Event Detail

5 Generations: Maximizing Productivity in our Work Teams

1. Participants will be able to identify the various generations in the current workplace
2. Attendees will be able to identify traits and needs of each generation group
3. Attendees will recognize and implement strategies to foster productivity and engagement
4. Participants will learn methods to analyze own needs and that of their organizations to
optimize effectiveness and outcomes
5. Participants will evaluate, apply best practices and develop action plans to address gaps
in knowledge and experience within their organizations

There are currently five generations in the workplace, Traditionalist, Baby Boomers, Gen X,
Millennials, and now welcoming Gen Z. Each generation brings their own unique style and work
needs to an organization. So how can groups manage their expectations of one another and
remain a productive team?

Feliz Rodriguez, CDE, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director for Ingham
County will discuss observations about each generation. She will use these generalizations to
demonstrate how these views can be used for participants to better assess themselves, their

needs and how to work effectively with those who differ from their style. Traditionalist and Baby
Boomers are leaving the workforce and the workplace landscape is changing as groups
navigate a digitally enhanced world.

Is your organization prepared for the intellectual knowledge and experience gap? Feliz will
present some best practices that attendees can incorporate to solidify their succession plans
and ease transition. This presentation is suitable for anyone who works in a cross-generational


Feliz Rodriguez (she/her) is the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director for Ingham County and
currently serves on the Regional Equity Advisory Committee for Health (REACH), Ingham
County Racial Equity Taskforce, Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust
(ALPACT), Racial Equity Data Initiative (REDI), Mid MI BREATH Act, and the Mid-Michigan
Latino Leadership Network. Feliz also meets with various groups and organizations throughout
the County in hopes of making connections and providing resources that benefit underserved
Feliz is a Certified Diversity Executive, and also holds certifications as a Senior Human
Resources Preprofessional and SHRM Senior Certified Professional.  Her inspiration to do
social equity work is driven from her desire to ensure that all persons are afforded equitable
rights by fostering the transformation of community life by eliminating inequities, injustices, and
disparate treatment of individuals. She under-stands there is a delicate balance in facilitating
and participating in difficult conversations and even listening to thoughts and perspectives that
may not be in line with social justice advocacy. She recognizes the importance of promoting a
platform where all voices can be heard and actively works on building bridges for all members
of society.

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#Effectiveness #knowledgegap #experiencegap #workplacelandscape
#successionplanning #easetransition #crossgenerationalteams

This activity/program is approved by NAHQ® for
1 hour of CPHQ CE credits.

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