“Leading Into the Future of Flexible Work”

Wednesday, June 16 | 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET

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Driven by the urgency of the pandemic, employers have succeeded in meeting both customer expectations and employee needs through creative approaches that have redefined where, when and how work is accomplished. Now, with the worst of COVID-19 behind us, we are leading and facilitating yet another transformation of the workforce to ensure our business and institutional goals continue to be met.

As part of that transformation, many higher ed institutions are making the business case for flexible work in order to minimize attrition and increase employee engagement and productivity. Others are skeptical that flexible arrangements can work for the long-term, but acknowledge that eliminating flexibility could come at a cost.

In this complimentary webinar, a panel of higher ed HR professionals will share what their institutions are doing now to implement changes on campus and how they are preparing for the future of work, all while ensuring they meet their institutional goals. The panel will discuss getting leadership buy-in, the value proposition of flexible work, and equity considerations.


  • Bryan Garey
    Vice President for Human Resources

    Virginia Tech

  • Erik Smetana, MBA, MFA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SWP, HCS
    Executive Director, People and Engagement

    Vanderbilt University

  • Lisa Rutherford
    Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel

    Amherst College

  • Jennifer L. Donnelly, JD
    Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant, New York


  • Rob Shomaker
    Senior Vice President


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