The KMA team will be at a number of venues over the next several weeks presenting on a range of human resources related topics. For more information on a particular event or to register, click the links below. To discuss having KMA come speak to your group or business, contact KMA’s Kristen Kellner today for more information.


KMA to Present at Sept 14 KVHRA Meeting

KVHRAKMA’s Kristen Kellner is presenting “Creating a Positive Work Culture” at the September 14 meeting of the Kennebec Valley Human Resources Association.

WHEN: September 14, 2016, 7:30am – 9:30am
WHERE: O’Brien’s Restaurant at the Best Western Plus, Waterville, Maine
REGISTER: Register for the meeting no later than Thursday, September 8, at

In this fun and interactive workshop, Kristen addresses how work culture acts as the “social glue” that binds an organization together. More than just a “nice to have,” a positive culture is critical to achieving organizational goals and success. She will explore ways to develop successful and resilient work cultures.

KMA to Present at Sept 20 CMHRA Chapter Meeting

CMHRA logoKMA’s Kim Anania and Phil Harriman of Lebel & Harriman are presenting “Succession Planning: Understanding Crucial Leadership Styles” at the September 20 meeting of the Central Maine Human Resource Association.

WHEN: September 20, 2016, 7:45am – 9:30am
WHERE: The Carriage House, 1119 Lisbon Street, Lewiston ME

Kim and Phil will discuss how developing a leadership pipeline and planning well for the continuity of key leadership roles can ultimately determine future success or failure for an organization.

LAUNCH AND GROW: HR 101 for New Employers

MCED-TabletalkKMA presents the workshop, “Launch and Grow: Human Resources 101 for New Employers,” as part of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development’s (MCED) Table Talk Workshop series on September 21.

WHEN: September 21, 2016, 1:00-3:00 pm
WHERE: MCED Offices, 30 Danforth St, Suite 216, Portland ME
REGISTER: (MCED) Table Talk Workshop series

This session is ideal for new employers and employers planning to hire. It provides a basic understanding of employer responsibilities and good foundational HR practices, including new-hire paperwork and reporting, payroll, employment posters and notices, workers’ and unemployment compensation, employee files and record-keeping, critical employment policies, employee compensation and benefits, and training. Attendees also receive a list of online resources for exploring these topics in more depth after the session.

“Employment Law Update” with KMA and Pierce Atwood

logoPierce-Atwood2KMA and Piece Atwood present an “Employment Law Update” on September 29 to discuss new federal overtime regulations going into effect on December 1, 2016 and how to navigate the “Bermuda Triangle” of employee leave laws.

WHEN: Thursday, September 29,  from 8 am to Noon
WHERE: Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth ME
REGISTER: Employment Law Update with KMA and Pierce Atwood

This session features an overview of Fair Labor Standards Act concepts, including rules concerning the calculation of overtime and a review of the salary basis requirement and duties tests for each of the white collar exemptions. It also features an overview of basic statutory and regulatory frameworks of Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Workers Compensation Act, as well as triggering events, employer coverage, employee eligibility requirements, notice obligations, and documentation requirements and limitations. (HRCI credit pending.)

Focus on Coaching: Unlocking Potential + Performance

MANPKMA’s Kristen Kellner presents “Focus on Coaching: Unlocking Potential + Performance” as part of the Maine Association of Non-Profits (MANP)’s InsideOut Coaching™ program on October 21. Early bird registration is available through Sept 9, so act soon.

WHEN: Friday, October 21, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
WHERE: CEI, Brunswick
REGISTER: “Focus on Coaching: Unlocking Potential + Performance”

This one-day intensive workshop provides a unique, easy-to-apply approach that helps leaders coach more effectively, for better results right away. Along with the fundamental belief that every person has untapped potential and enormous capacity to learn, this training enables leaders and managers to improve performance and increase engagement and accountability, coach across a broad range of situations, communicate quick and effective feedback, and help others make better decisions and get to action.