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Diversity & Inclusion Lunch and Learn

August 22, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Goodwill Lifsey Center
937 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208

How Will the Aging of America Impact the Workplace?

Presented by Fred Bissinger, Regional Managing Member, Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves, and Linda Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, Dean of Vanderbilt School of Nursing


Since 2011, it is estimated that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day in the United States. That trend will continue for the next decade. At the same time, we are living longer than ever before. Experts project that by 2020, there will be more Americans over age 65 than children under the age of 5, an unprecedented milestone in human history.

Aging in the workplace is the sleeping giant. We have a very talented group of individuals in the baby boomer age range that will soon retire. If we aren’t careful we will be losing a very valuable skill, work ethic, and perspective. 

In this workshop, attendees participate in dialogue with a panel of experts to answer:

How will the Aging of America Impact the Workplace?

  • What should employers be doing to adapt and prepare for the future?
  • What are the foundational elements to successfully accommodating multiple generations?
  • What will the workforce of tomorrow look like?
  • With the workforce aging, what are the legal challenges facing employers and how can we prepare for them?

Our demographics are changing. We need to think differently about what older adults can contribute to society and the workforce.

Join this workshop and learn from our distinguished panel on how aging employees can make a positive contribution to your workplace.

  • Members: $18 by end of business Friday, August 18, $24 afterward*
  • Future Members: $29.00 by end of business Friday, August 18, $35 afterwards* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Student: $9 by end of business Friday, August 18, $12 afterwards*

A boxed lunch will be provided, and registration is required for this event.

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 business days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

Schedule: Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Box lunch begins at 11:30 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 12 noon.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

Fred Bissinger is Regional Managing Member of the Nashville, Tennessee office of the firm, which he joined in 1999. His law practice includes an emphasis in handling employment discrimination and wrongful discharge matters at both the administrative level and in Federal and State Court litigation. His practice also includes an emphasis on ADA and FMLA compliance, as well as general liability matters. He received his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Economics from Washington & Lee University and his law degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to entering private practice, Fred served in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps from 1993-1997. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. Fred has an AV Preeminent® Rating - which is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. He served as the 2010-2011 Legislative Chair and 2012-2013 Legal Advisor for the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management. He also served as the 2012-2013 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair for the Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management, and the 2015-2016 Diversity and Inclusion Director for the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management. Fred is currently serving as the 2017 Legislative Chair for the Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management.

Linda Norman, 8th Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been active in nursing practice and nursing education for over four decades. She is recognized as a national and international leader in nursing and health profession education. Linda has spearheaded curricular innovations ranging from blended learning, interdisciplinary education, quality improvement, disaster management and doctoral distance learning. She is known for her work in the global health arena as well as quality improvement in health care.
Linda continues to publish in established journals and has been responsible for more than $7.5 million in external funding in support of pioneering curriculum designs. A sought-after consultant in curriculum and evaluation, served as the director of evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation and Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future Program. In 2004, she was recognized for her myriad contributions to the field by being inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

**Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$24.00 Members
$18.00 Earlybird rate before August 18

$12.00 MT|SHRM Student Member
$9.00 Earlybird rate before August 18

$32.00 Future Member/ Guest
$24.00 Earlybird rate before August 18