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SOLD OUT: Leadership Level HR Series

When: Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:30am - 12:00pm
Where: Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
World Trade Center East
Two Seaport Lane, Suite 300
Boston, Massachusetts  02210
United States
Presenter: Various
Contact: Megan McCarthy

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Leadership Level HR:

Have your sights set on a leadership role?

Set yourself up for success by enrolling in our new Leadership Level HR Program!


Program Overview:

This is a unique opportunity to prepare for leadership from some of the best and brightest HR professionals in our region. Over this four month program, they will take you from the fundamentals of leadership through managing organizational change and onto leading at a global level. Delivered in cohort style, the program offers a variety of learning opportunities and platform to build a stronger network amongst other HR professionals.


Upon the completion of the program, you will be better prepared to:


  • Successfully lead a large HR function or an entire HR team
  • Effectively apply the critical skills and competencies required of today’s HR professionals
  • Align your HR efforts with the business strategy
  • Assess your own strengths and limitations
  • Leverage key relationships with other HR professionals

Ideal participants will have:

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional HR experience
  • A proven readiness to take a leadership position within the next 6-18 months
  • Support from direct manager
  • The ability to commit the time to classroom, homework and team projects as needed



7:30am - Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:00am - Program Begins

12:00pm - Program Adjourns


Program Cost:

NEHRA Members: $1299 Non-Members: $1499 (includes a 1-year NEHRA membership)


Graduates of NEHRA’s Leadership Level HR Program will receive a certificate of completion and will be recognized at NEHRA’s 2014 Fall Conference Oct 8-9 in Worcester.

Space is limited; all applicants will be evaluated for fit.



September 11 - Module One: Learning to Lead

  • Introduction to the HR Leadership Program
  • Learn the fundamentals of leadership
  • Discuss how leadership and management are both complementary and different

Laurie Margolies is Principal of LAM & Associates, and The Boston Mentoring and Coaching Collaborative. Her work focuses on organizational development, executive coaching and mentoring, and diversity and inclusion. With over 25 years of helping managers meet their business goals while balancing employee needs, Laurie has utilized her ability to confront difficult situations with a developmental eye, helping her clients arrive at effective solutions. Client's represent various industries and sectors, including universities, health care, professional services, retail and technology.

She held several internal roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she was responsible for the company's Life Balance strategy and initiatives, and several higher education positions from teaching to administration, including Dean of Student Affairs at Wheelock College, and Assistant Dean of Students at Wheaton College. Laurie holds a Bachelor's degree from Tufts University and a M.Ed from BU.  She is also a member of NEHRA and on the Board of HRLF.

September 25 - Module Two: Self Awareness: Achieving Career, Best Practices & Leadership Success

  • Participate in the Leadership Executive Assessment (LEA) and an Individual Directions Inventory (IDI)
  • Understand why successful leaders understand their strengths and limitations
  • Learn the areas where you are most energized and engaged at work
  • Build a specific leadership goals to achieve greater success



Joe Maressa is Vice President at Fitzgerald, Stevens & Ford/OI Partners; a global talent management firm.  Joe has had the unique opportunity to provide expert advice and support to senior leaders of many different types of technology based organizations.  He has held product development, sales and sales support positions in 3 Fortune 500 companies, started his own leadership management consulting firm and with FS&F has been a leadership, organizational development and career transition coach in high stakes situations, including life science companies, start ups, joint ventures and to one of the largest family run technology firms in New England.


As part of his practice, he has also conducted many workshops and talks on leadership, managing change and career transition, including speaking at the MIT Club, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, the Medical Development Group, the Society of Human Resources Education and Development and at a Microsoft seminar.


October 16 - Module Three: Becoming a Strategic Partner & Driving Operational Excellence

  • What is "strategy”? and What is a "strategic partner”? discussion.
  • Build business acumen and aligning HR with the business strategy
  • Learn how to understand and shape company culture
  • Discover fundamentals of Organization Design fundamentals
  • Learn the art of policy design and implementation
  • Understand how to manage organization and individual performance
  • Learn Financials for HR Professionals

Anne Slein Joyce joined Draper Laboratory in 2008, as the Principal Director, Human Resources.   In her current role, she is responsible for the creation of the Lab’s HR strategy and the design, development and delivery of the Lab's human resources services and programs.

Prior to her engagement at Draper, Anne was the Vice President, Global Human Resources at Polaroid Corporation.

A career HR professional, Anne's affiliations include the Human Resources Leadership Council, Harvard’s Learning Innovation Lab (LILA), the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA), where she was a member of the Board of Directors and served as Chairman from 2006-2007.  Anne was a leadership development instructor at Tuft’s Gordon Institute from 2008-2009.

Anne graduated from Boston College with a degree in Education and earned her Master's degree in Training and Development from Lesley University.

November 6 - Module Four: Managing Change

  • Learn how to initiate Change; develop a change mindset in the business and involve key stakeholders
  • Develop the ability to working with people, and teams in the business; networking and getting the right people together
  • Learn strategies for implementing change, including planning and managing the change process and keeping people focused and motivated

Rich Maguire's 
role includes strategic planning, client development, partnership creation, product development, and organizational development for PCG's global consulting services businesses that include PCG Polska, Sp.Zo.o with offices in Warsaw and Lodz, Poland and PCG Advisory Services LTD in London. He came to PCG from the University of Massachusetts Medical School , where he was Executive Director of Human Resources and Global Projects for the Commonwealth Medicine strategic business unit ,which provided clinical and consulting services to 33 states and 30 countries. He is a senior faculty member in the Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Professional Communication Degree Programs at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Mr. Maguire formerly held a position of Dean of Continuing Education at Anna Maria College. He has 25 years of global organizational consulting experience with clients including EMC2, EMC2 Limited Bangalore India, Pfizer PGRD, Texas Instruments, The International Chiefs of Police Association, The Institute for Transitional Economies, The US Army, The US Navy, Electricite' de France, and Gaz de France. Mr. Maguire has participated in USAID-funded projects with delegations from Tanzania, Cote d'Ivoire, Russia, Uzbekistan, and China. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Syracuse University, a Master of Arts Degree from Emerson College and has completed his doctoral course work in Adult and Human Resources Education and Training at The University of Connecticut.


November 20 - Module Five: Building a Culture of Talent

  • Define Talent Management as a system
  • Align Talent Management Strategy with Business Strategy
  • Learn how to develop and conduct/facilitate
  • Discover how to measure Talent Management Effectiveness
  • Foster mentorship relationships throughout the organization

Ellen Gilmore
is the Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (part of Partners Healthcare).  In this role she is responsible for developing practices that work toward BWH’s strategic commitment to an engaged workforce.

Engaging employees includes the majority of the employee’s lifecycle such as: orientating, onboarding, assessing, and developing employees throughout their time at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Ellen’s responsibilities include the Organizational Development team, Training team and Workforce Development team.

Prior to joining BWH, Ellen worked as the Director of Talent Management Strategies for Human Resources at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences and Harvard School of Public Heath. She also worked for the Gillette Company in Human Resources for several years prior to that. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Regis College and a Master’s in Training and Development from Lesley University.



December 11 - Module Six: Leading Globally

  • Discover how to leverage understanding to create and maintain diversity at all levels of the multi-national organization
  • Discuss Global Nuts and Bolts, including understanding local labor laws, global comp and benefits design and managing talent globally

Rich Maguire -
see bio above

HRCI Credit Information:


This program has been approved for 20.0 general credit and 4.0 STRATEGIC credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute. For more information about certification and recertification, please visit their homepage at The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


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