HR Conference 2018 - Hilton Garden Inn

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Name: HR Conference 2018 - Hilton Garden Inn
Date: October 31, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:


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Early Bird Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 Networking

8:00 - 9:00 Keynote

Protecting your Employees from Workplace Violence  

It is important for employers to have a plan in place and to be prepared in the event of a workplace violence situation.  Sergeant Jason Stuart from the Bangor Police Department will discuss this important topic and offer advice as to how to respond in this situation, how best to protect yourself and your employees, when to leave, when to hide, when to engage the aggressor and what to expect when the police arrive.  




9:30 - 10:30 SESSION I (Choice of one)

1. What every employer should know about legalizing marijuana in Maine

Sarah Newell,  Eaton Peabody
Learn what employers need to know as a result of the illegality of marijuana and marijuana businesses under federal law. Sarah will share with you the current status of the law and guidance intended to assist professionals, businesses, and insurers in assessing and addressing the risks presented by marijuana legalization in Maine.   


2.  Creating a workplace culture of diversity and acceptance and understanding the accommodations necessary

Amy Sneirson, Maine Human Rights Commission and Kenneth An, U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
As a small business owner and employer you may have legal responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws enforced by the United States Employment Opportunity Commission and/or the state employment anti-discrimination and retaliation laws enforced by the Maine Human rights Commission. This workshop is designed with the intent to educate small businesses and help owners and managers focus on running a successful business by maintaining a strong EEO policy while creating a diverse workplace and culture of acceptance.


3.  Onboarding new hires to maximize their success and yours

Terri Swanson,  Swanson Consulting & Associates, LLC
You've finally found the perfect candidate to hire!   How you onboard them can make all the difference in how quickly they hit the ground running and increase the chances they will be with you for the long term.   In this session Terri will discuss why making the time to onboard a new employee is critical to their success and offer you guidance, direction, insights and ideas to help you onboard well!   Bring your questions!


10:30 - 10:45 BREAK


10:45 - 11:45 SESSION 2 (Choice of one)

1. Sexual harassment awareness and policies for small business

Amy Sneirson, Maine Human Rights Commission and Kenneth An, U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
As a small business owner and employer it is critical to understand the requirements of and your responsibilities under state and federal laws when it comes to sexual harassment policies.  This workshop will discuss what you should have in place to be in compliance with the laws and what you should have in place to create a workplace culture free from harassment.


2.  Avoiding HR Mistakes for the Non-HR Professional

Anne-Marie Storey, Rudman Winchell
This session is designed for employers who do not have a dedicated Human Resources department and are looking for basic level information about HR obligations and procedures.  It will provide background information on general HR functions such as hiring, handbooks, personnel file maintenance, performance evaluations and termination, as well as some more advanced issues including leave and reasonable accommodations.


3.  Conflict is normal in every workplace.  Knowing how to manage it well is the key to a happy workplace and productive workplace

Ginger Ward - Green and David Green, the Ward Green Group
Conflict is normal in every workplace.  Knowing how to recognize and respond to conflict is the key to creating a happy and productive workplace culture.  In this session you will learn how to recognize and resolve conflicts when they occur and how to create a culture in your workplace where conflict is dealt with before it leads to a negative work environment.


11:45 - 12:00 BREAK


12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
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1:00 - 2:00 Final session


HR professionals share their lessons learned and advice to keep you out of HR hot water


David Pease,  Sr. VP and Director of HR at Bangor Savings Bank

David Dunning,  VP of Marketing and HR at S.W. Cole

Jonie Dunivan, HR Manager at Wayfair

Paul Bolin, VP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Northern Light Health

Presenting Sponsor:  ConvenientMD
  Lunch Sponsored by Bangor Area Staffing Solutions & Human Resources Association of Eastern Maine

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 7AM - 2PM
Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor

7:00 - 7:30  Networking

7:30 - 9:00  Early Bird Breakfast



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Event Sponsors:
  • ConvenientMD
  • Bangor Area Staffing Solutions
  • Human Resources Association of Eastern Maine
Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 7AM to 2PM
Contact Information:
$100- All Day Conference (7am - 2PM)
Includes Early Bird Breakfast Keynote w/Breakfast
Choice of 2 Sessions, 
Lunch & Afternoon Panel Discussion
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