January 30, 2017
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Register now for the first-ever Workforce Summit at Motif Seattle

Each generation has its own perspectives and strengths. This can be a challenge -- or an opportunity. AWB's new Workforce Summit focuses on generational change and the ways it can energize a workplace. This event will help employers, business leaders and human resources professionals prepare and plan for the changes in today’s workforce.

Keynote speaker Rebecca Ryan, a futurist, economist and "human spark plug," will help all generations -- boomers, generation X, millennials and generation Z -- better understand and appreciate their commonalities and differences. Her tagline: "The future is ours to create."

Watch her speak here, visit her blog, or check out her books: "ReGeneration: A Manifesto for America's Next Leaders" and "Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation."

Reserve a seat now at the March 22 Workforce Summit, to be held noon-7 p.m. at Motif in Seattle.

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Kudos to Microsoft for bold public-policy goals for Washington state

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

Microsoft is taking its regional public service to a new level with the release of an ambitious legislative agenda for Washington state.

Under its president, Brad Smith, the company has increasingly advocated for education, transportation and economic development.

Recognizing that the entire state has unmet needs, the company is broadening its agenda beyond the Puget Sound area. Best of all, Microsoft is offering to help incubate and partly fund several new programs to get them launched.

The public benefits from such corporate citizens providing thoughtful and supportive engagement on critical policy issues.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times
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