UMaine Hutchinson Center announces Inspired Leadership Program on Diversity and Authenticity

News release
Oct. 5, 2017
Contact: Diana McSorley, 338-8093,

UMaine Hutchinson Center announces Inspired Leadership Program on Diversity and Authenticity

Belfast, Maine– The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer a two-day workshop on Inspired Leadership focusing on diversity and authenticity, Dec. 7–8, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. This professional development program will benefit leaders in the fields of education, business, nonprofits, human resources and those interested in developing or strengthening leadership skills.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore emerging elements of diversity in the Maine workforce, gain new insight into their own gifts and leadership style; experience leading-edge sessions on adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and other topics; and enjoy a journey of self- discover that will inform and strengthen their skills and interactions going forward.

The first day of the program will focus on diversity with presenters from OUT Maine and the Maine Multicultural Center, and a session on ACEs and resilience. Day two will engage a journey of self-discovery that will inform and strengthen leadership skills and interactions.

Caer Hallundbaek, the facilitator of this retreat-style workshop, holds a doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University and served as a faculty member of the University of Maine teaching authentic leadership.

Hallundbaek works on the forefront of emerging issues of leadership in environments of change. For 25 years she has helped guide the process of meaningful change and growth in Fortune 500, nonprofit, education, tech, policy, health and faith-based environments.

For more information, to register or to request an accommodation or scholarship application, visit or contact Diana McSorley, 338.8093,

The Hutchinson Center, an outreach center of the University of Maine, is committed to offering high-quality professional development programs to the greater midcoast Maine community.

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s only public research university. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 30 doctoral degrees and 80 master’s degrees; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit