Year in Review 2018: Looking Back, Looking Ahead


Presentations and workshops

The WorkLife Office is proud to have provided the MSU community with over 80 educational opportunities and 342 consultations over the past year. In collaboration with units across the university and in the greater Lansing community, we have focused on fatherhood, the changing world of work, breastfeeding, caregiving and a new approach to back-up dependent care, along with networking, flexible work strategies, retirement options and international newcomer onboarding.

Looking ahead to the coming year, we are excited to collaborate with Alumni Relations to explore a community partnership between local alumni and international newcomers. This pilot project initiative will match 5-6 new international faculty with members of the community as a welcoming, off-campus resource for settling into our area. We also look forward to instituting a policy and practice in support of breastfeeding mothers, and investigating possibilities for sharing sick leave. Helping units improve the work life fit for their employees with customized workshops or individualized information sessions remains bright on our radar, and bringing people and support together to find better work life fit across the life span remains our priority.

Read about the successes in 2018: