Economic shifts in the new millennium have made the multi-generational workforce a reality. For the first time, organizations have up to four, and in some cases five, generations in the workplace; Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Gen Z. Researchers predict that by 2020 more than half of the entire global workforce will be made up of Millennials and Gen Z’s. It is also reported that the former generations will remain the largest segment of the overall population and many will remain in the workforce.
These generational trends have disrupted the status quo and workplace cultures, increasing polarization between generational cohorts. This is a unique opportunity for interculturalists to help organizations develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge they need to bridge these generational differences. As intercultural practitioners, we can contribute our vast expertise with difference to foster workplace cultures that draw on the strengths of all generations. Age inclusion isn’t just about recruiting, retaining, and engaging Millennials, but managing talent of all ages and leveraging the diversity of their experience and expertise. What we already know about intercultural competence can help depolarize generations and help multi-generational teams negotiate their differences and move towards a more prosperous future.
This interactive workshop will explore the intersectionality of intercultural competence and intergenerational understanding. The audience will explore generational differences and how intercultural competence can be applied to navigate and negotiate those differences.
This webinar is scheduled for June 11, 2019 from 11:00AM to 12:30PM.
NOTE: This webinar was originally scheduled for April. If you registered previously, your registration will be applied to this event – you do NOT need to register again.
Registration = FREE for current SIETAR USA members in good standing
Registration = $25.00 for nonmembers
About the Presenter
Tamara Thorpe, also known as The Millennials Mentor, is a Leadership and Organizational Excellence Coach and Trainer. She specializes in intergenerational collaboration and helps organizations and understand their culturally and age diverse teams. With more than twenty years experience in international education and training, she designs and delivers innovative and engaging programs around the world to help organizations better navigate the globalized workforce. Tamara has worked with non-profits, colleges and universities, and government agencies preparing professionals and students to live and work abroad, assisting newcomers and refugees with cultural adjustment, and equipping leaders with the skills necessary to create effective multi-national and multi-generational teams.
Tamara has a MA in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia and a BA in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego. She was a member of SIETAR USA from 2006-2012, and today she is a member of both Young SIETAR and SIETAR Ireland and is serves on the SIETAR Europa Board of Directors.