Wednesday, October 13, 2021 to Friday, October 15, 2021

Register for Connecting the Dots

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Virtual presentations


6 FREE Work-Life Balance presentations

Connecting the Dots - 6 Free Work-Life Balance Presentations

Register now for Connecting the Dots, a series of six free virtual presentations with useful tips and strategies for responding to challenging times.

Learn about the power of positive self-talk from LSA Psychology and Ross Professor Ethan Kross. Become more confident with financial investment for your future. Practice focusing on your strengths - the very best in you! Be motivated to move. Reflect on the past year to realize your resilience. Pick up tips on elder care, and more.

This is the 16th annual Work-Life Connecting the Dots Conference. And it's all available to you at no charge via Zoom webinars!

Work-Life Connecting the Dots Conference

  • October 13, 14, and 15
  • Two 75-minute Zoom presentations each day
  • Start times: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Choose to register for as many presentations as you like

Ethan Kross, PhD

LSA Psychology and Ross Professor

Ethan Kross is a Professor in the University of Michigan’s Psychology Department and Ross School of Business. He is the director of the Emotion & Self-Control Lab. His research examines how people can control their thoughts, feelings and behaviors to improve their lives. He uses a variety of tools (e.g., behavioral, diary, physiological, neuroscience, social media) to address these issues and focuses on adult, child and clinical populations.

Ethan was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude. After earning his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University, Ethan completed a post-doctoral fellowship in social-affective neuroscience to learn about the neural systems that support self-control. He moved to the University of Michigan in 2008, where he founded the Emotion & Self-Control Lab.

Ethan’s research has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America and NPR’s MorningEdition. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, and Time.