Walsh College Doctoral Candidate to Present Dissertation Defense
TROY, Mich., October 26, 2012 -- Walsh College Doctor of Management Candidate Mary Ellen Welsh will defend her dissertation titled “The Perceived Impact of Generational Attributes on Organizational Leadership Regarding Recruitment and Retention,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 at Walsh College in Troy.
“With a mixture of four generations in the workplace, organizations are faced with differing perceptions of how employees perceive each other, how they interact with each other and how leaders manage their perceptions and interactions,” said Welsh. Her study examines the characteristics of each generation, looks at the human resources functions of recruitment, training, retention, and leadership; and analyses the perceptions of human resources and business professionals.
A Warren resident, Welsh owns WBHR Consultants, Inc., a business and human resources management consulting firm. She has more than 20 years of extensive human resources experience and is certified as a senior professional of human resources (SPHR.). Welsh holds both a bachelor of business administration, and a master of management, specializing in human resources and business operations, from Walsh College.
A strong advocate of diversity and inclusion, Welsh serves as a board member of the Oakland County Employment Diversity Council (OCEDC). She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Michigan Society of Human Resources Management (MISHRM), Detroit Chapter; Inforum Women’s Leadership Group and the National Association of Professional Woman.
The public is invited to attend Welsh’s doctoral dissertation defense.
Walsh College (www.walshcollege.edu) is a private, not-for-profit, upper-division all-business college where 4,500 students study for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees as well as professional certificates. The College offers courses at two campuses, three southeast Michigan university centers, and online. Faculty members integrate application and theory to prepare students for successful corporate and entrepreneurial careers, and employers value and seek out Walsh graduates for their practical business education. Walsh cultivates student and alumni entrepreneurs through the Blackstone LaunchPad and furthers education among the business community through The Walsh Institute.
Celebrating 90 years of business education, Walsh College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). Specific degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org).