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High Impact HR

As a 'back-room' function, Human Resources departments operate most effectively when they can demonstrate their value. Learn how to identify key issues that impact the bottom line and how to put plans in place that ensure the department's efforts create impact. Learn how to transform your role into one that creates value for your or-ganization and earns you a 'seat at the table'. Key topics will include:

  • creating an HR vision and mission
  • internal consulting
  • conducting a gap analysis on your current HR processes
  • linking HR processes to organizational strategy
  • defining the HR strategic plan
  • measuring success
  • anticipating the effects of economic, global and social trends and their impact on human resource management

Kay Whitmore, SPHR, ACC is vice president of Human Resources at Acadia Insurance Company. She has an extensive background in all aspects of HR, having worked with organizations during times of significant change impacting every aspect of the employment relationship - from employee benefits and compensation to employee relations. Kay is an Associate Certified Coach, a certified trainer in Crucial Conversations and in Social and Emotional Intelligence. She is a graduate of the Maine Development Foundation's Leadership Maine program and is a Portland Symphony Orchestra trustee.

2 Tuesdays, November 12 and 19, 1-4 p.m.

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$185 (6 contact hours/ 0.6 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus


Class meets 11/12 & 11/19.