Leading Across Generations

Learn to Use Generational Differences to Improve Your Workplace and Increase Productivity


It's no secret that the diversity of today's Federal workforce encompasses a variety of individual characteristics--including the often overlooked area of generational differences. These differences can cause conflict or dysfunction in the workplace, but if they are recognized, understood, valued and leveraged, they can result in greater productivity and harmony.

Four distinct generations work in the Federal workplace:

  • Veterans (born before1945)
  • Baby Boomers (1946-64)
  • Generation X (1964-1979)
  • Millennials (1979-2000)

Although these groups share some of the same outlooks and beliefs, each generaion possesses unique work values and attitudes which significantly affect the workplace styles, preferences, behaviors and expectations. You will learn how to lead, manage, recruit and retain colleagues by understanding the strengths and challenges of the generational differences.

How will you benefit?

Understand generational cohorts in American society and the demographics, events and trends that have shaped them Become more aware of generational differences and challenges Train yourself to reexamine perceptions and stereotypes of the four generations in your workplace Learn to appreciate and value the differing work styles across the generations Recognize the ways age diversity can be a strategic advantage for your organization Develop effective strategies for recruiting and retaining members of the different generations

Who should attend?

SES members, GS-15s and their equivalents in state, local and international government
Note: Unless stated otherwise (under the date of the program) lodging and meals are included in the tuition. Lodging starts the evening before the program and ends on the last day of the program.


2 days

College credits

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