CONFERENCES
& EVENTS

 

2016

Please come see WFD at these upcoming events:

May 5, 2016: Boston, MA
CHRO Summit

May 11-13, 2016:  Lexington, KY 
2016 CUWFA Conference 

June 14-16:  Broomfield, CO 
2016 WEPAN Change Leader Forum: Framework for Promoting Gender Equity in Organizations 

June 16-17, 2016:  Prudential Tower, Newark, NJ 
Network & Affinity Leadership Congress East (NALC)

June 21, 2016: Lowell, MA
Women's Leadership Conference at UMass Lowell

June 23-25, 2016: Washington, DC
Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) 2016 Conference

September 22, 2016: Minneapolis, MN
Work Life Expo

Date TBD:  New York City 
Families and Work Institute Annual Gala Dinner and Symposium 

October 17-18:  New York City 
Working Mother 2016 Work Life Congress

2015

  
In Memoriam

Gwen Morgan

1925-2015

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March 27, 2015: New York City 
NAFE Top Companies for Female Executives 2015

May 5-8, 2015: San Francisco, CA
BC Center for Work & Family: Spring Global & National Workforce Roundtable Meetings

May 6-8, 2015: Portland, Oregon
2015 CUWFA Conference: Workplace Sustainability: Evolving Practices for Work-Life

June 17-18, 2015: New York City 
Network & Affinity Leadership Congress, NALC:  Influence & Impact:  The ERG Business Imperative

June 9-11, 2015: Denver, Colorado
2015 WEPAN Change Leader Forum: Roadmap to Inclusion; Engineering Excellence for the 21st Century

September 24, 2015:  St. Mary's University Center, Minneapolis, MN 
Re-Inventing Work/Life:  This is How We Do It! 

September 30, 2015:  New York City 
Families and Work Institute Annual Symposium and Gala Dinner

October 1-2, 2015: New York City
Ready Nation: 2015 Global Business Summit on Early Childhood Investments

October 13-15, 2015: New York City
Working Mother 2015 Work Life Congress

November 5, 2015: Boston, MA
Boston College Roundtable 25th Anniversary

2014

March 19 - 21, 2014, Baltimore, MD 
WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress
2014 Work-Life Forum: Navigating a Future That's Already Here 

May 6 - 9, 2014, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
World Forum on Early Care & Education 

May 7 - 9, 2014, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 
CUWFA 2014 Annual Conference 

June 18, 2014, New York 
2014 Work Life Legacy Awards & Work Life Legacy Military Awards

June 19 - 21, 2014, New York 
Work Family Resource Network Conference:
Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy 

October 13 - 15, 2014, New York 
Working Mother Work Life Congress 2014 

2013

WFD Consulting Presents the 2013 Global Work-Life and Diversity Solutions Workshop Series, featuring interactive online expert advice and discussion on the compelling talent management issues facing today’s changing world of work.
» Learn more here

February 27 - March 1, 2013, Baltimore, MD
AWLP Work/Life Forum

March 20-22, 2013, Washington, DC
Corporate Voices Annual Meeting

May 6-8, 2013, Atlanta, GA
Linkage Conference

May 14-15, 2013, New York 
Conference Board Women's Leadership Conference

June 3, 2013, New York
Families and Work Institute Legacy Award Dinner

June 5-7, 2013, Toronto, Ontario
CUWFA Conference

June 25-26, 2013, New York
Conference Board D&I Conference

October 21-23, 2013, New York
Working Mother Congress

October 22 - 23, Washington, DC - Cornell University 
Innovative Research on Employer Practices: Improving Employment for People with Disabilities Conference 

2012

March 28, 2012, New York
Catalyst 50th Anniversary

April 16-18, 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona
AWLP 2011 Work/Life Conference

May 16-18, 2012, Ann Arbor, Michigan
CUWFA Conference

May 21-23, 2012, Orlando, Florida
WorldAtWork Total Rewards 2012 Conference 

June 14-16, 2012, New York
WFRN Conference

June 25-27, 2012, Columbus, Ohio
WEPAN National Conference
WFD presented a panel on best practices in work/life to retain women in STEM fields

