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    Pandemics; What have we learned? Panel, PART II

    Date: December 30, 2020, 8:00am
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    January 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


    With the COVID-19 pandemic we became very aware that the relationship between home and work is a delicate balance. When two income households are made up first responders and/or medical personnel and general business professionals, unprecedented strain has been experienced. Add to the mix, school age children, primary care givers of parents, and the pressure and stress of keeping everyone safe while maintaining some type of normalcy has been tested. Human Resource professionals have been charged with “making it work” during this time of constant change. Rethinking business operations and the allocation of resources; deployment of technology so that employees can work offsite; implementing protocols to screen employees onsite; staying current with the constant adjustments to state and local pandemic regulations; developing strategies to deal with unanticipated and never before experienced challenges. It is easy to see HR professionals have been pushed beyond their normal actions to help their organizations weather this unprecedented situation. All of this has had impact on the mental and emotional well-being of our employees and those responsible for ensuring business continuity. Our panelists will provide insight from their experiences and recommendations on what worked best, as well as what should be adjusted in the future. The discussion will heighten our participant understanding of what we know; of what we know we didn’t know; of what we didn’t know we didn’t know.


    Participants will 

    This webinar is pending approval for 2 SHRM PDCs and 2 HRCI credits. 


    Eric Dancause, Director of Operations for Better Life Partners, an outpatient substance use disorder treatment program with several locations throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. He has extensive development and operations experience in the field of alcohol and drug misuse, treatment and recovery.  Prior to Better Life Partners, he was Director of Development at Farnum, one of the largest and most comprehensive treatment providers in the Northeast. While at Farnum throughout COVID 19, Eric worked closely with executive leadership to ensure program continuity and to develop response plans to multiple unprecedented challenges.

    Eric was also one of the main outward faces of Farnum throughout COVID, working closely with other healthcare providers to ensure that those struggling with substance use disorder could continue to access services.

    Mara Bradbury, Director of Human Resources – Experienced Human Resources Director with 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field. Skilled in Deferred Compensation, Performance Management, Leadership, Employee Relations, Payroll and Benefits Administration. Strong human resources professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Business Administration and Management, from Plymouth State College. Recognized by the Union Leader in 2011 as a “40 Under Forty” award recipient as well as “Outstanding Volunteer of the Year” in 2012 by the HR State Council of New Hampshire. Certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by HRCI and a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

    Lea Stabler, Business Coach. After over 30 years in business, Lea Stabler went through his own life redirection. Lea was looking for more. His career, while successful, was less fulfilling than it had been earlier on. Lea was able to use the tools that he now shares with his business coaching clients through Pathways Navigation to help himself achieve a happier, more fulfilling place in life.

    Today, Lea has found that work and life balance that so many others are hoping to reach. He helps clients that are feeling “stuck” in their careers and life to make the changes to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.

    Beth Deragon, Attorney– Beth is an attorney at Pastori Krans, PLLC where her practice focuses on counseling businesses in employment matters and defending businesses in employment litigation before state and federal courts. Beth counsels and trains businesses on sound employment practices and policies in an effort to avoid litigation, including providing anti-discrimination training, reviewing employment contracts (non-competes, non-solicitation and independent contractor), conducting internal investigations, drafting and reviewing employee handbooks, and counseling through all phases of the employer/employee relationship – recruitment through termination and layoffs.


    Dr. Maria Manus Painchaud, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is a management consultant and former associate professor of organizational leadership in the School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University. Dr, Painchaud has taught courses in management and been lead instructor in HR Certification Training Programs. In her previous management positions at a major NH law firm and at a leading NH electric utility, she was the point person overseeing the planning and execution of revised compensation systems, two major technology conversions as well as numerous upgrades, and creating a training and development program for team leaders. Additionally, Dr. Painchaud provides consulting services to both for profit and not-for-profit organizations, focusing on strategic management, succession planning, strategic human resource management issues, and leading and managing change. She has served on numerous not-for-profit boards holding leadership positions, as well as having been selected for several community service recognition awards.


    Pathways Navigation

    Pathways Navigation, LLC

    Pathways Navigation was founded out of the understanding to have satisfying and happy lives we need to travel on our path and live my life.  We all benefit with knowing how someone else lived their life, much like picking a vacation package which will allow us to sample possibilities.  Life is lived in the every day activities and choices.  The work of Pathways Navigation is helping Mid-career Professional people, who are feeling stuck or frustrated, to find what is next, build a plan to get there, and make decisions that will add joy to their lives along the way.  For some it will be the first time they participate in creating the future they wish to inhabit.