Seminar Series

2021-2022 Academic Year

All seminars are held Virtually via Zoom unless otherwise noted. 

Please email worg@umn.edu with any questions. You can register to attend a seminar at https://z.umn.edu/seminarseries.

Avi Kluger - Hebrew University

Avi Kluger


"State of the Science on Listening in the Workplace"
February 25, 2022
1:00 - 2:15 pm CST

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Speaker Bio:
Avi Kluger is a professor of Organizational Behavior at School of Business at the Hebrew University.  He was the Director of the Executive MBA program of the School (2010-2014).  In his capacity as a director, he put strong emphasis on helping executives develop soft skills (e.g., negotiation, listening, self-presentation) in addition to developing an integrative view of the business.

JR Keller - Cornell University

JR Keller


"Advance ‘em to Attract ‘em:An Argument Against Internal Talent Hoarding"
March 4, 2022
12:00 - 1:15 pm CST

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Speaker Bio:
JR Keller is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University. His research focuses on how firms combine internal and external hiring to meet their human capital needs as well the various ways in individuals build careers within and across organizations. He has explored the factors which lead firms to hire externally versus promote from within, supply chain approaches to talent management, the use of nonstandard work arrangements and talent management more generally. His work has appeared in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, as well as a recent book on strategic talent management.

Prior to pursing a Ph.D., JR had two careers – the first as a financial analyst and the second as a career consultant. JR earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Wharton School of Business and holds a Masters in Adult Education from Indiana University and undergraduate degrees in Finance and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame.
 

Sean Martin - University of Virginia

Sean Martin Headshot


"The Implications of Social Class at Work"
March 25, 2022 
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm CST 

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Speaker Bio:
Sean is an associate professor at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. His award-winning research addresses topics related to leadership, as well as how organizational culture and societal contexts affect leaders and followers. His work appears in top academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin among others. He also currently serves as an associate editor for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

At Darden, Sean teaches leadership and leadership development in the residential and executive MBA programs, and a wide range of topics in Darden's executive education programs. Sean obtained his PhD and an MS in Management from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, his MBA from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and his BA in Global Studies and Spanish from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

2nd-Year Worg PhD Students featuring Chris Winchester, Adrianto, & Dongil Jang


April 1, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

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Worg PhD

Speaker Bios:

Chris Winchester: Chris is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management. Chris' current research activities focus on theoretical development and the use of advanced mixed methods to better understand how star performers and productive workers are affected by varying task, leadership, and team contexts. In developing his research and assisting in the classroom, Chris also invokes two years of entrepreneurial experience as a wedding planner and floral designer.

Adrianto: Adrianto is a Ph.D. student in the Work and Organizations group at the Carlson School of Management. He is interested in studying the impacts of technology to organizational design, business processes, and the nature of work. Prior to entering Carlson, he worked in an organizational design unit in an Indonesian government agency and has conducted studies on organizational health, job analysis, and organizational design, particularly in the Indonesian public sector. Currently, his research focuses on how collaborative technology affects employee connectedness and belonging to the organization.

Dongil Jang: Dongil (Marco) Jang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management. Marco's current research activities focus on human resources in the digital transformation era. He is also interested in how data-driven techniques can be harmonized with theoretical arguments. 

1st-Year Worg PhD Students featuring Seola Kim & Jianxuan Lei

 

April 15, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

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Worg PHD

Speaker Bios:

Seola Kim: Seola Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management. Seola's current research activities leverage a human resources lens to focus on socialization and socioeconomic status related to interracial experiences in the workplace.

Jianxuan Lei: Jianxuan Lei is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management. Jianxuan's current research activities focus on labor relations and labor unions from a labor economics perspective.

Youjeong Song - University of Minnesota

Youjeong Song

April 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

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Speaker Bio:
Youjeong is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management. Her primary research interests include workforce diversity, stereotypes, discrimination, status as the manifestation of social inequality, and group dynamics. 


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