Deborah Streeter is the Bruce F. Failing, Sr. Professor of Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Entrepreneurship and small business management are the focus of Dr. Streeter’s teaching, research, and outreach activities. Her research interests include: university-wide models for teaching entrepreneurship, use of digital media in teaching, and gender issues in business and entrepreneurship. Dr. Streeter has received acclaim as an educator, based on her promotion of experiential learning, active learning, and innovative uses of technology inside and outside the classroom. In 2007, Dr. Streeter was given the Olympus Innovator Award by the Olympus Corporation. She received the Constance E. and Alice H. Cook Award in 2004, Professor of Merit Award in 2002, and was named influential to a Merrill Scholar in 1999, 2000, and 2003. Dr. Streeter was awarded the 2001 CALS National Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in College and University Teaching, and was named a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow in 2000 (Cornell’s most prestigious teaching award). She also received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000 and the Innovative Teaching Award in 1996. Dr. Streeter holds an MS (1980) and PhD (1984) in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
To maintain energy and positive focus, it's critical for women in leadership roles to cultivate a healthy and productive balance between their professional and personal lives. In this course, Professor Deborah Streeter examines the typical work-life balance conflicts that interfere with productivity and happiness. Students will also examine ways to create various checks to ensure they stay in balance, allowing them to move forward effectively and focus energy on the tasks that will have the greatest positive impact.
Key Course Takeaways
- Identify work-life balance conflicts and their consequences
- Define what is purposeful and what tasks will have the greatest impact
- Identify ways to build a personal team
- Develop methods for making choices that are authentic and practical
- Explore how digital technology blurs the line between work and home
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
Women who are mid- to-senior level managers, regardless of whether they have a formal team to lead. This course is also meant for women who aspire to move into leadership roles and have a minimum 3-5 years professional experience. It is applicable to a global audience from developed countries.