Seminar To Address "The War for Talent" in the Workplace
With the country in what many economists label a recession and baby boomers retiring in droves, the job market is changing.
Occidental College offers a way to stay ahead of the game with the seminar “How to Navigate the Workplace and Negotiate a Lifestyle” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 in the Keck Theater.
Many industries still operate within a 1950s work paradigm, while only 17 percent of U.S. households are traditional two-parent, single-income situations. Forbes.com reports, “With the retirement exodus of aging baby-boomer executives and managers in Western economies in full flight, the underlying pressures on CEOs to recruit and nurture the right talent will only increase. Also adding pressure is the increasingly globalized demand for talent, including the quickly rising need for executives and managers in the developing world.” How should the workplace respond: flex time, redefined work days, recreating the workspace, team structures for clients?
Moderators and participants will explore strategies on how to navigate your work life, whether you’re embarking on a first job or reevaluating your career. The program will include participation by attendees in smaller group discussions led by prominent executives in some of the following industries: entertainment, business and finance, law, non-profit, government and public policy, entrepreneurial, medicine and science, and media and journalism.
Moderator Patricia K. Gillette ’73, is the founder of the Opt-In Project which was created to tap into the wisdom of industry leaders to develop innovative strategies to curb the exodus of women from the workplace. Patricia C. Sueltz ’75, CEO of LogLogic, will give the keynote address.
For reservations, please RSVP to Ann Vassiliou at firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 259-1302 by Sept. 17, 2008.