Preparing Leaders for the Future of Work

The Future of Work is upon us. Corporate success is depending on the steps business leaders, policymakers and workers will take to harness it. Next has been convening a series of live discussions on the future of technology, connectivity and the workforce since 2016. Workplace Shift: Preparing Leaders for the Future of Work provides the critical third prong of this conversation.

During this live event we will place business leaders, innovators, and influencers in the very scenarios they will face within the next 5-10 years and create an opportunity to imagine the role and responsibilities the C-Suite, Boards, and business leaders must fulfill.

Using interactive sessions, we will explore the shifts that businesses will need to make today to get to the right mix of talent, technology, and investments to be prepared for the Future of Work. With a focus on preparing for the unknown, Workplace Shift will provide an engaging framework for authentic, executive level dialogue on long-term issues.

The program will focus on:

  • Valuing Technology Investments vs. Workforce Investments
  • Assessing the Seat At The Table: The Rising Role of People Leaders
  • Preparing Your Workforce: Recruit vs. Technology, Training, & Retirement

Registration for this event is closed. 


Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Networking reception to follow. 


The Village
969 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Earn up to 3.0 HRCI or SHRM credits

Who Should Attend?

Senior Business Leaders in HR, IT, finance and strategy 



Front Cover of Workforce Of The Future

Few issues are more important to a business than preparing its workforce for the future, and none are more challenging. Preparedness requires strategic focus, collaboration, successful use of technology, and a vision for talent development.

While some firms already are coming to grips with these challenges, all should be making preparedness a priority. A survey conducted in September 2018 asked businesses if they were meeting these challenges, and where they might need to strengthen efforts to fully prepare for the future.

Read the results. Download the white paper






The Village
969 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


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Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday. To learn more, visit our site.

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Mercer enables companies and employees to succeed in the future of work.  We deliver strategic advice and technology-driven solutions to help organizations improve the health, wealth and career for their employees. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer_US,  and LinkedIn.




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As a leading provider of human capital solutions, we help our clients and their people navigate the complexity of health, wealth and HR. We combine data-driven, consumer-centered technology with personalized care and service to deliver a superior customer experience. Our dedicated colleagues across 19 global delivery centers help more than 22 million people and their 18 million family members simplify work and life, both now and in the future. At Alight, we are reimagining how people and organizations thrive. 



Ceridian is a global human capital management (HCM) software company. Dayforce, our flagship cloud HCM platform, provides human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management capabilities in a single solution. Our platform helps you manage the entire employee lifecycle, from recruiting and onboarding, to paying people and developing their careers. Ceridian provides solutions for organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to global organizations.


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