Bridging the Generational Gap

Vermont’s leaders know a thing or two about bridging gaps – whether they be of the $150 MM economic nature, educational or of the literal nature, like what we witnessed with washed out infrastructure post Tropical Storm Irene – all of which the Roundtable has focused a fair amount of energy on. Another gap that seems to be cropping up in discussion with increasing frequency is that of the generational nature.

Succession, leadership, talent management, diversity, social media – name a hot topic in business today and you better bet that generational gaps are getting in the way. That is why it is our great pleasure to announce that our dinner speakers for the 25th Anniversary Celebration will be generational experts and founders of Bridgeworks, a consulting firm that has become the authority on solving the generational puzzles, Lynne Lancaster and David Stillman. To learn more about our speakers, click here.

With four distinct generations (and each with its own core values) in the mix at work, in the marketplace, community and at home, there’s bound to be friction and room for improvement in how we all relate and communicate.

Vermont has some unique issues with relation to the generations. We have heard from other experts that our population is aging and the state’s young educated workers are leaving the state. Our generational experts will shed light on how to bring out the best in every generation, what to do to retain the younger talent.

This is a not-to-be-missed event full of opportunity to invite dialogue from those of multiple generations in your close circle. Start planning your multi-generational table now and make sure your calendars are marked. Thursday, June 14th, 5:00 – 9:00pm, at the Burlington Sheraton. Be there or be square!