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Changing Culture Through Well Being

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

Denise Dumont-Bernier, PT
Executive Director
Occupational Medical Consulting, LLC
OMC WellnessWorks

Changing Culture Through Well Being –

Denise Dumont-Bernier, PT, has been in the occupational health field for over 25 years, beginning her career as an on-site physical therapist contracted to Bath Iron Works. She subsequently opened her own private physical therapy practice in South Portland where she continued to focus on occupational rehabilitation, and contracted on-site with companies such as UnumProvident, Cole Haan, Saunders Brothers, Portland Press Herald, Pratt Abbot Cleaners and many others. She eventually sold the practice to a large, national health care organization and managed occupational medicine and rehabilitation practices, growing services from Southern Maine to Lewiston, Brunswick and Augusta.

She was then lured to direct the hospital-based occupational Medicine department at MaineGeneral Medical Center where she turned around an underperforming medical practice, to a successful, profitable contributor to the health organization, expanding market share and developing on site services for both occupational health and wellness. Through her employment with MaineGeneral Health, Maine’s 3rd largest health system serving the Greater Kennebec Valley Region, she worked with MaineGeneral’s many family practices, medical center services, and prevention/community services to offer an integrated solution to healthcare for employers in this region. She was also responsible for developing MaineGeneral’s Express Care services and the very successful Wellness services for over 4000 hospital employees and several businesses throughout the region.

Today, Denise serves as the Executive Director at Occupational Medical Consulting, (OMC WellnessWorks), a Maine based business recognized locally and nationally as a leader in effective health behavior change, health coaching and wellness designed to deliver results.  OMC offers leading-edge worksite-based health coaching, using behavior change motivational interviewing methods, supported by propriety wellness software that tracks and reports results.

She holds a baccalaureate degree in physical therapy from Simmons College, Boston. She has years of experience with providing on-site occupational health, industrial rehabilitation and with integrating worksite wellness services for many well-known Maine employers. She works strategically with business owners, safety and HR professionals to enhance employee health and wellbeing, and track results. Denise has been a member of the Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC) medical advisory board for over 20 years and was the chairperson for the “Healthy People of the Kennebec Valley” business-driven worksite wellness council.   She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences on a variety of topics.

Denise has always been passionate about the injury prevention and the health and safety of Maine workers. She believes that employers have a critical role and the power to influence healthcare consumerism through their employees and their families. In partnership, a healthier community can be built, and healthy and productive employees mean healthier Maine businesses.

Workplace Recording & Hush Money

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @10am

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Our Guest:

Peter Lowe, Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

Workplace Recording & Hush Money –

Peter is a partner at Brann & Isaacson. He provides advice and counsel on labor and employment law and education law.

Peter serves as lead labor counsel for some of the premier employers in Maine, including L.L. Bean, Inc. In this role, he advises clients on personnel practices and employee relations matters, including discrimination and harassment issues, layoffs and plant closures, union grievances and collective bargaining, disability and religious accommodation issues, conducting and supervising internal investigations, coordinating state and federal leave laws, and negotiating and drafting employment contracts and separation agreements.

Peter also represents public school districts and municipalities throughout Maine. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013) (Employment Law-Management).

Peter presents each year at the Maine Human Resources Conference (2002 to present); the Annual Employment Law Update for Central Maine Human Resources Association (2004 to present); the Maine School Management Conference (1996 to present); the Maine Education Law Conference (2007 to present); and the L.L. Bean Human Resources Law Training (1999 to present).

In 2009, Peter was selected to edit the Maine Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC.

The Thriving Hive

Saturday, September 15, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

Mari Ryan, MBA, NHP, CWP
CEO & Founder
Advancing Wellness
Author of
The Thriving Hive:
How People Centric Workplaces
Ignite Engagement and Fuel Results

The Thriving Hive –

The Thriving Hive is a simple, yet insightful story about a company CEO whose organization is no longer attracting and retaining the kinds of employees the organization needs to remain competitive and keep their customers happy.

Her mentor, the former CEO, introduces her to two very different beehives and his unconventional look at how organizations can support or diminish the well-being of their employees.  The Dive Hive reveals the pitfalls of leadership that focuses on profits. While the Alive Hive shows how productive a workforce can be when the culture prioritizes employee well-being.

The story, replete with interesting characters, takes you on a journey as the bees experience hive-threatening situations and shows how each hive prepares for and deals with adversity.  You’ll meet the management teams and worker bees who represent typical employees in any organization and learn from the CEO’s observations.

This business parable is a quick read for anyone who wants guidance for creating a culture of well-being, purpose, vitality, and satisfaction, for an all-encompassing employee experience.

The story shows why organizations should put their people first and why the well-being of the workforce is the most valuable asset of any business that wants to be successful for the long-term. In this book you will learn:

  • How to create an organizational culture that supports the well-being of the workforce
  • The link between employee well-being and engagement, productivity and commitment, and
  • Strategic viewpoints and tactical practices that support employee well-being.

Hacking HR

Saturday, September 8, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

Enrique Rubio
HR & Tech Evangelist
Founder of
Hacking HR Forum

Hacking HR –

Enrique is an HR and Tech Evangelist and founder of Hacking HR Forum. Prior to coming to the US from Venezuela as a Fulbright Scholar, Enrique was the CEO at Management Consultants, a firmed specialized in Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility in Venezuela. Before Management Consultants, Enrique worked in the telecommunications sector as a Senior Project Engineer for Telefonica. He currently works as an advisor for the CHRO at the Inter-American Development Bank.

He is also the cofounder of Cotopaxi, an artificial intelligence based recruitment platform focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. Enrique is a guest author in several blogs about innovation, management and human resources. He has over twenty years of experience.

Enrique holds an Electronic Engineering from Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela and an Executive Master’s in Public Administration from Maxwell School in Syracuse, New York. Enrique also holds a Design Thinking certification from Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, he is certified Scrum Master and PMP.