Work, Family and Community: Shared Responsibilities Conference
Kentucky International Convention Center
Sponsored by: Kentucky Psychological Association
The Kentucky Psychological Association presents, "Work, Family and Community: Shared Responsibilities Conference", a conference of national experts will offer 21st century solutions for families, businesses, and communities to work together to navigate the changing social, economic, health, and political realities of work and family.
Dean Chen will introduce the Keynote Address Speaker, Joan C. Williams, Founding Director for Worklife Law and Distinguished Professor at Hastings College of Law, University of California.
- Innovative Workplaces in the 21st Century: A Business Imperative with Jennifer Swanberg, PhD
Dr. Swanberg will discuss the impact of work place policies on employees’ psychological and physical health as well as productivity and engagement. She will highlight specific examples of Kentucky-based employers who are creating organizational cultures that achieve excellence for employees, customers and the bottom-line. Promising solutions that are producing positive results include: workplace flexibility, health and wellness initiatives, and leadership strategies.
- Family Values: Working Parents Sharing the Responsibility and Reward of Caring for Others with Jessica Degroot, MBA
In this presentation, Jessica Degroot will bring a fresh perspective on how working mothers and fathers can organize family life and work life that allows them to share both the responsibility and the reward of caring for others.
- Community Solutions to Parental Concerns, Psychological Distress, and Work Experience with Rosalind Chait Barnett, PhD
A new model is proposed and research described that addresses the role of the community in parental stress, child care, and workplace effectiveness. Implications for practitioners, community organizations, and researchers will be highlighted.
- Why Work and Family Conflict and What You Need to Do About It with Joan C. Williams, J.D.
Dr. Williams describes her vision of workplaces and a proposed set of practical policies and legal initiatives by which to design the two realms of work---in employment and in households--around the values people hold in family life, particularly around parental care.
- Shared Care and Work Redesign: Empowering Individuals, Couples, and Families with Jessica DeGroot, MBA
This program provides a detailed "road map" for work-family solutions for professionals who treat couples and families, for the professionals themselves who have both family and work responsibilities, and for moms and dads who want a practical approach to sharing caring and earning .
- What is Family Discrimination Law or FRD? with Joan C. Williams, J.D.
Family discrimination law is proposed as a means to eliminate employment discrimination against mothers and other family caregivers such as adult children of aging parents, leading to improved emotional and physical health and well-being of families. This program identifies steps to be taken to successfully overcome the challenges of family responsibility discrimination. CLE Available.
- From Mr Dithers to Dilbert: The Psychological Contract and Employer-Employee Relations with Lyle Susman, PhD
With the rapid changes in the workforce demographics, the psychological contract between employer and employee has also changed. This workshop explores the implications for the future of these changes as they are manifested in the expectations of employees with work and family concerns.
- The "Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement": Creating a Culture of Community and Individual Health with Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH
The Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement is discussed as a model for creating a community-wide culture through public/private partnerships that encourages and supports healthy lifestyles, including supporting working families.
- Seeing the Future Through New Eyes: A Futurist’s View of Work and Family Trends by 2050 and Beyond with Nat Irvin, II. MDA
Keynote Presenter: Joan Williams, JD is a prize-winning author and Distinguished Professor of Law at the of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is the Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law and received her J.D. degree from the Harvard School. Her 1989 article, Deconstructing Gender, has been listed as one of the most-cited law review articles ever written. Her book, Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It (Oxford University Press, 2000), won the 2000 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award and helped shape the debate over work/family issues in the fields of law, psychology, and sociology. She has authored or co-authored four books and over fifty law review articles. She has given over two hundred speeches and presentations in North and Latin America. Her current work focuses on how work/family conflict affects families across the social spectrum, with a particular focus on how care-giving issues arise in union arbitrations.
Rosalind Chait Barnett, PhD is Executive Director of the Community, Families & Work Program, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network, is Senior Scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center atBrandeis University, and maintains a private psychotherapy practice. Dr. Barnett has written extensively about the dramatic changes that have occurred in the lives of men and women and their work over the past 50 years. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications dealing with men, women, work, family, and community.
Jessica DeGroot, MBAis President and Founder of The ThirdPath Institute, a non-profit with the mission of providing individuals and organizations practical information for developing integrated work-life solutions.Ms. DeGroot received her MBA from the Wharton. She has been featured in national and local newspapers and radio shows, including Working Mother magazine, Fast Company magazine, NPR and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. ThirdPath offers coaching, training, and workbooks for individual, families, the professionals that help families, small business, and nonprofits in developing solutions to work-family-life issues.
Nat Irvin, PhD, MA is the founding president of Future Focus 2020, a futurist think tank, Strickler Executive in Residence and Professor of Management at the University of Louisville College of Business, and a member of the Board of Directors of the World Future Society. Dr. Irvin engages groups and organizations in strategic conversations about the future focused on the significant social, political, economic, technological, and environmental trends that will have the greatest impact on communities by the year 2050 and beyond. He has been quoted in the New York Times, San FranciscoChronicle, The BBC and ABC News, among other news organizations. An accomplished composer, he has a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree and is a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Lyle Sussman, PhD is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville. He received his BS and MS from the University of Wisconsin and his PHD from Purdue. He has written 65 scholarly articles and co-authored 10 books which have been translated in 15 languages, with more than 1,000,000 copies sold worldwide. Selected for Who's Who in Business Higher Education, he has consulted for the Fortune 500, religious organizations, the military, and the government. His speeches, seminars, and consulting assignments, focusing on communication, peak performance, and teamwork have taken him to the Far East, Europe, Mexico, and Canada.
Jennifer Swanberg, PhD, is Executive Director, The Institute for Workplace Innovation (UK iWin), University of Kentucky and Associate Professor in the Collegeof Social Work. Dr. Swanberg has extensive expertise in organizational studies and the effects of job conditions on working families. She has conducted research on workplace culture, workplace flexibility in service and manufacturing industries, and the adoption of innovative workplace practices. Her current studies are funded by the Ford Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She has served as a work-life expert on national media venues included CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and BBC.
Adewale Troutman, MD, MPA, MA is Director of the Louisville Metro Health and Wellness Department. He has many accomplishments since coming to Louisville, including: passage of a smoke-free ordinance for workplaces throughout Louisville, creation of a national environmental health institute in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the development of a Louisville Metro Behavioral Risk Factor and Data System.He established the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, a community wide effort to motivate Louisvillians to adopt healthier lifestyles.He is Associate Professor at the University of Louisville School of Public Health. Recently, Dr. Troutman has been appointed to the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020.