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ASA Is Bringing Staffing World® to You Virtually; Keynote Presenters Announced


Staffing World®, the American Staffing Association annual convention and expo will now be delivered in a state-of-the-art, interactive, virtual environment, Oct. 19–22, to address health and safety travel-related challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The association also is pleased to announce the convention’s keynote presenter lineup—futurists and visionaries who will deliver insights on the world of work—today and tomorrow—digital transformation, and impactful leadership.

Heather E. McGowan
Future of work strategist Heather McGowan helps startup companies and Fortune 500s meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution—the rapid advancement of technology tools into the domain of human knowledge work. Her think tank, Work to Learn, promotes a vision of future work driven by continuous education and adaptation. A well-known and respected source of statistical analysis and workforce projections, McGowan will open Staffing World by addressing what could be a new future of work, one deeply affected by a pandemic, and examine the implications for the staffing industry.

Erik Qualman
Digital leadership and transformation visionary Erik Qualman says his work includes technology choices and solutions—but at its core, it’s about people. Qualman helps business leaders and their companies succeed and grow by embracing and harnessing the power of a digital world, a world that continues to be fueled by relationships and connections. During his Staffing World keynote presentation, Qualman will discuss digital leadership and transformation in the context of the staffing industry’s current and future challenges and opportunities.

Carla Harris
Carla Harris is vice chairman of global wealth management and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley where she is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. The recipient of numerous professional awards, Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council in 2013. She is the author of two best-selling books, Strategize to Win and Expect to Win. Her Staffing World keynote will address “Impactful Leadership: Currency, Change, and Creating a Powerful Presence.”

In addition to the keynote presentations, Staffing World will deliver dozens of targeted learning sessions and valuable networking opportunities for staffing professionals at all levels of their careers.

For details and to register online, visit

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