Cambridge Network Event: Gen Up: Different generations at work seminar

Cambridge Network Event: Gen Up: Different generations at work seminar

Is your generation really better off than everyone else? Are there really differences between generations at work? And what will the new Generation Z (soon to be leaving college) be bringing to the party? In this breakfast seminar, we will look at these questions and the implications for our workplaces.

Dates 5 Mar 2014 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 08:00 - 10:30am
Venue Hauser Forum, The Entrepreneurship Centre, 3 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0GT
Organiser name Dawn Nicholls
01223 760137

Event details:

Cambridge Network Event: Gen Up: Different generations at work seminar

We bring ourselves into the workplace each day with all of our life experiences, attitudes and personal values.  We may not always be consciously aware of it but these personal views influence how we interact with our colleagues, customers and other people and can be a source of misunderstanding or miscommunication.  They also affect how we see the workplace, our engagement with our employer and our careers.  One filter on these different views can be seen through the generation we were born into.

In this breakfast seminar, Cambridge-based HR consultant Kelly Drewery shares her ground-breaking research into generational differences in the business environment. Her research pinpoints the attitudes and assumptions that make each generation unique, understanding the factors that shape our lifelong attitudes to career, employment and engagement - from what we are willing to offer our employer to the deal we expect in return.  We will look behind the current headlines on intergenerational conflict, with insights into what motivates the never had it so good Baby Boomer cohort heading towards the end of their careers, through to the expectations of never had it at all Gen Z youngsters now at the start of their working lives.

Want to explore this topic further?

You can complete our short self-assessment tool to work out what generation you are in and explore your own attitude towards work and your employer.

Who's going to find this Breakfast Briefing particularly interesting?

  • HR and internal communications professionals
  • Managers of multi-generational teams?
  • Senior managers keen to create the work and reward packages that will encourage the next generation of Cambridge innovators?

What to expect

This session will start promptly at 8.15am.  Kelly will cover pertinent points from the research and people will then break into groups and discuss their individual experiences and the implications for working with people across the generations.  Conclusions will be drawn from each group supported by tips to take away to try in your next team or customer meeting.

?Please bring along your business cards and network with other delegates attending.


08:00 Registration and networking over coffee & bacon rolls

08:15 Speaker: Kelly Drewery

09:45 Further networking

10:30 Event closes

To attend: 
Any Cambridge Network member may attendwith priority given to members with under 50 staff.?? There is a small charge of £15+VAT for members to attend. Please register by clicking on 'Book Now' in the usual way.  Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £50+VAT, or they may wish to join for the same price and come along to these and many other networking events. 

In order to cover our costs for these meetings we will have to charge members £15 / head to confirm your attendance.? Please note that the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.?

About Kelly

Kelly is founder and managing consultant of Talent Glue and works with clients to help build a ‘sticky deal’ between the organisation and its employees – to help retain and engage people.  

Trained as a business psychologist, Kelly has worked in HR consulting for 15 years.   She has worked with a variety of well-known brand names in numerous industry sectors including technology, pharmaceutical, finance, media and retail as well as many in the Public sector. Some of her clients have included Barclays, Virgin Atlantic, GSM Association, Warner Bros, Louis Vuitton, Amnesty International and Manchester Business School.  ?

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