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Fathers, Work, & Family Life

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A 2 hour webinar on fathers, work and family life where presenters will highlight the pressures faced by today’s working father, who are still expected to work hard to succeed in their careers while also being far more involved as parents than dads of previous generations. The presentation will also cover work-family struggles unique to military fathers. Several strategies dads can use to be more efficient and effective in both roles will also be addressed in the presentation. In addition, the presentation will explore ways dads can consciously think through their priorities. Finally, presenters will discuss ways to help support dads as they cope with work-family conflict.

How to obtain CEUs:

  • We provide National Association of Social Workers (NASW) CE credits. More information on how to obtain CEUs can be found here.

How to join the Webinar:

  • To connect to this webinar, which is hosted by DoD, you must install security certificates if you are not on a military installation. Instructions can be found here.
  • For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream and can be accessed here.
  • Also you can connect to the Adobe webinars using the iPhone, iPad, and Droid apps. Search for DCO Connect in the respective stores.

Presenter Information:

Dr. Scott Behsonis a Professor of Management at the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he teaches, conducts research, and provides consulting services in Work-Family Balance, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Dr. Behson received a Ph.D. from the University at Albany, State University of New York and a B.S. from Cornell University. He has published over 17 academic journal publications and presented over 40 times at prestigious national and international conferences and has won seven research and teaching awards. Dr. Behson has been named a Who’s Who in Work-Family Research by the Sloan Work-Family Research Network. He runs the popular blog, Fathers, Work and Family , dedicated to supporting work-family balance for fathers. Dr. Behson’s writing has appeared at the Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post and Good Men Project, and he has also appeared on NPR Morning Edition, HuffPost Live and NPR Radio Times.

Tim Red is the Senior Program Military Consultant for the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI). He joined NFI after serving 30 years in the military with the last twenty in an Active Duty status. He served as the State Family Program Director for the Texas National Guard for four years. He also was mobilized and then deployed overseas in support of the Kosovo Peacekeeping mission for seventeen months. Currently, he works with Military Family Programs to help them understand the importance of reaching out to fathers and how to best do that.
This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.

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