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    Empowering Employees to Plan for a Successful Maternity Leave and Return

    Date: January 7, 2016, 7:30am
    Jackson Lewis
    10701 Parkridge Blvd.
    Suite 300
    Reston, VA 20191
    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    The transition from working professional to working parent is a huge change in the life of many employees.  This interactive discussion will explore the primary concerns of expectant and new parent employees and will offer strategies to help employees and their managers plan for a successful leave and return. 

    Come prepared to discuss the following:

    • Key concerns of new parents planning to go on and return from parental leave
    • Current workplace cultures and policies around parental leave
    • Ways to empower new parents to be leaders in the space of their leave and return
    • Retention strategies for new parent employees

    Our facilitator for this discussion is Lori Mihalich-Levin, founder of Mindful Return LLC. 

    Lori K. Mihalich-Levin, JD, guides new mamas to a calm and successful maternity leave.  She is the founder of Mindful Return LLC and creator of the Mindful Return E-Course, a 4-week online course designed to create a supportive community of mamas returning to work after maternity leave, who want to feel present – both with their babies and in their careers.  Over 120 new mothers took the Mindful Return e-course in 2015.  Lori is also mama to two beautiful red-headed boys (ages 2 1/2 and 4 1/2), and is a partner in the health care practice at Dentons US LLP.

    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Beth Gilley at 703.444.2254 or Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.