Types of Events
Here are examples of the types of events that you may consider hosting to advance workplace flexibility practices or policies in your workplace, community or state. Possible event types range from public awareness-raising events (for those just getting started) to forums or workshops to discuss further action (for those ready to adopt or improve their workplace flexibility practices).
Introducing the Concept ⇒ Improving Current Practices ⇒Taking Further Action
- If your goal is to raise public awareness, you could hold a town hall meeting or a media event to explain the concept and benefits of workplace flexibility. You may want to invite experts to present the case for workplace flexibility or employers and employees who can share successful outcomes from their experiences with workplace flexibility programs.
- For those wanting to educate stakeholders on how to begin a dialogue in the workplace, consider holding a briefing or convening a forum with employee and employer associations.
- Spotlighting promising models and practices of leading firms through an awards program or conference could help to improve practices at firms that have already begun to experiment with workplace flexibility.
- To help those firms ready to develop workplace flexibility policies for their employees, you could conduct training workshops that provide tools and support to employers and employees to take further action.
- Some advocacy groups, employer associations, or employee representatives may want to explore policy changes, for example relating to leave time, through policy briefings or legislative hearings.
Whatever type of event you choose to host, we hope this Starter Kit provides helpful resources and ideas for executing it. We want to hear about your event, so please remember to register your event and provide us with feedback following the event.