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Call for Proposals on Work/Life

The 2003 College and University Work Family Association (CUWFA) Annual Conference Leading the Way: Work/Life Strategies for Institutional Change (details about the conference are available at March 19-22, 2003 will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, hosted by Human Resources.

Dynamic leadership will be necessary to move the work/life agenda forward on college campuses. How can work/life practitioners and researchers use their expertise to bring about culture change and heighten awareness of work/life issues? Leading the Way: Work/Life Strategies for Institutional Change, a national conference sponsored by CUWFA, will seek to answer this question.

The conference will focus on research and strategies that can be readily adapted to your campus. Work/life practitioners, researchers, human resource professionals, faculty, staff, and students from across the higher education community are encouraged to attend.

The program committee is particularly interested in sessions on the following topics: Successful Strategies for:

  • Leading Policy Change/Culture Change Initiatives
  • Building Collaboration Among Practitioners and Researchers
  • Communicating and Marketing Work/Life Initiatives
  • Partnering and Connecting with Human Resources
  • Fundraising for Campus Programs/Activities
  • Attracting and Retaining Top Talent to the Academy

Note: Conference topics are not limited to those listed. Proposals that present related topics are invited and welcome.

Proposal Application: Click on the link to download the application,, and return it as soon as possible via e-mail to: In the subject line indicate: 2003 CUWFA Conference Program Committee. The deadline for proposals is December 2, 2002.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Marilyn Kraut, chair of the 2003 CUWFA Conference, at or (215) 898-0380.

-- Marilyn K. Kraut, Manager,
Quality of Worklife Programs, HR

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 5, September 24, 2002


September 24, 2002
Volume 49 Number 5

The Annenbergs enhance Penn's Annenberg School for Communication with a new $100 million endowment.
A Sesquicentennial Celebration--celebrating 150 years of Engineering at Penn, this week.
LGBT Center celebrates new home and 20th anniversary on Thursday.
A White House Town Hall Meeting on Securing Cyberspace will be held on campus next Thursday.
Alumna on Jeopardy! tonight.
Speaking Out: Compensation; Safe-guarding Labs, and Arms of University.
Pottruck Health and Fitness Center--a state-of-the-art facility--gives new meaning to recreation.