Generational Synergy in Today's Workplace
Saturday, February 09, 2002
9:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road
$65 CAMLS Members
$75 Affiliate Members
Free for guests/speakers
Deadline: Saturday, February 02, 2002
Registered Now: 0
Contact Hours: 6
Fee includes lunch and materials
Today's library may very well have four generations working side by side. This combination often results in intergenerational conflict because of the differences in values, norms, and work ethic of staff. Those that manage the workplace are now discovering that the intergenerational workplace may be one of the most challenging diversity issues they face. Aside from a change in the make-up of the workplace, work has also changed. How do libraries address intergenerational conflict in the workplace while ensuring quality performance and productivity?
This workshop has two vital components. It will lay the groundwork for a new understanding of how work and the workplace have changed and how to work within this current context. And through a provocative panel discussion, participants can hear both the perspectives of library administrators from each generation and the expectations of those just entering the field from Kent State University's SLIS graduate students.
This workshop is presented with the cooperation of Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science. KSU MLIS students should register through Rhonda Filipan at the Department of Continuing Education at 330.672.0013. Only $15 for KSU students.
- The Intergenerational Workplace Defined
- Key Characteristics of the Generations
- Understanding Individual Work Preferences and Sources of Motivation
- Managing Differences and Conflict in the Workplace
- An Action Plan for Your Workplace