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    October Monthly Meeting (Lunch) - 5G @ Work

    Date: October 22, 2024, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Hilton Garden Inn - Roanoke
    4500 S Peak Blvd.
    Roanoke, VA 24018
    (Across from Tanglewood Mall - On the Hill)

    Last day to register or cancel registration for a refund is NOON on October 18, 2024.
    $25-Members / $30-Guests / $10-Student Chapter Members
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    5G @ Work

    Regardless of where you live or what industry you’re in, we’re all experiencing a dramatic generational shift in today’s workplace, which is growing older and younger at the same time. Be it the wave of Millennials who are beginning to climb the corporate ladder or the Baby Boomers preparing to leave, it is not uncommon to find five generations working within the same business environment—Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z. Each generation brings with it unique life experiences, attitudes, expectations, and styles. For employers, this can be challenging—but it can also be an opportunity.

    Plan to participate in the “5G @ Work” session to learn about each generation’s characteristics, values, needs, and work styles. You will learn actionable steps you can take to leverage each generation’s strengths to create a harmonious culture that benefits your organization’s bottom line. The goal of the workshop is to provide you with a stronger understanding of who your employees are and how demographic trends affect the way we work today. You can use these insights to cultivate a workplace environment in which your company’s employees can work together to make your organization stronger for generations to come. There are key benefits to organizations that proactively address the multigenerational issues in the workplace.


    Speaker: Stephanie Surrett

    Director of Workforce Development, Somic America, Inc. (SAI)

    Executive Director, Center for Manufacturing Excellence in SWVA, Inc. (CME)