UNH leadership conference Wentworth by the Sea NH

2022 Leadership & Management Conference: Empowering Leaders

We are bringing back the April 2022 UNH Leadership & Management Conference: Empowering Leaders! Back on Monday October 17, 2022 at the Wentworth-by-the-Sea in New Castle, NH

Confirmed 2022 Conference speakers and presentations include:

  • Keynote Presentation with Jermaine Moore, The Mars Hill Group 
  • The Inner Game of Leadership | Amy Wood, Psy.D.
  • Bring It On! Techniques and Practices that Boost Resilience, Lower Stress, and Create a "Can Do" Spirit | David Lee, Human Nature at Work
  • Psychological Safety: Why It Is Mission Critical and How to Cultivate It | David Lee, Human Nature at Work
  • Re-forming Teams as We Transition to The Next Phase | Gerri King, Ph.D, Human Dynamics Associates
  • Facilitating Generational Differences  | Gerri King, Ph.D, Human Dynamics Associates
  • Communication and Culture | Derek Ahl, MALS

Your 2022 Leadership & Management Conference enrollment includes full access to the conference including:

  • Admission to keynote presentation
  • Admission to any of 6 concurrent sessions through the day
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • Free on-site parking
  • All conference materials

Register by September 17 and Save! $299 if registered by September 17, $349 after September 17

What You Will Learn


2022 Leadership & Management Conference: Empowering Leaders

2022 Leadership & Management Conference sessions will include:

Combatting Pandemic Exhaustion | David Lee, Human Nature at Work

If you (and your team) are like most of us, you're feeling the emotional and physical effects of the pandemic. What we originally thought would be a 15 day "flatten the curve" blip on the radar screen now feels like a never-ending Ironman Race, resulting in many feelings worn out and exhausted. Yet, the race continues. Thus, it’s more important than ever for managers to A) make sure their “oxygen masks are on first” so they have the vitality and enthusiasm to inspire their team and B) know how to help re-energize and re-invigorate their team. In this presentation you will learn practices and take away tools for boosting energy, increasing optimism, and fostering a “We’ve got this” spirit…both for yourself and for your team.

Re-forming Teams as We Transition to The Next Phase | Gerri King, Ph.D, Human Dynamics Associates

Team-work al­lows individu­als to partic­i­pate in meeting organiza­tional goals, de­pend on each other in reaching those goals, and maintain high morale and pro­ductive com­munication at all levels. Coalescing teams has always been challenging and these last two years have made it even more so.  This session will look at the issues associated with team management, how shar­ing power brings with it responsibilities and ac­count­ability, and how estab­lishing an at­mosphere of trust allows and en­courages growth and manages change for the organization and the people involved.

Psychological Safety: Why It Is Mission Critical and How to Cultivate It | David Lee, Human Nature at Work

When Google sought to find out the key to high performing teams, they discovered the number one driver was Psychological Safety, the belief that one could speak candidly about what needs to be discussed. Research by Harvard’s Amy Edmunson, PhD has shown the impact Psychological Safety has on patient mortality in healthcare, accident and injury reporting, and whether employees demonstrate the creativity and resourcefulness needed to face today’s many workplace and marketplace challenges. Furthermore, knowing how to create Psychological Safety will play a major role in a management team’s ability to prevent turnover, re-engage employees, and attract new talent. In this presentation, we discuss how to create a psychologically safe environment that makes candid conversation possible.

The Inner Game of Leadership | Amy Wood, Psy.D.

The most accomplished and respected leaders share a powerfully positive and motivating perspective that is critical to success. Grounded in the proven science of cognitive-behavioral psychology, this presentation teaches the art of thinking in ways that reduce problems, attract opportunities, and gain influence. You’ll discover the enormous impact your own beliefs have on your capacity to make the difference you want to make, and then get started on the “inside job” of refining your beliefs to get better results in leadership – and everywhere else.   

 Facilitating Generational Differences | Gerri King, Ph.D, Human Dynamics Associates

Because this is the first time in American history where there have been as many as 4 & 5 generations in the workplace, a new kind of tension has emerged.  It's not uncommon for groups to stereotype and judge one another, which naturally has a negative effect.  Trying to change someone else's perspective, approach, and/or style may feel like a losing battle.  It is more effective to capitalize on each other's strengths and assets.  Masterful communicators can connect with people from various generations by adapting, collaborating, and negotiating common ground.  New employees bring a fresh perspective.  Veterans have invaluable institutional wisdom.  Together they are one perfect person.

