Generations in the Workplace

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Overview (Program by AchieveGlobal)

In today’s diverse workforce, four generations must contribute to organizational results every day. However, with the strong presence of theoretical age differences resulting in workplace conflict, organizations are at risk for such things as lower employee productivity levels, lost or missed revenue due to client mistreatment, and reputation damage. Are people really that different across age groups? Or is it the perception of those differences—the unspoken assumptions people make about themselves and others—that gets in the way? Recent studies actually highlight key similarities across age groups in terms of motivations and values. In fact, needless age stereotyping, overgeneralization from isolated examples, and even prejudice and discrimination toward both older and younger workers are creating tensions among generations.
It’s time to debunk the myths and take full advantage of the unique strengths, talents, and experience each individual has to offer—regardless of age. Generations in the Workplace: Leveraging Age Diversity is designed to help achieve this goal.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe negative consequences of age-based stereotypes
  • Avoid projecting age-based stereotypes on others
  • Describe common workplace needs across age groups
  • Treat others as individuals, regardless of their age
  • Leverage the talents and experience of others, regardless of their age

SHRM Professional Development

The Fort Hays State University Management Development Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. 2nd Resized SHRM Preferred Provider sealThis program is valid for 3 PDC's for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit


Facilitated by Ruth Bealer, SPHR.  Ruth has experience in both the public and private sector, and currently serves as the Human Resources Director for the accounting firm Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball. She brings a wealth of experience to the classroom and has an in-depth knowledge of employee and labor relations, performance management and culture change. Ruth has worked in major corporations as well as mid-size local organizations. Participants will find her approach to human resources and workplace issues to be very practical and easy to implement. She brings concept and theory to life with real-world applications and a sense of the reality of day-to-day business. 

Fee:  $119

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