Wisdom of the Ages: Applying Generational Concepts at Work

Description: Four generations of people currently exist in today's workplace, and we are quickly approaching the time when there will be five. This session highlights and illuminates the benefits and challenges that exist when people of various ages work together. The goal of this program is to inform participants about the five generational types and the characteristics of each. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their challenges for interacting with the different generations and consider how awareness for their differing generational perspectives can help them communicate more effectively.


  • Identify the different generations
  • Explore and understand common characteristics of the generations currently comprising the workforce
  • Recognize the impacts of generational influences on attitudes, values, and behaviors
  • Develop more effective strategies for working with people of various ages

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