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ACE Monthly Meeting - November 18, 2016

  • November 18, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Non-member pricing
  • Pay now for the next 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!

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Goodwill -  Who Do You Think We Are?

Perhaps you’ve had that overflowing closet of outgrown or outdated coats. Maybe you’ve been on the hunt for some recent bestsellers or vintage boots at a decent price.

For many, those two scenarios represent what Goodwill is.

But, what does Goodwill actually do in our community? The answers may surprise you.

We hope they’ll help you. Join Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (known as Anne), the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England for an engaging conversation.

Our Speaker is:

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (known as Anne) is the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, a non-profit social enterprise serving Maine, New Hampshire and northern Vermont. Goodwill operates retail stores, health care and cleaning services which help fund innovative workforce programs that empower individuals and families to find stability through work.

Anne joined Goodwill in 2011 from The Boeing Company in Chicago, where she had held the position of Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship. Anne’s career has encompassed leadership positions in philanthropy, public policy, politics, the arts and higher education.

Currently, Anne chairs The Roosevelt Institute in New York. Anne serves on the Boards of the Maine Community Foundation and the Jim Browne Foundation; she is a Fellow at the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and a Master of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Roundtable Details

Takes place from 9:45-10:30 following the regular meeting and is optional.

Demystifying Your Services : A Workshop In Writing Case Stories


With Bernard Mohr, Jim Milliken and Paul Lenfest


One of the greatest barriers to being hired by clients is that they don't understand how our services might benefit them, especially if they are not of a similar professional background...which is in many cases exactly why they need us!.

Even as ACE colleagues, the more we know what each of us does, how we do it, and with whom and with what results, the higher the likelihood that we will find collaboration opportunities.

Case Stories can help. Short one-page case stories, (with a beginning a middle and an end), capture the readers interest, while providing more insight into when and how we might be of service.

BUT, the idea of writing a case story is daunting or unfamiliar to many of us.  So, this roundtable will provide you with:

  • a simple one-page template – along with writing hints
  • several example “real” case stories for you to critique and learn from
  • lots of opportunity for questions and answers
  • colleagues who can coach you through tough challenges like “how do I describe my outcomes if I’m ‘just’ doing training or coaching or ???? “

Bernard Mohr is globally recognized for his results in building organizations that work better and are great to work in – organizations that are adaptable, economically sustainable and worthy of commitment from their employees and communities. For more than 40 years he has supported manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail, government, financial and professional service organizations - in the US, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, Western Europe and the Middle East. He is past Dean of Complex Systems Change at NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science and adjunct faculty in organizational innovation at Concordia University (Montreal). His most recent book  is “Co-Creating Humane and Effective Organizations: Evolutions in the Practice of Socio-Technical Systems Design” (GSTS-D Network Press, 2016) He can be reached at   207-807-4974 or

Jim Milliken specializes in coaching managers and professionals to get more and better results from their own efforts, their staff performance and their organizations’ processes.

He is especially effective in on-the-job situations where something new is to be created or done, something seriously needs fixing or people issues must be worked out. Jim also presents a four-course, nine-day Project Management curriculum for working professionals at the University of Southern Maine, and workshops in Business Writing, Personal Productivity and associated skills at the University of New Hampshire. His book, Life Is a Project: How Are You Managing? was published in 2015. His consulting practice was established in 1986, after Jim had worked as a newspaper reporter, writer, editor and manager for several decades. He can be reached at   207-808-8878

Paul Lenfest started Maine Reliability Resources, LLC in 2010, and has over40 years of technical experience in the pulp & paper, power generation, manufacturing…both large and small…and marine industries.  A graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, his professional competency and passion is in sustainability through industry code best practices, equipment reliability and alternative energies.  Quoting his Mainebiz article Up To Code (August 8, 2011), “Collaborative approaches, founded on a Codes & Standards knowledge base, can prove critical in business decisions…”  Paul is a licensed Merchant Marine Engineering Officer and Maine First Class Stationary Steam Engineer, serves on the Maine Maritime Academy Industry Advisory Committee, and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He can be reached at (207) 649-1509 or 

The Facts...


The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by November 15th, 2016. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date.


You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover NOT AMERICAN EXPRESS!) or mail a check to:
110 Marginal Way #142
Portland ME 04101

If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.

Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

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