The pursuit of work-life balance isn’t only a corporate office issue; it’s also a priority at college campuses across the country. 

The College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUWFA) is a non-profit organization helping people navigate the field of work-life at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning. Its mission: create a healthy work environment for employees in the education field by enhancing their work-life effectiveness.

Among its three major goals, CUWFA seeks to create opportunities for collaboration, mentoring, and networking. It also plans to address emerging issues that relate to campus programs, such as gathering data on policies that affect work-life integration for students, faculty, and staff. CUWFA’s third objective is to promote awareness of work/family issues in academia and contribute to the understanding and development of the work-family field.

To that end, CUWFA (a 1 Million for Work Flexibility coalition member), is hosting its annual conference at Emory University from March 13-15, 2018. The 2018 theme is “Working Together for a Sustainable Tomorrow,” and will focus on defining a sustainable work culture and the effects of implementing it on college and university campuses. For campuses struggling with the issue of flexibility, the event will serve as a platform to discuss these challenges with peers in higher education—and find solutions.

Attendees of the 2018 conference will hear from keynote speaker Cali Yost, Founder and CEO of Flex=Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit and author of “Work+Life: Finding the Right Fit” and “Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day.” Yost, also a 1 Million for Work Flexibility supporter, will speak about sustainable work cultures and how this can be translated to campuses.

Also on the agenda for the conference are interactive work sessions on topics such as flexibility, financial resilience, retirement, and dependent care. Attendees will leave with action plans that can help them to take the necessary next steps on their respective campuses. And 1 Million for Work Flexibility’s Director Emma Plumb will be speaking on a panel called Exploring the Challenges and Payoffs of Creating a Sustainable Work Culture in Higher Education, along with  Laura Bryan, Michelle Carlstrom, and Jessica DeGroot.

Visit the conference website to learn more, see the agenda, and register—and take advantage of Early Bird rates!

photo credit: bigstockphoto.com