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Sign-Up for the "Workaholics Anonymous" PDW - AOM 2024 (Sun, Aug 11th, 10am-12pm CT)

  • 1.  Sign-Up for the "Workaholics Anonymous" PDW - AOM 2024 (Sun, Aug 11th, 10am-12pm CT)

    Posted 05-20-2024 16:22
    *** Apologies for cross-posting ***

    Friends and colleagues headed to Chicago,

    We are thrilled to introduce the Workaholics Anonymous PDW.
    This PDW is designed to provide tailored advice and tools to academics at all stages of their career struggling to maintain a healthy work-life-self balance.

    Already feel like a workaholic or worry that your work-life balance may become unbalanced? Experts in our field note that workaholism is harmful to individuals' personal, familial, and work well-being. These detrimental effects have resulted in a scholarly emphasis on the importance of managing workaholism; yet many academics still struggle to find both meaning in work and a life outside of work. In this guided and interactive workshop, we hope to transform our perspective from "living for work" to "loving our work."
    Specifically, this PDW has three main goals: 
    1. Understanding and acknowledging our personal struggle with work-life balance
    2. Identifying how/why rebalancing our life is necessary
    3. Outlining strategies for attaining goals to rebalance our life

    Drs. Nitya Chawla (University of Minnesota), Matthew Call (Texas A&M University), and Lauren Locklear (Texas Tech University) will kick off this PDW by discussing their own experiences (both struggles and successes) in achieving work-life balance. Then attendees will spend the rest of the PDW interacting with their peers and reflecting on their own work-life balance in which we will crowdsource customized work-life balance strategies and work through a custom-tailored Self-Work-Home Balance Tool free of charge. We welcome all academics wary of falling victim to workaholic tendencies to join us in this attempt to rebalance our lives and shed this label and its associated pressures. 

    The PDW is scheduled for Sunday, August 11th, from 10:00am-12:00pm CT


    If you're interested and available, we'd love for you to come. Let us know you're coming by signing up here (signing up is not required but highly encouraged): https://z.umn.edu/workaholics_anonymous

    It will be an engaging, challenging, informative, and fun session! We are confident it will be a highlight of your Academy, and we would love for you to be a part of it with us!
    Nitya, Matt, Lauren, Jayci, & Chris

    Christopher Winchester
    University of Minnesota