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October Chapter Program: Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/27/2020
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Where: Virtual Meeting - Link will be sent within 24 hours prior to the meeting.
United States

Online registration is available until: 10/27/2020
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October Chapter Program:  Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace

Developing, motivating and retaining the best and brightest talent from across all generations is critical to mission-centered success. Every generation has its own unique perspectives, motivations and expectations shaped by the influences of the era. This highly informative workshop offers awareness, data, tips & tools, and proven best practices to manage, engage, and include each generation employed in your organization.

For the first time in history, five generations (the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Gen Z) are represented in large numbers in the workforce at the same time. Working together and collaborating in new reporting structures, often in remote work settings, can create misunderstandings and friction. Creating workplace cultures where all five generations can feel seen, heard, and valued is essential to performance and productivity.


Participants will learn to:

  • Understand and navigate generational differences and commonalities.

  • Anticipate common generational friction points and develop strategies to avoid and manage them.

  • Identify how different generations approach teamwork, work ethic, communication styles, rewards & feedback, incentives & motivation, work-life balance, and technology adoption and utilization.

  • Examine generational stereotypes and hidden expectations and bias.


About the Speaker:

Howie Schaffer is the founder & principal of Big Tent Consulting. He is a respected speaker, strategist, trainer and facilitator on cutting- edge topics in diversity, inclusion, leadership development, change management, organizational assessment & transformation, and cultural competency. He is an esteemed personal counselor and executive coach. His areas of consulting focus include:


 - Enabling Leaders & Teams to Navigate Organizational Change

 - Conducting Diversity & Inclusion Organizational Audits

 - Connecting Diversity and Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

 - Examining Power & Privilege

 - Creating Respectful Workplaces 

 - Exploring Unconscious Bias

 - Investigating the Intersections of Identity

 - Embedding Inclusion in Talent Management, Acquisition & Development

From 2008-2014, Howie was a Vice President at Cook Ross Inc. where his client relationship development, content, product, and research efforts focused on creating transformative solutions for FORTUNE 500, law firms, professional services, education, healthcare, government, media, nonprofit, and other leading organizations.


Previously, Howie was Vice President, Communications, Research & Publications at Diversity Best Practices. His areas of key responsibility included marketing and branding; press and social media outreach; publications development; e-newsletters; diversity research and data collection; benchmarking; speechwriting; and client services.


For more than a decade, Howie served as the Public Outreach Director at Public Education Network (PEN) in Washington, DC. He created and edited the award-winning PEN Weekly NewsBlast, oversaw PEN’s online advocacy campaign (, and served as PEN’s media spokesperson.


Prior to working at PEN, he worked for a variety of political organizations including election campaigns and legislative work. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the State University of New York Institute of Technology and served as a guest lecturer at George Mason University School of Management and the State University of New York at Morrisville.


Howie has an undergraduate degree in communications from Cornell University and a graduate degree in philosophy of education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. He is a proud husband and the father of two dazzling sons.