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Upcoming Conferences and Events

June 26, 2010 "Age Management for a Maturing Workforce" Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RSoPA) and The Age and Employment Network (TAEN).

This conference, arranged by RoSPA and TAEN, will focus on salient health and safety issues for employers of staff in the middle or latter part of their working lives. Leaders in their fields from the UK will give practical advice and guidance on key issues such as safety, health, law, workability, and making the job fit for the worker. Delegates will also hear case studies exemplifying appropriate benchmarks. Click here for flyer and click here

April 12-15, 2010 ""Creating a Positive Business Impact: Engage the Aging Workforce" American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) Annual Conference; Anaheim, CA.

Recent Conferences and Events

March 23, 2010 "Workability - Promoting Productivity in an Ageing Workforce" Workshop, The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia.

Professor Juhani Ilmarinen, former Director of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is visiting with BWA again this semester. He will be in Melbourne during March 2010. You have an opportunity to spend a day with him at our full-day workshop "Workability - Promoting Productivity in an Ageing Workforce", presented by The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia with support from Swinburne University of Technology, Monash University and WorkSafe Victoria. Click here for flyer and registration information.

April 12-15, 2010 ""Creating a Positive Business Impact: Engage the Aging Workforce" American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) Annual Conference; Anaheim, CA.

February 16, 2010 "Aging Workers with Disabilities: Implications for Employers" ADA Audio Conference.

The aging workforce is likely to result in increasing numbers of workers with disabilities. By the year 2010, this group will account for nearly half (44%) of the working age population (20-64), and the number of people with disabilities between the ages of 50 and 65 is predicted to double. Disability management and accommodation policies and practices readily lend themselves to addressing the challenges employers will face with an aging workforce, and the increasing prevalence of disability that these demographics bring. Join this session for a discussion of the practices associated with maximizing the productivity of an aging workforce and contribute to aging worker retention. Click here for registration information.

December 3, 2008 Employing the Region's Assets: Baby Boomers Meeting New England's Skilled Workforce Needs Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's The New England Public Policy Center's 4th Annual Conference; FRBB, Morris Auditorium, Boston, MA.

Current demographic trends in New England point to a potential shortage of skilled labor as the Baby Boomers begin to retire over the next few years and the region's working age population begins to shrink. With current benefits and workplace policies that nudge older workers in the direction of retirement, older workers are one of the largest untapped human capital resources in the region. The conference will explore the role that older professionals can play in meeting the region's labor force needs over the next 20 to 30 years. The conference will feature presentations that investigate the changing demographic and labor force trends in New England and the US and examine what employers, employees, and the public sector can do to lengthen the labor force participation of the population age 55 and older. Click here for registration information.

November 4-6, 2008 "4th Annual Summit on the Mature Workforce The Age-Free Workplace: A Cultural Evolution" sponsored by The Workplace Institute; Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

At the conference corporate, industry, labor and government leaders will join industry experts to discuss the most recent developments in mature workforce solutions. Highlights include David Delong on ageism and the multigenerational workforce; Barbara Jaworski on evolving an age-free corporate culture to boost retention and the bottom line; updates from The Expert Panel on Older Workers; the insider view on Strategic Workforce Planning from three practitioners; plus Transitions to Retirement, and more. New this year are two days of workshops focusing on unique strategies to tackle some of the most pressing workplace issues facing employers. A workshop on Intergenerational Mentoring will reveal how to develop a communication system to transfer knowledge between generations within organizations. One entitled: Creating an Age-Free Culture will provide delegates with a powerful new tool to help create an age-free workplace culture while driving business strategy, and the Workforce Planning seminar will help them understand what their organization needs to do to be prepared for the future, using metrics and workforce analytics. Click here for registration information.

October 23, 2008 "2008 Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging: The Changing Workforce: Challenges & Strategies for Success" spsonsored by RMCoA, Larimer County Extension; The Ranch, Loveland, CO

By attending the 2008 conference, you will (1) explore challenges that organizations address as they retain, recruit, and integrate older workers; (2) discover strategies for a productive intergenerational workforce; and (3) learn best practices to prepare for changing workplace demographics. Click here for registration information.