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Managing the Generations - Registration Fee $75.00

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Bryant University - Room 2B, The Fisher Student Center (formerly the Bryant Center) 1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI 02917

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Program Description: We’ve all heard a lot about the four-generation workplace, where “Veterans,” “Boomers,” Gen X,” and Millenials” (pick your favorite labels!) are now found side by side, occasionally colliding due to perceived differences in work ethic, communication style, and management philosophy. You’ll leave this interactive half-day program with a more nuanced understanding of the general characteristics and preferences of each group, the forces that shaped them, and practical tips for supervising people much younger or older than you.

Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will have had the opportunity to:

  • Explore and describe their own “generation identity” and how it impacts their role as a manager;
  • Explain the personality, work style, and supervision needs of different generations in the workplace, through judicious use of cultural generalizations and rejection of inaccurate or harmful stereotypes; and
  • Identify concrete strategies for interacting and communicating across generations, building on group strengths, and responding to individual needs.

Presenter: Judy Kaye, JD is a seasoned diversity practitioner with over 20 years’ experience designing and conducting educational programs for healthcare, human services, business, higher education, and government. She served as the Diversity/EEO Coordinator at Lifespan and worked in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Prior to entering the diversity field, Judy practiced law for 10 years on behalf of low-income people. She has a BA from Brown University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Program Fee: $75.00. Institutions will be billed for registrants