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Upcoming Shows

Sept 22
Peter Lowe
Brann & Isaacson
Workplace Recording
and Hush Money

Sept 29
Denise Dumont-Bernier
OMC WellnessWorks
Changing Culture
Through Well Being

Oct 6
Alan Caron
Caron For Governor
Gubernatorial Candidate

Nov 10
Jamie Schneiderman
Career Spark
Transforming HR Through
Success-Based Matching


Workforce Development & Training Opportunities

Saturday, September 12, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Julie RabinowitzX
Julie Rabinowitz
Director of Communications

Joan DolanJoan Dolan
Director of Apprenticeship
& Strategic Partnerships

Maine Dept of Labor

Maine Career Center

Workforce Development & Training Opportunities –

Julie Rabinowitz holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied public policy argument, and undergraduate degrees in Communication Arts and History from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

A published author and instructor of college-level communication courses, Ms. Rabinowitz has served as both executive staff and on the boards of numerous non-profits in Maine and beyond. She’s handled internal and external communication as well as managed finances and developed and implemented strategic plans. Ms. Rabinowitz has worked at the FDR and JFK presidential libraries and currently serves as the director of communication for the Maine Department of Labor.
Joan Dolan has worked for the Maine Department of Labor since 2009, beginning as a CareerCenter consultant and moving into successive leadership roles in developing and leading training programs that address employer needs.
She has extensive experience in program development, education administration, career counseling, supervision and evaluation of personnel, teaching, coaching, and mentoring. She led the department’s successful healthcare training grant which trained more than 1,000 individuals in various capacities to address industry needs in Maine, and went on to manage the apprenticeship program and the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program.  She speaks to trade and professional associations and economic development groups about implementing sector strategies to develop career pathways for workers while training them for the skills businesses need to grow.

A Vicarious HR Rehearsal – Replay

Saturday, September 5, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Robert Osgood


Robert Osgood
Emergency Medical Director
Tufts Medical Center

A Vicarious HR Rehearsal –

Rob is the Emergency Management Director at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Since 2010, he has been solely responsible for the design, development, and sustainment of the Emergency Management Program at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston. Functioning in a command role for a myriad of emergency situations: weather emergencies, utility disruptions, hazardous materials events, full-scale exercises, planned Boston city events, and any incident threatening to disrupt normal hospital operations, staff, or patient safety.

He works in one of the oldest hospitals in the country (built by Paul Revere), yet employs a very creative and modern training and development tool-vicarious rehearsal.

He will tell you how this simple tool is used at Tufts in a variety of every day crises and emergencies and he will share the story of how it helped his team manage the unthinkable: the immediate aftermath of the Patriots’ Day bombing.

Workers Compensation

Saturday, August 29, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Paul Sighinolfi
Executive Director
Workers Compensation Board
Maine Dept. of Labor

Workers Compensation –

Sighinolfi was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts and is a graduate of St. Anselm College, Trinity College and Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America.
He co-authored Maine Employer’s Guide: Worker’s Compensation. He is a member of the board of editors and contributes to Maine Business & Employment Law, a publication of Northern New England Law Publishers. In 1995, he was appointed by the Board of Overseers of the Bar to serve on Panel A of the Board’s Grievance Commission.  In 1997, he became Chair of the Panel, a position he held until 2002 when he was precluded by term limits from further service.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court appointed Paul to a three-year term on the Board of Overseers of the Bar in November 2002.  He was reappointed for a second three-year term in 2005 where he served as the Vice Chair of the Board.  Paul was appointed Chair of the Board of Bar Overseers by the Supreme Judicial Court on November 1, 2007, and on November 1, 2008 he was precluded by term limits from further service. In December of 2009, the Maine Supreme Court appointed Paul as a trustee of the Lawyers Fund for Client Protection. He still serves in that capacity.

HR and Medical Marijuana

Saturday, August 22, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Patricia Rosi

Wellness Connection of Maine

HR and Medical Marijuana –

Established in 2011, Wellness Connection of Maine operates four state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Brewer, Gardiner, Portland and Thomaston.

Our dispensaries are safe, inviting, spacious and accessible wellness centers fusing the best features of a pharmacy, community center and wellness practice in one convenient location.

Under one roof, all your medical cannabis and full-spectrum wellness needs are answered by our member liaisons, passionate experts who care and partner with you on your journey to improved quality of life.

– Peruse through our extensive library of educational books and magazines.

– Enjoy a free coffee/tea and WIFI in the comfort of our welcoming community center.

– Attend educational events and seminars such as Medical Cannabis 101 or Cooking with Cannabis.

– Other services as available, always at no cost to our patients