Monday, February 13, 2012

Recent Event: Generations in the Workplace

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 former LaGrange College counselor and LPC Kenneth Hoats visited the library. Mr. Hoats spoke to students in the Lewis Library Auditorium from 4 to 5 pm. Students who attended recieved cultural enrichment credit for the event, which consisted of an hour-long presentation called "Managing the Generations at Work", or Generations in the Workplace. The presentation gave an overview of the four generations in the workplace today, including (1) Veterans/Traditionalists, (2) Baby-Boomers, (3) Generation X, and (4) Generation Y/The Millenials.
Speaker Kenneth Hoats presenting "Generations in the Workplace"

Mr. Hoats did an excellent job of presenting this material, opening up the floor for discussion and keeping a lively spirit while speaking. His energetic presence made for an interesting take on the material covered, and the accompanying slides helped to deliver a wealth of information despite the brief 1-hour time frame. Hoats, who regularly presents this particular presentation to companies and businesses with employees representing all four generations, gave some good advice and practical tips to the students on how to work with and deal with peers, fellow employees and future employers of varying generations. The presentation, although presented to students, was applicable to all generations, and gave all in attendance (both young and old) a new perspective on working with people of all ages.

If you would like to contact Mr. Hoats about similar presentations or his professional work as a counselor, please email him, or call him: 706-881-0401. If you missed out on this event, you can still review the presentation material, thanks to the presentation slides (provided with permission from Hoats) below:

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