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Geezer. Punk. Whatever. Bridging the Generational Divide

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Relationship Management |  Leadership & Navigation |  Communication |  Global & Cultural Effectiveness |  Employee & Labor Relations
Sarah J. Gibson
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All Levels
2 Hours
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Generational differences. We keep hearing about it, and we keep expecting the buzz to go away. But it's not. With half of the full-time workforce being Millennials, and up to 75% of the workforce being Millennial by 2025, teams are trying to figure out what and if internal and external processes need to change, and how to hire, retain, communicate and motivate in a world of shifting demographics. In this interactive session, we'll move beyond, "Here's who the generations are," to what can we practically do as our demographics change.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Define five generations
  • Provide 2-3 key characteristics to each generation
  • Describe how generations are impacting workplaces
  • Identify 2-3 ways to adapt to the preferences of other generations

Major Subjects
  • Generations defined
  • Generational stereotypes
  • Events that shaped the generations
  • Impact on the workplace and how teams function and interact
  • Impact of cultural shifts on our workplace expectations
  • Ways to adapt and adjust to other generations for greater effectiveness

Course Materials


Sarah J. Gibson Related seminars and products: 5

Sarah J. Gibson, Certified Speaking Professional, speaks, trains and consults with organizations who want to be better at what they do. Sarah is the founder of Accent Learning and Consulting, a firm focused on enabling teams to have conversations that matter so people can thrive.
Sarah’s unique ability to articulate the underlying patterns and concerns holding teams back, makes her a much sought-after speaker and leadership consultant. Sarah’s specialty is giving teams tools and language, so they can create environments where a culture of trust and accountability can thrive.
Among the many tools Sarah provides, her book, Geezer. Punk. Whatever. has been used by individuals and organizations to navigate the impact of generational differences in the workplace. 
Sarah has worked with hundreds of organizations, leaders and individual team members across a variety of industries throughout the world.  
Beyond her corporate experiences, Sarah has also taught for the University of Wisconsin-Madison evening MBA program and as an adjunct instructor at Madison College, UW-Whitewater and North Dakota State University.
Sarah holds a master’s degree from North Dakota State University.


Fri, Jul 26, 2019 - 01:00p to 03:00p CDT
Mon, Aug 19, 2019 - 07:00a to 09:00a CDT
Tue, Sep 10, 2019 - 09:00a to 11:00a CDT
Wed, Oct 02, 2019 - 11:00a to 01:00p CDT
Thu, Oct 24, 2019 - 01:00p to 03:00p CDT
Fri, Nov 15, 2019 - 07:00a to 09:00a CST
Mon, Dec 02, 2019 - 09:00a to 11:00a CST
Tue, Dec 31, 2019 - 11:00a to 01:00p CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer Sarah Gibson
Designed For HR employees
Prerequisites None

Additional Information

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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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HRCI Accreditation Information HR Education Network is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 2 HR (General) credits towards aPHRTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM recertification.
SHRM Accreditation Information HR Education Network is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


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