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The 2018 Mid-America Labor/Management Conference is set for July 8-11 at Camden on the Lake in Lake Ozark, Mo.  America’s leading expert on workforce and labor-management issues, Dr. Thomas Kochan of MIT, will keynote the 33rd annual gathering.

At the Mid-America Labor Management Conference, management and labor come together to enhance working relationships, network and further develop leadership skills. Together, leaders at this year’s conference will discuss and learn about these topics among others:

  • Benefit issues including fiduciary responsibility, on-site health care clinics, mental health and financial planning
  • Women in the workforce
  • Cyber Security
  • Arbitration and mediation case building
  • Key legislation such as prevailing wage and “right-to-work”
  • Hands-on tools for improving labor-management relationships
  • The latest from the National Labor Relations Board
  • Safety regulations
  • and much more

An outstanding facility and location at Camden on the Lake encourage networking.  A golf tournament, family-friendly banquet and other activities add to the conference’s value.

The conference hotel regularly sells out—the MALMC takes the entire facility during the conference—so we urge early reservations for both the hotel and the conference.

Keynote speaker Kochan is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, a Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems, and the CoDirector of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Dr. Kochan focuses on the need to update America’s work and employment policies, institutions, and practices to catch up with a changing workforce and economy. His recent work calls attention to the challenges facing working families in meeting their responsibilities at work, at home, and in their communities. Through empirical research, he demonstrates that fundamental changes in the quality of employee and labor-management relations are needed to address America’s critical problems in industries ranging from healthcare to airlines to manufacturing. His most recent book is Shaping the Future of Work  (Business Experts Press, 2016).

He speaks frequently at national and regional labor-management conference.  Kochan holds a BBA in personnel management as well as an MS and a PhD in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin.

More details on the conference program will be available here soon.

   
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Joint labor management pension issues
  • Arbitration and mediation case building
  • Economic development tools
  • Re-emerging industries
  • Government agency resources
  • Safety regulations and much more

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