June 27-28, 2012, Chicago, Illinois
The Conference Board 2012 Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference
WFD President Debbie Phillips was a presenter

June 28, 2012, New York
Network and Leadership Affinity Congress (NALC)

September 9-11, 2012, Boston
CUPA-HR Conference

September 13-14, 2012, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation in Government (DI2G)
2012 Inaugural National Conference

October 8-10, 2012, New York
Working Mother Work-Life Congress

October 23-24, Chicago, Illinois
SHRM/FWI FlexWork Conference  

2011

February 8, 2011, New Orleans
AWLP Men's Study Retreat

February 9-10, 2011, New Orleans
AWLP 2011 National Work-Life Summit
WFD's Peter Linkow and Jan Civian previewed the findings from the new global research on men and work-life.
WFD's Debbie Phillips and Diane Burrus presented a visioning session on the future of work-life and a video on global work-life trends: www.YouTube.com/WFDConsulting

April 14, 2011, Chicago, IL
Department of Labor National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility
WFD’s Amy Richman participated in a facilitated discussion.

April 20, 2011, Arizona
Department of Labor National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility
WFD’s Diane Burrus facilitated a discussion.

May 19, 2011, Boston, MA
New England Employee Benefits Program
WFD’s Amy Richman participated in a panel discussion.

May 19 & 20, 2011, San Diego, CA
CUWFA Conference
WFD’s Jan Civian participated in a panel presentation, “Men and Work-Life Integration: College/University Barriers and Solutions”.

May 23 - 25, 2011, San Diego, CA
WorldatWork Total Rewards 2011 Conference
WFD’s Jan Civian co-presented a presentation, “Men and Work-Life Integration: Corporate Barriers and Solutions.”

June 1, 2011, New York
Care@Work Conference
WFD’s Debbie Phillips attended

June 13, 2011, New York
Work-Life Legacy Awards
WFD's Peter Linkow attended the Awards Dinner.
WFD's Debbie Phillips attended the Immersion Learning Session.

October 18 - 20, 2011, New York
Working Mother Work-Life Congress
WFD's Peter Linkow and Debbie Phillips presented.
WFD's Judi Presser attended.

November 8 - 9, 2011, Washington, D.C.
Work-Life Focus 2012 & Beyond—Workplace Effectiveness Strategies that Work
WFD's Peter Linkow presented.
WFD's Debbie Phillips attended.

2010

January 27, 2010, New York, NY
Working Mother Flex Leadership Summit: The Business of Flex—Making it Work

March 2, 2010, 10 AM ET 
Free Webinar: "5 Steps to Successfully Managing Today's Mobile Workforce" 
WFD's Peter Linkow discussed practical solutions in managing today's dispersed workforce.

March 25-26, 2010, Washington, DC
Work Life Conference, Families and Work Institute & The Conference Board

April 7-9, 2010, Newport, RI
Society for Human Resource Management Tri-State Conference
Senior Consultant Amy Richman presented "Making Flexibility Work"

April 27-28, 2010, New York, NY
Women's Leadership Conference, The Conference Board

May 5-7, 2010, Cambridge, MA 
College and University Work/Family Association Annual Conference

Senior Consultant Jan Civian presented "The Revolution in the Field: Where is Work-Life Going Next?"

