From the Director
Welcome to the Institute for Workplace Studies.
The decision to establish the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City was made as part of a larger project to augment ILR’s academic presence in the metropolitan area and to forge new ways to bridge the gap between academics and the working world. I’m excited to be a part of these endeavors, and the success of what we’ve built continues to be gratifying.
I’d like to point you to a couple of sections. First is the IWS News Bureau which provides access to an unparalleled collection of information about the global workplace to thousands of subscribers, free of charge. I encourage you to take advantage of this exceptional resource.
Second, the Master’s of Professional Studies (MPS) program, IWS’s largest ongoing endeavor, which has continued to flourish since our inaugural class was admitted in 2000. Housed by the Institute, the part–time MPS program is a unique opportunity for working adults in the greater metropolitan region to participate in an ILR master’s degree program.
If you are familiar with ILR, you recognize the highly motivated and passionate individuals who benefit from all ILR has to offer. Our students range in ages from 25 to 65 and bring to the ILR community an impressive breadth of knowledge and expertise. Furthermore, they share in the resolve to join ILR’s commitment to “advance the world of work.”
Finally, I invite you to become involved. By signing up for our mailing list, you’ll be kept up to date on IWS programs, events and receive our newsletters, which highlight ILR faculty research and important news from the ILR School. Our continued success depends on the involvement of ILR students, alumni, faculty, and friends, who bring not only their knowledge and experience, but also a curiosity and dedication to positively impacting the future of the workplace.
I look forward to your input and participation.
—Samuel B. Bacharach
of Labor Managment Relations
Director, Institute for Workplace Studies