Leading in the New Now is a virtual series of lunch-time webinars designed to support our network during these unprecedented changes to business “as usual.” This series features national and local experts on leadership.
Inclusive Culture and Social Networks
With Dr. Travis Grosser
UConn School Of Business
Thursday, November 12 from 12:00-1:00p.m.
With Chris Duffy,
President & CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford
Thursday, October 22 from 12:00-1:00p.m.
About the Presenters
Dr. Travis Grosser:
Travis Grosser is an Associate Professor of Management and the Academic Director of the MS in Human Resource Management program at the University of Connecticut School of Business. His research focuses on how employees build and benefit from social networks at work, the factors that drive creativity in the workplace, and how organizations can effectively navigate change. He teaches courses on organizational behavior at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. Travis sits on the editorial boards of several management journals and has conducted field research and consulted with many organizations, including: Intel, Fisher-Price, Tempur-Sealy International, Novartis, Neogen Corp., the National Parks Service, and the Department of Labor and Industry. His research has been published in multiple top-tier academic management journals. His current research projects include a longitudinal study of the workplace effects of unanticipated role reassignments, theoretical work on the developmental effects of network structure, and a field study examining how social networks affect perceptions of social inclusion.
Prior to becoming President & CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford, Chris Duffy owned his own leadership consulting practice, Amplify Leadership Partners. He spent years in leadership roles in the corporate sector, first with GE, graduating from their leadership program, and then with Travelers. Chris serves the next generation of leaders as an adjunct leadership and psychology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University and Goodwin University. He also recently worked with the Hartford chapter of the Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology with a specialization in Change Leadership from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University. Chris is a proud 2011 alum of LGH’s Quest program. He served on the LGH Board of Directors for six years and was a 2017 Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty honoree.