LTU, WWJ panel tackles ‘The New Office’

SOUTHFIELD — New trends are driving changes in today’s workplace, with a major impact on businesses, their employees, and how people work.

WWJ Newsradio 950 and Lawrence Technological University will present an expert review of the latest trends in “The New Office” at the next Leaders and Innovators program presentation Thursday, Feb. 15 at LTU.

The event will cover the shifting factors that motivate employees, and the fact that employers must now be more creative in their strategies to hire and retain the best talent. Also covered will be changes in how employers view their competition, and how employers can use relationships generated through social media to gain a competitive edge.

The event begins with registration, networking, and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with the panel discussion and question-and-answer period from 8 to 9 a.m.

The venue is the University Technology and Learning Center Gallery at LTU, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield (see Ample free parking is available nearby.

Panelists at the event are to include:

  • Margaret M. “Peg” Pierce, director of career services at LTU
  • Shaun Wilson, partner and senior vice president at Truscott Rossman, a Lansing-based public relations agency
  • Joe Schoch, talent engagement executive at Pillar Technology, Ann Arbor-based software developers

The Leaders and Innovators series is sponsored in part by AAA and ITC Holdings Corp.

To register or for more information, visit

Lawrence Technological University,, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

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