October 18, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm
Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking, and catered breakfast.
This class is part of the Leadership Certificate Program.
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 teaching faculty at the Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego where she has built a reputation for high-demand/high-reward student experiences. Her academic interests include leadership, diverse teams, personal ethics, and leader development. In 2016, Mary was honored with a Distinguished Teaching Award by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UCSD. In 2017, she was featured in the series Behind the Lectern, published by the UCSD Guardian. She was also part of the leadership team who developed UCSD’s new Business Psychology major. On the horizon is her new UCSD Global Seminar offering to be taught in Dublin and London in the summer of 2019. This 5-week course encompasses topics of leadership and diverse teams, focusing on issues relating to the global war for talent.
In addition to her full-time appointment as a Continuing Lecturer for undergraduate programs, Mary is also on faculty at Rady’s Center for Executive Development where her course offerings include: Actionable Leadership, Power and Leadership, Leading Across Generations, and 360 Degree Effectiveness: Impact and Influence at Work. She teaches custom and open enrollment programs throughout the year.
Before joining Rady, 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 family.
*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time. We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc. Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.