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Work Now + In the Future

A Virtual Gathering with livingHR & Friends

livingHR is The Work Agency™ that's humanizing work for a living. Strategies formed with experts. Work designed by creatives. Business wins powered by people wins.

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livingHR has pivoted its usual in-person events to a completely virtual experience with its Work Now + In The Future event series. Each month, we host a virtual gathering with experts to share actionable ideas about work, talent, humanity, tech, brand, space, and everything in between that impacts our experience at work.  

This series was created to give rise to real conversations with leaders who want to keep it real; to crowdsource all we can do better right now for our people and for ourselves; to cut through the noise, jargon, and talking points in order to give way to what we all need - true connection, empathy, honesty, and support.

Tickets to these event are always free and always include an option to donate to a different non-profit organization that we rotate each month. We welcome you to come as you are, from where you are, to join us in learning and growing together.   Looking to re-watch one of our talks? You can find them here!

With more than 20 years of experience we can
deliver the best product design.

Lessons From Our Panelists

"We need to make sure the understanding of technology, the availability of technology, and the embracing of technology happens."

Shveta Miglani
Global Head of Learning and Development, Micron Technology

"It’s very important to have a workforce that is able to leverage the benefits of different experiences and to be able to work together."

Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Baker McKenzie

"It's important to make sure our own client base is representative of what we want our company to be as well."

Founder & CEO, AM Public Relations

"If you show people that there’s a path they can take, that’s really important."

Founder & CEO, VanHack

"Looking internally at the people you have and what’s important to them has to happen first."

John Wilson

"Flexibility is about providing the options that fit both the employer and the employee."

Co Founder, Syncaroo

"We have to be flexible enough to listen and to understand what our workforce wants."

Managing Principal, Cushman Wakefield

"We have to start actually asking our employees questions and paying attention to what they have to say and what their concerns are."

"One awesome conversation that is coming out of the ability to work from home is not just where you work but it’s when and how you work."

Vice President of People & Culture, Wonolo

"The first thing that employers need to figure out is if returning people to the workplace is needed."

Partner, Mercer

"Have a game plan in terms of what skills you need to be coming back into your workplace."

"We all have to be prepared for a workforce that is going to be much more psychologically vulnerable than they’ve ever been before."

"We’re going to start seeing different types of candidates coming through the pipeline than what you saw before and this is a really good time to rethink what your talent strategy is."

Head of Business Services, Invista Talent

"COVID-19 has really opened the eyes of people about needing technology. people want to be connected to people and that’s what technology is offering the ability to do."

HCM Consultant, iSolved

"Organizations can focus on building a level of psychological safety. Communicate with your people more. Give them the sense of connectedness and belonging that they’re probably striving for right now. "

Influencer

"At a minimum, don’t underestimate the importance of communicating with your employees, thanking them for being there and just going with the flow. Make sure they know about the resources that are available."

Partner, Constangy

"We really do need organizations who have leaders that create an environment where employees really feel empowered and free to talk to any level of employee."

HR Director, Baker McKenzie

"Prioritizing employee wellbeing to cater to individual physical, emotional and financial wellbeing and mental health is something that can be really useful and helpful to employees. One solution may not work for all."

Head of Human Resources, Smule

"If you’re reinforcing your values it’s going to pay off by building trust and respect and loyalty of both your people and your customers."

"Don’t lose sight of the struggles of everyone in your workplace right now."

Founder, Job Mobz

"It’s never going to be a post COVID. I do truly really hope, at the end of the day, this is the beginning of global social justice and change."

Kevin Grossman
President and Board Membe, Talent Board HR

"It is never impractical to listen."

Ellen Buchman 

“People don’t trust you because you say you can be trusted, people trust you because you show them you’re trustworthy.”

Dr. Leeno Karumanchery
Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences, MESH Diversity

Work Now + In the Future Non-Profit Partners

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With more than 20 years of experience we can
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IT Nation

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Forbes Human Resources Council

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Best Places to Work

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Diversity & Leadership Conference

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Fast Company

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HR Person of The Year Award

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2k
attendees engaging, sharing, growing.
$38k+
generated by our events combined.
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Non-profit organizations supported.
past WNIF events + our other events

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Work Now + In the Future (July)

This event featured two groups of experts speaking on the topic of work now and in the future, but more specifically:


Group 1 - A conversation around DEI, talent, talent brand, your brand-stand.

Anna Brown; Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Baker McKenzie
John Wilson; CEO, WilsonHCG
Ilya Brotzky; Founder & CEO, VanHack
Ashley Moore; Founder & CEO, AM Public Relations


Group 2 - Designing work for a more flexible future: remote, gig, spaces, and leveraging tech.

Katie Evans-Reber; Vice President of People & Culture, Wonolo
Ben Eubanks; Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory
Scott Garlick; Managing Principal, Cushman Wakefield
Robert Kropp; Co Founder, Syncaroo

This panel was moderated by Jared Fitzpatrick of livingHR and Cynthia Cancio Perez of Trinet.

This event supported the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States.

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Work Now + In the Future (June)

This event featured a conversation around anti-racism in and outside of the workplace with Dr. Leeno Karumanchery, Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences @ MESH Diversity and Ellen Buchman, President @ The Opportunity Agenda.

We continued the dialogue with our work experts around leading workplaces to a better future, leading through challenging times, the future of hiring, and more.

Expert Panelists

Ellen Buchman; President, The Opportunity Agenda
Dr. Leeno Karumanchery; Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences, MESH Diversity
Shveta Miglani; Global Head of Learning and Development, Micron Technology
Kevin Grossman; President and Board Membe, Talent Board HR
Jesse Tinsley; Founder, Job Mobz
Jennifer McClure; CEO, DisruptHR
Renee Agler; HR Director, Baker McKenzie
Jyoti Khadgawat; Head of Human Resources, Smule

This event supported The Opportunity Agenda, a social justice communication lab that works to advance the impact of the social justice community.

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Work Now + In the Future (May)

Our first event in the WNIF series covered what’s happening now and what we can expect for the future of work. We launched this virtual series to stay safesocially distanced, but still facilitate this conversation that’s more important than ever.

Our panelists covered a broad range of topics from a number of perspectives, including law, real estate and space, psychology, marketing, economics, and technology.

Expert Panelists

Marie Chinnici-Everitt; Chief Marketing Officer, DTCC
Kristina York; Principal, Co-Founder, Create+Co
Steve Morey; Senior Vice President, Economic Development Council
Madison Butler; VP of People & Culture, Sourced Craft Cocktails
Amy Newberg; Head of Business Services, Invista Talent
Matthew Snook; Partner, Mercer
Mark Fleagle; HCM Consultant, iSolved
Iggy Garcia; Partner, Ogletree Deakins
Cherie Silberman; Partner, Constangy
Clara Reynolds; CEO, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

This event supported The Crisis Crisis Center of Tampa Bay which works to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.

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DisruptHR Tampa (2018, 2019, 2020 TBD)

Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower people in the talent field. DisruptHR Tampa 2020 has been postponed. Learn more here.

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Caresgiving (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 TBD)

Caresgiving is an annual gathering that gives back. livingHR hosts our clients, partners, friends, family, and community for a giving-themed event each year's end. 2020 marks our 4th Caresgiving event! Date and details to be announced.

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Fe league

Fe league is a passion project of livingHR. A gathering of female leaders who are interested in sharing ideas, discussing passions without politicking, and in learning from one another in order to grow their personal and professional lives. Learn more here.

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