The majority of our workforce today consists of Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials; but move over, because Gen Z has also joined the picture. Every generation brings unique skills and opportunities to our organizational cultures, but what do we really know about these generations? And how might we engage and appreciate all generations in our organizations? In this session, we’ll explore some characteristics of these generations, identify their communication patterns, and provide cooperative strategies for working with and understanding our organizational generations. As audience members, you are invited to share your stories and learn from each other. Skills and strategies from this session will benefit your professional and your personal lives.
Bring your questions and expertise on the topic - with our cameras and microphones on, we can stay connected, learn, and support one another.
The Bite-Sized Learning events are designed by MCN’s Greater Minnesota team to keep us connected across the state. While the topics are chosen to meet the needs of Greater Minnesota, all are welcome here. Each event will have a short presentation along with plenty of time for networking and discussion on the designated topic.
The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method.
Register for the event on Zoom
This session will be recorded.
Captioning is provided automatically through Zoom. For information on requesting CART, ASL, or another accommodation, please visit our Registration Policies page
To learn more about events, registration, and payment, visit our Event & Registration page
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Dr. Donna Pawlowski
is a Professor and Coordinator of Communication Studies, Co-Director of Center for Professional Development, and Academic Service-Learning Faculty Director at Bemidji State University. Donna has taught 30+ courses including those related to public and professional speaking, relational, and organizational communication. She conducts workshops and training on various topics including generational communication, mentoring, effective listening, conflict management, leadership, and curricular development and assessment. Donna’s research focuses on best practices in community-engaged service-learning, civility in the classroom, millennials in higher education, and stroke survivor communication in caregiver-survivor relationships. She was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Central States Communication Association and received a MinnState Outstanding Educator award via Bemidji State University.