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Workshop: The Return-to-Office Summit – Recruiting and Engagement in the Post-COVID World

February 6, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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This intimate conference is designed for Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Pros, HR Business Partners, Org Dev, DEI and Belonging, and executive leadership, but all with an interest in employee engagement and corporate culture are welcome.

Join us at the Return-to-Office Summit in beautiful Bend, Oregon, for a candid discussion about recruitment, engagement and retention in a post-COVID world. Seating is limited to 130 attendees, so grab your tickets now!


How do organizational leaders navigate this brave new world, and create effective recruiting, engagement, and retention strategies?

Featured Speakers List and Agenda to be released by mid-November 2022.

Topics Include:

Adjusting back to the office
Embracing Change: Managing Employee Expectations in the New World of Work
Workplace Pet Peeves
Change Management


Melissa Mizell

Principal and Design Director

Gensler Portland

Melissa is a Principal and Design Director at Gensler Portland with over 20 years of experience in workplace, aviation, retail, higher-education, and hospitality design. She believes that great spaces come as a result of designing with the user point-of-view in mind, and this is reflected in her work across many project types – aviation, workplace, higher-education, and retail spaces.

Melissa is recognized for her collaborative design approach, engaging the client and team to bring out the heart and soul of each project.



“The pandemic brought the future of work into the present of work,” said Anthony Klotz, a management professor at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School.

The move to remote work and changes in job flexibility may not have occurred for another 30 years if not for the crisis, he explained.

While shutdowns meant a quick move to working from home, many employees aren’t returning to the office full time, if at all, as restrictions are relaxed. Others can work from anywhere in the world or just four days a week. Some even have secured flexibility around the hours they work.

“We are not going back to the world of work in 2019”, Klotz said.

Because these work arrangements give us more flexibility and control over our lives, and more autonomy and freedom in how we structure our lives, I don’t think most people are willing to go back to a traditional work environment, he said.

“The new changes are here to stay”, Klotz added.


We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about Bend, check out www.visitbend.com.

This event is brought to you by www.workability.one.

Register here.


Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way, Pioneer Building
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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