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RECENT EVENTS:

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Boston College Workforce Roundtable Spring Meeting

May 2-4, 2017
Chicago, IL
Omni Chicago Hotel

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Boston College Workforce Roundtable Fall Meeting

September 28-30, 2016
Boston, MA
Hotel Commonwealth

 

 

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

TO BE ANNOUNCED
 

RECENT WEBINARS:    

6/15: 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET The New Dad 2017 Brad Harrington, BCCWF

5/31: 12:00 - 12:30 pm ET Spring Roundtable Meeting Recap Jennifer Fraone, BCCWF

4/26: 12:00 - 12:30 pm ET Member Policy Spotlight: Bristol-Myers Squibb Global Recognition Initiative Robert Claudio, Bristol-Myers Squibb

1/31: 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET Employee Well-being: Preventing Stress and Burnout Kathleen Greet, KGA Associates; Representative from Mount Auburn Hostpital

1/12: 12:00 - 12:30 pm ET Member Policy Spotlight: Deloitte's Paid Family Leave Policy Mel Carr-Anzelc, Deloitte

12/12: 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET Work-Life Policies and Programs in Canada Nora Spinks, CEO of Vanier Institute of the Family

11/17: 10:00 - 11:00 am ET Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Webinar: The Making of a Good Woman: Extended Parental Leave and Mothers’ Work Commitment 2016 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winners Markus Gangl and Andrea Ziefle

10/27: 1:00 - 1:30 pm ET Fall Roundtable Meeting Recap Jennifer Fraone, BCCWF

6/16: 1 - 1:30 pm ET The New Dad 2016: Millennial Fathers Webinar Brad Harrington, BCCWF (FULL REPORT)

Member Policy Spotlight:

IBM's New Breast Milk Shipping Policy

Member Policy Spotlight:

IBM's New Breast Milk Shipping Policy

Member Policy Spotlight:

IBM's New Breast Milk Shipping Policy

Member Policy Spotlight:

IBM's New Breast Milk Shipping Policy

Member Policy Spotlight: IBM'S Commuter Benefits Program
April 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm ET
 
Leaders from IBM's Benefits Team will explain more about their recently implemented commuter benefits program. The program lowers the cost of using mass transit for employees commuting to work. Join the discussion to learn more.

 
 
Member Policy Spotlight: Sodexo's Cultural Agility Curriculum
May 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm ET

Today more than ever, organizations are moving towards a global business model. This requires culturally competent leaders who are skillful in connecting and proactively responding to the needs of their workforce and clients. In this session, Jodi Davidson, Sodexo’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives will share the “Cultural Agility” curriculum that Sodexo is rolling out. There will be time for Q&A and some brief sharing about other organizations' efforts in this space.
 
Member Policy Spotlight: IBM'S Commuter Benefits Program
April 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm ET
 
Leaders from IBM's Benefits Team will explain more about their recently implemented commuter benefits program. The program lowers the cost of using mass transit for employees commuting to work. Join the discussion to learn more.

 
 
Member Policy Spotlight: Sodexo's Cultural Agility Curriculum
May 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm ET

Today more than ever, organizations are moving towards a global business model. This requires culturally competent leaders who are skillful in connecting and proactively responding to the needs of their workforce and clients. In this session, Jodi Davidson, Sodexo’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives will share the “Cultural Agility” curriculum that Sodexo is rolling out. There will be time for Q&A and some brief sharing about other organizations' efforts in this space.
 

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS:

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VII International Conference of Work and Family

July 3, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Brad Harrington - Father's Caregiving Dilemma

 

 

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PIMCO

July 12, 2017
Newport Beach, CA

Brad Harrington - The New Dad: Caring, Committed & Conflicted

 

 

The New Dad: Caring, Committed & Conflicted
PIMCO
July 12, 2017 - Newport Beach, CA
The New Dad: Caring, Committed & Conflicted
PIMCO
July 12, 2017 - Newport Beach, CA
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NEHRA Annual Conference

September 28, 2017
Falmouth, MA

Jennifer Fraone - The Next Baby Boom in the Workplace: The Millennials Become Parents

After years of putting off marriage and children, the men and women of Generation Y are starting to become parents en masse, with about 9,000 babies born to Millennials in the U.S. each day. These young parents differ from previous generations in their approach to gender roles and combining work and family in ways that workplaces sometimes find perplexing. Because of their later start as parents, they have also attained roles of greater responsibility and influence in the workplace, impacting both their needs and their expectations. How can organizations help support their employees (both men and women) as they navigate through this challenging transition phase in their lives? 

 

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Boston College Diversity & Inclusion Summit

May 24, 2017
Chestnut Hill, MA

Jennifer Fraone - Best Practices in Diversity & Inclusion: What Academia Can Learn From the Corporate World

This year’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit: Learn, Reflect, Engage explored promising practices that contribute to Boston College’s commitment to enhancing a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community that respects all and fosters dialogue within our Catholic and Jesuit tradition.

 

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CUWFA National Conference

May 11, 2017
Providence, RI

Brad Harrington - The Evolving Challenges for Work-Life Professionals 

Changes occurring in the labor market and the workplace are pushing employers to broaden their perspective on the policies, practices and cultures that will engage today's dynamic and increasingly diverse workforce. While organizations historically framed work-life as a set of accommodations primarily aimed at working women with young children, today work-life efforts must be more inclusive and designed to address all employees and a broad range of organizational needs. Dr. Harrington will draw from his research as well as his work with many of the country's leading employers to discuss the current and future challenges we face as work-life professionals in our efforts to assist our employees and employers to achieve their mutual, and sometimes competing, objectives.

