Webinar | HR Academy

Strategies for a Dispersing Workforce: Legal, Financial, Cultural, Health, and Benefits Considerations


Communications & Events Manager - West Region

Event Information

Start TimeFriday, April 16, 202110:45 AM PDTEnd TimeFriday, April 16, 202111:45 AM PDT

For the last 20 years,  a number of industries have dipped their toe in the water, exploring  alternatives to when, where,  and how employees do their jobs.

Then came COVID-19.  What a difference a year makes!

The global pandemic forced businesses of all shapes and sizes to adapt at a speed not seen in over a century.  Make no mistake, the COVID-19 pandemic is a survival of the fittest moment—“fittest” often meaning most nimble—and it isn’t over yet. Companies that are able to thrive with a workforce located in more than one place and more than one time zone will continue to be at a strategic advantage.

For many employers, going “back to the office” is no longer the best option and workplaces of the future may look very different from only a year ago.

We invite you to join us as we interview a panel of experts about the dispersing workforce and the workplace of the future.

Discussion will touch on:

  • A host of implications for businesses, regardless of industry
  • How these changes may impact your bottom line
  • Considerations for company culture and talent retention
  • Steps you can take now to prepare for the days, months, and years ahead

As a thank you, attendees that stay until the end of the event will have a chance to win some great prizes:

  • 250 attendees will receive a remote engagement plush toy
  • 3 attendees will receive a Theragun Mini
  • 1 attendee will receive a free 25 minute guided meditation with our wellness panelist, Carly Healy

In order to be eligible, please make sure to provide your current mailing address when registering.

Available credits for attending:

  • Approved for 1 SHRM credit
  • Pending approval for 1 HRCI credit


Dean Rocco, Esq. - Partner, Chair of Labor & Employment Practice Group (Wilson Elser)

Dean is the Western Region Chair of the firm’s national Employment & Labor practice. In that capacity, he maintains a significant practice representing employers and management in a wide range of employment litigation. He lends his knowledge and perspective to building effective personnel programs and policies, counseling employers and managing risk during difficult employee issues, and training employers on legal compliance and best practices.

Carly Healy - Founder & CEO (Marino Wellness)

Carly Healy, founder of Marino Wellness, is a population based wellness expert with a proven track record of helping companies create & foster thriving wellness cultures. With over a decade of experience, Carly’s work has positively impacted both the public and private sector with evidence-based programming designed to; reduce stress, improve physical activity, hone nutrition behaviors & boost morale. With her team based in Playa Vista, Carly currently oversees hundreds of wellness programs for companies nationwide, and is an avid wellness enthusiast herself.



Darren Murph - Head of Remote (GitLab)

Named an “oracle of remote work” by CNBC, Darren serves as GitLab’s Head of Remote. A visionary in organizational design, he works at the intersection of culture, operations, people, talent branding, marketing, and communication. He’s spent his career leading remote teams and charting remote transformations. He holds a Guinness World Record in publishing, and authored GitLab’s Remote Playbook and “Living the Remote Dream: A Guide To Seeing the World, Setting Records, and Advancing Your Career.” 

Darren has pioneered the Head of Remote role, interviewed by CNBC, CNN, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Fortune, Business Insider, and more. 

Stacy Hubbard, MHA - Associate Managing Director, Los Angeles (Marsh & McLennan Agency - West)

Dane Bustrum - Chief Financial Officer (Marsh & McLennan Agency – West)


Moderated by:

  • Dylan Robertson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – Employee Benefits Client Executive (Marsh & McLennan Agency - West)
  • Tucker Vejsicky - Employee Benefits Client Executive (Marsh & McLennan Agency - West)