Founder & Chief Facilitator, Cannabis Trainers
4:00 pm–5:00 pm - Educated Employees: Training and Hiring Secrets for Success
Maureen McNamara is a Trainer, Facilitator and Coach. She has led hundreds of workshops and coaches business professionals and entrepreneurs to create more success and joy in their lives. As a former Dale Carnegie Instructor and professionally trained coach, Maureen knows how to invite leaders to step up and create possibilities. She brought her enthusiasm and leadership skills to the cannabis industry in 2013 and inspires owners and employees into generative action. Maureen is the Founder and Chief Facilitator with Cannabis Trainers™; a corporation created to deliver professional training solutions for the Cannabis Industry. They’ve designed a comprehensive, engaging program to ensure the responsible, knowledgeable and safe sale of cannabis: Sell-SMaRT™, a responsible vendor program. Maureen worked with the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) to design the Responsible Cannabis Vendor Program in 2014. The Sell-SMaRT™ program created by Cannabis Trainers was the first State Enforcement Division and State Health Department approved program in the U.S.A. She worked with the City of Denver to ensure the new pilot program for Social Cannabis Use rolls out smoothly. In addition to her work with regulators, Maureen is a highly sought after speaker at industry events; Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, NCIA Cannabis Business Summit, CWCB Expo and the Women Grow Leadership Summits. The team at Cannabis Trainers continues to expand while offering their services coast to coast and in Canada. Maureen is the chairperson of The Infused Products Committee with FOCUS (Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards). Cannabis Trainers is a member of The National Cannabis Industry Association, a founding member of Women Grow and a member of The Minority Cannabis Business Association. Maureen and the team at Cannabis Trainers deliver highly interactive and compelling workshops with enthusiasm, humor and professional facilitation.