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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

    Executive Director, Center for Manufacturing Excellence

    Director of Workforce Development, Somic America, Inc.

    Stephanie Muncy Surrett is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant.  Ms. Surrett strives to advance the economy and workforce of southwest Virginia by working with businesses, communities, nonprofits, and educational institutions throughout the region and Commonwealth of Virginia.  Her passion is to work with organizations that want to inspire and motivate their leaders and team members with principles that will help create a positive culture and mindset to achieve excellence.  Ms. Surrett’s personal philosophy is, “Success isn’t determined by background, experience, or anything from your past.  Success is all in your attitude and actions today.”

    Ms. Surrett has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, program and project management, business management, employee development and training, and business consulting.  Ms. Surrett has worked with a variety of clients ranging from educational institutions, such as Southwest Virginia Community College, University of Virginia-Wise, Virginia Tech, and K-12 Public School Systems to small start-ups, such as Inorganic Ventures, to large global corporations such as Northrop Grumman, CGI, Scholle and Phoenix Packaging.  In addition to working in the private sector, Ms. Surrett has gained experience in the non-profit sector by developing and implementing programs focused on workforce and community development.

    Ms. Surrett holds an MBA from Jones International University.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Public Administration from University of Virginia’s College at Wise.