Managing and Supporting an Aging Workforce Webcast Recording



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Experienced academic and administrative employees are the pillars for many institutions in higher education. However, with many faculty and staff members working well into their 60’s and 70’s, administrators face the challenge of supporting an aging workforce while having the appropriate policies and procedures in place.

Learn how to better balance the interests of your employees with the needs of your institution. This webcast will cover:

  • Laws governing discrimination and how to remain in compliance
  • Appropriate steps for dealing with diminishing capabilities
  • Performance reviews, policies, and procedures

Get Your Questions Answered

Our expert instructor has extensive experience in the legalities of personnel management. You will hear a number of cases and scenarios and we encourage you to bring questions and challenges for our speaker.

Who Should Attend

Given the nature of this topic, this online training is appropriate for human resources professionals, department chairs, deans, and senior administrators who deal with faculty and personnel issues.

Learning outcome

After participating in this online training, you will be able to start using policies and procedures to better deal with your aging workforce.


  • What is the law concerning age discrimination and disability discrimination?
  • What are appropriate steps to dealing with failing mental and physical abilities?
  • What possibilities can you create for addressing an employee whose skills are out of date?
  • What are appropriate performance policies and procedures?
  • What possibilities can you create for allowing retirement and other exit possibilities for your faculty and staff?


Susan L. Wheeler, University Counsel and Special Assistant Attorney General, James Madison University

Prior to becoming the University Counsel and Special Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Wheeler served as Policy and Legal Affairs Advisor at James Madison University.  She was an Associate General Counsel, University Counsel, and Interim General Counsel at the University of Houston System.  She also served as a briefing attorney and research attorney for the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas.

Ms. Wheeler has presented at various higher education law conferences, including those sponsored by NACUA, the Stetson University College of Law’s Annual Conference on Law and Higher Education, the Texas Association of State University Attorneys, the University of Houston’s Institute of Higher Education Law and Governance, and the University of North Texas’s Higher Education Law Conference. She has served on numerous NACUA committees, and as a member of the Board of Directors of NACUA.


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