May 20, 2015
Course runs from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking, catered breakfast and lunch.
About the Program
Traditionalists, Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and now here comes Gen Z... The generations fascinate and they frustrate. No doubt they have changed the landscape of our organizations, but what are the real possibilities and challenges that lie at the intersection of multiple generations? And what are the implications for managers and leaders across the organization? In 1986, young professionals of Generation X arrived in the workplace and a slow transformation began, unrivaled until the Millennials came of professional age 15 years later. These two generations, now side-by-side with Baby Boomers and Traditionalists, fill the modern workplace with possibility and promise. If your work environment feels demanding today, what will it be like when Generation Z, the newest and youngest generation, begin their careers? Continue developing generational expertise and build your leadership skills for today and tomorrow.
- Get savvy about generational differences and similarities — test perceptions against empirical evidence and see with clarity how and why shared values can be expressed so differently
- Discover ways to build effectiveness as a leader using generational expertise to improve communication and relationships
- Find the gaps in your organization, designed and managed by older generations, but meant to appeal to ALL as a workplace worth investing time and talent
- Open a new discussion to prepare for the NEXT generation… look out beyond the Millennials to the arrival of Generation Z and begin your advance preparation for the next new generation of employee and customer
Mary A. McKay, ED.D., is a member of the undergraduate faculty at the Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego where she has built a reputation for innovative curricula and a dynamic teaching style. Her areas of academic interest include leadership, personal ethics, leader communication, and diverse teams. Before joining the Rady School of Management, Mary split her professional commitments between consulting and teaching. As a principal of McKay & McKay, she enjoyed a diverse client base across multiple sectors, and was recognized for her expertise in change initiatives and infrastructure development. Mary received her doctoral degree in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, the first program of its kind in the United States. She is an experienced public speaker and group facilitator. Mary resides in San Diego with her husband and two teenage sons.