Panel to Discuss Multigenerational Workplace

SHARON, Pa. — A workshop hosted by the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce will address increase in multiple-generation workplaces and data showing that 2020 will bring the highest level of workforce age diversity.

Prospering With a Multi-Generational Workplace is scheduled for Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The featured speaker, Kelley Ashby, has said that the 2020 workforce will see “one of the highest levels of age diversity,” including workers in the traditionalist, baby boomer, Generation X, millennial and Gen Z generations, said chamber Executive Director Sherris Moreira in a release.

“This event was planned after many area businesses expressed challenges with a variety of age groups in their place of work and the struggle that come from smoothly managing different age groups together,” said Moreira, adding that attracting and retention of young professionals is a key challenge. “The chamber invited Kelley Ashby Consulting, an expert in this field, to help us address some of these specific challenges in our area.”

Kelley Ashby is the founder and CEO of Kelley Ashby Consulting, which develops and delivers custom training and business consultation in multiple-generation workplaces and emotional intelligence. Key points to be covered in the three-hour event include:

  • Characteristics of the various generations in the workplace.
  • Challenges of an age diverse workforce.
  • The impact of age diversity in the workplace.
  • Critical considerations for attracting, recruiting & retaining age diverse talent.
  • Procedures and strategies that can be created to effectively manage an age diverse workforce.

The panel discussion and workshop is designed to help companies create a positive work culture, increase employee engagement and help employees better understand the dynamics between coworkers, according to the release.

“We’ll be discussing the key to motivating and retaining an age diverse workforce as well as learn more about employee motivation which goes well beyond the usual monetary reward systems.” Ashby said. “Once we understand the differences between generations, it becomes easier to see how people across the generations can work together productively,”

The event will take place at the Park Inn by Radisson Sharon, 3377 New Castle Road, West Middlesex. Tickets are $40, which includes the workshop, panel discussion, lunch, handouts, swag bags and entry into a giveaway. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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