Annual Meeting


Corporate Voices for Working Families’ 2013 Annual Partners Meeting put the spotlight last week  on corporate leadership beyond the workplace, providing presentations rich in content, lively discussions and opportunities for attendees to network with other business leaders and policymakers.

The meeting provided a forum to examine and discuss a host of critical workforce readiness and work/life issues that are critically important to Corporate Voices’ partner companies. These included how employment pathways for younger workers just entering the world of work can benefit employees and employers; the opportunities and challenges in employer engagement in higher education; how demographic changes are reshaping the economic and political landscapes; new thinking in workplace diversity and corporate wellness; and how responsible corporate leaders can – and must – engage in national efforts to foster job creation and stronger economic growth.

ImageJim Quigley, CEO Emeritus of Deloitte, gave one of the keynote presentations, demonstrating how critical it is for business leaders to lead by example and foster a culture of values and respect. Quigley, co-author of As One: Individual Action, Collective Power, led the audience on a “conversation on leadership.”

“As leaders I would challenge you to consider whether the conditions for success are in place,” he said. “Have we created clarity about our key goals? Can we communicate these ideas in a way that we can be successful?”

Dr. Michael Dimock, Director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, led the second keynote presentation. He engaged the audience with a discussion of values, demographics, generations and technology, highlighting how policymakers need to forge Imagesolutions to the significant problems facing our nation and working families – while spotlighting the importance for business leaders, and the businesses they represent, to engage in a manner that fosters job creation and stronger economic growth.

Among the takeaways from Dimock’s presentation was a point relevant to public policy work: Pew research indicates that American public opinion on values hasn’t changed over the years, but the extent of political partisanship has changed significantly.

One of the many highlights of the Annual Meeting was a 90-minute briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building that was organized exclusively for Corporate Voices by the White House staff. During the briefing, members of the Obama Administration shared their insights and perspectives on current and planned initiatives involving the jobs, training, education, economic and health and wellness issues of interest to our partner companies.

During the briefing, Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the Council on Women and Girls and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, said, “From the start of this Administration, Corporate Voices for Working Families has been a great partner on important issues.”

Corporate Voices’ Annual Partners Meeting – with generous sponsorship provided by Baxter International, KPMG, The TJX Companies, Johnson & Johnson, Ryan and SelectPlus — was held March 20-22, at the Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, D.C.

To view all presentations from this year’s Annual Meeting, please click here.

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Jim Quigley, former CEO and now Senior Partner at Deloitte, will address Corporate Voices’ corporate partners at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Throughout his 37 years with Deloitte, Jim has held numerous key leadership roles and built a distinguished track record of service to many multinational clients.JimQuigley

Jim will be discussing his best-selling book, As One: Individual Action, Collective Power (2011), a best-selling book that addresses the leadership challenge of creating environments that inspire large groups to work towards a common goal. As One focuses on corporate leadership’s ability to be effective by respecting their people, helping them find their leadership style and demonstrating a genuine advocacy for professional development.

The Annual Meeting, themed Corporate Leadership Beyond the Workplace, will be held March 20-22, 2013, in Washington, DC. Register online today! Hotel reservations can be made at The Madison Hotel by calling 1.800.424.8577. Mention the Corporate Voices’ room block to receive your discounted rate. If you have any further questions, please email jshare@corporatevoices.org.

Across corporate America, workplace wellness efforts are increasingly recognized as smart business investments.  And for some companies, health and wellness includes helping employees nurture healthy family relationships at home.

Is your company among them?  Corporate Voices is leading a research project on the role businesses can play in promoting healthy relationships and the potential benefits associated with these efforts in the workplace.  We would love to know more about your company’s practices.  Please assist us by answering a few brief questions by clicking the link below.

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Your responses are strictly confidential, and will help advance new research in this field. Thank you for your valuable input.

Corporate Voices is excited to announce a new plenary session for the 2013 Annual Partners Meeting. Beyond the Box is a “Ted Talk” style session where several innovative speakers will present for 15 minutes on a big idea that will transform business practice.SNHU

Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), will discuss a new initiative – College for America – a low-cost, high-quality online associate degree program using a competency-based approach as opposed to a credit hour system. Individuals do not sit in classrooms, but master specific skills for particular subjects. While in the pilot phase, College for America is transforming adult-focused education with employers as key partners.

Under eight years of Dr. LeBlanc’s direction, SNHU has more than doubled in size and is the largest provider of online higher education in New England. In 2012, the university was #12 on Fast Company magazine’s “World’s Fifty Most Innovative Companies” list and was the only university included. SNHU has been recognized by the Gates Foundation as a “Beating the Odds” school for its innovative programming to increase graduation rates and productivity and has been named to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Colleges to Work For” list every year since the list was created.

Register online today for Corporate Voices’ 2013 Annual Partners Meeting! Hotel reservations can be made at The Madison Hotel by calling 1.800.424.8577. Mention the Corporate Voices’ room block to receive your discounted rate. If you have any further questions, please email jweber@corporatevoices.org.

Corporate partners will have the opportunity to dialogue with Michael Dimock, Associate Director of Research at the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, on the future of policy and politics in Washington, DC.

Dr. Dimock is principally responsible for the development of the center’s research projects, including questionnaire design, project management, the analysis of polling data, and the presentation of survey results. He also plays a central role in writing reports, and providing information to news organizations and others interested in polling and data analysis.

Corporate Voices is excited to provide this outstanding opportunity for our corporate partners to discuss the future trajectory of the federal government following the fiscal cliff deliberations.

The Annual Meeting, themed Corporate Leadership Beyond the Workplace, is being held March 20-22, 2013 in Washington, DC. Register online today! Hotel reservations can be made at The Madison Hotel by calling 1.800.424.8577. Mention the Corporate Voices’ room block to receive your discounted rate. If you have any further questions, please email jweber@corporatevoices.org.