About the Joint Session

Meeting Theme: Innovation

This face-to-face meeting features three joint sessions dedicated to innovation.

About the Meeting Host

Session 1:

The first of the joint sessions will identify the DNA of innovation and provide attendees with a work session on developing an innovation playbook. How does innovation inform leadership and catalyze institutional and organizational change and quality? 

Session 2:

A second joint session will consider the science behind innovative employee engagement strategies before, during, and after the pandemic.  How has remote work or work-from-home changed the social contract of work and altered our deployment of social capital?  What’s needed to lead in this evolving work environment? 

Session 3:

In the third joint session, participants will have an opportunity to draft an agenda that exploits the unique aspects of the Northeast, informing academic programming, regional research and Extension activities, regional communications, and regional advocacy. How might each of the sections connect and collaborate to increase the visibility of the portfolio of our Northeast activities?        


The meeting will also feature networking opportunities, work sessions, and business meetings for each of the sections:  Administrative Heads, Extension, Experiment Station, Academic Programs, Communicators, and CARET.  

About the Meeting Host

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Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a land, sea, and space grant institution, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. Located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, this vibrant and dynamic university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through its teaching, research, and outreach mission. UMaine students come from every county in Maine, more than 49 other states and 81 countries. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees. Opportunity for all members of the University of Maine community and its constituents is a cornerstone of our mission.

The University of Maine offers a strong traditional education at an affordable price. UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities. We help students create success stories — with a wide variety of programs and opportunities — and we do so with world-class faculty members, internationally recognized research, first-rate facilities, and a friendly, safe atmosphere located near some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.

The University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as part of the Commission’s accreditation of the University of Maine System.