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Panel - Retirement Reboot: New Longevity, New Options
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When: February 14, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 am
Where: Volvo Hall, Scandinavia House (bet. 37th & 38th Streets)
58 Park Avenue
New York, New York  10016
United States
Presenter: Panel Discussion - Moderator: Jaye Smith; Panel: Jean Setzfand, Marci Alboher & Chris Bishop
Contact: Alison Normand

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Retirement Reboot: New Longevity, New Options

There are 77 million Baby Boomers in the US today, representing 30-40% of the work force which has huge implications for business. Our distinguished panel will focus on what businesses are doing as part of their workforce strategy.

The 'retirement eligible' cohort is seeking re-skilling, new education opportunities as well as guidance on 'second career' options and possibly doing jobs they never imagined. Many are understandably apprehensive as they contemplate the transition to having no schedule and many options. This poses interesting challenges for businesses who could potentially lose 15-25% of their seasoned workers and historical knowledge. Interestingly, there are a number of resources emerging to support both business and these individuals.

During our session, our distinguished panel will share insights and provide exciting ideas for how to make the next chapter an exciting and fulfilling phase of person's life.

Key questions that the panel will consider:

  • How can HR help shape an inclusive, inter-generational work environment?
  • What are the implications of ageism on promotions and hiring decisions?
  • How can HR professionals address age-related bias in the workplace?







Jaye Smith - Moderator
Co-founding Partner
Reboot Partners

Jaye Smith is a co-founding partner of Reboot Partners and co-author of The Retirement Boom and Reboot Your Life. Her career an an executive coach and organizational effectiveness consultant spans over 30 years.

Her mission is to help executives, their teams, and organizations be vital and chart a course of action that is fulfilling for them - and produces extraordinary results. her forte also lies in helping organizations build better leaders and to educate and provide experiences that build their resiliency to drive the business and attract the right talent, and proactively navigate change.

As a coach, Jaye has successfully helped leaders take more accountability in taking charge of their careers and lives. She and her partner created corporate retirement planning programs beyond the financial components that have steered companies and thousands of lives into their next chapters. Jaye is a founder and former president of Partners in Human Resources. Jaye has a Masters from New York University. She is an adjunct faculty member of CUNY and NYU.








Jean C. Setzfand - Panelist
Senior Vice President
AARP Programs

Jean C. Setzfand is the Senior Vice President of AARP Programs unit that produces interactive educational programming designed to address Health, Wealth and Personal Enrichment concerns for consumers 50 and over. Additionally, Programs drives towns, counties and cities to be more livable for all ages by providing educational programming and resources aimed at local leaders, policy makers, planners and citizen activists.

In addition to her work at AARP, Jean serves on the Advisory Committee on Seniors for the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).

Jean Setzfand has been with AARP since 2002. Prior to joining AARP, she worked as a strategic management consultant serving domestic and international financial services institutions. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. 
Website: Twitter: @jsetz 

Marci Alboher - Panelist
VP, Strategic Communications

Marci Alboher is one of the nation's leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.  She is regularly called upon for commentary in media outlets around the world, and she has been interviewed by countless news organizations, including NBC’s Today and Nightly News, National Public Radio, AARP, the International Herald Tribune and USA Today. Marci serves on the board of directors of Girls Write Now and as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project. Earlier in her career, Marci spent a decade practicing law.






Christopher Bishop - Panelist

Improvised Careers

Christopher Bishop is a master of reinvention, having had eight different careers in the forty-five years since he graduated from Bennington College with a BA in German literature.

His first jobs after college were as a touring rock musician (played with Robert Palmer), jingle producer (sang on the first Kit Kat jingle "Gimme a Break") and web site project manager (developed Johnson & Johnson's first corporate website. Chris then spent 15 years at IBM in a variety of roles including business strategy consultant and communications executive driving social media adoption and use of virtual worlds.

Chris is currently a member of the World Future Society and gave a talk at their annual conference in Washington, D.C. in July 2016 on "How to Succeed at Jobs That Don't Exist Yet." In addition, he's on the board of TEDxTimesSquare and gave a talk on "Openness" at the New York event in April 2013. In November 2017, Chris delivered the closing keynote at the A1 World Forum in Toronto. His talk was titled, "A1+humans: perfect timing."

Chris writes, consults and speaks about "improvising careers" as well as the future of business and technology at universities and industry conferences.

Learn more on his LinkedIn profile and his website –


NYHRPS gratefully acknowledges OrgVitality for underwriting this program and
providing a complimentary copy of the latest book by Jeffrey Saltzman, CEO, and Dr. Scott Brooks, Partner,
 Creating the Vital Organization: Balancing Short-Term Profits with Long Term Success to each participant.


OrgVitality is a leading global management consulting firm specializing in strategic employee surveys, performance management review systems, intelligent action planning dashboards, comment analysis, executive coaching, and more. We provide clients with a fusion of science-driven consulting, seamless project management, and powerful technology tools that support their organizational development goals. Our customized solutions reflect an organization's objectives and challenges, and are delivered with an unparalleled level of service and technology platforms.