May 16-19, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference

October 26, 2010 - October 28, 2010, New York City
Working Mother 100 Best Congress

February 8, 2011 - February 10, 2011, New Orleans 
Alliance for Work Life Progress (AWLP) 2011 National Work Life Summit
 

2009

March 10-11, 2009, New Orleans, LA
Work-Life Conference
WFD's Peter Linkow presented at the session "Lessons from Working Around the World" on the results from his recent global research study on the dispersed workforce, conducted for The Conference Board. He focused on the critical action steps that managers and their companies can take to effectively manage employees across language, culture, distance and time differences.
WFD's Debbie Phillips facilitated the session "Supporting People with Special Needs and Their Families" and spoke on the new Exceptional Caregiver website developed by WFD for the American Business Collaboration. The website is designed to provide parents of children and young adults with special needs with the information they need to navigate issues and better manage their work and caregiver responsibilities.
» The full agenda can be viewed here

At the conference Networking Reception on March 10th from 6-7:30 PM, WFD Consulting sponsored a special screening of selected clips from Trouble the Water, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s stars Kimberly Rivers Roberts and Scott Roberts. This film, which was a 2009 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, tells the story of how Kimberly and Scott, trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters, survived the storm and then seized a chance for a new beginning.

April 21-22, 2009, New York, NY
Conference Board Women's Leadership Conference
WFD's Debbie Phillips and Jan Civian presented "Revitalizing/Rebuilding Your Women's Network/Affinity Group" on Tuesday, April 21 at 2:00 PM.
» The full agenda can be viewed here

April 26-28, 2009, Providence, RI
CUPA-HR Eastern Region Conference
WFD presented "Work-Life Best Practices: Prioritizing in Demanding Fiscal Times" with representatives from Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and DePaul University. Topics included understanding the dependent care, flexibility and wellness needs of the workforce; addressing the needs of both staff and faculty; getting more mileage out of your programs; and getting the word out about your programs.
» The full agenda can be viewed here

May 31-June 3, 2009, Seattle, WA
World@Work Total Rewards Conference
WFD attended the Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition.
» Conference Information

June 3-5 2009, Seattle, WA
College and University Work/Family Association Conference
WFD attended the 2009 Annual CUWFA Conference in Seattle.

October 19-21, 2009, Las Vegas, NV
CUPA-HR National Conference & Expo "Where Now Meets Next"
"Work-Life: Everybody Wants It but What Is It and Can We Afford It?"
Senior Consultant Jan Civian presented in Session Two on Tuesday, Oct 20 1:30-2:45 PM with representatives from University of Kentucky and Xavier University.
» Conference information

October 27-29, 2009, New York, NY
Working Mother 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress
WFD Consulting attended.
» Conference information

 

2008

November 19-20, 2008, Bangalore, India
NASSCOM IT Women Leadership Summit 2008: Transforming Enterprises & Societies.
Senior Consultant Abby Shapiro presented on the Business Case for Work/Life and the Value of Collaboration as part of a workshop on "The Business Impact of Organization Supported Work/Life Programs."

October 28-30, 2008, New York NY
Working Mother WorkLife Congress 100 Best Companies
WFD's Peter Linkow presented about Managing at a Distance on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

October 12-14, 2008, St. Louis, MO
CUPA-HR National Conference & Expo
Consultant Laurie Shannon attended the conference for HR professionals of the colleges and universities community. » Learn more here

Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Webinar:
"Work Life Initiatives and the Bottom Line: Measures that Matter."
Which work-life programs are most critical to key demographics and what will have the greatest impact on the bottom line? Amy Richman discussed how employers can use employee feedback and survey to measure the impact of their work-life initiatives. Presented by the Human Capital Institute in a webcast from 12:00-1:00 PM EST.

May 20-23, Philadelphia, PA
WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference 2008:

"Teamwork Innovations at Marriott: Enhancing Engagement,
Work-Life Effectiveness and Flexibility"

Senior consultant Diane Burrus presented with Nina Madoo of Marriott International on the recent implementation of the Team Effectiveness Procress(TM) at Marriott.

"Making Flexible Work for Hourly and Non-Exempt Employees"
Senior consultant Amy Richman presented with John Wilcox of Corporate Voices for Working Families on the business impacts of flexibility for lower-wage workers. Best practices of six organizations were examined.

