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March Luncheon: The Business Case for Older Workers - Keeping up with the Longevity Economy

Guest Speaker: Deborah Banda

March 18, 2015
11:30am - 1:00pm
DoubleTree - Lloyd Center


Member: $25
Non-Member: $40

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The Business Case for Older Workers – Keeping up with the Longevity Economy


With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day in the US, the American workforce is undergoing rapid transformation. Critical knowledge, skills and abilities may be walking out the door. Can you help them walk through your door and into your office?


Join AARP for an interactive presentation on the value proposition of older workers. Explore how your business or organization can benefit by a deeper understanding of the changing workforce.


  • How can the older worker help your organization?

  • What are the myths and realities of older workers?

  • How do you manage a multigenerational workplace?

  • What is the ROI on Older Workers?

  • What challenges will you face with older workers, and how can you resolve them?

  • Is age a diversity issue?

  • Learn the types

  • Learn the types of excellence and experience older workers can bring into an organization and some of the advantages to hiring older workers (many older workers don’t want full-time work and don’t need a full benefit package, for example).


Deborah Banda is Interim Vice President of AARP’s Education & Outreach Financial Security team, where she works on retirement decisions and workforce related issues and programs. Previous to her current assignment, Debbie was Senior Advisor for the Financial Security team. She also served as the director of the Massachusetts State Office of AARP for almost 14 years. Prior to joining AARP in 1999, Debbie was an assistant attorney general and deputy director of communications in the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger. She also spent more than a decade as a broadcast journalist in the Boston media market.


Strategic Management Conference

Registration is now open! 

Register before March 31st, for early bird pricing ($50 off)! 
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May 20, 2015 – Oregon Convention Center – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

PHRMA and our partner sponsor Davis Wright Tremaine are pleased to present the 10th annual Strategic HR Management Conference, “Tour de HR Portland: Are You Ready to Lead the Pack?”  The conference will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, and feature national and local speakers.  See the information below regarding speakers and topics.  Seven hours of HRCI and SHRM recertification credit for business management and strategy are pending.  Early bird registration is $225 for PHRMA and SHRM members until March 31, 2015.  Come join us for a day of education and networking! 


Conference Agenda:

Take Control of Your Time and Get More Out of Life!, Bethanne Kronick, Simplify!

A Relational Approach to Empowered Leadership: a Priority for People of Color, Yvonne Chang, Yvonne Chang Consulting

What We Believe That May Not be So: Implications for Managing People, Robert Greene, Reward Systems, Inc.

Strategies for Being an Influential HR Exec, Michael Beck, Michael Beck International

If Your Organization Was an Airplane, Would it be Supersonic?, Don Everett, Workforce Interactive

Out of Joint? How Your Drug Policies and Testing Procedures Impact Culture, Satisfaction and Retention, Tamsen Leachman, Littler Mendelson, PC

7 HRCI Business Management & Strategy Credits: PENDING
7 SHRM Recertification Credits: PENDING



Registration for the NHRMA Oregon Human Resource Academy is now open!


The Academy is pre-Approved for 19.5 SHRM PDCs and 19.5 HRCI Recertification Credits.


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Portland, OR 97204

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