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Oct. 27-28: Schedule for Work-Life Conference

Posted by isulib on October 23, 2014

Work-Life - 2014

Monday October 27, 2014

8:30 – 9 am light continental breakfast and discussion

9-9:50 am Research on the Importance of Managers in Attracting and Retaining Workers Across the Generations, Dr. Barbara Eversole, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development, Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies Department, ISU.

10- 10:50 am Pregnant Rosies and Soldiers’ Babies: WWII, The Home front and Work-life Balance at the start of the Baby Boom, Ruth Fairbanks, ISU instructor of Women’s Studies and History

11 -11:50 am Work-Life and Family-Friendly Benefits for Domestic Partners and the implications of Same-Sex Marriage Legalization

Noon- 12:50 Work-Life Integration: Flexibility in the Workplace – panel discussion with Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek, Purdue University and Dr. Lonnie Golden, Penn State – Abington

1 – 1:50 pm Attracting and Retaining STEM Faculty, Students, and Workers, Dr. Luanne Tilstra, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Diversity, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

2-3 pm Tables/Resource Tables/Drop in*

3-3:50 pm Making Hay While the Sun Shines:  How an Academic Librarian’s Passionate Involvement in a Cause Transformed Her Career and Life’s Work    Elizabeth Lorenzen

4 pm 24-7: Connectivity and Virtual Work-Life Balance Panelists: Nick Aballi, Course Delivery Coordinator, Distance Education, Barbara Eversole, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development, Ruth Fairbanks, ISU instructor of Women’s Studies and History

[Session for Faculty and Instructors is held in the ISU Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, 1st floor, Library]

5 pm reception


Working Time in the Employment Relationship: Perceived Control and Work-Life Balance

Link to Dr. Golden’s Google Scholar citations

Childcare available from 4 pm – 7 pm: To reserve spot contact

Tuesday October 28, 2014

9 – 9:30 am light continental breakfast and discussion

9:30 am – 10:45 am  Work-Life Integration and the Role of the Department Chair [attendance restricted to current Department Chairs]

11-12:15 Bringing Balance to the Work Day: Mindfulness and Meditation, Jean L. Kristeller, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, ISU Dept. of Psychology, Senior Research Scientist

12:30 – 1:45 pm Valuable Retention Tools: Unpaid Leave and the FMLA, Kim Campbell, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Margaret Mary Welch, ISU Benefits.

2 – 3:15 pm Panel Discussion: Personal Experiences of Work-Life Juggling

3:30 – 4:30 pm How Leisure Time Activities Can Enhance Faculty, Staff and Student Well-Being and Reduce Stress from Work/Life Conflict, Angie Napier, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Rod Napier (Master’s degree in Recreation)

5-6 pm Mindfulness Meditation Practice (WEEKLY with Jean L. Kristeller, Ph.D.) in Holmstedt Hall 216

*RESOURCE TABLES throughout conference:

1) Books from ISU Library Collection

2) AAUW (American Association of University Women) Work-Life resources including research report, Graduating to a Pay Gap; recent themed issue of Outlook (member magazine) ; SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP RATE FOR WORK-LIFE CONFERENCE ATTENDEES [ISU students can be FREE members of association]


2014 ISU Work-Life Conference

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