Generations in the Workplace: Understanding Differences and Achieving Common Ground

October 12, 2022
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

SHRM Credits Available

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Luzilda Carrillo Arciniega, Ph.D.

Luzilda Carrillo Arciniega, Ph.D.
NDC Index Lead Strategist and Executive Director of Diversity Research Institute
National Diversity Council

Lucy C. Arciniega has over ten years of experience in the diversity, equity, and inclusion industry. She is a full-time consultant and recognized scholar-practitioner on diversity and inclusion, having published academic articles in several peer-reviewed journal articles and opinion editorials through her column, "Diversity in the Workplace," which was hosted from 2017 to 2019 by the American Anthropology Association, a professional membership organization with over 10,000 members. Currently, she also holds a consultant position as a Managing Research Director at the National Diversity Council, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, overseeing the NDC Index, an annual survey which measures organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion. In this role, Lucy designed the methodology for assessing the results of a 200+ question survey according to global diversity and inclusion best practices. She also designed the NDC Index Report to help companies use their survey results to create an efficient DEI organizational strategy that maximizes their investment in organizational change. Formerly, Lucy held a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Business and Organizational Anthropology at Wayne State University. As a trained anthropologist, she has also used her cross-cultural perspective to bring key insights into customer service experience, management leadership strategies, and employee and team engagement dynamics through change management consulting. Lucy C. Arciniega received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine. Her doctoral research on the diversity and inclusion industry received numerous awards, including the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Grant. She is currently working on her book based on the culture of the selling and institutionalizing diversity work in corporations. She lives in and works out of Los Angeles, California.

Our environment shapes us as individuals but does not determine who we are. In this workshop, participants will learn the common explanations for generational differences and how to leverage this understanding for creating inclusive workplaces. We will situate differences across Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z in historic social norms and political and economic contexts. We will also explore the dangers of creating stereotypes along age and the complexities generated by differences across other diversity dimensions including race, gender, class, and sexuality. This workshop will inevitably ask: Are there more differences or similarities across age? How can we use this awareness to foster inclusive workplaces? Participants will: ● Examine the structural economic, political, and social reasons attributed to generational differences. ● Understand how generational stereotypes harm attempts to create inclusive workplaces. ● Identify ways to encourage productive and inclusive intergenerational collaboration at work. ● Design workplace practices, processes, and norms that are inclusive of various dimensions of diversity including age, race, gender, sexuality, and class.

NDC/State Partner: $449 to $539
Non-Partner (Non-Profit): $569
Non-Partner (For-Profit): $599

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