The Gens: Bridging Builds Strong Teams

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Thursday, June 29, 2023
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Mind blowing workshop!! VERY valuable information. I want to watch the replay over again to absorb it all."

"Michelle is a great trainer. She made a very engaging presentation, spoke clearly, and tied things together well."

"Really enjoyed this one...there should be music trivia in all trainings, so fun."

Your Training Description

Today’s workplaces often have as many as five different generations represented in their teams. Generational diversity should be a major advantage with each differing in their defining values, work styles, communication skills, and priorities. But, without intentionality to bridge those differences, organizations are missing opportunities to increase engagement, satisfaction, productivity, and program outcomes. Gain insight about each generation at work and learn how to communicate more effectively to build an engaging workplace. Bridge generational differences to build a stronger team and improve your program outcomes.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Gain a general understanding of the demographics of Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z
  • Explore the defining values that shape each generation
  • Recognize invisible tensions of generational differences in the workplace
  • Consider how to bridge differences and find opportunities to maximize shared values
  • Learn about the impact of the five generations on workforce development

Your Trainer


Michelle Nelson has over 25 years of experience leading, managing, and training professionals in the human service industry. In addition to her leadership skills, she is well-versed in team, program, and organizational development to include strategic planning. She is a certified trainer for the Crisis Prevention Institute, The National Council for Behavioral Health, Thera International Rising, and ACES interface. She has delivered numerous trainings at local, state, and national conferences. Michelle also provides consultation services for several private and public businesses. Michelle’s education includes a Masters in Management, Bachelors in Criminology/Sociology and a certificate in Leadership and Change.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: THE FIELD OF YOUTH WORK.

Expand your professional acumen to understand the reach and importance of your role, serve as an effective advocate for youth, and pursue ongoing professional development.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.