iwin's executive director, Dr. Jennifer Swanberg is asked to participate--as a national leader in work and family research-- in the Kentucky Psychological Association's Conference on the changing social, economic, health, and political realities of work and family.
iwin, UK's President Todd and Central Bank's Luther Deaton host an Executive Breakfast in Louisville, Kentucky.
iwin hosts its second Innovative Employer Roundtable Meeting at the Frazier Museum in downtown Louisville with 15 participating Roundtable Partners.
iwin hires Lee Ann Walton as its Partner Relations Specialist
iwin's executive director, Dr. Jennifer Swanberg, attends the Alliance for Work-LifeProgress's work-life/future of work retreat sponsored by Accenture. She is one of only twenty national leaders invited.
iwin hosts an awards breakfast to honor local winners of the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility. Five Roundtable Partners are recognized.
Mac Werner presents the findings from the Bluegrass Entrepreneurial Environment Study to the Lexington Venture Club. See presentation slides here.
Kentucky Personnel Cabinet partners with iwin by joining the Innovative Employer Roundtable, bringing the total number of Roundtable Partners to 13.
Dr. Jennifer Swanberg presents"Workplace Structure and its Impact on Hourly Workers and their Families," an analysis of low-wage hourly workers and their access to flexible workplace options at the Working for Change: A Conversation on Workplace Flexibility, Business Practice and Public Policy, hosted by the Sloan Foundation at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. Watch her presentation here.
iwin hosts its first Innovative Employer Roundtable Meeting at Central Bank in Lexington, KY, with 10 participating companies.
The Lane Report publishes "Flexibility Engages Employees," an article dedicated to Dr. Jennifer Swanberg's and iwin's research on workplace flexibility and effective workplaces. Read the article here.
The Citisales Study, a series of nine issue briefs based on a multi-method research project that examines the individual and organizational effects of quality workplaces on hourly and older workers is released.
iwin hosts an informational breakfast in Lexington, KY to promote the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Flexibility and to encourage local businesses to apply for this prestigious award as part of their When Work Works initiative.
Dr. Jennifer Swanberg Chairs the Workforce Diversities, Workplace Complexities: Promoting Positive Health and Business Outcomes session at the American Psychological Association's Work, Stress and Health 2008 Conference: Healthy and Safe Work Through Research, Practice and Partnerships in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Jennifer Swanberg and Mamta Ohja present "Responsive Workplaces for Workers in Lower-Wage Hourly Jobs: Positive Benefits for Workers and Employers" at the Society for Social Work Research Conference in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Jennifer Swanberg presents"Creating Meaningful Work to Promote Employee Engagement" at the 2008 Conference Board on How We Work and Live Today: The Impact on Employee Engagement and Talent Management in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Jennifer Swanberg collaborates with Leigh Ann Simmons to publish"Quality Jobs in the New Millenium: Incorporating Flexible Workplace Options as a Strategy to Assist Working Families."
iwin hires Lynn Bertsch as Director of Employer Engagement.
Lexington is named one of 30 cities to participate in When Work Works, a national initiative to highlight the importance of workplace flexibility as a strategy to enhance businesses' competitive advantage in the global economy and to help both employers and employees succeed.
iwin's executive director, Dr. Jennifer Swanberg, is among the nation's top experts invited to gather in Park City, UT to discuss workplace flexibility. The event, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Alliance for Work-Life Progress, brings together leaders from private industry and higher education that pursue flexible workplace solutions within their organizations.
Dr. Swanberg and Jody Levin-Epstein, Deputy Director and Senior Policy Analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) present research on job quality, employee engagement and health at the Louisville Center for Health Equity. See the presentation slides here.
Dr. Swanberg and Mac Werner along with representatives from Humana and Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, LLP are guests on WFPL - National Public Radio's €śState of Affairs" to discuss employer best practices.
iwin's executive director, Dr. Jennifer Swanberg, presents her research on hourly workers to attendees at Corporate Voices for Working Families annual conference in Washington, DC. See the presentation slides here.
iwin Research Associate, Mac Werner, graduates from Leadership Lexington, a leadership development program sponsored by Commerce Lexington.
iwin team celebrates the release of, €śMaking Workplaces Work: Employer Best Practices in Kentucky", a compendium of employer best practices in seven areas of innovation, at Dr. and Mrs. Lee T. Todd's home.
link to article about the release
Dr. Swanberg receives continued funding from the Ford Foundation to continue her workplace-based research on quality work environments for hourly workers employed with a national retail firm.
Dr. Swanberg presents paper,"Responsive Workplace for Lower-wage, Hourly Workers: Factors Predictive of Employee Engagement" at the International Work-Life Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. See presentation slides here.
Dr. Swanberg is recognized by Alliance for Work-Life Progress as one of the Rising Stars in the field of advancing work-life effectiveness.
link to press release
University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approves the establishment of the Institute for Workplace Innovation.
link for press release