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1-Day Bridging the Gap: Mastering Intergenerational Communication Differences and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Certificate Program (Starts July 24th 2024)
Are you aspiring to master the complexities of managing a diverse, multi-generational workforce? Understanding and navigating the varied communication styles and conflict resolution approaches across generations is critical in today's workplace. If these challenges resonate with you, we invite you to participate in our comprehensive one-day certificate program, 'Mastering Intergenerational Communication Differences and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace.' This program is meticulously designed to equip you with the necessary skills and insights to effectively manage and harmonize a workforce that spans sometimes up to six generational groups, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
$ 895.00
Unlimited

Instructor: Luis Lejarza, aPHR

Continuing Education Credits:

  • HRCI – 7 HR(General) Credits
  • SHRM – 7 PDC’s

Schedule: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern (Detailed Agenda Below)

Program Overview

Are you aspiring to master the complexities of managing a diverse, multi-generational workforce? Understanding and navigating the varied communication styles and conflict resolution approaches across generations is critical in today’s workplace. If these challenges resonate with you, we invite you to participate in our comprehensive one-day certificate program, ‘Mastering Intergenerational Communication Differences and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace.’ This program is meticulously designed to equip you with the necessary skills and insights to effectively manage and harmonize a workforce that spans sometimes up to six generational groups, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.

Firstly, the modern workplace is characterized by a diverse range of age groups, each with its own communication preferences and work styles. Mastering inter-generational communication differences and conflict resolution in the workplace, equips you with the knowledge and tools to bridge these gaps, fostering a more inclusive and collaborative work environment.

Secondly, conflict resolution is an inevitable aspect of any workplace, but addressing conflicts arising from generational differences requires a specialized skill set. Our Certificate program will provide you with effective conflict resolution strategies tailored to the unique dynamics of different age groups. By learning how to identify and manage conflicts arising from generational disparities, you will contribute to a harmonious workplace where diverse perspectives are valued rather than a source of tension.

Moreover, as organizations become increasingly global and interconnected, mastering inter-generational communication becomes crucial for effective collaboration across borders. Our certificate program not only addresses the nuances of communication within age-diverse teams but also prepares you to navigate cross-cultural communication challenges, ensuring you can communicate effectively with colleagues from different generations and backgrounds.

Lastly, attending our certificate program demonstrates a commitment to professional development and a proactive approach to building a successful career. Employers value individuals who invest in improving their interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, recognizing that these capabilities contribute to a positive work culture and improved team dynamics.

By attending our Mastering Inter-Generational Communication and Conflict Resolution Certificate Program, you position yourself as a valuable asset to your organizations, equipped to thrive in diverse and dynamic professional environments.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding Generational Diversity – Exploring the characteristics of different generational groups in the workforce.
  • Communication Styles Across Generations – How each generation communicates and the implications for workplace interactions.
  • Generational Values and Work Ethics – Examining the varying values and work ethics of different age groups.
  • Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture – Strategies for fostering inclusivity across generational lines.
  • Effective Communication Techniques – Tailoring communication methods to suit various generational preferences.
  • Conflict Resolution Basics – Understanding the fundamentals of resolving conflicts in a diverse environment.
  • Generational Stereotypes and Biases – Identifying and addressing common stereotypes and biases.
  • Cross-Generational Team Building – Techniques for building cohesive teams with diverse age groups.
  • Mentoring Across Generations – Establishing effective mentoring relationships between different generations.
  • Leveraging Generational Strengths – Utilizing the unique strengths of each generational cohort.
  • Technology and Communication – The role of technology in bridging or widening generational gaps.
  • Feedback and Performance Management – Adapting feedback and performance management to generational needs.
  • Change Management in a Multi-Generational Setting – Managing change effectively with a diverse workforce.
  • Generational Attitudes Towards Authority and Leadership – Understanding how each generation views authority and leadership.
  • Work-Life Balance Across Generations – Varying attitudes towards work-life balance and how to manage them.
  • Career Development and Expectations – Career aspirations and expectations of different generations.
  • Generational Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion – How each generation views and values diversity and inclusion.
  • Negotiation Skills for Multi-Generational Workplaces – Techniques for effective negotiation in a diverse age group environment.
  • Emotional Intelligence and Generational Sensitivity – Developing emotional intelligence to understand and respect generational differences.
  • Overcoming Communication Barriers – Strategies to overcome common communication barriers among generations.
  • Cultural Competency in a Diverse Workforce – Enhancing cultural competency in a multi-generational setting.
  • Generational Leadership Styles – Exploring various leadership styles and their impact on different generations.
  • Building Cross-Generational Trust – Strategies for building trust among diverse age groups.
  • Generational Views on Success and Recognition – Understanding how success and recognition are perceived differently by each generation.
  • Facilitating Multi-Generational Meetings – Conducting effective meetings with a generationally diverse group.
  • Conflict De-escalation Techniques – Techniques to de-escalate conflicts in a multi-generational context.
  • Respecting and Valuing Different Perspectives – Fostering respect and appreciation for diverse viewpoints.
  • Innovation Through Generational Collaboration – Harnessing the power of diverse age groups for innovation.
  • Workplace Flexibility and Adaptability – Adapting workplace practices to suit generational preferences.
  • Retaining Multi-Generational Talent – Strategies for retaining talent across various age groups.
  • Impact of Globalization on Generational Differences – Understanding how globalization affects generational dynamics.
  • Health and Wellness in a Diverse Age Group – Addressing health and wellness needs of different generations.
  • Communication Technologies and Tools – Utilizing various technologies and tools for effective cross-generational communication.
  • Generational Intelligence in Leadership – Developing generational intelligence as a key leadership skill.
  • Succession Planning in a Multi-Generational Workforce – Planning for succession with generational diversity in mind.
  • Creating a Multi-Generational Engagement Plan – Strategies for engaging employees across all age groups.

