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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Success with Whistler's Multi-Generational Workforce

Hosted in partnership with Women's Enterprise Centre Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Time: 1:30–3pm – Afternoon Tea & Keynote 3:30–5:30pm – Workshop: Gen Y - Bridging the Generation Divide Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Admission: Early Bird Registration Extended until Friday, April 25!   Creating a Happy Team Across the Generations It’s commonplace in Whistler workplaces to see 20-year-old new hires working alongside colleagues 20, 30, even 40 years their senior. Understanding the issues, challenges and opportunities presented by this generational diversity is the key to keeping your team happy, motivated and engaged.  Join the Women of Whistler and Dawn McCooey, Skills Development Manager at the Women’s Enterprise Centre for a fun intro to opening communication between the generations. Key Takeaways:
  • Generational trends
  • Tips to motivate, engage and build loyalty
  • How to communicate across generations
Workshop: Gen Y - Bridging the Generation Divide 42% long term employees in Whistler are 20-29 years old. A whopping 80% of Whistler’s seasonal employees are under 30!  Understanding Generation Y (also known as Millennials) and retaining these talented young employees gives your businesses an enormous competitive edge. Dawn McCooey leads this workshop designed for small business owners and managers who employ 18 – 30 year olds.  Practical information will include:
  • Gen Y: Who are They? A detailed look at who they are and why understanding this generation is critical to your bottom line.
  • Gen Y: How to Hook ‘Em! Strategies to evaluate and rethink perceptions of Gen Y with tactics to attract these employees to your workplace.
  • Gen Y: Getting Buy-In! How to develop, build loyalty and retain Gen Y employees, including best practices from successful employers.
Guest Speaker: Dawn McCooey Skills Development Manager at Women’s Enterprise Centre and bestselling author of “Keeping Good Employees on Board" LinkedIn | Twitter: @DawnMcCooey Dawn McCooey MA, has worked in the adult training and development field for over 20 years. She completed a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Training at Royal Roads University, and has worked with individuals, corporations and government in life skills coaching, program design, workshop facilitation, and organizational development. She recently attained her Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation and brings a professional and dynamic and engaging energy to everything she undertakes. As owner of a career consulting company for over 18 years, Dawn was voted “Best boss in Victoria”! Afternoon Tea Menu Sandwiches Roast Salmon Salad Ham & Swiss Turnover Avocado & Egg Honey Roasted Carrot Pinwheel ~ Traditional Scones Devonshire cream, strawberry preserves ~ Pastries Lemon pound cake Palmiers Hazelnut chocolate cake Éclair **Gluten free options available if notice given by Monday, April 28th. Event partners: Heike & LHID