GS4 KEYNOTE: Unfair Labels: Your Guide to Generational Dynamics in the Workplace
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Friday, October 26
As more Baby Boomers are retiring, more Millennials are joining the workplace (and with 80 million people born between 1982 and 2000 in the US alone, that’s a major shift). Millennials have been the focus of countless articles and books, each purporting to offer a guide on how to manage, recruit, and train this new generation. However, most of this information is incorrect and shaped by stereotypes. In this eye-opening keynote, Jessica Kriegel illustrates the most harmful, unfair myths about Millennials affecting their role in the workplace, and examines how it results in learning and performance practices that actually hurt our organizations. With clarity and insight, Dr. Kriegel will explore how these myths impact our practices and provide tips for working in a world that applies stereotypes to people based upon their generation. This session will provide critical suggestions to learning professionals tasked with developing engaging content that takes into account shifts between Baby Boomers and younger workers.
Author and Organizational Development Consultant
Jessica Kriegel is a senior organizational development consultant for Oracle Corporation, where she acts as an adviser and strategist in matters of organizational development, change management, and talent development. In 2013 she completed her doctoral degree in educational leadership and management with a specialization in human resources development from Drexel University, where she was valedictorian at commencement; her dissertation research focused on generational differences. Dr. Kriegel was awarded the Association of Talent Development “One to Watch” Award in 2015 and Training Magazine’s “Emerging Training Leader to Watch” in 2014.