The Working Dad's Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home
Wednesday 5 April 10am - FREE
“It is indeed great news that, despite the challenges, in some ways it is more possible than ever before to have a great career and be a great dad.”
- Scott Behson
Most fathers today strive to be successful in their careers and to be loving, involved dads. However, the reality is, modern men are under immense pressure to be ‘the everything’ at work and at home. They are expected to be the diligent and dedicated employee, the icon of stability and strength, the financial provider, the easy going best mate, the fitness buff, the awesome chef, the helpful housecleaner, the nappy changer, the future planner, the dad that volunteers in the school canteen. Superdad syndrome is fast becoming a pressure – their compatriots – the Supermums have been feeling for many years.
Managing career and family can sometimes seem like an impossible tug-of-war. But it doesn’t have to be.
For this special event webinar Parents At Work CEO, Emma Walsh will interview Scott Behson, working parent advocate and author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home.
The Working Dad’s Survival Guide helps men understand they are not alone. During this special event Scott will:
- Identify the unique challenges unique to working dads
- Share how dads can feel more confident balancing both career and family life
- Provide time and life management strategies that enable dads to succeed in their careers while also being a present, involved father
- Give tips on reducing stress amidst the juggle of work and family responsibilities
- Share how you can approach employers about working more flexibly and other needs related to caring related responsibilities
- Provide advice on how men can support partners without compromising their own needs
The Working Dad’s Survival Guide was an Amazon #1 best-seller for both fatherhood and career advice. The content has struck a chord. Here’s what one dad had to say about it…
“I wish I had this book when I was taking heat in the corporate world for being an active parent! The suggestions and exercises would have made a big difference, to both support the choices I was making, and help me build a community of other working dads so I would not feel alone.” – Greg Marcus
This special event will launch the beginning of Working Dads Connect – a bi-monthly online ‘men’s shed’ style group delivered by Parents At Work coaches and guest speakers.
This event has now booked out. Never fear, you can still get the free recording. Register here.
Scott Behson – Author and Advocate for Working Parents
Scott Behson, PhD, is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a national expert in work and family issues, and was a featured speaker at the White House Summit on Working Families and at the United Nations. He's the author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home, the first book of its kind to provide advice and encouragement for working fathers, helping them to achieve success in their careers while also being the involved, loving dads they always wanted to be. Scott founded and runs the popular blog, Fathers, Work, and Family, dedicated to helping working fathers and encouraging more supportive workplaces. He writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review Online, and has been published in TIME, Success, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. He frequently appears in media, including MSNBC, NPR and Fox News. Scott works with Fortune 500 companies as a consultant and speaker, and has served as a keynote speaker at major events. Scott is a nationally-recognised scholar in Work-Family Balance and Workplace Flexibility, having published 17 peer-review journal articles and making over 40 presentations at prestigious national and international academic conferences. Scott has won six research awards and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Work-Family Research.