MONDAY, MARCH 28 FROM 1:30-3:00 P.M.
REDEFINING LONGEVITY AND AGING
Laura L. Carstensen
Professor of Public Policy and Psychology, Stanford University
Founding Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
The 20th Century gave us a fabulous gift: 30 more years of life, on average. Longer lifespans offer people of all ages an unprecedented opportunity to change their approach to aging—and to redesign the way they live. This longevity should inspire all of us to rethink life stages in profoundly new ways and to write a new story—not about old age, but about long life.
During this keynote address, longevity expert Laura L. Carstensen will describe the kind of life she thinks we should be designing for our later years. It’s time to toss aside the “misery myth,” which catalogues everything age takes from us. Instead, Dr. Carstensen encourages us to assess potential policies and investments through a longevity-ready lens; tap into the infinite possibilities for purpose, engagement, and community in old age; and take steps now to ensure that more people spend their later years being physically fit, mentally sharp, functionally independent, and financially secure.
Come hear Dr. Carstensen’s insights into how providers of aging services can participate in laying the groundwork for a culture that supports century-long lives.
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman will share HUD’s vision for meeting the affordable housing needs of older adults, the work HUD is doing across federal agencies to bring housing and services together to promote aging in community, and the impact the shortage of affordable housing is having on the nation’s older adults.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29 FROM 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
RESETTING THE WORKPLACE CULTURE
Johnny C. Taylor Jr.
President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management
As 2022 dawns, every provider of aging services finds itself struggling to recruit and retain the right candidates for jobs at all levels of their organizations. This task has become even more challenging in the past few years as economic and societal upheavals—including the COVID-19 pandemic—changed the American workplace forever. Adjusting to these changes requires nothing less than a total reset of workforce culture.
In this keynote address, human resources expert Johnny Taylor, Jr., will share his candid and forward-thinking vision of how to transform the way all employers—including providers of aging services—recruit, retain, and train employees in a radically changed business environment. He'll challenge your underlying assumptions about workers and the workplace and talk frankly about the need to create an inclusive organizational culture that encourages growth and innovation by celebrating differences and helping everyone feel empowered to do their best work.
Let the author of RESET: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval help you reimagine your organization’s workplace culture so you can find and keep the talent you need for sustained success.