Bridging and Minding Generational Gaps: Working as One
May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
There is a “changing of the guard” in the workplace. Boomers are retiring at an accelerated rate and Generation X and Millennials are filling the voids. Learn to clearly understand and think about how different generations respond in the workplace, how to respect each generation and how to use generational differences to create more favorable work environments. This session will also feature a highly-interactive workshop — assisted by RLF facilitators — focused on how to better lead, mentor and work with teams of multiple generations.
Amelie Karam, Millennial Specialist- Generational Speaker and Consultant
After studying at the University of Arkansas, Richmond University in London, and finishing her degree in Performance and Film Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans, Amelie Karam recognized that people in her Gen Y age group, known as “Millennials,” view the world differently than do previous generations. The great divide between Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y piqued Amelie’s interest.
Having had leadership roles from middle school through college, Amelie has always been intrigued by discovering and implementing what is needed to make people in organizations want to work together. Hence, when her newfound interest in generational differences began to surface in questions and conversations, she quickly dove into the topic with her usual zeal. Through extensive research she has gleaned tools to help organizations improve workplace performance and relationships. Working with a published and internationally known generational expert, Garrison Wynn, the two highlight these generational differences in talks and have co-authorized a publication, Millennial Mystique.
Through her Millennial perspective and rich research, along with her background in theatre, film, health, and wellness, Amelie brings an entertaining and informative voice to this important and highly sought-after topic: understanding, attracting and retaining millennials in the workplace.