Today’s workforce is comprised of a wide swath of generations, from the newly-employed Generation Z up to the seasoned Baby Boomers. Career development practitioners are tasked with developing their competencies and skillsets when working with individuals from these various generations. In the workplace, there is also the potential for a robust exchange of ideas when diverse teams are communicating effectively. This conference will focus on the unique characteristics of, specific challenges experienced by, and effective strategies for working with each of the various generations now populating the workplace and our classrooms. Specific generations within diverse and underserved populations will also be emphasized.
Early Bird Special until March 15th, 2019!
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Session Title: New Career Perspectives for Mid--GenX & Boomers
Session Description: Today, those who are 50 years old and older, (mid-Gen-X and Boomer generations)are expected to need and sometimes want to work longer than they anticipated. Therefore, we need to understand how their mindsets impact potential career options that are age- friendly, meaningful, while at the same time creating financial sustainability.
Joanne Webb has a broad background in the entertainment arena, having been an actor, and working behind the scenes in television production and promotion with Paramount, CBS and ABC Television, and as Editorial Supervisor, Artist/Creative Development Manager for The Walt Disney Company, Consumer Products Division both in New York and Los Angeles. She then transitioned into training/development and career counseling, focusing her expertise on encouraging artists to explore and successfully discover new career paths utilizing their creative talents and skills. Joanne further displayed her own talents as the Director of The Actors Fund Work Program, Western Region. She prides herself in her proven ability to motivate and collaborate with creative people and organizations, enabling them to succeed in their strategic goals, enhanced through community alliance