Event Calendar 2009

By Staff Report

Dec. 2, 2008

Events you’ll want to put on your schedule

October – December, 2009


October 6-7
New York
World Business Forum 2009
Considered the leading international symposium for the business community, this forum brings together the world’s leading business, political and academic figures to discuss critical issues facing the business community and to set the agenda for business.

October 6-8
2009 SHRM Strategy Conference
The theme of this year’s SHRM Strategy Conference is “HR Leadership for the New Economy.” In addition to sessions that count toward strategic management recertification credits, the program will include a preconference event, “Leading in Difficult Times and Getting a Head Start on the Turnaround,” presented in conjunction with the World Class Benchmarking Institute.

October 13-14
San Francisco
CareerXroads Colloquium: Executive-Level Recruiting
This program, hosted by Wells Fargo, will focus on hiring leaders. Each colloquium relies on attendee input prior to the event, and the agenda will be adjusted to reflect the interests of participants.

October 20
Rock Stars@Work Conference
Based on the generation books RockStars Incorporated and The New Recruit by Generations X, Y and Z expert Sarah Sladek, the nation’s first generation-based business conference is designed to educate business leaders on the talent gap, provide tools for succession planning, showcase workforce trends preferred by younger generations and celebrate companies that are successfully bridging the gap.

October 21-24
Orlando, Florida
Staffing World 2009
Sponsored by the American Staffing Association, Staffing World is the largest gathering of staffing professionals in the world.


November 2-5
Washington, D.C.
Social Media for Crisis Communications in Government: How to Integrate the Latest Web 2.0 Technologies to Maximize Effectiveness Before, During and After a Crisis
This conference will instruct participants on how to incorporate the power of social media into an organization’s crisis communications strategy, along with tools, tips and techniques to get started. Experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Oklahoma, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and others will share their firsthand knowledge.

November 3-4
Orlando, Florida
2009 Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit
The fifth annual summit, hosted by Staffing Industry Analysts, is geared for corporate buyers and contingent workforce managers. The event is designed to help participants develop strategies to improve an organization’s use of contingent work. Six learning formats, including “Deep Dive Workshops,” panel and roundtable discussions, and face time with industry analysts, experts and leaders, will be offered.

November 5-6
Sydney, Australia
The Future of Medicare Forum
This two-day event will bring together senior government representatives, health care service providers, health insurers and industry associations to collectively discuss and debate the funding issues in the national health insurance scheme and the implications for health care services in Australia.

November 10
Stamford, Connecticut (Program repeats November 18 in Boston and November 20 in Newark, New Jersey)
Hot Topics in Employment Law: What You Need to Know Now
This interactive session, part of the Breakfast With McCarter series hosted by the employment law firm of McCarter & English, will discuss recent changes in federal employment laws and what they mean to the business community, including: the Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance on the H1N1 virus, the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions including the New Haven firefighter case, and an update on the Obama administration’s employment law plans for 2010.

November 11-12
Seventh Annual Conference on Optimizing Dental Benefits:Increase Value Through Plan Design & Prepare for Changing Legislation
This program will feature key leaders in the dental benefits industry and provide attendees with an action plan to increase value through benefit design, strategies to understand changing legislation, and improve coverage through the utilization of the newest risk assessment and disease management strategies.

November 18
“Avoiding Separation Anxiety: Securing Your Company’s Future by Protecting Your Assets, Trade Secrets and Confidential Information”
At this half-day briefing, members of employment law firm Epstein, Becker & Green will discuss preparing enforceable confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants, creating policies for information ownership, minimizing risk when recruiting employees, investigating and responding to theft of trade secrets or other types of unfair competition, pursuing and defending restrictive covenants, guarding trade secrets, and preventing employee raiding, breaching of contracts and violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

November 23-24
Sydney, Australia
Reforming Australia’s Health Workforce Conference
Among the topics to be discussed at this event are: filling key skill gaps in the health workforce and ensuring coverage of new and unregulated professions; the mechanics of workforce planning in health, including gathering data and using workforce models; redesigning and reforming your workforce; developing a sustainable, patient-centered health workforce; and encouraging cross-service and interdisciplinary collaboration in workforce planning.


December 3
New York
Employment Law and Legislation Conference
Sponsored by the Institute of Management and Administration, this conference is designed to help organizations avert risk in the new year by presenting thought leaders on what employment and labor initiatives the Obama administration and Congress will be working on in 2010, FMLA and ADA updates, how to deal with harassment and discrimination claims, updates on U.S. Dept. of Labor wage-and-hour investigations, and whether social networks present a legal minefield for employers.”

December 8-9
New York
Senior HR Executive Conference:Driving HR-Business Partnerships to Achieve Excellence and Innovation
This program, hosted by The Conference Board, will bring together top HR executives from FedEx, Xerox, Kimberly-Clark, Coca-Cola, Humana, Unilever and other major corporations to discuss such topics as corporate governance and executive compensation in 2010, transforming HR with a global view of the workforce, talent as a business strategy, leadership succession, preparing post-recession employees and an employment law update. Event includes a pre-conference workshop on December 7, “Bridging the Gap Between Health and Wellness and Performance Initiatives.”

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