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Managing Millennials

May 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Generations, like people, have personalities, and the Millennials have begun to forge theirs: confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change.”
Pew Research

The Millennials: blessing, burden or both?

The generation brought up during the “empowerment years” where everyone won and no one lost. Raised by parents who nurtured and structured their lives, drawn to their families for safety and security this inclusive, informal, well-educated, optimistic, collaborative cohort is now 35% of the US Workforce.

The Millennial generation packs power in numbers alone – in 2015, half the employees in the world are those born after 1980.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

The Millennials are here. Do you know how to recruit, coach, engage and retain them? Do you understand the relationship dynamics between the Millennials and their Gen X and Baby Boomers supervisors?

In our half day session we will examine the fastest growing cohort in the workforce. As the digital native, random access, multi-tasking, high-expectation segment of our workforce, Millennials bring great promise and challenge as well. Our youngest employees are puzzled with phrases like “pay your dues” and “we tried that already” – and they are inclined to speak up and out, and walk not whine when the workplace doesn’t meet their expectations.

The Millennials may also be the most disengaged generation in the workforce. 85% expect to look for a new job within the next year. They might be working for you now, but will they leave with your investment in them as the economy picks up or a better opportunity arrives? In short, we need new strategies to coach, engage and retain this generation.

This practical, active session delivers on the promise to help managers and supervisors learn from the best and update their thinking and skills. We will explore:

  • Defined by Tastes and Trends – the images, events, and experiences that influenced generational work preferences, attitudes and behaviors.
  • Millennial Myths & Misconceptions
  • Connect, Communicate and Collaborate – how to close the communication gap with Millennials.
  • Coach the Gap – how to coach, engage and retain Millennials; including how to discuss career opportunities and realities.
  • Take Action – Problem solving and solutions to motivate and avoid mistakes. Recommendations based on extensive research and workplace observation.


May 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Atlanta, GA


Diane Thielfoldt