Multi Cultures and Generations Collide: How to Bridge the Gap|
Transforming Today’s Diverse Talent into Tomorrow’s Inclusive Leaders
Diversity and inclusion
practitioners have the unique but challenging opportunity to orchestrate the
efforts of organizations and the individuals within them to create a highly
talented and diverse workforce. Efficacy, as outlined in Michael Hyter’s new
book, The Power of Choice: Embracing Efficacy to Drive Your Career is a
strategic approach to career development providing a framework of shared
responsibility for growing organizational talent that can be used by both
leaders and individual professionals.
Develop a foundation of knowledge around
Explore how to apply those principles to
become increasingly more effective as diversity leaders.
Identify strategies to accelerate
development of today’s diverse workforce.
|Plenary Session I|
An Overview of the Challenges & Benefits of Having a Multicultural, Multigenerational
of workers may have different perspectives on issues like work ethic,
leadership, and authority. These differences, though subtle, can cause
conflict, dissatisfaction, and misunderstanding if not managed well. On the other hand, a positive, inclusive work culture can lead
to business success by enhancing recruitment, retention and profitability.
Leverage similarities to ensure that
leaders not only understand these similarities, but create work environments
that support them.
- Identify strategies to overcome challenges in
today’s diverse workforce.
- Recognize the right combination of policies and
practices key to a productive, engaged, and "age-neutral” workforce.
|Breakout Session 1: Strand A
Collaborating Across Generations: Your Road Map to Employee Engagement
Achieving strategic goals can only happen by
maximizing your human capital, and that means leading and motivating a range of
people. Developing a strategy to fully engage your multigenerational talent and
removing barriers to effective collaboration has become a business
Today’s workforce has a broader age range, now
representing four to five generations, than ever before. These employees
express their diversity through a wide range of communication styles,
technology usage, career expectations, and more. To achieve competitive
advantage, organizations must engage the whole of this diverse workforce in a
manner that promotes collaboration, innovation, and productivity.
Join Mr. Hyter for an insightful interactive conversation
into managing the multiple generations that make up today’s workforce.
You will emerge with a greater understanding of:
business case for generational diversity
multiple generations in today’s workforce
that contribute to generational stereotyping and friction
for moving from friction to collaboration
|Breakout Session 1:
Dexterity: Developing Critical Cross-Cultural
global nature of how we work and interact with others has made
cross-cultural competence critical for all aspects of business. Employees and
leaders require new awareness and skills to work successfully in multicultural
global business environments and minimize inefficiencies caused by cultural
dexterity takes you beyond the "do's and taboos” to address and develop
competence along three critical areas of interrelated intelligence: business,
emotional, and cultural.
session, participants will:
- Define cultural dexterity and its
importance in a global business environment.
Explore cross-cultural competencies
critical to cultivating successful relationships in the multicultural workplace
Understand cultural barriers to
- Discuss strategies for effective
|Plenary Session II:
Connecting the MCMG Dots: A Discussion
of Best Practices, Strategies, and Action Plans
panel session will offer two perspectives on the role and impact of employee
networks. The first is from corporations need for employee networks, and the
second is from the leaders that run the employee networks.
This presentation will be a combination of strategy and tactical ideas that you
can take back to use at your employee resource groups. Discussions will include
the evolution of ERGs and best practices and synergies that are being used in
today’s corporate environment. This session will also cover the phases of
making ERGs successful, giving you an understanding of the levers to pull and
the pitfalls most ERGs fall into. It will be a very interactive forum, so be
ready to participate with questions and samples of your own experience. The
objective is to be able to walk away with not only strategic and corporate
imperatives for the ERGs, but also with tangible ideas you can take back to
your groups that will immediately create an impact and a return on your