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89th Annual Meeting of the National
Communication Association: Conference of the Training
and Development Division
National Communication Association
November 19-23, 2003
Miami Beach, FL
The conference will focus on panels and papers
related to organizational training and development.
Topics will foster learning and performance and
address the challenges faced by communication
educators who prepare individuals to work as
professionals or who themselves work or plan to work
in the training and development world. Topics
- Coaching and counseling.
- Team building.
- Conflict resolution.
- Intercultural issues.
- Organizational change.
The Handbook of Elder Care Resources for
the Federal Workplace
Today people are living longer, healthier lives
and the elderly population is rapidly growing. With
diversity and longevity becoming two terms that
describe America’s work force and population,
the federal government is addressing the issues of
aging and its impact on our families, work
environment, and productivity.
The statistics on aging are overwhelming. As of
1999, there were more than 34 million individuals age
65 or older living in the United States. By the year
2030, it is expected that this number will exceed 70
million. The average age of the full-time federal
employee is 45.6 years. Moreover, an increasing
number of these employees face the challenges and
responsibilities of caring for an aging family member
or friend. Approximately 25.8 million Americans spend
an average of 18 hours a week caring for an ailing
relative. Women, the traditional caregivers to
elderly persons, today make up 44.4% of our work
Given these demographics, the federal government
offers elder care programs, policies, and initiatives
to assist employees who are currently or who will be
caregivers with family and work/life demands.
The Handbook of Elder Care Resources for the
Federal Workplace was developed to introduce the
employer and employee caregiver to the various
services and resources that are available to help
make informed elder care decisions. From choosing an
assisted living arrangement to dealing with the
complexities of social security income, this handbook
provides practical tips and solutions to these
complicated aging issues.
The handbook describes a variety of community
resources that are offered around the country to help
older adults function independently and discusses
housing options, financial and medical
considerations, nursing homes, and home health care
University of Michigan Guidelines for
Managers Dealing With Grieving
Managers or supervisors must assure that work
responsibilities are being met and that employees
feel supported and valued. Where these two needs
conflict, the guidelines will help assist employees
affected by personal and/or job loss, accident, or
serious or lengthy illness.
Safety and Health Topics: Workplace
Violence in the workplace is a serious safety and
health issue. Its most extreme form, homicide, is the
third leading cause of fatal occupational injury in
the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
(CFOI), there were 639 workplace homicides in 2001 in
the United States, out of a total of 8,786 fatal work
injuries. A total of 2,886 work-related fatalities
resulted from the events of September 11. Excluding
these fatalities, the overall workplace fatality
count was 5,900 for 2001.
This Web site has links to resources that provide
useful safety and health information about workplace
- Information about workplace violence and how to
- Regulations and standards and how they apply to
- Training resources.
- Conference proceedings related to workplace