Faculty, staff invited to RIHETC workshop
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in an upcoming workshop sponsored by the Rhode Island Higher Education Training Consortium. “Managing the Generations” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 31 at Bryant University.
We’ve heard about the four-generation workplace, where “Veterans,” “Boomers,” “Gen X” and “Millenials” are now found side by side, occasionally colliding due to perceived differences in work ethic, communication style and management philosophy. Participants will leave this interactive 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 who are much younger or older.
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.
- Identify concrete strategies for interacting and communicating across generations, building on group strengths, and responding to individual needs.
Click here for additional details, or to register. Faculty and staff who are interested in attending should contact their supervisor, who will work with the Office of Human Resources regarding placement and funding.