July 2014 Newsletter

Faculty News

Professor Connie Wanberg Leads Development of New Emerging Leaders Program

Connie WanbergCarlson School Executive Education is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated, February 2015 launch of the Emerging Leaders Program, a new offering that focuses on helping business leaders reach their full potential. Professor Connie Wanberg collaborated with Executive Education staff and talent management and business leaders to create a compelling course focused on honing important, but often overlooked, skills that every high-potential leader needs to advance their careers. Professors Theresa Glomb and Michelle Duffy, and General Mills' Chief Learning Officer and Carlson Executive Fellow Kevin Wilde, along with a talented panel of faculty and industry leaders, enrich the course content with concrete examples and actionable advice. (more)

Alumni News

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Kudos and heartfelt thanks go to Kathleen Grosskopf, Yogita Naik, and Erika Williams, outgoing members of the CHRLS Alumni Association Board of Directors who are stepping down as their three-year terms come to an end: Kathleen Grosskopf, Yogita Naik and Erika Williams.

Thanks to these alums for their dedication to strengthening the relationships between alumni, students, and the CHRLS, and for promoting leadership in the field of HRIR. Special thanks go to Naik for ably serving as President of the CHRLSAA during the 2013-14 academic year.

Alumni Networking Event -- September 18

Mark your calendar for the first in a series of MA-HRIR Alumni Networking Happy Hours on Thursday, September 18, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Seven Corners area of the West Bank. We'll provide great food, conversation, networking and door prizes. And, with the Green Line Light Rail stopping just a block from the festivities, you won't have to worry about parking!

Call for Photos!

We are putting together a digital history of the Center and need your help! If you have old photographs of faculty, staff, students, special events, conferences, etc., we'd love to see them. We will be scanning the photos, so they will be returned. If you have information about who is in the photo and an approximate date, we'd love that as well.

For more information, please email worg@umn.edu or call 612-624-7011. And, look for us sharing the digital photo album in the future! Thank you.

Student News

Congratulations, Carlson Scholars

The Carlson School honors graduating students who earn a GPA of 3.85 or higher with the distinction of Carlson Scholar. The following 2014 graduates of the Carlson School MA-HRIR program achieved the distinction of Carlson Scholar. Congratulations!

  • Rachel Alden-Anderson
  • Devika Bhagwat
  • Daniel Blackburn
  • Danielle Blackowiak
  • Ok Yeon Chung
  • Megan Gondorchin
  • Jesse Jones
  • Elizabeth Miller
  • Rachel Mudd
  • Jieun Pai
  • Sima Sajjadiani
  • Julia White

Virtual Classroom Removes Continental Divide

New technology has allowed the Carlson School to expand its global educational reach. This past spring, undergraduate students participating in the international business course Human Resources Management in Australia (IBUS 3021), used Skype and ITV technology to learn from and interact with students from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.
Taught by MA-HRIR Program Director Stacy Doepner-Hove and Instructor Amy Falink in Minnesota, and Queensland University of Technology HR Instructor Dr. Bernd Irmer in Australia, the course encouraged U.S. and Australian students to work together on assignments and projects. (more)

Innovative Summer Course Addresses Current Topics in HR

While there may be fewer students walking around the halls of the Carlson School in the summer than during the busy school year, learning is still a priority. This summer, students studied interesting and relevant topics in HR through the course HRIR 5000: Topics in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Each summer, the course covers a different HR topic. This year's course,"Contemporary Issues in Employment Law for the HR Professional," focused on the case law constraints and evidence-based research for employee privacy issues in e-mail, texts, and social media. It also covered workplace bullying by both co-workers and supervisors, and the challenges faced by management. (more)

PhD Student News

Congratulations to two PhD-HRIR students who have successfully defended their dissertations and finalized their doctoral degrees. Yongjun Choi will be taking a position as an assistant professor at Wright State University and KiYoung Lee will be taking a position at SUNY-Buffalo as an assistant professor.

Dissertation research by PhD student Patty Dahm has been selected to receive a SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grant. This prestigious award is funded by the SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the HR Division of the Academy of Management, and is intended to support the dissertation research of doctoral candidates.

Class Notes

  • Jim Clark, '99 MA-HRIR, recently joined Seagate Technology as head of global compensation.
  • Jillian DeMello, '08 MA-HRIR, recently joined Clariba as an HR consultant.
  • Stacy Doepner-Hove, '09 MA-HRIR, received an "Unsung Hero" award from Politics in Minnesota during their "Leaders in Public Policy" event in July for her work with the League of Women Voters Minnesota.
  • Amy (Glaesemann) Hazelton, '09 MA-HRIR, recently joined Pentair as senior compensation analyst.
  • Jennifer (Hetland) Hadsall, '03 MA-HRIR, is assistant regional director at the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Jing Liao, '97 MA-HRIR, recently joined TriNet as senior vice president of human resources.
  • Jane Maringka, '06 MA-HRIR, recently joined Circa HR Solutions in Perth, Australia as Partner.
  • Josh Marlatt, '10 MA-HRIR, recently joined Tesla Motors as senior compensation consultant.
  • Sara Schwan, '10 MA-HRIR, recently joined Mayo Clinic as an HRIS analyst.
  • Eric Shaughnessy, '02 MA-HRIR, recently joined Venture Solutions Inc. as Vice President HR.