Family Focus Group In Person at 113 Linton Hall

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023  | Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm | Location: 113 Linton Hall (479 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823)

Event Description

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

Join us for this one hour IN PERSON session to share your input on the journey of balancing our career and family responsibilities. Light food and refreshments will be provided for attendees and registration will be capped at 25. Intended for those who are caregivers to children under the age of 18.

A Family Focus Group aims to bring together employees who are parents or caregivers to a child in their life. This focus group will serve as a platform to identify what support and resources are most beneficial for these parents and caregivers. The insights gained will help the WorkLife Office formulate supports and programs and to provide resources that make it easier for parents and caregivers to integrate (balance) their professional and personal responsibilities.

The focus group session will include a series of questions designed to delve into the various topics affecting parents and caregivers. Participants will have the opportunity to provide their honest feedback and share their personal experiences. It’s important to note that this session is primarily aimed at hearing from you—the caregivers—about your emerging needs and challenges. This is not a session where MSU’s WorkLife Office (WLO) will be providing resources; instead, we want to focus on understanding the specific issues that are faced by MSU faculty and staff who are caregivers. The insights collected will be instrumental in shaping future policies and programs to better serve our caregiving community.

Your name will not be associated with any of the concerns or comments you share during the focus group from the MSU WorkLife Office. We will also ask all participants to respect this and not to share what they hear during the session, in order to maintain a safe and open environment for everyone. We cannot guarantee confidentiality but we will do our best to obtain group agreement to these guidelines.

Focus Group Leader: Rachel Perez, CHRS, CTA