Maine HR Convention

Thanks everyone for a great 2015 Maine HR Convention! We'll keep the 2015 convention scheduled posted for awhile.

SAVE THE DATES FOR 2016 - May 10-13 back at the Samoset Resort.

20th Anniversary Celebration!

Your next HR adventure at the Samoset Resort promises to be a celebration of learning and impact. A powerful combination of big ideas, imaginative speakers, and a bring-it back-to-work platform. Combine this with a ton of 20th anniversary fun and you have all the makings for an engaging experience—one that adds value to your HR career, adds value to your company, and helps you discover something new about yourself. 

And the number is...24.25 recertification credits!

HRCI SealSHRM Preferred ProviderPHRs and SPHRs: HRCI has approved the convention for 24.25 HR (general) credits and at least 12.75 business credits. Attention SHRM-CPs and SHRM-SCPs: SHRM has approved the convention for 24.25 PDCs.

Strategic HR US is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

Help the Maine SHRM State Council recognize exceptional HR leaders in our community by nominating an outstanding peer for the 2015 HR Awards! Click here for more information and to submit your nominations.

Faculty from Across the USA Takes to the Samoset Stage

Witness national caliber keynoters spanning the continent from Seattle to Salt Lake City to Omaha to St. Louis Joining Us From Seattleand on to Boston. Join forces with innovative leaders from Starbucks, Harvard Management Co., Tufts Medical Center, IDEXX, and Omni Hotels. Roll up your sleeves in our Workshops and Solutions Centers where your faculty is charged with the responsibility to provide platforms you can implement right away on your return to work.Joining Us From Boston Pictured are two headliners: Paula Boggs and Rob Osgood, both great leaders in their own right. One a Fortune 500 Executive who once jumped out of airplanes for the U.S. Army and now serves on the President's Committee for the Arts and Humanities. The other, a former student of the theater who employs a learning tool called vicarious rehearsal, which helped prepare one hospital and one city for the unthinkable. To see who is who, turn to the headliners page and learn about all six of this year's keynoters.

Making a Difference in 2015

The convention strives to make a difference for Maine HR professionals with a five-track learning system: 1) Get Strategic; 2) Build a Great Workforce; 3) Legal Eagles; 4) HR Skills and Creativity; and 5) HR Business Leadership. Plus a special Legal Eagles Boot Camp! The convention also offers the best keynoters from around the country, creates imaginative, participatory workshops, awards a boatload of re-certification credits, and generates an atmosphere where HR careers and Maine workplaces thrive. This doesn’t happen by accident. Rather, it’s the result of a great collaboration between your host, StrategicHR US/, and Maine’s SHRM State Council and its eight affiliated chapters. Add the energy of 800+ participants and a showcase of sponsors and vendors and you have some great reasons to join us at the 2015 Maine HR Convention. 

Budget Information

Convention passes include access to workshops, plenary sessions, keynotes, receptions, entertainment, and meals. Meals included with registration include: lunch Tuesday through Friday; breakfast Wednesday though Friday; receptions Tuesday through Thursday. There is a discount for SHRM members and Maine SHRM chapter members. That discounted rate is in parentheses. For HR metrics stars, the effective rate for attending all four days can be as low as $182.50/day.

Attend all four days for $790 ($730).
Attend any three days for $690 ($640).
Attend any two days for $570 ($530).
Attend any single day for $320 ($290).


  • HR Business Leadership track featuring HR Superstars from around the country.
  • MegaSession Friday expands with sessions through the afternoon.
  • A Thursday/Friday Employment Law Bootcamp.
  • Welcome Committee for first-timers to the Convention.
  • Solutions Centers during the lunch hour.
  • Increased utility for the convention Mobile App and social media.
  • Plus an array of 20th Anniversary Surprises!  

Our Premier 2015 Business Partners




Springborn Staffing  Great Falls Insurance  Drake Inglesi Milardo


 Bernstein Shur AARP   The Standard  Employee Benefits Solutions Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


See the complete list of convention sponsors and exhibitors.

HR Goes Wild!

Quotes from 2014 Attendees

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Continuing Education

24.25 credits from HRCI and SHRM

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