Work/Family Professional Development Workshop at the Academy of Management (8/5/2017)

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Conference
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Work/Family Professional Development Workshop at the Academy of Management (8/5/2017)
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Academy of Management Conference

The CAR and GDO divisions of the Academy of Management are sponsoring a "Parenthood and Careers" PDW at the AOM meeting in Atlanta. The session is on Saturday, August 5. We hope to have a diverse audience of academics, practitioners, and policy professionals who are interested in parents' careers and work-family policies. The workshop will be interactive and provide opportunities to address current research challenges and innovate future paths for research. 

Detailed information is below. 
Parenthood and Careers: Creating Meaningful Connections Between Research, Policy, and Practice Workshop
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM at Hilton Atlanta in Room 217

Program Session: 444 | Submission: 12265 | Sponsor(s): (CAR, GDO)

Contact Organizer: Courtney R. Masterson, U. of San Francisco 
Contact Organizer: Laura McAndrews Little, U. of Georgia (lmlittle@uga.edu)
Contact Organizer: Beth Kroner Humberd, U. of Massachusetts, Lowell 
Contact Participant: Courtney R. Masterson, U. of San Francisco 
Contact Participant: Laura McAndrews Little, U. of Georgia 
Contact Participant: Beth Kroner Humberd, U. of Massachusetts, Lowell 
Contact Participant: Tammy Young Hunter, KPMG 

The challenges that parents face in navigating multiple roles, responsibilities, and relationships across their personal and professional lives has received increased national attention. In particular, there is great emphasis on the need for governmental and organizational support as parents try to provide for their families and advance in their careers. Accordingly, the time is ripe for academics to collaborate with policy advocates and practitioners to ensure that their research is addressing issues of immediate need and can be easily translated to assist with the development and execution of public policy and organizational support practices. In an effort to build greater connections between research, policy, and practice, we propose a professional development workshop for the 2017 Annual Academy of Management Meeting.

This workshop is designed to be inclusive of a wide range of Academy members and will be comprised of three main topics: 1) new directions in research on parenthood and organizational support; 2) public policy implications; 3) bringing the research into practice. These topics will be addressed through a research showcase, panel discussion, and a “quick connections” exercise. In doing so, this PDW aims to provide a foundation for discussion and collaboration amongst academics, policy advocates, and practitioners.