On April 9, 2019, BSOBL faculty Dr. Anna Kayes and Dr. Ora Freedman, along with Dr. Dawn Ward, Dr. Heather Harris, and Dr. Virginia Iannone hosted Navigating the Workplace-An Interdisciplinary Perspective for over 100 students in Rockland Banquet Room. According to the organizers, the purpose of the event was to provide SU students with an opportunity to experience an academic interdisciplinary collaboration on a relevant topic: the contemporary workplace.
The Navigating the Workplace-An Interdisciplinary Perspective provided students one large interdisciplinary class session where they had an opportunity to experience and resolve some common challenges faced at work through the lens of different disciplines. The faculty at this collaborative class session provided a variety of frameworks, tools, and perspectives to resolve these challenges.
This approach offered a range of expertise on topics that relate to common workplace challenges, and represented a broad cross-section of schools including the School of Business, School of Design, School of Sciences, and School of Humanities.
The scheduled topics and presenters:
Dr. Ora Freedman, Brown School of Business and Leadership, Topic ‘Labor Market Know-How or How to Think like an Economist’
Dr. Virginia Iannone, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Topic: ‘Transformational Leadership’
Dr. Dawn Ward, Beverly Fine School of the Sciences, Topic: ‘Job Search Tips’
Dr. Heather Harris, School of Design, Topic: ‘Traditional and Real Recruitment Practices’
Dr. Anna Kayes, Brown School of Business and Leadership, Topic: Finding Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace