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    • 10 Oct 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • SEIU | 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

    Employee Retention Strategies in a Post COVID World
    Nurturing a Thriving Workforce

    In today's ultra-competitive job market, where unemployment rate hovers around 3.80%, retaining top talent is not just essential; it’s a make-or-break factor for an organization’s sustained success and growth. Don’t miss the opportunity to join two industry titans, Lisa Alexander, President & CEO of Nonprofit HR and Renuka Iyer, SPHR, Senior Vice President & Chief People & Culture Officer at PhRMA as they unveil the secrets to retaining your most valuable assets in the presentation, "Employee Retention Strategies in a Post COVID World: Nurturing a Thriving Workforce." This dynamic and interactive session is meticulously crafted to equip attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to reduce turnover rates and foster a loyal, engaged, and high-performing team.

    Join us as we cover topics such as: understanding employee motivation, building a positive organizational culture, effective leadership, employee development and growth opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, work-life balance and flexibility and employee feedback and engagement.

    We will have 45 minutes of a formal presentation followed by 15 minutes of roundtable discussions where you can share your experiences. By the end of this one-hour session, you will be better armed with the knowledge and strategies to implement employee retention initiatives that deeply resonate with their workforce, reducing turnover, and ultimately contributing to the long-term success of their organizations.

    Learning Objectives – attendees will gain:

    • A better understanding of the factors influencing employee retention.
    • Practical strategies and techniques for fostering a culture of involvement.
    • Insights into effective leadership practices that support retention efforts.
    • Knowledge of compensation, benefits, and work-life balance strategies.
    • Tools to measure and improve employee satisfaction and engagement.
    • Tools to gain buy-in from leadership to adapt to new ways of talent engagement in a post COVID world.
    • Real-world examples and case studies to draw inspiration from.
    • An opportunity to connect with fellow professionals and share experiences.

      Lisa Brown Alexander, Founder, Nonprofit HR

      Driven to serve the often-overlooked people management needs for the social impact sector, Lisa set out to build a market where one didn’t exist. She founded Nonprofit HR, the leading talent management firm in the country that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector. Lisa’s goal is to ensure that every Nonprofit HR engagement inspires social sector leaders to strengthen their most important asset: their people. Over the course of her career Lisa has presented to hundreds of organizations, staff and leadership teams, covering all things talent management for the social sector.

      Today, fueled by the passion of 130-plus employees and consultants nationwide, her thriving company is helping many of the nation’s most impactful nonprofit organizations get ahead through smart people management strategies. In the process, they’re changing the way an entire sector thinks about talent and culture.

      Renuka Iyler, SVP and Chief People Officer, PhRMA 

      Renuka is a certified people and DEI leader with over three decades of global experience in people practices. In her role at PhRMA as senior vice president and chief people officer, she serves as the executive sponsor of human capital programs, create, and develop the talent strategy in partnership with the executive team, and operate as an enterprise change leader. She brings her multitude of experiences ranging from start-ups to large organizations, in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to PhRMA. She has led diverse teams and worked with 20 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Her expertise is in strategic engagement, organizational development, and centering on diversity, equity, and inclusion, in alignment with the PhRMA's business plans and strategic objectives.

      Most recently, Renuka served as the chief human resources officer for World Resources Institute, a global research nonprofit that works with leaders in government, business, and civil society to design, and carry out practical solutions that simultaneously improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive. In her role, she advised and served as a partner to the executive team on the organization's global talent strategy and work culture. Prior to that, she worked as director of human resources at International Executive Service Corps (IESC), an international nonprofit dedicated to sustainable economic growth, Population Services International, Infor-SoftBrands, Levi Strauss & Co. and consulted with the Grameen Foundation, among others.

        Knowledge Level: Overview

        Field of Study: 

        Prerequisites: No prerequisite is required

        Advanced Preparation: No

        CPE Credit: 


        When: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
        Networking 11:30 am 
        Lunch 12:00 pm
        Presentation 12:30 - 1:30 pm

        Where: SEIU | 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

        SEIU Conference Center: Please note SEIU is a secured building, and you will need to present a valid photo ID upon entry. Security will direct you to the location where the session is being held.

        SEIU requires that masks must be worn entering and exiting the building. You may takeoff your mask when you arrive to your designated conference room. 

        Parking: Underground paid garage parking is available, but space is limited; entry into the garage is located on 18th Street. There are also other nearby parking garages as well as limited metered street parking.

        Metro: Closest stop is the Dupont Circle Station (south station exit) on the Red Line. Upon exit from the station walk towards 18th Street along Massachusetts Avenue; the SEIU Conference Center is located on the right-hand side almost immediately adjacent to Dupont Circle.

        FAR members, please make sure to log in to the FAR website to receive FAR member registration options. 

        • 26 Oct 2023
        • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Virtual Meeting
        • 19

        Join your nonprofit colleagues for this interactive discussion, facilitated as a peer-to-peer sharing opportunity.

        Hear from an industry expert and walk away with the following learning objectives: 

        1. Understand the statistics and headlines. 
        2. Understand the insurance needed. 
        3. Bring awareness to best practices. 

        Host: Matthew Stine, Senior Manager, Finance and Technology, Wireless Infrastructure Association

        Location: A Virtual Conversation

        Date: Thursday, October 26th, 2023

        Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

        *Please note: Attendee contact information will be distributed after the meeting. If you have any objections to sharing your information with the other attendees, please note it in your registration or notify Jessica Bonorden at eventsfar@far-roundtable.org.

        **This event is for nonprofit members only. Contact eventsfar@far-roundtable.org if:
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        ou are a nonprofit member and have staff you want to join
        - Y
        ou work for a nonprofit, but are not a FAR nonprofit member and would like to attend this event

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