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TD SIG: Ageism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice, and What to Do About It

Talent Development SIG
Presented by: Heather Tinsley-Fix
Location: University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Pending approval for 1.5 HR General credits by HRCI. Pending approval for 1.5 credits by SHRM.

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When: Friday, November 10, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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University Of Virginia School Of Continuing And Professional Studies
7054 Haycock Rd.
Falls Church, Virginia  22043
United States
Presenter: Heather Tinsley-Fix

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Ageism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice, and What to Do About It
 Friday, September 8, 2017 | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM


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Presenter ‖ Heather Tinsley-Fix, AARP

Ageism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice, and What to Do About It

This program is pending approval for 1.5 HR General recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute(HRCI). This program is pending approval for 1.5 recertification credits by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


With five generations working side by side, it’s more important than ever to be aware of unconscious (or conscious) age bias in the workforce.  With the large Baby Boom generation aging, and the war for talent heating up, companies can no longer afford to overlook mature workers.  Building a multigenerational workforce yields a stronger pipeline of talent, protects business continuity and taps into new resources to address labor shortages. 

In addition, the combination of looming labor shortages and the aging of the workforce mean that organizations need to think outside the box when it comes to attracting and retaining great talent.  In addition to the strategic advantage of recruiting this often overlooked talent pool, leveraging the strengths of your existing experienced workers can yield dividends in the areas of engagement, workforce stability, and cognitive diversity.

In this session, AARP Senior Advisor Heather Tinsley-Fix will share the latest strategies and insights for effectively leveraging the unique talents of these older workers.

By the end of my presentation, a participant will be able to (provide 3-5 objectives):

      Break down outdated stereotypes and assumptions about older workers

      Learn about sourcing strategies for including older workers in your recruiting mix

      Hear great examples of organizations who leverage age diversity to achieve business outcomes

      Explore the business drivers for building a multigenerational workforce

presenter information

Heather Tinsley-Fix is a Senior Advisor at AARP, where she helps drive AARP’s focus on providing members and the 50+ with the tools they need to thrive in today’s work environment.  She also focuses on employer engagement on a variety of topics affecting the 50+ worker.  With a background in marketing, innovation, and digital project management, Heather works with consumers, external partners, and academics to create educational programs & tools that inspire employers and Americans 50+ to capitalize on the value of experience.  Ms. Tinsley-Fix has been with AARP since 2006.  Prior to joining AARP, she held various marketing, strategy, and program management positions with the American Psychological Association, MicroStrategy, and the Advisory Board. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Literary Theory, both from the University of Exeter.

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