Navigating the New Workforce

Leadership Summit Slated for March 29

This spring, leaders and managers from across the Northeast will learn how to “navigate the new workforce” at the Employers Association of the NorthEast’s Leadership Summit. The full-day event will help leaders recalibrate to meet today’s workforce challenges.

EANE will host its 2023 Annual Leadership Summit on March 29 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. With a focus on navigating the new workforce, the Summit will showcase tangible ways leaders can adapt to workplace dynamics that have significantly shifted in the three years since the onset of COVID-19.

Faced with a myriad of workforce challenges—hybrid work, shifting market dynamics, and new attitudes toward work in general, to name a few—leaders in the Northeast may be struggling to keep up with change. In fact, A 2023 Deloitte survey found that only 24% of C-suite executives and board members feel their organizations are ready to make changes needed to navigate the new workforce.

“There has never been such a critical time to grow leaders in your organization,” says Meredith Wise, President of the Employers Association of the NorthEast. “It is clear that employees will no longer stay with ineffective managers. By instituting a new kind of leadership based on inclusion and empathy, organizations will begin to attract, engage, and retain the talent they need to grow. Our upcoming Leadership Summit is designed to do just that.”

The program will feature an opening keynote from U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Famer, Chris Waddell. A western MA native, Waddell’s keynote will share his insights and experience as the first nearly unassisted paraplegic to summit Mr. Kilimanjaro. Waddell’s inspiring presentation will challenge attendees to bring integrity to their leadership responsibilities, even when times get tough.

The closing keynote will be presented by Mohammad F. Anwar and Frank E. Danna, Wall Street Journal Best Selling co-authors of “Love as a Business Strategy.” Through compelling storytelling, Anwar and Danna will provide attendees with a new, people-first framework for achieving any business outcome. They help leaders achieve better results by transforming behaviors and providing tactics to build high-performing, reliable teams that inspire a feeling of belonging that’s led with love.

Attendees will also have access to 10 dynamic breakout sessions with topics ranging from coaching and development, unlocking your potential, mastering time management, engaging multiple generations, avoiding legal landmines, mitigating conflict, leading with empathy, and more. 

Organizations that register six or more participants get 10% off each registration, reserved seating, a personalized post-Summit debrief with a member of EANE staff, and more. Grant funding is available to MA attendees through the Express Program and RI attendees through the Incumbent Worker Grant. The program will offer credits for HR Certification Institute and SHRM. Early bird registration is available through Feb. 17. Register and learn more at