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How will we define the “future of work” at Boise State?

Attend upcoming panel discussion and webinar on ‘future of work’

March 7, 2023

How can we keep the benefit of flexibility and also continue to build and foster relationships for innovative collaboration and strong communities? What does a balance between greater flexibility, collaboration and community look like in the future of work?

Flexibility in when and where we work has expanded since the COVID-19 pandemic, with many employees choosing to work remotely or flexing their working hours. However, organizations are often concerned that efforts at collaboration and community building are most effective through in-person interactions.

The Office of the Provost and the College of Innovation + Design have been gathering input from faculty and staff about what the future of work might be at Boise State and have invited campus to be part of the conversation by joining two expert panel discussions.

The first panel will consist of a discussion between business and government leaders with a second virtual panel continuing the conversation as it applies to questions about the future of work at the university.

The insights from these expert panels and discussions will help inform collective decisions about how we want to work together in this new future.

In-Person Panel

An in-person panel featuring Idaho private and public sector experts will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 in the CI+D incubator space. Please email if interested in attending via Zoom.

Panelists include:

  • Wayne Denny, State of Idaho: Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Medical Services and Preparedness
  • Tony Liles, City of Boise: Organizational Development Sr Mgr of Human Resources
  • Lisa Hecht, Hecht & Associates: Career Coach
  • Dr. Paula Kellerer, Idaho Business for Education: Vice President
  • Allison Vendt, Dropbox: Global Head of People Strategy & Operations, Analytics, and Virtual First

Virtual Webinar Panel

A virtual webinar hosting panelists from higher education leadership across the nation will be held at noon on Thursday, April 20.

Panelists include:

  • Cheryl Reardon, University of Iowa: Chief HR Officer and Associate VP, University Human Resources
  • Cleo Rucker, Vanderbilt University: Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Vivian Fernandez, Rutgers University: Senior Vice President Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Dr. Natalie McKnight, Boston University: Dean and Professor of Humanities
  • Mark Wheeler, Boise State University: Dean Extended Studies

Register in advance