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Working in a Multigenerational Environment

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Working in a Multigenerational Environment
Learn how to work with real and perceived differences in attitudes and behaviours, and develop them into organizational strengths.
Multigenerational Training, Age differences at work, Training for generation differences

Learn how to work with the differences in attitudes and behaviours, and develop them into organizational strengths.

Working in a Multigenerational Environmentexplores the impact of having four generations of employees working together. Despite differences in terms of the age of employees across these generations, research has failed to find substantial evidence to support significant differences.  However, we do know there is much conversation and conflict that can result from perceived differences between different generations of employees.  As with any perceived difference within a workforce we are left to grapple with how to resolve conflicts that might result from these perceptions and attitudes towards varying generations of employees. This session will explore these perceptions and highlight strategies that can be used to challenge misperceptions and to work more effectively as a team. The seminar uses case scenarios and other exercises which provide an opportunity for participants to interact with peers to explore leadership strategies and enhance competencies in managing multi-generations.


Benefits

For Individuals

  • Understand generational commonalities and differences
  • Learn what motivates and influences each generation
  • Understand the implications of working with and leading a multigenerational workforce
  • Learn strategies to encourage team building and respect
  • Understand communication barriers among generations
  • Learn how to promoting harmony and cooperation in the workforce

For Organizations

  • Introduce strategies for achieving harmony and respect across the workforce
  • Know how to build strong and consistent values across the organization
  • Learn strategies to build success for a multigenerational workforce
  • Foster the recognition of diversity within the workforce and the value of different perspectives
  • Learn strategies to help you become a   valued and progressive employer

Who Should Attend

Business owners, managers, supervisors and human resource professionals.


Details

 

  • The attitudes, values and expectations of the four generations - Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y
  • What motivates each generation
  • How various leadership styles work to motivate and engage
  • How to create an environment that is accepting and respectful of generational differences
  • Building on the strengths that different perspectives bring to your organization
  • The critical steps in leading a multigenerational organization to success

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7 


Want More Information?

Contact

Gardiner Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca