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Daily Archive for October 14 2011

Why is my boss nuts and why should I change for him?

inclusion=innovation
Mentor, Boss or Babysitter:
Managing Generational Diversity
Oct, 20, Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith St.

Members of Generation Charleston are encouraged to share their views on today’s workplace via a short survey (See link below).

Click here for the survey.

Your feedback will provide the foundation of a special “inclusion=innovation” program on generational diversity, to be presented noon-1:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Charleston Area Alliance offices.

A small number of complimentary tickets are available to members of Generation Charleston under the age of 35.

To reserve a free ticket, contact jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org by Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The program will highlight successful strategies for both young professionals and managers to work across generational boundaries and harness the potential and creativity of workers of all ages.

The agenda will include discussions on:

• Why should I change for them?
• Is loyalty dead?
• Mentor, boss or babysitter?
• Are you ever “off the clock”?
• Social media:  friend or foe?

Speakers include: Emily Bennington, a college-to-career expert and founder of Studio 365; Skip Lineberg, chief innovation officer, Spilman, Thomas & Battle; and Pat Kelly,CEO, West Virginia Health Care Association.

Bennington and Lineberg are the co-authors of “Effective Immediately:  How to Fit In, Stand Out and Move Up at Your First Real Job.”  Kelly is the author of “Rainmaking 101:  How to Grow Your Client Base and Maximize Your Income.”

“Managing Today’s Workforce” is presented as part of inclusion=innovation, an initiative of Alliance and Title Sponsor Ernst & Young. Studies show that diverse teams boost an organization’s innovation and earnings potential.

“Inclusion=innovation” aims to help businesses and our region benefit from the contributions of all segments of our community.

Registration, which includes lunch, is $15 for Alliance members/$25 for future members through Oct. 18. Prices increase to $25 for Alliance members/$35 for future members after that date.

Click here to register

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