Creating more effective and flexible workplaces, a key part of today’s business strategy, will be the focus of the 2012 Workflex Conference, “Re-Imagining the Workplace,” taking place Oct. 23-24, 2012, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
The event, co-sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Families and Work Institute, will offer a wide range of solutions for taking work into the future. It is geared toward work/life professionals, HR practitioners and other business leaders who are actively engaged in building and implementing effective and flexible workplace strategies.
This year’s Workflex Conference offers a unique opportunity for participants to also attend the SHRM 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition, taking place Oct. 22-24, as these overlapping conferences are co-located. A discounted fee is available for those wanting to attend both conferences.
Among the Workflex Conference sessions:
• Leveraging Work/Life During the Economic Recovery.
• Workplace Flexibility 101: How to Create and Implement a Culture of Flexible Work.
• Gaining a Competitive Edge in a High-Tech World.
• Critical Components for Becoming an Employer of Choice.
• Today’s Legal Landscape for Workplace Flexibility.
Keynoters’ Inspirational Stories
The Workflex Conference will feature as its keynote speakers Jose Rene “J.R.” Martinez and Holly Robinson Peete.
Martinez, named by People magazine as one of its 25 Most Intriguing people of the year, is an actor, motivational speaker and former U.S. Army soldier. On the Emmy Award-winning daytime drama “All My Children,” his role as an injured Iraq combat veteran mirrored his own life.
For more than two decades, Holly Robinson Peete has been a television star with high-profile roles that cross over between comedy and drama. She has received numerous awards and honors for her philanthropic deeds, including the 1999 Woman of Conscience Award and the 2006 A Place Called Home Humanitarian Award. Peete hosts public television’s “Your Turn to Care,” exploring the challenges facing America’s growing generation of Baby Boomers taking care of ailing or aging loved ones. The program, airing on KCET in Southern and Central California, is scheduled for national distribution this summer.
For additional information about the Workflex Conference and to register, please visit www.shrm.org/Conferences/workflex.
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