January 9, 2008, Cambridge, MA
Senior Consultant Karen Noble facilitated a session on "How Can My Company Build a Flexible Work Culture?" to local businesses looking to implement flexible work cultures in their organization. Hosted by the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, Flex Options Project.

March 5-6, 2008, Atlanta, GA
The 2008 Work Life Conference, Conference Board. How We Work and Live Today: The Impact on Employee Engagement and Talent Management.

March 6-8, 2008, Washington, DC
The 7th International Conference on Occupational Stress & Health: Work, Stress, and Health 2008. Amy Richman and Laurie Shannon presented at the symposium "Opening Corporate File Drawers to Examine Workplace Flexibility" on March 7 at 9:45 AM.

March 18-20, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC
College and University Work/Family Association (CUWFA) presents "Changing the Culture: Work/Life & Organizational Transformation"

2007

December 1, 2007, Boston, MA
Senior Consultant Amy Richman presented at the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Annual Conference. For more information, visit PRIM&R (http://www.primr.org/Conferences.aspx?id=540).

October 1-3, 2007, New York, MY
WFD Consulting attended the 2007 Working Mother 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress in New York. We congratulate the multiple companies WFD is proud to have worked with and commend them on achieving this national recognition. WFD's Debbie Phillips presented "Moving Toward a New Career Paradigm: The key to creating competitive advantage through recruitment and retention of critical talent throughout the life cycle" on October 3rd from 10:30 AM to noon.

September 16-18, 2007: Park City, UT
Senior Consultant Diane Burrus co-facilitated the Workplace Flexibility Summit hosted by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and AWLP. Vice President Arlene Johnson was also invited to participate. In this inaugural event, the Summit gathered experts from different sectors pursuing workplace flexibility in their organizations and consultants to discuss flexibility efforts in the private and academic sectors.

September 3-4, 2007, Paris, France
Amy Richman, Senior Consultant, presented at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate of Education, IMHE Conference 2007 in Paris, France. She presented on "What Works: Supporting Success and Productivity Practical Tools for Making Your University a Great Place to Work." For more information, visit the OECD 2007 site here

July 24, 2007, Singapore
WFD's Arlene Johnson was the keynote speaker at the National Work-Life Conference of Singapore, sponsored by the Employer Alliance and Ministry of Manpower. She spoke on the "Development in Work-Life: Trends from Around the World" and offered a break-out session on work-life trends and a two-day training program on Building and Implementing a Work-Life Strategy.
View a clip of the highlights from the Singapore conference here.

June 12-13, 2007, New York, NY
WFD's Peter Linkow and Debbie Phillips presented their findings about the New Career Paradigm at the Conference Board Work-Life Conference 2007 in a session titled "The Multigenerational Workforce: Managing critical talent over the life cycle" on Tuesday, June 12th. WFD's Arlene Johnson moderated the session "Media Matters: Communicating Across Boundaries" on Wednesday, June 13th.
To view the full agenda, click here.

May 15 - 18, 2007, Malaysia
Senior Consultant Abby Shapiro participated in The World Forum on Early Care and Education in Malaysia earlier this spring. She presented at multiple sessions and participated in the Global Leaders pre-conference meeting. Over 750 early childhood administrators, trainers, caregivers, public officials, and advocates from 73 countries met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the 7th World Forum.

May 6-9, 2007, Orlando, FL
WFD's Peter Linkow and Debbie Phillips presented their workshop titled "A New Career Paradigm: Creating Competitive Advantage Through Attraction and Retention of Critical Talent" at the WorldatWork Total Rewards 2007 Conference. Senior Consultant Diane Burrus also presented "Work-Life Microinequities: It's the Little Things That Can Erode Employee Engagement.
Read more here.

April 26-27, 2007, San Diego, CA
Senior Consultants Jan Civian and Diane Burrus spoke at the Conference Board Pre-Conference Seminar at the Women's Leadership Conference: Leaders of the Future. They presented on how mentoring programs can play an effective role in a women's leadership initiative.
Read more here.

 

 

 

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