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Stevie Ray has been a nationally recognized speaker and trainer for over 25 years, helping Fortune 500 companies and small organizations alike improve communication skills, teamwork, innovative thinking, leadership, and customer service. He is the Executive Director of Stevie Ray’s Improv Company in Minneapolis, a company that has provided training and entertainment since 1989. Stevie is a professional member of the National Speakers Association. He is also a nationally syndicated columnist for the Business Journal Newspapers, has been published in the Harvard Business Review, and is the author of four books. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Kanitta and stepdaughter Ondine who is nine years old…going on thirty. He learned his quick-thinking skills trying to win debates with them.
Leveraging Work/Life Strategies to Avoid the Talent CliffJust FIVE years from now, 70 percent of Minnesota jobs will require education beyond high school. Our growing need for a highly skilled workforce, which is among the greatest in the country, has been brought on by an increasingly competitive global economy and rapidly evolving technologies. Yet today, only 40 percent of working-age adults in Minnesota have a post secondary degree. This pending "Talent Cliff" has enormous implications for organization's economic competitiveness.
8:00AM - 4:30PM
To help you prepare the 2013 Work/Life and Flexibility Expo will once again provide a one of a kind conference experience for professionals in the business of developing the 21st century workforce. This year we will introduce an innovative morning session based on the Open Space Technology concept. Open Space Technology enables all kinds of people, in any kind of organization, to work together to create extraordinary outcomes. Our mission is to create a nontraditional, collaborative experience that will challenge you to think differently about how your organizations are preparing for the future.
Through the Work/Life lens you will select breakout sessions from these three business imperatives:
Talent Management Strategies that respond to the changing workforce demographics. We have invited several organizations that will provide practical information during two breakout sessions. Session one delivers information on leveraging underemployed populations that include people with disabilities, older workers, and the growing autistic population. Cargill will provide an overview of their new LEARN program; an innovative approach that brings community partners and host businesses together to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Session two will provide examples of how Alfred P. Sloan Award winners are using work-life and flexibility strategies to manage their talent pipelines.
Changing Workforce Health Behaviors is a very common goal for today's organizational leaders. Finding the perfect combination of program AND culture together to provide the right tools for prevention can help employees be healthier and more productive. This breakout track will provide you with best practices from local employers about measuring health and wellness initiatives. You will learn what these organizations have done, how they did it and what they learned. The second session will be an organizational toolkit showcasing the many resources that are available to all companies including the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota, BizicallyFIT and Communities Putting Prevention to Work.
Engaging the New Workforce is not referring to just young workers, this is referring to the never before seen workforce that is made up of 4 and sometimes more, generations in the workplace. Each generation with its own unique talents, experience and expectations. These breakout sessions will review how organizations can adapt to this ever-changing population by implementing work-life and workflex as a strategy. The first session will take a look at the post Yahoo and Best Buy world of work and provide examples from award winning companies who have fully integrated flexibility as a business strategy with leadership support, manager buy in and the engagement scores to prove it. The second session will take a deep dive into how an organization can and should build an employment brand and communication strategy that highlights work-life and flexibility as central to their employee proposition.
Who Should Attend
Professionals in Human Resources, Operations, Diversity & Inclusion, Facilities, Work/Life, Health and Wellness, Organizational Development, Information Technology, EEO & AA Managers and other Senior Business & Line Leaders.
Registration - $150
TCHRA Members - $120
Associate Sponsor Registration - $120
WFRC Honorees - $110
Students - $50
Working Family Resource Center
St. Mary's University Center
2540 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404