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Media Contact:
Melissa Sharp
Manager of Public Affairs and Public

For Immediate Release

Jan. 5, 2006

Alliance for Work-Life Progress Marks 10th Anniversary
Work-Life and HR Professionals Gathering for March Anniversary Celebration

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. - Ten years ago, visionaries and innovators in the work-life profession, comprised of practitioners, academia, consultants, researchers and service providers gathered to decide on the future of two professional associations, Association of Child Care Consultants International and The National Work Family Alliance. The result, a merger that gave birth to Alliance for Work/Life Professionals presently known as Alliance for Work-Life Progress® (AWLP).

Since 1996, AWLP has been the leading not-for-profit professional association committed to the development and advancement of the work-life profession and to influence better integration of work and personal life. AWLP members have designed and administered corporate work-life initiatives for thousands of employees in North America and around the world.

In addition to serving as the membership association and thought-leader for the profession, AWLP also addresses work-life issues through publications, forums, surveys and as an education provider. An affiliate organization of WorldatWork, a 24,000-member education association whose mission is to advance knowledge in compensation, benefits and total rewards, AWLP has its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.

AWLP Director Kathie Lingle said, "Now that I've had a chance to review 10 years of Board meeting minutes, strategy documents and newsletters, I am even more in awe of the many talented and committed luminaries who have breathed life into what was once just a dream -- a profession that dedicates itself to making the workplace a great place for all stakeholders, including families and communities."

A special 10 th anniversary Web site ( is available to learn more about AWLP history including interviews with founding members, work-life timelines, bulletin boards and a calendar of special events.

Work-life professionals from around the globe will gather in Austin, Texas, for the 10th Annual AWLP Conference and Exhibition ( to celebrate the association's 10th anniversary. Known as the premier gathering of the profession, the annual conference is set for March 1-3, 2006, at the Hilton Austin and will feature special 10 th anniversary activities and events.

Attendees will share best practices and learn about the latest work-life trends and strategies in workplace flexibility; health and wellness; paid and unpaid time off; caring for dependents; financial support; community involvement; and how to manage the culture change required to make all of this happen.

Attendees will hear some real-life experiences from key work-life advocates from such organizations as Raytheon Missile Systems, Boston College Center for Work & Family, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Reader's Digest, Best Buy, KPMG LLP, Center for Families at Purdue University, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Viacom Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield, IBM, Boston Globe, Bristol Myers Squibb and Glaxo Smith Kline.

Attendees also will hear from two keynote speakers: Richard Hadden, author of Contented Cow Gives Better Milk: The Plain Truth About Employee Relations and Your Bottom Line and Mary LoVerde, author of I Used to Have a Handle on Life but it Broke - Six Power Solutions for Women With Too Much To Do.

About WorldatWork®
The Total Rewards Association

WorldatWork ( is an association of human resource professionals from FORTUNE 500 and other leading organizations worldwide focused on attracting, motivating and retaining employees.

Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides practitioners with training and education to effectively design and implement strategies and practices in total rewards, including compensation, benefits, work-life, recognition, and career development. With offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Washington, D.C., WorldatWork supports its 30,000 members and professionals in 75 countries with thought leadership, publications, research and community. WorldatWork administers certification through the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals.

The WorldatWork group of registered marks includes: WorldatWork®, workspan®, Certified Compensation Professional or CCP®, Certified Benefits Professional® or CBP, Global Remuneration Professional or GRP®, Work-Life Certified Professional or WLCP®, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals®, and Alliance for Work-Life Progress® or AWLP®.

WorldatWork Journal, WorldatWork Press and Telework Advisory Group are part of the WorldatWork family.

About Alliance for Work-Life Progress®
Alliance for Work-Life Progress ( is dedicated to advancing work-life as a business strategy integrating work, family and community. An entity of WorldatWork, AWLP defines and recognizes innovation and best practices, facilitates dialogue among various sectors and promotes work-life thought leadership.


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