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Being an HR Influencer

Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 10am

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Bette FrancisX
Bette Francis
VP of Human Resources
Wilmington Trust Co.

Board of Directors

Being an HR Influencer –

Bette Francis is a senior professional in human resources with 25 year’s experience developing talent and improving productivity in rapidly growing organizations. 


Francis has designed the human resources services in medical device manufacturing, in a rapidly-expanding healthcare management consulting organization with a primary focus on merger and acquisition, nutraceutical ingredients and in a telecommunications organization named to the INC 500 of fastest growing private companies. 


Francis is currently Vice President/Director, Human Resources, with Wilmington Trust, Wealth Advisory Services. In addition to senior HR roles, Francis has held executive leadership roles within the businesses including technical services, customer service, compliance, ethics and administrative operations. Strategic contributions include developing, implementing and communicating the balanced scorecard in three organizations that included developing the corporate strategy map, mission and values, culture, organizational development, and customer excellence. 


Francis is a graduate of Thomas Edison College and an active member of SHRM since 1990. Francis has held leadership positions in the North Jersey-Rockland Chapter, chaired the Garden State Council’s Employer of Choice, Vendor and Annual Conference committees prior to becoming Executive Director, Garden State Council. During her tenure as State Director, the GSC was awarded the first state council Pinnacle Award. In addition, Francis has served on the Area Board chairing the committee that designed the first Area (now regional) scholarship awards, the first Area (now regional) Workforce Readiness Committee initially known as Welfare to Work. She was also a contributor to Tapping into Experience, A Guide to Optimizing the Talents of Senior HR Officers created in the Northeast Region. 


Francis served two years on the Human Capital Measurement Special Expertise Panel. Prior to her appointment as a Director-at-Large on the 2007 SHRM Board, Francis served as the MAC Representative for the Northeast Region. Francis has held adjunct faculty positions at Bergen Community College and New York University’s Marketing and Management Institute and has been a guest lecturer to the Stevens’ School of Management Technology and Fordham University’s School of International Business Management. Francis has also facilitated HR Fundamentals and the HR Learning System at Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey. 


Currently, Francis serves as the 2013-2014 Chair, Board of Directors for the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a member of the Advisory Board, Thomas Edison College School of Business. Francis is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and holds the designation of Fellow in Board Leadership.  

The Science of Getting to YES … Without Negotiating! – Replay

Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 10am

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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!

Investigation Strategy and Title IX

Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 10am

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Our Guests:

Naomi Butterfield


Naomi ButterfieldKai McGintee

Kai McGintee

Bernstein Shur

Investment Strategy and Title IX –

Guidelines for Selecting a Workplace Investigator

Naomi Butterfield is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group; her practice focuses on the unique needs of public and private educational institutions. In her 18 years practicing law, she has advised and counseled clients regarding planning, policy and strategies for minimizing risk. 


Naomi has experience representing clients with regard to: 


  • Preventing and defending discrimination and disability claims including Title IX 
  • Administration of personnel policies
  • FERPA and protection of records 
  • Bullying and sexual harassment 
  • Contract compliance
  • Campus and workplace safety

Naomi has appeared on behalf of clients in both state and federal courts, as well as numerous state and federal agencies, including the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Naomi has obtained specialized training to conduct workplace investigations, including certification from the National Institute for Workplace Investigators.

Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Naomi served as general counsel to the Community College System of New Hampshire where she counseled the seven colleges, the board of trustees and the chancellor’s office on matters of state and federal law. Naomi has served as an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General in New Hampshire and in Colorado. She received her JD from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law and her BS from the University of Michigan. Naomi is a member of the National Association for College and University Attorneys and the New Hampshire and Colorado bar associations.

EDUCATION JD, University of Denver Sturm College of Law BS, University of Michigan ADMITTED TO PRACTICE States of New Hampshire and Colorado U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire U.S. District Court, District of Colorado U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit MEMBER New Hampshire Bar Association Colorado Bar Association National Association for College and University Attorneys Association of Workplace Investigators Artistic Roots, Board Member


Kai McGintee is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and the Litigation Group. Kai provides practical advice and preventive training to employers on a broad range of workplace issues, including performance management, leaves of absence, employee relations, wage and hour compliance, anti-harassment, retaliation and discrimination laws, and the reasonable accommodation process.


She drafts handbooks, policies and procedures for legal compliance and to ensure that best practices are followed. Kai conducts internal investigations for employers on a variety of workplace issues. She has obtained specialized training to conduct workplace and Title IX investigations and received certifications from the Association of Workplace Investigators and Title IX ASAP Trainers. Beyond her work representing corporate employers, Kai has a special focus representing colleges, universities and private secondary schools on both employment and education law matters, including tenure decisions, student matters, FERPA, affiliation agreements and Title IX.


Kai has litigated numerous employment cases in state and federal court, and routinely represents employers before the Maine Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Unemployment Compensation Commission. Kai has also argued cases at the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Kai is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where she served as the Case Note and Comment Editor on the Maine Law Review. Kai is a former board member of The Telling Room, a non-profit writing center for children located in Portland, Maine. She also represents victims of domestic violence on pro bono matters in state court. Kai is recognized as a 2013 Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers for her work in labor and employment.


EDUCATION JD, University of Maine School of Law, 2007 magna cum laude (Case Note &;amp; Comment Editor, Maine Law Review) BA, Davidson College, 2003 ADMITTED TO PRACTICE States of Maine and Massachusetts U.S. District Court, District of Maine U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts First Circuit Court of Appeals MEMBER Maine State Bar Association (Labor and Employment section) National Association of College and University Attorneys Society for Human Resources Management Association of Workplace Investigators The Telling Room (Former board member)


Locker Room Antics

Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 10am

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Peter LoweX
Peter Lowe. Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

Locker Room Antics –

Peter Lowe is a partner who provides advice and counsel on labor and employment law and education and municipal law. Peter serves as lead labor counsel for some of the premier employers in Maine, including L.L. Bean, Inc.

Peter has a wealth of experience both advising clients on conducting internal investigations, and serving as an outside independent investigator for sensitive and high profile workplace issues.

Peter is a frequent presenter to local and national organizations giving workshops on best investigative practices, and he has spoken to many audiences on the lessons learned from the Penn State scandal.

In 2009, Peter was selected to edit the Maine Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published by Business & Legal Resources.  Peter has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best lawyers in America® (2013) (Employment-Law Management).  He is current president of Maine Council of School Board Attorneys.