Management and Business Advisers Conference

G Sessions

Wednesday, June 24,
8 - 8:50 a.m.

G1. The Return of the Economist: Economic Update

Speaker(s): Anirban Basu
NASBA field of study: Economics - Technical (1)

COVID-19 has rocked what had appeared to be a nearly invincible economy — one associated with substantial job growth, multi-decade lows in unemployment, sturdy compensation increases, robust retail sales, low inflation and strong financial market performance. Underneath that strong performance, however, was a set of fragilities that have been exposed by the pandemic. Study current economic circumstances, learn how difficult things are likely to be for the foreseeable future and explore the brisk recovery to come.

G2. Employee Volunteerism in a Post-COVID World

Speaker(s): Eric Grube, Katie Tedson
NASBA field of study: Personnel/Human Resources - Non-Technical (1)

In the past, many employers promoted volunteer efforts as a social activity for their employees, often leading to increased employee engagement and retention. But how does social distancing impact volunteer opportunities and employee engagement? While much remains to be seen, employers must rethink their volunteer activities. Discover the possible ramifications of our “new normal” and explore what employer-supported volunteering might look like post COVID-19.