National Press Club

Rethinking the Workweek

Rethinking the Workweek

October 6, 2015 8:00 AM

Location: Zenger Room

National Work & Family Month October 2015

Workplace flexibility is quickly evolving and dramatically changing the way Americans work and live today. On October 6, WorldatWork presents “Rethinking the Workweek,” a roundtable discussion that continues the national dialogue to promote workplace flexibility and the progress towards creating healthier and more flexible work environments.

“Rethinking the Workweek,” brings together leading business executives, federal government agencies, policy-makers and invited guests to share new and best practices and discuss real-life challenges that threaten work-life effectiveness. The distinguished panel of experts represent organizations consistently honored for their innovative flexibility programs. In addition, the panel will examine the newly-released “Trends in Workplace Flexibility” survey conducted by WorldatWork and FlexJobs.

 How will job flexibility change our nation’s workplace 10, 20, 30 years and beyond?

 From Baby Boomers to Millennials, how are the demands of each generation advocating for more flexibility at work?

 How will proposed changes to employee overtime laws impact flexible work environments?

 What role is technology playing to promote workplace flexibility? What unintended consequences has 24/7 technology forced employers to consider and manage?

 Where will the pressure points be for organizations and employees as workplace flexibility becomes the norm in more organizations worldwide?

 How can organizations promote flexible work arrangements while protecting against abuse?

Join WorldatWork President and CEO Anne Ruddy and other experts for a discussion to learn how the flexibility movement affects the well-being of our families and the success of today’s business.
Follow the discussion online using #WorkLifeWins and following @WorldatWork.

RSVP: Amy Hawkes Repke, email: amy.repke@worldatwork.org, phone: (202)-315-5514

Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
Agenda:
8:00-8:30 am- Registration
8:30-9:00am- Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00am- Roundtable Discussion

Moderator:
Mara Liasson @MaraLiasson
National Political Correspondent, NPR

Panelists:
Chris Boyce @iamchrisboyce
CEO, Virgin Pulse
Sara Sutton Fell @flexjobs
CEO & Founder, FlexJobs
Michael J. Fenlon
US & Global Talent Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Emma Plumb @workflexibility
Director, 1 Million for Work Flexibility
Zina B. Sutch, PhD
Director, Diversity, Recruitment and Work Life Division, USDA