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Wilderness of Health Care Reform

Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 10am

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Guest:

Jason Allen

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Jason Allen
President
Northern Insurance Group

LinkedIn

The Wilderness of Health Care Reform –

Jason is an employee benefits broker licensed in 28 states and also holds his consulting license.  He has been invited to speak on Capitol Hill on multiple occasions relating to healthcare reform and previously served as the Legislative Chair for Maine Association of Health Underwriters.
Jason works with clients of all sizes relating to employee benefits in addition he also works with employers with locations in multiple countries.
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The Science of Getting to YES … Without Negotiating!

Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 10am

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Guests:

Matt RixxMatt Rixx

Email | Linkedin

The Science of Getting to Yes.. Without Negotiating –

Matt Rixx is Americas leading authority on the science of subliminal triggers of influence and the psychology of humor combined with the art of persuasive presentation techniques.

He is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, executive-level leadership consultant, and a widely respected expert and trainer in the use of subliminal influence triggers, nostalgic-based marketing, and emotional-based messaging methods. Matt helps organizations build compelling corporate and organizational stories while creating motivational sales teams and influential executive leaders using his unique process called The MATTRIXX Method. As he simply states: Persuasion is not about getting people to take an action … it’s about getting people to believe the action you want them to take is their own idea! Matt’s credentials make him without equal.

His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science and post-graduate research in microbiology and biochemistry, as well as an MBA in Technology Management. His professional background includes 22 years spanning international strategic communications, sales-force training, and corporate leadership development … not to mention over 9 years as a professional entertainer and stand-up comedian. His client list includes Fortune 500 corporate executives, top sales and marketing personnel, media personalities, doctors, lawyers, select political figures, non-profit and philanthropic foundations, and even Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Universe pageant contestants. As he is fond of saying, The real tragedy is when people don’t have the training to speak well or the intelligence to remain silent.™

Matt’s audiences laugh and learn while becoming active participants within his presentations and workshops. His eye-opening, life changing messages are filled with humor, emotion, motivational stories, and extraordinary personal content. Matt is an experienced platform personality with over 2500 professional & live-stage worldwide presentations, and he is in constant demand as the “Professor of Persuasion” and the Master of Emotional Messaging.

In summary, Matt Rixx is a phenomenal speaker and entertaining platform personality who combines the science of subliminal influence with humor and the art of persuasive presentation techniques. His concepts are compelling, amazing, and undeniable … as is his tag-line: It’s Not What You Know or What You Say That Counts … It’s What People REMEMBER You Said and How You Made Them FEEL!

The Jerk At Work

Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 10am

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Guests:

Debra Weiss FordDebra Weiss Ford
Office Managing Shareholder
Litigation Manager

Jackson Lewis LLP

The Jerk at Work –

Debra Weiss Ford is Managing Partner and Litigation Manager of the Portsmouth, NH office. Ms. Ford has over 30 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Ford also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Massachusetts Department of Employment Training.

Ms. Ford also lectures frequently at seminars in New Hampshire and Massachusetts on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, personnel issues, and contractual issues. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

Ms. Ford received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Drew University in 1979 and her J.D. from Temple University of School of Law in 1982. She is an approved federal and state mediator. She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Massachusetts Bar Association, Maine Bar Association, American Bar Association, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, American Arbitration Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

She is admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Maine, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, United States District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States Claims Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Ford was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. Ms. Ford is listed by Chambers as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She is the author of the New Hampshire chapter of Workplace Privacy, a legal reference book for managers and human resource professionals, published by the Thompson Publishing Group, a division of West Publications. Ms. Ford was elected as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006.

She is named as New Hampshire’s Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by Business NH Magazine. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. She is listed in Top NH Lawyers in Labor and Employment in New Hampshire Magazine and has consistently been named the Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year. She is also rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Ford was named one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the 2012 Chambers USA Legal Guide. Ms. Ford serves as a board member for the Portsmouth Music Hall, Family Service, Inc., and Seacoast Human Resources Association, and she is an emeritus board member of the New Hampshire SPCA.

