Improving and Making the Most of Inter-Generational Differences - Laura Schildkraut

Mountaineers instructors and leaders have a wide variety of expertise across an extremely broad range of ages in its membership. Some long-time members were here before there ever was a “Mountaineers.org” and many newcomers cannot imagine a world before the personal computer; sometimes this contributes to differences in opinion or approach to a problem. Laura Schildkraut is a faculty member at the University of Washington as well as the founder of “Onboarding Gen Y,” which has the mission of preparing younger employees who are new to a field to successfully enter the workplace and help guide organizations to effectively hire, welcome, retain and enable these employees to exceed expectations. Before joining the UW faculty Laura spent fourteen years in business working for Microsoft, Ogilvy & Mather, the N.A.S.D and Chemical Bank. She holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, with concentrations in Information Systems and Marketing. One of her courses, using the television show “The Apprentice” as a base of discussion, earned her the highest student evaluations in the business school twice and received national recognition from CNN and Dateline for its ability to spark the interests of younger business students. Come hear her discuss how you can address, learn from, and more successfully negotiate some of the inter-generational differences that are a unique strength available in The Mountaineers community - from both sides of any generational divide.

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