Adult Caregivers Employee Resource Group Presents- True Stories in Caregiving: Dr. Wayne Hutchison

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm EST  | Location: Virtual – Zoom

Event Description

Open and FREE to all faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate student assistants.

Real stories from caregivers are powerful and moving. Hearing these deeply personal experiences firsthand helps us realize that we’re not alone. Many other people are on similarly challenging journeys. We share 3 individual stories, over 3 monthly sessions, from seasoned caregivers where they discuss the battle-tested coping tips that kept them going when things got really tough.

An Employee Resource Group is a free employee-led group (open to all MSU employee types including faculty, academic, support staff, and post-docs) that fosters inclusivity and builds community for those with common lived experiences by providing group discussion and learning opportunities, programming, and platforms for sharing resources. The Adult Caregiver Employee Resource Group is a place for Spartans to connect on adult caregiving issues (including elder care and other adult care, like adult children, spouses, etc.). The goal of the group is to discuss related topics with the goal of connecting, sharing resources, building community, and sharing best practices regarding adult caregiving.  

The Adult Caregiver ERG meets on the 2nd Tuesday from 12-1 pm during the academic year in the form of educational Zoom webinars, interactive “Ask the Expert” panel format meetings, as well as in-person family-friendly programs and events. 

No membership is needed and there is no cost to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • How to respond to challenges using value guided behavior.
  • How transparent communication and empathy are key to successful adult caregiving integration with life and work.
  • Tips on how to integrate work and caregiving responsibilities.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Wayne Hutchison, Director, MBA Program & Academic Services

Wayne Hutchison currently serves as the Managing Director for the Full-Time MBA and STEM MBA programs at the Broad College of Business. He has over twenty years of experience in strategic leadership, program development, higher education administration, academic advising, recruiting, and admissions roles. Prior to his work in higher education, Wayne was an Air Force officer for eleven years, earning the rank of major. Wayne has extensive teaching experience both at the professional and undergraduate levels and has leveraged that experience to develop high-quality learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. Wayne’s passion for enhancing the academic, professional, and personal experiences of students in higher education has brought him to his current role.

Wayne has a lengthy history at Michigan State University, beginning as an undergraduate student in the College of Social Sciences where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/Pre-Law in 1997. He also served as the Commandant of Cadets, MSU Air Force ROTC, from 2004-2008. He completed his doctoral studies in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program at Michigan State University in 2019.

Wayne enjoys spending time with his family, athletics, travel, cultural events, film, and community service work. He and his family are proud Spartans and can be found at a diverse array of activities that support and celebrate Michigan State University.