Why Attend This Training Program

By attending this certificate program, you will be better prepared to navigate the complexities of today’s multi-generational workforce, leading to improved communication, stronger team dynamics, and a more inclusive workplace culture.

  • Understanding Generational Dynamics: Comprehend the historical, social, and cultural factors that influence each generational group’s behavior and outlook.
  • Effective Multi-Generational Communication: Master strategies for adapting communication styles to meet the preferences and expectations of different generational cohorts.
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies: Learn techniques specifically tailored to address and resolve inter-generational conflicts in the workplace.
  • Building Inclusive Teams: Gain insights into creating an inclusive environment that respects and integrates the strengths of all generations.
  • Leadership Across Generations: Develop leadership approaches that are effective in managing and motivating multi-generational teams.
  • Innovative Problem-Solving: Harness the diverse perspectives and experiences of various age groups for more creative and effective problem-solving.
  • Adapting to Changing Workforce Dynamics: Stay adaptable and responsive to the evolving nature of the workforce as newer generations enter and older generations continue to participate.
  • Enhancing Employee Engagement: Learn how to engage and motivate employees from different generations, acknowledging their unique motivations and preferences.
  • Fostering a Positive Work Culture: Cultivate a work environment that celebrates diversity and promotes mutual respect among all age groups.
  • Navigating Technological Changes: Understand how different generations interact with technology at work and leverage this knowledge for effective team collaboration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhanced Understanding of Generational Differences: Gain a deeper understanding of the distinct characteristics, values, and communication styles of each generational group in the workforce, from Traditionalists to Generation Z.
  • Improved Communication Skills: Learn how to effectively communicate with colleagues of different ages, which is crucial for creating a harmonious and productive work environment.
  • Effective Conflict Resolution: Develop skills to navigate and resolve conflicts that may arise due to generational misunderstandings or differing work styles.
  • Increased Workplace Harmony: By understanding and respecting generational differences, you can contribute to a more inclusive and cohesive workplace culture.
  • Leadership Development: Leaders and managers will be better equipped to lead diverse teams, maximizing the strengths and minimizing the friction points among different generations.
  • Enhanced Team Performance: Teams that communicate effectively across generational lines are more likely to be productive, innovative, and collaborative.
  • Career Advancement: These skills are increasingly valued and can set you apart in your professional development and career progression.

Program Features

  • Expert trainer with extensive HR experience and expertise with communication and work conflict resolution strategies
  • Guest speakers representing each generational group
  • Pre- and post-test to assess learning outcomes and measure program effectiveness
  • Opportunity for Q&A and networking with peers and HR professionals
  • Certificate of completion upon successful program completion
  • 7 HRCI and 7 SHRM recertification credit hours

Target Audience

Our Certificate Program is beneficial for anyone interested in enhancing their ability to navigate the complexities of a multi-generational workplace, improving communication, and resolving conflicts more effectively.

  • HR Professionals and Executives: Individuals responsible for managing a diverse workforce, resolving conflicts, and fostering an inclusive organizational culture.
  • Team Leaders and Managers: Those in supervisory roles who lead teams comprising members from different generations and need to effectively manage and motivate these teams.
  • Corporate Trainers and Coaches: Professionals who provide training and development in organizational settings and need to understand the dynamics of inter-generational communication and conflict.
  • Organizational Development Specialists: Individuals focused on improving workplace culture and employee relations across different age groups.
  • Business Executives: Senior leaders who need to understand the impact of generational differences on company strategy, communication, and team dynamics.
  • Project Managers: Professionals who oversee diverse teams on various projects and require skills to manage and communicate effectively with team members of all ages.
  • Educators and Academic Administrators: Those in the education sector who work in diverse age environments and want to enhance their interaction and conflict resolution skills.
  • Healthcare Professionals: Including administrators and practitioners who interact with a multi-generational workforce and patient base.
  • Non-Profit Leaders: Individuals leading teams in non-profit organizations who need to navigate generational differences in both staff and the populations they serve.
  • Government Officials and Public Service Employees: Those in the public sector who encounter a wide range of age groups among both colleagues and the public.
  • Consultants and Advisors: Professionals who guide organizations on workforce dynamics, team building, and effective communication strategies.
  • Small Business Owners: Entrepreneurs who manage staff from different generations and need to balance diverse communication styles and expectations.
  • Career Changers and Job Seekers: Individuals looking to enhance their employability and interpersonal skills in a diverse workplace environment.
  • Anyone Interested in Personal and Professional Growth: Individuals keen to improve their interpersonal skills and understanding of how to effectively interact with people of different ages.

