Understanding Generational Diversity in Today’s Workplace: Creating Synergies Through Effective Communication

Understanding Generational Diversity in Today’s Workplace: Creating Synergies Through Effective Communication
Hosted by the CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Monday, May 18th, 11AM-12:30PM, the workshop is free and open to the entire OSU community as well as the general public.

Location: Zoom (link sent after registration)

Register herehttps://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6yZzqVsJpoiC5xz

Did you know that there are now five generations in the workplace? Are you a Traditionalist (>73), Baby Boomer (54-72), Gen X (38-53), Millennial (24-37), or a Gen Z (8-23)? There are both similarities and differences amongst these generations that contribute to the richness of a diverse workforce. Effectively communicating and collaborating with one another can be challenging when we do not understand the unique experiences and perspectives of our colleagues. In this workshop, you will learn how understanding generational diversity can improve employee engagement, impact retention, and increase organizational productivity. Participants will explore how bridging the generational gap can foster respect, positive relationships, and create an inclusive work environment.

About the presenter
Ankit Shah is a Career Consultant in the Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management at The Ohio State University. In this role he provides one-on-one career advice to multi-generational alumni across industries. Ankit also provides ongoing professional development trainings via webinars, podcasts, and virtual group coaching sessions. He has more than nine years of experience in the career management field within higher education and K-12 settings. He has advised students and alumni at Methodist University, Denison University, Columbus State Community College, and The Ohio State University.

Ankit holds a BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Toledo and a MEd in Higher Education Administration with specialization in Student Affairs from North Carolina State University.  He is currently pursuing a MA in Workforce Development & Education with specialization in Adult Education & Human Resources Development at The Ohio State University.

Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Leo Taylor(.3408), the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager for Faculty and Staff Affairs in CFAES.

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