The instant shift to virtual workplaces presents new – and unforeseen – challenges to our teams. This session will present actionable solutions to maintain collaboration and communication on remote teams.
Mika Cross is a widely-acclaimed human capital expert, speaker, strategist and innovator and thought leader for transformational workplace practices. She regularly speaks and teaches at industry and government events and contributes her expertise on flexible and remote work topics to various news outlets. Mika is currently the vice president of employer engagement & strategic initiatives at FlexJobs and also serves as the 1 Million for Work Flexibility director. Mika’s prior employment included both the private and public sector, including positions with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of Personnel Management, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mika is also a veteran of the United States Army with 20 years of dedicated public service.
Ian Reynolds is Executive Director of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), a 700+ college and university member association. HERC’s mission is to advance the ability of its member institutions to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and to assist dual career couples. In his role as Executive Director, Ian leads a team to facilitate institutional transformation through collaboration. HERC provides purposeful direction, expertise, and networks so its members can cultivate diverse, inclusive workplaces. Prior to joining HERC, Ian spent eight years as Director of Worklife and Community Programs at Johns Hopkins University and Health System. During that time, he designed and led programs and resources to address the worklife needs of faculty and staff. Ian is also a former President of the College and University Work-Life-Family Association which provides leadership in facilitating the integration of work and study with family/personal life at institutions of higher learning. Ian believes firmly that recognition of employees as diverse individuals with lives and demands outside of work, and investment in services to support these needs, contributes to creating and sustaining thriving and supportive campus environments.
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