Brad Harrington: "The New Dad: The Evolving Roles Of Fathers At Work And At Home"

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Dr. Harrington’s research and teaching focuses on career management and work-life integration, the changing role of fathers, contemporary workforce management strategies and the leadership of organizational change. He is a frequent keynote speaker at professional conferences. He has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and research reports and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. He is author of Career Management and Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers (Sage, 2007) and The New Dad, a 7-year long research study on the changing role on how fathers manage their career and parenting responsibilities. Brad’s research has been cited by hundreds of major media outlets including the New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. He has also appeared on CNN, Fox News, and National Public Radio.Fathers today are more involved in childcare and housework, and they increasingly value work-life support at work. Understanding fatherhood trends can help us better develop workplace programs to recruit, retain, and engage men who are caregivers. During this talk, Dr. Brad Harrington (the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family (CWF), a research professor in the Carroll School of Management and a faculty member in the University’s Capstone Program) will discuss findings from his research initiative on The New Dad, which examines the evolving roles and attitudes of working fathers. Learn more about this research and get the book at http://www.thenewdad.org.