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September 15, 2011 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. View Recurrence Dates
Category: Special Event
Location: Community Arts Center
Cost: Complimentary
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

On September 15 and 16, 2011, the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) at Wayne State University will present "Retirement in Transition: Work, Relax or Reboot?" a two-day conference exploring the changing work cycle of Americans. The conference will examine an emerging “new normal” for American workers, their families and the institutions that they serve. Roger Ferguson, president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, will be featured on the program along with Marc Freedman, author, social entrepreneur and noted authority on the changing definition of retirement. Allan Gilmour, president of Wayne State University, also will speak during the program.

On September 16, former secretary of labor, bestselling author and CNBC contributor Robert Reich will deliver the keynote address, a broad yet incisive discussion of the difficult choices to be made by workers approaching retirement, their extended work cycles, and the encore careers that many aging workers choose to pursue once their traditional careers have ended.

Sept. 15
2 - 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 16
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit focis.wayne.edu.

For more information about this event, please contact Michael Hicks at 7-9346 or michael.hicks@wayne.edu.