Embracing Generational Diversity
Event Co-Sponsored by ALHRM
(Association of Legal Human Resource Managers)
People are living longer, working longer and changing jobs more frequently than any other time in our history. The workplace and the workforce is no longer what it was several decades ago. Looking across generations from Boomers, to Gen X, and to Millennials, one sees a mix of commonalities and differences. It is understanding and appreciating the differences that will determine the long-term success. We need to examine what is important to each generation, what are their values and how were those beliefs and values formed.
What were the significant trends, experiences, and/or events that shaped this amorphous group called a generation? Once the values held by an age group are understood, the next step is creating an environment consistent with and acceptable to their value systems. It may mean communicating differently or offering rewards other than what might normally be seen as a reward. It may mean structuring the day differently or simply eliminate our existing notions of what a day should be. It might mean forgoing some control or structure but still provide direction. It will definitely mean living with some frustrations, “Managing ain’t what it used to be”. It will mean accepting some new realities, such as no job is for life or that paying your dues is an expression that does not resonate across the ages.
Pre-registration is required. Please note lunch will be served. Guests from your firm or non-members are welcome for a $50 registration fee.
ALHRM Members: Login is not required to register. Register as a non-member and use the promo-code previously provided during checkout to receive your discount.
CLE Accreditation: Law participants have received credit in multiple states including: Illinois, New York, Minnesota, California, Connecticut
CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.
CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)
Chris De Santis is an independent consultant specializing in the design and delivery of Management and Organization Development interventions. He assists individuals or groups in identifying obstacles to effectiveness and subsequently works with them to create user friendly solutions aligned with the company’s strategic initiatives. He brings with him thirty years experience in training and development, graduate degrees in Organization Development and Marketing, and work experience in manufacturing, service, and not-for-profit environments. He has an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Denver and an MA in Organization Development from Loyola University.