Ageism, Isms, and the Workforce in the Age of COVID-19 - Friday, January 15, 2021

Ageism, Isms, and the Workforce in the Age of COVID-19 - Friday, January 15, 2021
This conference will be conducted live through an online platform called Zoom. Any updates or changes will be shared via email.

Sponsored by: Monmouth University School of Social Work, the NJ Foundation for Aging (NJFA), and Lifelong Montclair

This conference is FREE but during registration there will be an option to obtain 2.5 Social & Cultural CEU's.

Workshop Description:

The U.S. population - and our workforce - is aging. With the increasing number of older employees ageism has become a growing concern. Ageism is the stereotyping (how we think), prejudice (how we feel), and discrimination (how we act) of people on the basis of age. Ageism can have deleterious effects on the health and wellbeing of those impacted, especially older adults. Ageism and other isms (e.g., racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, etc.) can lead to workplace discrimination. Discrimination in the workplace can be covert or overt and can be found in different aspects of employment including hiring practices, employee selection, performance evaluation, and retention. This conference looks at the workplace challenges that arise as a result of ageism and other isms, and also reviews creative initiatives, legislation, and workplace policies designed to combat discrimination and promote an inclusive and cohesive multi-generational workforce.

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
CEUs: Optional 2.5 Social & Cultural - Cost: $30** will be added to order
**Original cost of $37.50 has been discounted by 20%. No further discounts can be applied.

Presenter Information:

The conference will feature keynote speaker Krishna Powell, Founder & CEO of HR 4 Your Small Biz. Referred to as "The Multi-Gen Leader" Ms. Powell specializes in managing multi-generational workforces. In addition we will have two panels of experts in the academic and professional community. One panel will focus on the challenges of ageism and isms in the workforce and one panel will discuss initiatives and policies. The closing remarks will include a call to action.

Program Schedule
  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm - Opening remarks- Dr. Leah Lazzaro, Assistant Dean, Monmouth University School of Social Work; Melissa Chalker, Executive Director, NJFA; and Dr. Katie York, Director of Senior Services, Lifelong Montclair
  • 12:00 pm-12:45 pm - Keynote – Krishna Powell, “The Multi-Gen Leader”, Founder & CEO of HR4 Your Small Biz
  • 1:00-1:45 pm - Panel 1- The Challenge: Ageism and other “Isms” in the Workforce
  • 2:00-2:45 pm - Panel 2- Initiatives to Create an Age-friendly Workplace & Workforce
  • 2:45 pm-3:00 pm - Concluding remarks and a call to action