July 2020: Generations in the Workplace

July 09, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Despite their great potential, multigenerational teams can also produce frustration as differing worldviews, work habits and expectations collide.  As many Boomers are retiring (b. 1946-1964), Millennials (b. 1980-1995) now represent a majority of the workforce and Gen Z (b. 1996-2012) is just beginning to enter the workplace.  These generations bring with them unique skills, perspectives, and needs.  If not understood, these differences can result in low satisfaction and retention.  This seminar provides valuable insights into generational expectations, and presents strategic tools to help managers and teams understand and empower employees of all ages.  

Dr. Jolene Erlacher

Dr. Jolene Erlacher founded Leading Tomorrow in 2014 with the aim of equipping businesses, churches, schools and other organizations for effective inter-generational leadership in an evolving culture.  She specializes in providing training and consulting on team effectiveness and inter-generational leadership.  Jolene is the author of two books and teaches continuing education courses for Eduspire.  She is also an adjunct faculty member and teaches graduate courses on Organizational Leadership at North Central University, and serves on the Boards of Directors for GoCorps and the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission. 

Jolene's education background includes degrees in Education and English, and a graduate certificate in International Leadership.  Her doctorate is in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.  She has also completed training on the StrengthsFinder assessment through Gallup Consulting and is a certified IPSAT (Identity Profile Self Awareness Tool) leadership coach.

Jolene is fluent in Spanish and has volunteered and studied in various countries including Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Kenya, and South Africa.