BSLL 3032 - Multi-Generational Workplace: Strategies to Make Organizations Sustainable

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

For the first time in the workplace, four generations must work effectively together, presenting a unique challenge to today’s executives and human resource managers. Business leaders need to recognize the differences between generations, create strategies to help employees engage despite the age and cultural gaps, revisit recruitment strategies, and decide how they want to define their work culture. This course will help leaders leverage these differences to create a more engaging workplace and identify strategies for future growth and stability.

Participants will learn how to increase engagement among their multi-generational teams and gain strategies on how management can embrace generational differences in a positive manner leveraging their unique values, their view of work, and their communication preferences. Through readings, video, case studies, and shared best practices, participants will develop strategic plans and tools to begin addressing the ever-changing workforce. Key leaders can then begin to implement change in their organizations, creating a positive shift in the workplace culture and improving teamwork and effectiveness.

Who should attend? Executives, directors, managers and human resource professionals.
Fee includes all instruction, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, and course materials.

Session Topics

I. Fundamental Differences and Challenges Among Our Generations
Friday, May 12, 2017 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

• Demonstrate an understanding of how talent-development programs adapt to address generational needs
• Become competent in the unique aspects of Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y (Millennials)
• Gain an understanding of the workplace challenges generational differences present
• Introduction to the Generational Strategic Planning Tool

II. Creating an Engaged Workforce – Recruitment and Retention Practices
Friday, May 12, 2017 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

• Demonstrate an understanding of how the generations prefer communications while adapting own communication style to become a more effective leader
• Determine how to realign current recruitment strategies to address multi-generational candidate preferences
• Develop retention practices that align with generational needs
• Update Generational Strategic Planning Tool

III. Adapting Organizational Culture – Strategies and Benchmarking
Friday, June 2, 2017 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

• Demonstrate how to create a successful evaluation of organizational culture
• Apply information appropriately and create a talent-development strategic plan for future people growth
• Utilize leaders benchmarking information to enrich plan
• Finalize Generational Strategic Planning Tool

This course has an online component delivered through Canvas.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Important Information

This course has discounts available for the following audiences: Colorado State University Alumni, groups of two or more from a single organization, and groups of six or more from a single organization. Students may also use College of Business vouchers if they have received one. Students must receive a discount code or voucher code from the College of Business prior to registering for the course. Reduction of course fees will be given only if you provide the appropriate code at the time of registration. Please call the Executive Programs Office at (970) 491- 4331 or e-mail for the codes.