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LCHRA May Chapter Meeting - Workplace Flexibility, a two-part presentation by Lisa Horn

Date: May 9, 2012, 7:45am – 10:00am
Organizer: Lane County Human Resource Association
Location: Valley River Inn,
1000 Valley River Way,
Eugene, OR 97401;
LCHRA Members: $15.00; Non-Members: $20.00; Student Members: $5.00
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**This special presentation on Wednesday, May 9, replaces our regular chapter meeting usually on the third Tuesday of each month. Please note this meeting will run until 10:00am.

Topic: Workforce Flexibility - 2.0 units of strategic management re-certification credit),

Workplace flexibility has become a key business strategy to leverage the talents and skills of today’s increasingly diverse, aging, and multi-generational workforce. In this session, you will learn how flexible work arrangements such as job sharing, flexible scheduling, phased retirement, and telecommuting can drive employee engagement, productivity, retention, and benefit your organization’s bottom line. You will also examine key HR strategies for implementing flexibility as well as legal issues to consider. And you will hear about new resources and opportunities as a result of SHRM’s partnership with the Families and Work Institute, including the “When Work Works” initiative.

The second part of the presentation will be a panel discussion with Work-Flex Award winners. They will discuss how to create effective and flexible workplaces to make work “work” better for both the bottom line and for employees is a key business strategy. In this session, hear from business leaders and HR professionals from organizations that have won the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility and/or other best practice awards. Panelists will discuss their innovative programs and share “Wisdom from the Winners,” including keys to success, lessons learned, and the overall impact of offering flexible workplace arrangements.

About the Speaker:

Lisa Horn serves as the Co-Leader for SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative and partnership with the Families and Work Institute (FWI).  She is responsible for the overall direction and execution of the Society’s partnership with FWI, including outreach efforts to SHRM affiliates, development of products and services for the membership, and coordination with SHRM’s public relations campaign, We Know Next.

As a respected source for research and trend data on flexible work environments, Lisa is one of SHRM’s primary spokespeople on workplace flexibility, regularly interviewed by the media and sought out as a speaker for human resource audiences. Lisa also oversees the organization’s workplace flexibility public policy efforts and advises on the Society’s workplace flexibility educational offerings.

Prior to joining SHRM in 2004, Lisa worked for the U.S. House of Representatives under former Representatives Bill Barrett (R-NE) and Tom Osborne (R-NE). A native Nebraskan, Lisa began her career as a senatorial aide in the Nebraska Legislature, while completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Please Note: HRCI: 2.0 Strategic Management Credits