Assessing Work-Life Styles and Mapping Flexibility Cultures to Improve Leadership Talent

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Learn how to apply a model and assessment to help talent understand different work-life engagement styles and effectively manage work environments.
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The line between work and personal roles is blurring, and individuals and organizations are beginning to recognize the inherent tradeoffs. The ability to control these boundaries well has been linked to a variety of meaningful outcomes, including lower work-life conflict, increased workplace retention and engagement, and enhanced psychological well-being. Gain a simple, research-based model to understand the three core elements of how individuals manage the boundaries between work and life, and leave this session better able to navigate virtual working and workplace flexibility to improve organizational effectiveness.

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Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Ellen Ernst Kossek

Ellen Ernst

Dr. Ellen Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and director, Center for Leadership, at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management where she teaches graduate students and managers on organizational behavior and human resource challenges. She was elected to the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Management and is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Kelly M. Hannum

Kelly M.

Kelly is a Senior Enterprise Associate at the Center for Creative Leadership® and a visiting faculty member at Catholic University's IESEG School of Management in France. Since joining CCL® in 1993 she has managed a variety of research, evaluation, and assessment-related projects. Her primary interests include the relationship between social identity and leadership, the importance and development of self-awareness, and the application and development of research and evaluation methodologies.

In addition to her work at CCL, Kelly has lead projects with a number of organizations in a variety of sectors, including academia, government, for-profit and not-for-profit. She has presented her work at numerous conferences including those sponsored by ASTD, American Evaluation Association, Academy of Management, Australasian Evaluation Society, International Leadership Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Psychometric Society. Her work has been published internationally in a variety of venues including journal articles, technical reports, book chapters, and books.

Kelly's Ph.D. is in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation with a minor in Statistics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned her M.Ed. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. She completed her bachelor's degree in History and German Area Studies at Guilford College. She is the recipient of the Marcia Guttentag Award from the American Evaluation Association and Young Alumni Awards from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford College.

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HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
HR Expertise
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