Dr. Mather Receives European Sociological Association Honorarium Award for Her Presentation: ‘Early Career Experiences of Young Adults with ADHD’


Dr. Barbara Mather recently received an European Sociological Association (ESA) Honorarium Award for Her Presentation: ‘Early Career Experiences of Young Adults with ADHD’.

Here is a excerpt from the abstract:

The tasks of analyzing, thematically coding, and synthesizing volumes of data collected—or in this case, hundreds of pages of transcribed interview results—are streamlined and more rapidly performed when data analysis software is utilized. The ease in which to recode data in multiple iterations allowed the researcher to discover additional important information about her participants not directly related to the research question of: What are some of the challenging work experiences as described by young adults with ADHD in a structured work environment? In this qualitative research study, the challenges that young adults (ages 22-28) with ADHD experience in the workplace across the USA were analyzed and then categorized into four distinct types of workplace challenges.

Download the abstract: ESA BOOK OF ABSTRACTS.PDF
More Information: europeansociology.org

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Generational Differences in the Workplace

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The workplace today is a “melting pot” of significant diverse populations, and perhaps one of the more glaring differences across this diversity spectrum is that of the generational difference, particularly across the ever-present Baby Boomer (oftentimes still in management) and the newly minted or younger generations.

Image courtesy of Tim Urban, for waitbutwhy.com

This article (Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy) provides an excellent view into the brains and psyches of Generation Y Yuppies, especially to help us (as in Baby Boomers) gain a perspective into their thinking. I find this article so fascinating, and then I wonder: “Are they really that different from us in our earlier years?!

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Dr. Mather Receives University of Phoenix Faculty Honorarium Award for Her Presentation: ‘Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD’


Fielding alumna Barbara A. Mather, PhD, MA, MBA, presented her qualitative research study at the International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB), an international academic conference at the University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Mather’s research presentation was titled: Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD, Qualitative Exploratory Research Design.‘

Dr. Mather was awarded the University of Phoenix OSS Honorarium, Faculty Scholarship Award for this presentation and has recently been informed that this research study has been accepted for publication.

More Information: fielding.edu/news/

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Hear Me Speak – Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD

Event Details: The 21st International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB) Conference

The conference provides a platform for professionals, practitioners, academics, educators and researchers in the various fields of management and business to disseminate and share the latest research, knowledge and experiences in the European and Mediterranean regions and beyond.

Dates: May 18-20, 2016

Location: University of Quebec at  Montreal, UQAM

Topic: Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD

Learn more: IAMB.net

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Organizational Change Management Today for Coaches – GoToWebinar


This interactive presentation will discuss current organizational and other organizational change management (OCM) trends in business, presented through the eyes of the human resources professional, as witnessed and experienced by our speaker for this month’s meeting.

Focus of discussion will be concerning, not only trends and emerging constructs, but also the scholar-practitioner model which helps to inform how we can best navigate and predict future trends and topics to help achieve success in “navigating the oftentimes difficult waters” of Human Resources professionals.

Barbara Mather, PhD. will share her observations relative to OCM field, general business trends, and recent organizational considerations as well as discussion her list of requisite skills and attributes needed by coaches. Barb will provide examples of relevant theorists and theories that help to inform strategies and practices within the coaching discipline to improve the likelihood of implementing successful change programs.

• What is state of current OCM? OCM discussion regarding organizational changes occurring today
• OCM and OD resources/references from which to gain theoretical perspectives on change theories, human development, organizational change, and others

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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