Women's Networking Association Presents: The Importance of Taking Time Off and the Benefits of Staycations
Taking time away from work is important, both for your work life and your personal life. But you don’t need to travel at all to take advantage of a vacation. Jaimie Hutchison will discuss the value of taking vacation time for both work wellness and personal wellness. Lori Lanspeary will discuss the importance of visitors to a region and the role the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau plays. She will also give tips and tricks on how to make the most of your own staycation. Special guests Nick Little, Director of Railway Education in the MSU Broad College of Business, and Ed Phillips, an MSU University Travel Manager, will also discuss Rail and Ale tours in Michigan and staying local, but not at home, respectively.
3 learning objectives
1. Learn how tourism impacts destinations
2. Find the best ways to explore a new destination
3. (Re)discover Michigan’s capital region
About the Speakers
Lori Lanspeary is Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Social Media and Leisure Marketing Manager. The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau collects and highlights activities, restaurants, and other things to do in the Lansing area. Lori manages the Bureau’s social media, promoting Greater Lansing’s activities, hotels, events, restaurants, and more on different platforms. She also promotes the Lansing area’s leisure activities and attractions. See https://www.lansing.org/ for more information.
Jaimie Hutchison is the Deputy Director of the MSU WorkLife Office. She is a leader in support employees across an array of work-life related issues including supporting families and self-care. Jaimie has had diverse work experiences including education, government and non-profit settings in California, Montana, Colorado and Michigan. Jaimie also serves on the Board of Directors for the College and University Work Family Association. She has a BA in Psychology from MSU, an MA in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado as well as a Post Masters Certificate in School Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. She is a licensed professional counselor, licensed school counselor and has a Global Career Development Facilitator certification.