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July 2015

Lessons from the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

Jul, 22 2015 3:05 PM
Lisa Taylor

Adapted remarks from a teleconference on July 21, 2015 where Lisa Taylor shared with a Canadian audience perspectives from the July 13, 2015 White House Conference on Aging.

I first met Nora Super, CEO of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, last November when I was a speaker at a large symposium in Arizona focused on the aging workforce. It was my distinct honour to speak with the conference team in the weeks before the event and to participate as the only Canadian host of watch parties.

In 1961, Present Kennedy had the foresight to convene the first ever White House Conference on Aging – and he ensured that at least once a decade Congress was obligated to hold the event as a way to ensure the complexities and opportunities longevity offer were considered from a social, economic, environmental and legal perspective. “Science,” Kennedy is quoted “has added years to our life. Our task is now to add life to those years.”

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June 2015

Our Summer Challenge: Go Big!

Jun, 23 2015 1:08 PM
Lisa Taylor

Summer 2015 in Toronto is all about "Going Big."  It's a time when the city will host the PanAm/Para PanAm Games. It is not your typical laze in the shade July. It's a great time to up your game and set your sights high. There is so much on our very doorstep and the buzz of sport, accomplishment and team pride will be all around us. We just need to open the door.This year, July and August in Toronto is a time of "Going Big."  It's the time when the city will host the PanAm/Parapan Am Games. It is not your typical laze in the shade July and August. It's a great time to up your game and set your sights high. There is so much on our very doorstep and the buzz of sport, accomplishment and team pride will be all around us. We just need to open the door.

This summer, Challenge Factory will be hard at work, behind the scenes building upon what we have learned from working with hundreds of clients to create new ways for individuals and corporations to experience and benefit from career innovation. 

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
5:15 PM – 8:45 PM

TODN Panel Discussion: Considering Generational Perspectives

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

itSMF Professional Development Day

Wednesday, October 07, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee and Careers

Thursday, October 15, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Enterprise Toronto - Small Business Forum 2015


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About Challenge Factory: Innovative workforce transformation, talent management and coaching solutions

Challenge Factory is Canada’s leader in workforce transformation solutions that address changing demographics. We are research and analytics based, apply new thinking to programs we offer individual clients and develop innovative, practical solutions for organizations.
Our approach identifies longevity as a catalyst for change. As Boomers shift career patterns, there are implications for Gen X and Gen Y employees. Our clients are trailblazers in today’s Talent Revolution, capitalizing on new opportunities while minimizing workforce risk and cost. Our Legacy Careers® Toolkit includes consulting, training and coaching programs for employees, managers and leadership teams. We are always available to discuss your specific needs.


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