Bringing the Generations Together at Work

Today, our workplaces are facing a novel situation, unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. The workforce is now comprised of five different generations of employees, categorized as follows:

The Silent Generation Before 1945
The Boomers Between 1945 and 1960
Generation X aka the Forgotten Generation Between 1961 and 1980
Generation Y or the Millennials Between 1981 and 1995
Generation Z  After 1995








While some see the multigenerational workplace as an escalating challenge, this session will focus on the unprecedented opportunities available when people from multiple generations work together in a respectful and collaborative manner.

Audience: This session is relevant to every member of the organization.

It will help:

  • Employees build and sustain respectful relationships.
  • Employees build and sustain respectful relationships.Managers obtain knowledge and tools that will help them encourage collaboration; maintain a healthy work
  • Managers obtain knowledge and tools that will help them encourage collaboration; maintain a healthy work environment, and recognize the value of each team member.
  • Employers better understand how to attract and retain the intergenerational talent they need today and into the future. This program will help employers uphold their responsibilities to not only maintain a healthy and respectful work environment but also to support and maintain internal and external relationships that are free of age discrimination and bias.

Learning Outcomes:

Through this session, participants will:

  • Embark on a historical journey to see, hear and recall the significant events felt by each of the five generations.
  • Consider the relationship between the economy, technology, and social trends.
  • Identify other contextual factors affecting individuals` expectations, behaviors and point of view.
  • Explore the concept of the generation gap.
  • Examine the effects and impacts of stereotypical thinking.
  • Understand how the federal and provincial government define age discrimination. Recognize their rights and responsibilities on this matter.
  • Explain the characteristics and benefits of respectful relationships at work and beyond.
  • Learn techniques to appreciate and communicate differences with the goal of developing solutions that will work for everyone.

Each participant will leave with resources and tools they can use to continue their journey of better understanding themselves and others.