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Work Life Symposium

Date: 08/30/2017
Time: 12:00 am
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Urban League of Broward County
560 NW 27th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Contact: Impact Broward
Phone: 9544847117

Join us on August 30, 2017 as caregivers, business leaders, human resource executives, policymakers, and service providers convene over breakfast, panel presentations, and lunch at the Urban League of Broward County.

Won't you be part of this important community effort and become a sponsor or attend this impactful event? As a participant, you will help Broward generate local solutions to enable caregivers and employers to thrive.

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8:00am – 9:00am – Registration and Breakfast Networking

9:00am – Welcoming Remarks

9:10am – Panel: Finding Balance for Today's Working Caregiver

  • More than 44 million Americans today have a second unpaid job as a caregiver for a family member. What economic and emotional tolls does the working caregiver face? What is the "Sandwich generation"? How does South Florida's system of support compare nationally? Answering these and other questions will be leaders from South Florida's caregiving community and health and human services agencies

9:50am – Panel: The Business Case: Retention, Productivity & Profit

  • Businesses like Deloitte, Qualcomm, and Facebook all have recognized that an employee's responsibility to care for a disabled child, a terminally ill spouse, or an aging parent should not prevent that employee's success at work. What are the creative HR solutions employers should consider in supporting these employees? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Will they lead to stronger recruitment and retention? Answering these and other questions will be leaders from small to large businesses in South Florida.

10:30am – Panel: The Public Policy Outlook

  • From local government expanding leave policies to national and state caregiving coalitions advocating for supportive legislation, there is a real movement to address the important needs of caregivers. Which public policies should be prioritized? Who are the stakeholders driving change? What advocacy efforts work? Answering these and other questions will be leaders from local, state and federal government, advocacy organizations, and caregiver coalitions

11:15am - Keynote

11:30am - 12:00pm – Networking Break

12:00pm to 1:30pm – Lunch

  • Remarks

  • Facilitated roundtable discussions to provide input on caregiver needs, best business HR practices, and public policy issues.