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Keynote Speaker | Linda Duxbury

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Linda Duxbury

Change Management Expert,
Professor, Faculty of Management,
Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

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In the past decade, Dr. Linda Duxbury has completed majors study on Balancing Work and Family in the public, private Sectors and not for profit sectors; HR and Work-family Issues in the Small Business Sector; Management Support (What is it and Why does it Matter?); Career Development in the Public Sector and in the High Tech Sector; generational differences in work values. Dr. Duxbury also conducts research which evaluates the organizational and individual impacts of E-mail, portable offices, cellular telephones, blackberry's, telework, flexible work arrangements, shiftwork and change management and studying what makes a "supportive" manager. She has completed three national studies (1991, 2001, 2012) on work-life balance in which over 70,000 Canadian employees participated. She is currently conducting a national study looking at issues associated with balancing work and caregiving as well as a research project evaluating the sustainability of policing in Canada.

Dr. Duxbury has published widely in both the academic and practitioner literatures in the area of work-family conflict, change management, supportive work environments, stress, telework, the use and impact of office technology, managing the new workforce and supportive management. She has also given over 350 plenary talks on these issues to public, private and not for profit sector audiences.

Dr. Duxbury is also an accomplished trainer and speaker in the area of supportive work environments, work-life balance, managing the new workforce, recruitment and retention, change management, gender and communication and the communication process.