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WNE College of Business to Feature Daily Virtual Discussions Surrounding The Future of Work

SPRINGFIELD, MA (03/02/2022) Western New England University’s (WNE) College of Business will be presenting The Future of Work Week from March 7-11, 2022. Daily virtual webinar discussions on the future of work will include business leaders, working professionals, and College of Business faculty experts.

“As the business world continues to reinvent itself in response to an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment, the way we work has changed forever. Employees and employers of the future will face challenging issues including those related to how we work, where and when we will work, and what skillsets and mindsets will be needed to create a high performing workforce,” says WNE College of Business Dean Sharianne Walker.

There clearly is no one-size fits all approach to the transformation of work. As thought leaders on the Future of Work, the College of Business faculty and students are acknowledging, analyzing, and researching different issues and approaches.

“We need to be developing and talking about industry specific considerations to creating a high performing workforce,” says Walker. “Our Future of Work week does just that by highlighting speakers from various industry sectors who offer disciplinary knowledge and perspectives on the future of work. As part of our University commitment to providing powerful preparation for the future of work, our College of Business is proud to take a leadership role in facilitating the discussion of this important topic.”

Topics will include strategies for and challenges of remote work, creating high performing virtual teams, and industry-specific approaches to the future of work.

Monday, March 7
Managing and Leading the Future of Work
The Cooperative Future of Socially-Conscious and Diversity Management

Tuesday, March 8
The Changing Work of the Sport Management Professional

Wednesday, March 9
The Future of Work in Finance
What is on the Horizon for the Accounting Profession?

Thursday, March 10
Jobs to Be Done in Marketing

Friday, March 11
Tech! Data, Analytics, and the Future of Work

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Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.

WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.