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Ellen Kossek

Managing Work-Life Relationships in the Flexible Job Age

Dr. Ellen Kossek
John Bahcall Auditorium
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
March 22, 2011

Although organizations spend time and money on work-life policies, flexible work arrangements and new technology, many employees and managers struggle to effectively manage productivity and work-life demands.

Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, teaching graduate students and managers on organizational behavior and human resource challenges.

Her educational degrees are from Yale University (Ph.D.); University of Michigan (MBA); Mount Holyoke College. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, the Center for Creative Leadership, the University of Warwick, UK, and Harvard Business School.

Dr. Kossek's research involves managing organizational change on workplace flexibility and the employment relationship, international human resources management, workplace inclusion, gender, and diversity. She has published widely in referred journals on these topics, and won many awards including the Academy of Management Division’s Gender and Diversity in Organization’s Sage Scholarly Achievement award recognizing an accumulated body of research that significantly advances understanding of gender and diversity in organizations.

In addition to her book entitled CEO of Me: Creating a Life That Works in the Flexible Job Age (with Lautsch, 2008, Wharton School Publishing), Dr. Kossek has edited or authored seven other books on diversity, work-life and human resource management. She frequently consults, gives speeches, and partners on research, training and organizational change work with employers (public, private and nonprofit) in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Americas.