Learning Opportunities from Staff Development

The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center through its Diversity Development Services provides tools that help promote a greater and deeper understanding of others, their cultures and requirements. Businesses, educational and health care institutions, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations benefit from an informed employee base able to consider multiple perspectives and address conflicts with conscious intentional process.

‘Can You Believe She Said That? Generational Differences in the Workplace’ is one of the final Fall Workshops to be presented by the Diversity Learning Center, and will be facilitated by Tamber Bustance and Kathleen Owens. Please register online at http://cms.grcc.edu/currentlearning or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.

Generational Differences in the Workplace

Thurs Oct. 25, 2012

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

122 LRC

For the first time in US history, at least four generations are in the workplace where we live, work and play. As Americans are extending their careers we are seeing a phenomenon. Companies large and small are looking to maximize their work force performance. Because each generation has its own culture, history and life experiences, conflicts and misunderstanding become more frequent. Communication between generations is needed but understanding an individual’s generational tendency and internal messaging is the first step in finding resolution within the multigenerational workforce.

Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, the learner will:

  • Identify and understand the current generations in the workforce
  • Understand the formative years of each generation and their core values
  • Use this information to connect and work effectively across generations

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