Ms. Ford was rated as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer” by Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity 

  • Named Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire, Business New Hampshire Magazine
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Labor &; Employment Law)
  • Listed in Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment, New Hampshire Magazine
  • Elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 100 attorneys in New England)
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 50 Women in New England, Employment &; Labor)
  • Listed in Chambers USA as one of the top Lawyers in Labor and Employment  artindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  •  Voluntary Action, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1984)
  • Ballet New England (Board of Directors, 1987-1988)
  • Pro Portsmouth, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1988-Present)
  • First Night/Portsmouth (Vice President, 1991-1992)
  • NHSPCA (Board of Directors, 2004-Present) * 1st Tee (Board of Directors, 2005-2006; Honorary Board Member, 2005-2008)
  • Rockingham County Action (Board of Directors, 2009-Present)
  • Selected for inclusion in 2010 New England Super Lawyers practices
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management Education
  • Public Sector Representation
  • Reductions in Force, WARN Act
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Compliance

Education 

  • Temple University J.D., 1982 Dean;s List
  • Drew University B.A., 1979 magna cum laude

Admitted to practice 

  • U.S. Supreme Court 1992
  • 1st Circuit Court of Appeals 1984
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1991
  • Massachusetts – D. Mass. 2002
  • New Hampshire – D. N.H. 1982
  • Maine 2010 * Massachusetts 2000
  • New Hampshire 1982

Bar & professional association memberships 

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association

 

New HR Certifications

Saturday, January 4, 2014 @ 10am

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Guests:

Linda AnguishLinda Anguish,
Director,
Credentialing Products & Services

HR Certifications Institute

New HR Certifications –

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As the Director of Credentialing Products & Services, Linda Anguish is responsible for development of certification exams, recertification processes and policies and the Approved Provider programs. She previously served as the position of HR Content Manager and managed the recruitment, facilitation and retention of seven individual panels of Subject Matter Experts, who help the HR Certification Institute develop questions for exams.Prior to joining the HR Certification Institute,
Linda was employed by the Society for Human Resource Management as a knowledge advisor for four years, and she has held HR management positions in both the private and public sectors for more than 15 years. She has taught undergraduate HR management courses at Wilmington University and holds a master’s degree in HR Management from Wilmington University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mercy College. Linda has been certified as an SPHR since 1997 and attained her GPHR during the inaugural administration of the exam in 2004. She is the author of The Official GPHR Certification Guide.

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Lori ParhamLori K. Parham, Ph.D.
Maine State Director

AARP

Hiring over 50 –

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Lori is AARP Maine’s State Director. Prior to joining AARP Maine she worked as senior advisor to AARP’s Executive Vice President for the State and National Group in Washington, DC, overseeing the reorganization of the Association’s Government Affairs unit and the creation of a new Office of Volunteerism Service.

She began her career at AARP in Florida. Before becoming State Director in early 2007, she served as Advocacy Manager for State Affairs and was responsible for policy and legislative advocacy. Her service includes terms on the boards of the Florida Patient Safety Corporation, the Florida Council on Aging and the American Hiking Society. Before joining AARP, Parham served as a legislative analyst for the Florida Senate, providing technical expertise to the Committee on Health, Aging and Long-Term Care.

Her duties included oversight of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Florida Medicaid program. She also served as staff for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), focusing on long-term care issues. Prior to her work at AHCA, Parham worked at the Florida State University, Pepper Institute on Aging, where she was involved in multiple research projects on long-term care facilities and quality, assisted living facility training, work and the lifecourse, and inequality.

She has a B.A. in Sociology from Belmont Abbey College, as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. with a specialization in Political Economy and Aging from the Florida State University. She is currently a member of the National Academy for Social Insurance, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Maine Gerontological Society and sits on the Board of ITN America.