Planning the sabbatical: Potential benefits, options, and strategies

Ellen J Bass, Barrett S Caldwell, Caroline G L Cao, John D. Lee, Christopher Miller

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The goal of the Mid-career Professional Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is to support the development and mentoring of mid-career professionals. One opportunity for which early mid-career professionals lack knowledge is the sabbatical. Following a designated number of years of consecutive service, a sabbatical can provide a time for personal and professional development through an approved leave of absence. While sabbaticals provide time for deep consideration of a particular topic and/or to reconsider one’s career options, few mid-career professionals are prepared to plan and to execute a sabbatical period. This panel will introduce the benefits of a sabbatical and will highlight options and strategies for those who are considering the sabbatical opportunity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-586
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


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