Implementing a Successful Formalized Flex Program


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Virginia Gibson, head of Hogan Lovells’ Philadelphia office, said her firm implemented a more formalized program last year, replacing its longstanding informal policy, and the results have been positive for employees. “This is making it acceptable for people to fit in their personal lives, and you don’t have to pretend you’re not,” Gibson said.


Thursday, May 25th
11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Hogan Lovells
555 13th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004


Session Description:

A successful flexible work program requires strong buy-in, thoughtful implementation, and regular monitoring. It also needs to be adaptable – evolving with the organization as the employees’ needs and clients change. While many professional service organizations have flexibility policies on the books, providing flexible work options without stigma remains a challenge. There has to be a clear understanding of why flexibility is a business imperative and how to make it work for all parties.  Whether your organization needs to create a flexibility program from scratch, expand its existing program, or pinpoint issues within the current program, this session will draw upon the Alliance's Flex Success™ Framework, a five-step proprietary process for implementing and evolving effective flexible work programs to achieve your organization’s flex objectives.


Learning Objectives:

  • Communicating the business case for flexibility
  • Promoting a culture of flexibility
  • Developing a holistic flex program
  • Engaging stakeholders and leaning into resistance
  • Interrupting flex stigma



Manar Morales, President & CEO, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance


CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists:  1 1/2 hours in the subject area of Human Resources Management  (HR)  towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1 1/2 hours in the subject area of Human Resources Management  (HR)

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Calendar: ALA Capital Chapter Events
Type: Public
Title: Implementing a Successful Formalized Flex Program
Group: LIfetime 2 Members
Owner: Jessica Davis [ALA Capital Chapter]
Start: May 25, 2017 11:45 AM America/Eastern
End: May 25, 2017 02:00 PM America/Eastern
Contact Name: Jessie Davis
Contact Phone: 202-534-1894
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