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Ivey Idea Forum - Making Time for Life: The Path to Work/Life Balance

February 19, 2013

Event Details

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Breakfast and registration: 7:30 a.m.

Presentation from Jessica DeGroot and Charlice Hurst: 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Q&A: 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Location: Ivey's ING DIRECT Leadership Centre, (King & York St.), Toronto

Tickets: $30 per person, $25 alumni rate, $20 student rate

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About the Event

Today's leaders can have it all if they develop skills that enable them to meet both their personal and professional objectives. Hear from two Ivey alumni who are successfully integrating work and life at their companies, as well as details on three other corporate success stories:

  • How a part-time network at IBM has allowed employees to work reduced hours and still get ahead with the company;
  • How the Chief Operating Officer of a 100-person accounting firm can work a four-day week and care for his grandchildren on the remaining day;
  • How an executive made partner at her accounting company while working a reduced summer schedule for many years.

* Includes an interactive coaching session with DeGroot

Topics You Will Explore

  • How to prioritize tasks and work more efficiently, both at work and home, so you can get things done in a timely manner;
  • How you can share the workload with others in a way that is collaborative and positive for the organization;
  • How to use technology in a way that gives you greater flexibility and more uninterrupted work time.

About the Speakers

About Jessica DeGroot
Jessica DeGroot is Founder and President of ThirdPath Institute, an organization that helps employees at all stages in their lives to follow a "third path" – one that allows success at work while creating time and energy for their lives outside of work. She co-founded the Wharton Work/Life Roundtable and is co-author of the Wharton Work/Life Resource Guide. She has published articles in The Harvard Business Review, Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia and The American Woman 2003-2004.

About Charlice Hurst
Charlice Hurst is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Ivey. Before joining the school in 2010, she completed a PhD in Management at the University of Florida and has published numerous articles in top management journals. She researches how personality and interpersonal dynamics interact to influence employee well-being and performance. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she spent 10 years as a fundraising and management consultant to non-profit organizations.

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