 

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Sodexo Career-Life Program

April 5, 2017
Gaithersburg, MD

Brad Harrington

 

 

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Boston College Voice of Diversity and Inclusion

February 1, 2017
Chestnut Hill, MA

Brad Harrington - Creating and Sustaining and Inclusive Work Environment

The program is a gathering of BC executives, managers, and others where ideas are created and shared about how to improve diversity and openness in the work environment. It is an open discussion about current diversity challenges, opportunities and possible solutions.

 

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Google Talks

December 7, 2016
Cambridge, MA

Brad Harrington - The New Dad: The Evolving Roles of Fathers at Work and at Home

Fathers today are more involved in childcare and housework, and they increasingly value work-life support at work. Understanding fatherhood trends can help us better develop workplace programs to recruit, retain, and engage men who are caregivers. During this talk, Dr. Brad Harrington (the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family (CWF), a research professor in the Carroll School of Management and a faculty member in the University’s Capstone Program) will discuss findings from his research initiative on The New Dad, which examines the evolving roles and attitudes of working fathers.

WATCH HERE

 

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Eli Lilly Diversity Conference (Plenary Session)

November 18, 2016
Indianapolis, IN

Brad Harrington - How Millennials Navigate Their Careers

 

 

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The Boston University Executive Development Roundtable

November 15, 2016
Boston, MA

Brad Harrington - Meaningful Work

The Fall 2016 EDRT Meeting will be exploring the topic of “We are all Millennials: Leadership Across the Generations,” examining the many leadership challenges of a workplace comprised of five generations, perhaps for the first time ever, contributing and competing together in a global, interconnected world. 

 

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The Urban Forum, University of Illinois, Chicago

September 15, 2016
Chicago, IL

Brad Harrington - The Millennials

 

 

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Work and Family Researchers Network Conference

June 23-25, 2016
Washington, D.C. 

Jennifer Sabatini Fraone - Symposium: Showcasing Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award 2015 Finalists

The five Finalists for the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research will share their acclaimed research on women, men, parenting, work-family, and flexibility.

Brad Harrington - How Millennials Navigate Their Careers; Promoting the Voice of Men as Leaders in the Work-Family Conversation Panel

Discussion forum presentations will be matched with similar topics and discussed around a table among the presenters and other interested conference attendees. We are excited about this new format as a way to include more interaction among attendees and maintain a high level of program participation with fewer concurrent sessions.

 

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FM Global

June 17, 2016
Providence, RI

Brad Harrington - How Millennials Navigate Their Careers

 

 

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Boston College Diversity & Inclusion Summit

June 1, 2016
Boston College

Brad Harrington - Thought Leader Panel

Open to Boston College faculty and staff, the summit will focus on how BC contributes to the social justice mission of the Society of Jesus through its efforts to create a diverse and inclusive community. The summit will feature a panel of thought leaders from Boston College who are nationally recognized in their fields to discuss best practices in the area of diversity and inclusion.

 

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Yale University Working Women's Network

May 17, 2016
New Haven, CT

Brad Harrington - The New Dad: A Portrait of Today's Father

The WWN is encouraging members to attend this presentation to hear how the role women (particularly working mothers) in the workplace has been redefined over the last 25 year, and to learn the new role that dads have at work and at home. It is a fantastic opportunity for a gender role discussion. 

The New Dad: A Portrait of Today’s Father, the latest assessment of the changing role of fathers by the reveals the results of questions used in the research. Questions included:

Breadwinner, caregiver or both?
Are today’s dads more involved with his Kids?
Who does more, mom or dad?
Engaged dads, who benefits?
Do fathers flex?

 

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Smart Women Plan Ahead

April 21, 2016
Boston College

Jennifer Sabatini Fraone - Panel

Join local Boston women for an afternoon of lunch and a panel discussion to learn what every smart and savvy woman needs to know about investing, estate planning, matrimonial law, and work life balance!

 

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Academic Work Life Compatibility: The New University WorkLife Office

April 1, 2016
East Lansing, MI

Brad Harrington - Work-Life Keynote 

Managing work and personal lives is increasingly important as demands on employees escalate. Dr. Brad Harrington of Boston College will offer a keynote address on work-life, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ann Austin, NSF and an analysis of the costs flexible policies by Dr. Sandy Gahn. Lunch with be accompanied by an update on MSU's WorkLife Office.

 

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2016 Catalyst Awards Conference

March 16, 2016
New York, NY

Brad Harrington - Empowered Employees: Effective in Work and Life

Women are often asked if they can “have it all,” but how often are men asked if they want more? How can corporate policies and public actions help all employees achieve true work-life effectiveness? Recently, the public and private sectors have started to focus on creating workplaces that empower employees to be effective in all aspects of their lives. Innovations include adopting gender-neutral family leave policies, instituting flexible work scheduling, and conducting pay equity studies in order to close the wage gap. How can corporate policies influence societal changes and vice versa? In this session, women and men with and without children will discuss how to build workplaces that engage and support employees at all life stages. 

WATCH CLIP HERE


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AWLP 2016 Future of Work Forum

March 8-9, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Jennifer Fraone - The Emerging Workforce: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Today's Top Talent

By 2020, 50% of the U.S. workforce will be Millennials and by 2030, 75% will make up the global workforce. One of the greatest challenges for organizations today is determining how to attract, develop and retain this talent. It's critical to understand what drives and motivates them and what factors encourage engagement, loyalty and longevity with an organization. A November 2015 study of 1,100 young professionals from five leading organizations provides data and insight into what this new workforce wants and how organizations can enhance the employee experience to best appeal to high-potential talent. 

WATCH CLIP HERE

 


Please contact Brianna Dougherty at cwf@bc.edu for additional information.