Agenda

Day 1:

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Introduction

  • Welcome, and introduction of participants.
  • Housekeeping rules, disclaimer, schedule.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Pre-Test

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM: Generational Differences at the Workplace

  • Definitions of generational differences
  • Background of generational differences
  • The population numbers of different generational groups in the United States

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM: Five Different Generations at the Workplace

  • Traditionalists (AKA: Silent Generation 1925-1945)
  • Baby Boomers (1946-1964)
  • Gen-X (1965-1980)
  • Gen-Y (AKA: Millennials 1981-1996)
  • Gen-Z (1997-2012)

12:00 PM to 12:15 PM: Break

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM: Introduction of Generational Group Speakers

  • Baby Boomers: Speaker
  • GEN-X: Speaker
  • GEN-Y: Speaker
  • GEN-Z: Speaker

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM: Lunch break

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM:  Recognizing Characteristics, Values, and Communication Styles of Each Generation

  • Traditionalists: they like the old-fashioned way.
  • Baby Boomers: still like traditionalists but adapted to recent changes.
  • Gen-X: emphasis on work-life balance, flexibility, and independence.
  • Gen-Y (Millennials): adapted to a more modern lifestyle, tech-savvy.
  • Gen-Z: they like innovation, independence, and individuality.

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM: Conflict Resolution Across Generations

  • Challenges of working with different generations.
  • A view of factors affecting the workplace:
  • Age, values, personal issues, work ethics, dress code.
  • Generational conflicts in the workplace
  • Conflicts can arise from diverse sources:
    • among peers.
    • caused by workstyle.
    • between superiors and/or coworkers.
    • from cultural differences.
    • caused by workload.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Impact on the Workplace

  • The effect of generational diversity at the workplace.
  • Factors to take into consideration when having different generation groups at work.
    • Age, workstyle, communication.
  • Why is it important to work with different generations at work?
  • A plethora of valuable development and learning opportunities.
    • Diverse Perspective.
    • Innovation and Creativity.
    • Skill transfer and Knowledge sharing.
    • Mentorship Opportunities.
    • Improved Communication and Collaboration.
    • Employee Engagement and Satisfaction.
    • Adaptability to Change.
    • Enhanced Customer understanding.
  • Advantages of generational diversity in the workplace.
    • Attracting and Retaining Talent.
    • Global Perspective.
    • Improved Decision-Making.
  • Challenges multigenerational teams pose for management.
  • Managing a team that includes a multigeneration group of people can be rewarding and a challenge.
  • Issues that can arise:
    • Communication Styles.
    • Work Ethic and Motivation.
    • Technology Proficiency.
    • Feedback and Recognition Preferences.
    • Leadership Expectations.
    • Career Development and Training.
    • Managing Change.
    • Work-Life Balance.
    • Conflict Resolution.
    • Knowledge Transfer.

5:00 PM to 5:15 PM: Break

5:15 PM to 6:00 PM: Take Action at the Workplace

  • Communication to overcome generation gaps.
    • Promoting Open Communication.
    • Active Listening.
    • Multiple Communication Channels.
    • Provide Cross-Generational Mentoring.
    • Establishing Common Ground.
    • Training Programs.
    • Having Flexible Communication Styles.
    • Promoting Inter-generational Teams.
    • Leading by Example.
    • Establish Feedback Mechanisms.
  • How can we turn generational diversity into employee retention?
    • Understand and Acknowledge Differences.
    • Offer Flexible Work Arrangements.
    • Professional Development Opportunities.
    • Implement Recognition and Rewards Programs.
    • Create Collaborative Team Building.
    • Establish Employee Resource Groups.
    • Communications Strategies.
    • Offer Benefits and Perks.
    • Promote Inclusivity.
    • Implement Feedback and Check-ins.
  • How can we engage different generations in the workplace?
    • Mentoring Programs.
    • Keep Open Communication channels.
    • Embrace Technology.
    • Design Collaborative Workspaces.
    • Team-Building Activities.
    • Promote Diversity and Inclusion.
    • Recognition of Life Stages.
    • Leadership Development.
    • Organize Social Events.

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