Insight to Action is a monthly virtual event series featuring topics at the heart of business transformation.

Presented by leading faculty and industry experts, the series has value for professionals at all stages of their careers, and individuals who want to learn how faculty research influences the way executives and businesses operate.


September 24

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. CT

Leading Successful Hybrid Teams

Hear from Connie Wanberg, Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations, and Florie Ellwein, Chief Human Resources Officer at Jostens, in discussion on topics ranging from building and sustaining culture in hybrid teams, to ensuring equity and managing performance.



Connie Wanberg

Connie Wanberg

 Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair in the Department of Work and Organizations - Carlson School of Management

In her role as an educator, Connie Wanberg teaches classes involving human resources management, leadership, industrial/organizational psychology, and organizational behavior. In her role as a researcher, she is internationally known for her work on unemployment, job search, and careers. Professor Wanberg served as  in leadership positions at the University of Minnesota, including the chair of the HRIR department from 2006-2009 and 2018-2019 and as Associate Dean of the Carlson School of Management undergraduate program from 2011-2012.


Florie Ellwein

Florie Ellwein

Chief Human Resources Officer - Jostens

Florie Ellwein is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Jostens, a consumer goods company that creates experiences and memorabilia that celebrate achievement.

Ellwein has been with Jostens for two years leading and growing the HR organization. Most recently Florie led the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic, while also driving employee engagement and improving talent management in the organization. Florie’s experience includes time at U.S. Bank, Best Buy, Target Corporation, Ecolab, and Carlson Companies. Ellwein holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management Full-Time MBA program.


Event Recordings

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Past Events


Fall 2021 Series Topics

October 15 - Sustaining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts with Professor John Kammeyer-Mueller


November 19 - Labor Market Outlook with Professor Aaron Sojourner


Spring 2022 Dates

January 21

February 18

March 18