Communication and Culture | Derek Ahl, MALS

It has been said that ‘culture eats strategy for lunch’.  Yet how do leaders promote intentional culture among their teams and organizations?  This session will provide an exploration of different approaches that highlight and focus on ways to address and raise-up conversations that impact culture.  Participants will learn how the concepts of touchstones, life-giving forces, organizational values and vision can be implemented to promote dialogue and motivation among team members. 

Instructor Bios


2022 Leadership & Management Conference: Empowering Leaders

  • Jermaine Moore

    Jermaine Moore

    Jermaine Moore is the founder of The Mars Hill Group, a consulting practice that partners with organizations to support their efforts in building and developing highly engaged, high-performing teams.

    Jermaine has more than twenty years HR experience working across various industries introducing and reinforcing behaviors that drive business results and team performance. His areas of expertise include Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Culture Development, Team Development, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Communication Training, and Change Management.

    With a passion for Diversity and Inclusion, Jermaine currently serves as the Diversity Director for SHRM’s NH State Council and the Seacoast Human Resources Association (SHRA).

  • David Lee

    David Lee is the founder and principal of HumanNature@Work. He is an internationally recognized authority on organizational and managerial practices that optimize employee performance, morale, and engagement. He is author of "Managing Employee Stress and Safety" as well as nearly 100 articles and book chapters on organizational and individual performance published in trade journals and books in the U.S. and abroad. He has held positions as a supervisor and trainer in the corporate world and a clinician and trainer in the healthcare field.

  • Gerri King

    Gerri King

    Gerri King, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and organizational consultant to corporations, nonprofits, government, education, and healthcare. She works throughout the U.S. and abroad, with a focus on Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Leadership and Supervisory Training, Conflict Resolution, Managing Change, and Creating Blame and Gossip Free Work Environments. Based in Concord, NH, she is a founding partner of Human Dynamics Associates. Gerri’s book, available on Amazon.com,  is called The "DUH" Book of Management and Supervision: Dispelling Common Leadership Myths.

  • Amy Wood

    Amy Wood

    Amy Wood, Psy.D., is a Maine-based psychologist who--through psychotherapy, executive coaching, and training—helps ambitious professionals achieve more and stress less.  She is author of Life Your Way: Refresh Your Approach to Success and Breathe Easier in a Fast-paced World, an award-winning personal improvement book that surpasses quick-fix self-help rhetoric with a sustainable program for adapting to our perpetually hectic age.  She has been accepted into the prestigious National Speakers Association and is often called on for her expert opinion by media ranging from Maine Public Radio to Parade Magazine.  Dr. Wood earned her doctorate at Adler University and is certified by the College of Executive Coaching.

  • Derek Ahl

    Derek Ahl specializes in organizational behavior, strategic thinking and leadership development.  He regularly supports senior leadership teams and individuals using expert facilitation, consultation, executive coaching, and provides customized instructional design.  Known for facilitating tactical engagements such as board retreats, longitudinal cohorts, project implementation & collaborative ventures; Derek hopes to raise awareness, curiosity and compassion in leaders to help drive sustainable and just solutions for our changing world.  Derek holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and is an associate consultant and facilitator with numerous firms.



2022 Leadership & Management Conference: Empowering Leaders

Empowering Leaders
15th Annual UNH Leadership & Management Conference

8:30am - 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast 

9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome to the 2022 UNH Leadership & Management Conference

9:15am - 10:30am
Keynote Speaker | Jermaine Moore, The Mars Hill Group 

10:30am - 10:45am

10:45am - 12:00pm
Concurrent Sessions A

  • Combatting Pandemic Exhaustion | David Lee, Human Nature at Work
  • Teams as We Transition to The Next Phase | Gerri King, Ph.D, Human Dynamics Associates

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Buffet Lunch

1:00pm - 2:15pm
Concurrent Sessions B

  • Psychological Safety: Why It Is Mission Critical and How to Cultivate It | David Lee, Human Nature at Work
  • The Inner Game of Leadership Amy Wood, Psy.D.

2:15pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:45pm
Concurrent Sessions C

  • Communication and Culture | Derek Ahl, MALS
  • Facilitating Generational Differences | Gerri King, Ph.D, Human Dynamics Associates
09:00am - 03:30pm
Wentworth-by-the-Sea, Portsmouth
349.00 Conference Fee
299.00 Conference Fee