Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

In this webinar we explore how you can better identify and navigate changing work-life realities, outcomes, and expectations. We will provide an overview of common challenges and share practical tips that you can use right away. If you are an HR leader or someone tasked with improving work-life effectiveness within an organization — this webinar will give you food for thought and ideas for action.

This webinar will help you:

  • Identify the seven categories of work-life effectiveness in organizations
  • Explore ways to make parameters and expectations transparent
  • Understand how to create a structure for success
  • Build awareness of how to advocate for change, and
  • Develop and/or access low-cost or no cost resources

Target Audience:

  • HR leaders tasked with improving work-life effectiveness within an organization
  • Managers or owners trying to address work-life issues for a business unit
About The Presenters

Kelly M. Hannum is the President of Aligned Impact LLC and serves as a Senior Scholar in the Institute for Community & Economic Engagement at UNCG. She was most recently the Director, Global Research Insights at the Center for Creative Leadership where she worked for over two decades. While at CCL she led the team that developed the WorkLife Indicator assessment. In 2012, she founded an organization now known as Aligned Impact LLC which provides evaluation and research services, and is particularly focused on complex, collaborative projects. She is the author of numerous books including Leading Across Differences (2010) andThe Handbook of Leadership Development Evaluation (2008) as well as scholarly and practitioner articles. She has worked with a wide variety of clients across sectors and around the world. She has also taught courses at institutions such as the IESEG School of Management in France and the University of Melbourne's Center for Program Evaluation. Kelly holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has won numerous awards for her work, including the American Evaluation Association's Marcia Guttentag Award. Most importantly, she is the mother of two awesome kids.

Laura Kellison Wallace, MSW is a Work-Life consultant with over 16 years of experience in developing innovative employee assistance, work-life balance and personal life skills programs & solutions implemented in diverse public, non-profit and private organizations. She is pragmatic and visionary strategist who takes pride in crafting customized and tangible solutions, while driving best practices and bottom-line results. She is also a social worker with 20+ years of management experience. She understands employee motivation, dynamics and engagement, but she knows how to integrate policies and politics. Prior to consulting, Laura was Senior Manager of Work-Life & EAP at SAS (named the best place to work for work/life balance in 2013 by Glassdoor, among many other Best Place to Work awards,) from 2000 - 2013. She served as a Board Member for the NC Governor's Council for Women. Laura has enjoyed presenting at national conferences, including the Association of WL Professionals; NC Society for HR Management, AARP and Kenan Flagler Business School (UNC-CH), as well as testifying for the Joint Economic Committee for the United States Congress, advocating for the impact of family-friendly employment practices in economic growth. Laura has been quoted in (and or contributed to) articles published in The Triangle Business Journal, Housing Chronicles, The News and Observer, HR Magazine, Experience Life Magazine and Carolina Parent. Laura reports that she is most passionate about proactively anticipating the impact of life's imminent events and stressors on the bottom-line; helping organizations and leaders balance compassion with pragmatism and profit; and redirecting the typical dysfunction, discord and or discomfort of personal issues in the workplace into more realistic, compassionate strategic approaches. Laura's consulting business, Highwire Solutions, focuses broadly on Work/Life & Employee Culture Consulting.

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