Expanding Perspectives on Work and Performance: A Collaborative Workshop


August 13, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder



Workshop Schedule

Presenter Biographies

Lodging, Transportation, and Directions

Link to Online Required Advance Application/Registration


Workshop Schedule

Friday, August 13, 2010
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: Check-in and coffee

8:30 a.m.-12 noon:


Developing an Intellectual Framework for Understanding Work and Performance

• Robert Levin, Center for the Integrative Study of Work, CU-Boulder

Session 1

Limits and Trade-offs on Performing Work in Biological and Manufactured Systems: An Integrative Perspective
• Robert Levin, Center for the Integrative Study of Work, CU-Boulder
• Michael Lightner, Dept. of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, CU-Boulder

Session 2

What Does Performance Mean to a Performing Artist?
• Jessica Pearson, MFA Program in Dance, CU-Boulder
• Discussant: Stan Deetz, Dept. of Communication, CU-Boulder

12 noon-1 p.m.: Lunch for participants, sponsored by WorkScience. Informal discussion with presenters.

1 p.m.-5 p.m.:

Session 3

Work and Performance for People with Cognitive Disabilities

• Clayton Lewis, Dept. of Computer Science, CU-Boulder, and Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, University of Colorado
• Discussant: Donna Caccamise, Institute of Cognitive Science, CU- Boulder

Closing Session

Developing Future Collaborations and Collaborative Events

5 p.m.: Adjourn



Donna Caccamise is Associate Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) at CU-Boulder, and a cognitive psychologist with extensive human factors experience in physical and cognitive aspects of work performance in mission-critical settings.

Stan Deetz is a Professor in the Department of Communication at CU-Boulder, a President’s Teaching Scholar, and Director of the Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration, and Creative Governance (3CG).

Clayton Lewis is a Professor in the Department of Communication at CU-Boulder, a President’s Teaching Scholar, and Scientist-in-Residence at the Coleman Center for Cognitive Disabilities at the University of Colorado.

Robert Levin is Director and Fellow of the Center for the Integrative Study of Work (CISW) at CU-Boulder, and is senior editor of Work Meets Life: Exploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems (2011, The MIT Press).

Michael Lightner is a Professor, and Chair, of the Department of Electrical, Energy, and Computer Engineering at CU-Boulder, the 2006 President of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and a contributing author to Work Meets Life.

Jessica Pearson is a modern dancer and student in the MFA program in Dance at CU-Boulder, with extensive experience as a dance teacher and as a member of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver, building on training with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and The New York University Summer Dance Festival.


Lodging, Transportation, and Directions

Lodging reservations for Thursday night, August 12, may be made at special rates, on a space available basis, at the Hotel Boulderado (800-433-4344; Group # BID7526) and at the Millennium Harvest House (800-545-6285; mention workshop name) in Boulder, or at other locations throughout the Boulder Valley.

Ground transportation options from Denver International Airport (DEN) include the RTD SkyRide and the Boulder SuperShuttle.


Online Advance Application/Registration is Required


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