention Bookstore hostedby Strategic Information Resources
- Mobile Hub hosted by JobsinME.com
- Bard Coffee hosted by Kaplan University
- Complimentary Cab Rides hosted by Jackson Lewis
- Professional Development Opportunities: Career Coaching and Mentoring sessions available
Don't forget to download the Convention Mobile App for up-to-the minute Convention news, session materials, venue maps, attendee networking and more!
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This session is available to SHRM State Council members and board members of SHRM's eight affiliate chapters in Maine. In addition to a business meeting, conducted by State Council Director, Amie Parker, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, , join SHRM volunteer leaders from across the state for a professional development session designed to enhance your volunteer leader skills and build your HR network! Please note that the Leadership Meeting will overlap with Tuesday morning workshops.
9:30 - 11:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
11:30 - 12:50 LUNCH
Enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch! Recharge and check emails at the Mobile Hub. Barista-made coffee anyone? Join the fabulous brewmeisters from Bard Coffee in Portland, Maine.
Lunch Hosted by:
12:50 - 1:00 WELCOMING REMARKS
Erahm Christopher | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
In a world where we are constantly bombarded with messaging – advertisements, emails, smart phones, text messages, streaming videos, music, news feeds, and more – we are conditioned to absorb as much information as possible from as many channels as possible all at once. Has the art of truly listening been lost? In his keynote presentation Erahm Christopher, Director and Producer of the feature film Listen, explores what it means to be an active listener. We will learn how listening has changed with culture shifts throughout history, the depth of the negative impact poor communication practices have in both our professional and personal lives, and tangible tactics we can use to block out the noise and start actively listening.
Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI general (HR) credit.
Keynote with Stacie Mallen from Chandler, Arizona
Stacie Mallen is now with her 7th startup company. It’s called Videoloco, a venture focusing on the emotional power of video in the world of business. She’ll share some stories on how Rules Make Rebels, stories of trial and error, success and failure. And from her experience as an HR leader, she’ll offer disruptive, new ways of thinking designed to help you look at your organization’s HR function and your career in new ways. Think of it as a new rhythm and structure for HR and business. This isn’t about rebellion for rebellion’s sake, rather it’s about constructive non-conformity and how a bit of rebellion can help build trust. It’s about being a catalyst, where impactful HR leaders use the tools of the most effective entrepreneurs – people who tip toe up to the edge of the precipice before jumping.
Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI BUSINESS credit.
5:00 - 6:30 WELCOME RECEPTION
Join the Convention's opening reception. It's a great way to renew HR acquaintances and make new HR friends. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and conversations about all the day's exciting moments.
7:00 - 9:00 WELCOME GALA DINNER
Need dinner plans for Tuesday night? Join your friends from Maine SHRM and around the state for a delightful buffet dinner and even more delightful conversations. A great way to continue your peer networking and homecoming chats. Tickets available for purchase within the online registration. Guests are welcome. Seats are limited and will sell out fast!
9:00 - 11:00 OPENING NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
It's time for a little music, dancing, and camaraderie! Join DJ Kevin Duran of Double Platinum Celebrations in the Enoteca Lounge at the Samoset!