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You Get What You Give: Mentoring and Inspiring People to Lead for November 1, 1 pm, EST

(Open to all AHRD members)

We are excited to share that Dr. Laura Bierema would be giving a webinar on November 1 at 1 pm, EST on her work related to mentoring and relational learning at work and personal reflections on mentoring colleagues and leaders.

Although, provided as a part of the AHRD Faculty Mentoring Program, this webinar would be open to all AHRD members.

If you are interested to attend, register here.

Dr. Laura L. Bierema

Professor, associate dean, executive coach, company president, author, founder Lukas’ Fund, past faculty senate president, volunteer, avid runner sidelined by injury, ex-executive, cyclist, nonprofit board member, former dental assistant, disastrous waitress, rusty choral singer, failed pianist, aspiring potter, fumbling knitter, and a decent consensus builder on her good days.

Laura L. Bierema is Professor, University of Georgia, College of Education (COE). Her academic program is in Adult Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development.  Prior to joining UGA, Dr. Bierema was Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University where she also worked in faculty development in the College of Human Medicine.  Before her career in academia, Dr. Bierema held a variety of human resources management and executive positions in the automotive industry with AlliedSignal, Inc. (now Honeywell). From 2013-1016 Dr. Bierema was the UGA COE Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

Dr. Bierema’s research interests include workplace learning, career development, women’s development, organization development, executive coaching, leadership, and critical human resource development.  Dr. Bierema holds both bachelors and masters degrees from Michigan State University and a doctorate in adult education from the University of Georgia. She has published over 50 articles that have appeared in both research and professional publications. Dr. Bierema’s books include:

  • Women’s Career Development across the Lifespan: Insights and Strategies for Women, Organizations, and Adult Educators
  • Philosophy and Practice of Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change
  • Critical Issues in Human Resource Development
  • Implementing a Critical Approach to Organization Development
  • Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice
  • An Introduction to Organization Development

Dr. Bierema is a Cyril O. Houle Scholar in Adult and Continuing Education and Lilly Fellow.  She is the recipient of the Richard A. Swanson Excellence in Research Award and four Academy of Human Resource Development’s “Cutting Edge” Awards for best conference paper. She is the 2009 recipient of the Highly Commended Award by the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence; 2012 winner of the University of Georgia College of Education Russell H. Yeany, Jr. Research Award; 2012 recipient of the Sherpa Trailblazer of the Year Award in recognition of innovation application of the Sherpa Coaching Process; 2013 winner of the Academy of Human Resource Development’s Outstanding Scholar Award; 2014 winner of the Academy of Human Resource Development’s Book of the Year; and 2015 winner of the University, Professional, and Continuing Education Association Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature.

Lest Dr. Bierema take herself too seriously, she balances her left brain by learning to knit, talking to her dogs, riding her bicycle around the world with her spouse Mark, tasting fine wines, collecting original art, cooking gourmet vegetarian meals, reading great literature and trashy novels, traveling to interesting places near and far, indulging in gastronomic adventures with friends, and hitting the beach whenever possible, preferably in Onekama, MI.   

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