May 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Hosted by the Institute for Well-Being in Law
Description: Work-life juggling always is a challenge in the legal profession but problems have sky-rocketed during the COVID pandemic. Much research (including in the legal profession) has found that employees who experience conflict between their work and family/personal lives have increased risk of burnout; deteriorating physical and mental health; and declining job performance, attitudes, and commitment. Commentators are predicting wide-spread exits in the legal profession (especially among associates and working mothers) if action isn’t taken soon. In this session, Dr. Leslie Hammer will offer practical advice and resources for organizations to address these challenges. Dr. Hammer is a leading expert on the health consequences of work-family conflict and how organizations can curb those effects by offering supportive supervision. She will offer insights from her extensive experience training supervisors to improve team communication, enhance team effectiveness, and reduce stress and work-family conflict.
Speaker: Dr. Leslie Hammer is a Professor in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University. She also is Co-Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, one of six Total Worker Health® centers of excellence funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She is a leading expert on the health effects of supportive supervision at work, and on the health consequences of work-family conflict. She has extensive experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating supervisor training. Her research focuses on ways in which organizations can help reduce work and family stress and improve positive spillover into nonwork life by facilitating both formal and informal workplace supports.
Watch Dr. Leslie Hammer’s short introduction to this session here.