Corporate Partners

Events Calendar


Join The Conversation!

This year's USM Corporate Partners event series focuses on the very real challenges employers in our community face when trying to attract and retain great people. Our goal is to deliver innovative ideas and strategies that our members can take back to the workplace and put into practice. So please plan to attend this year’s Corporate Partners event series – we invite you join the conversation!

Thank you to, our Signature Series Supporting Sponsor


USM Corporate Partners Signature Series Schedule


Coming up in January:

Communicating & Dialoguing in the Digital Age: Tips for Staying Connected without Technology

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

7 AM – 9 AM; Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

Every day, we send tons of email. We email about business decisions, large and small. We email about policy changes. We email about timelines and production schedules. But rarely do we make time for personal communication and dialoguing. Join us to learn about and practice a dozen different techniques for improving person-to-person, face-to-face communication in the workplace. Better communication builds better business!

Register Today! 


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The Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute Keynote Address

Morgan Stanley's Carla Harris –"Carla's Pearls: Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace"

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Reception at 4:30 PM, Keynote at 5 PM

Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus      

Each year, the annual Hussey Leadership Institute welcomes a nationally known thought leader to deliver the Institute’s evening keynote address on topics related to the business of doing well by doing good. 

We are thrilled to announce this year’s dynamic keynote speaker, Carla Harris, world-renowned executive, leader and best-selling author of Expect to Win and Strategize to Win. Carla is the Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley’s global headquarters in New York City.

Known for taking on tough leadership issues related to equity and inclusion for women and minority-owned businesses, Carla will talk about the importance of authenticity, risk-taking and mentorship in her keynote, "Carla's Pearls – Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace.”  Carla’s keynote is sponsored by Morgan Stanley's Portland branch of financial advisors. 

The Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute is a program of USM Corporate Partners

Carla's keynote address is sponsored by Morgan Stanely, Portland Branch

Learn more about Carla Harris

Learn more about The Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute


Earlier events in our 2019-2020 Signature Series:

Recruitment & Retention: New Ways to Think About Maine's Workforce     

Thursday, October 10, 2019

7 AM – 9 AM; Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus            Sponsored by MEMIC


Training & Development: Techniques for Better Employee Performance and Satisfaction

Thursday, December 5, 2019

7 AM – 9 AM; Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus           Sponsored by Peoples United Bank

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Thank you to all who attended our previous Corporate Partners Series