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Leadership and management

Managing across generations (v)

Learn how to retain your millennial workforce and improve multi-generational interaction.

8 hours

Members: £550 + VAT
Non-members: £650 + VAT
Additional coaching package available

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Managing across generations (v)


£550.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£650.00 Plus vat


Learn how to retain your millennial workforce and improve multi-generational interaction.

It is estimated that the generation known as millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) comprise half of the current UK workforce. It is, therefore, no surprise that many organisations, and society as a whole, is experiencing something of a cultural shift.

Growing up alongside evolving technologies and being more globally connected than any preceding generations means that millennials have a new set of skills and perspectives to bring to the workplace.

This highly practical and interactive workshop demonstrates how to embrace and maximise the unique attributes millennials bring. We will discuss how they interact across the other four generations and discuss strategic insights and actionable strategies. This can add significant value to your organisation and will help create a strong, inclusive team culture.

49% of millennials would, if they had the choice, quit their current jobs in the next two years. In the 2017 report, that number was 38%. (Deloitte 2019).

Drawing upon Deloitte’s findings from their annual survey of more than 10,000 millennials, we will explore what motivates this generation, how to align your priorities with theirs, and the importance of mentoring and coaching as opposed to traditionally prescriptive management theory. This increases the likelihood of your millennial workforce staying, contributing and growing with your organisation.

We will also discuss the concept of reverse mentoring across generations and demonstrate that you can learn just as much from your millennial team members as they will from you.

Regardless of which generation you belong to, you will leave with a greater appreciation of how to develop both yourself and the new working generation you manage.

Delivery format

This course will be delivered as four virtual classes (VCs) of 2 hours, plus an optional post-course clinic

Complimentary post-course clinic

A month after your course, you will have the opportunity to join the rest of the group for an optional 60-minute session to discuss successes, challenges and best practice. Bring your current issues to the table and let the group, facilitated by an expert business coach and trainer, guide your thinking towards strategic, innovative solutions.

An opportunity to reflect on how far you have come and focus in on what changes and tweaks still need to take place for you to reach your goals.

One-to-one coaching package add-on

You can choose to purchase a package of two 60-minute coaching sessions with this course, at a discounted price if purchased together, to help you accelerate your results.

The coaching sessions will run once a week following the course and provide you with a unique opportunity to discuss any issues you are facing with an experienced coach, who will guide your thinking, strategy and actions to ensure your learning experience has a direct impact on the bottom line.

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Who should attend?

Suitable for line managers, project managers, team leaders and anyone with responsibility for leading modern, diverse and often remote teams.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Adopt a more flexible and inclusive leadership style
  • Understand the perspectives of different generations
  • Build a strong, engaged team culture
  • Be a mentor as well as a manager
  • Understand and better respond to your team’s personal and professional needs
Contributes 8 CPD hours

Key topics

  • What it means to be a millennial compared to previous generations
  • Communication styles
  • Mentoring versus managing
  • Feedback and recognition
  • Strategies to engage and motivate to reduce attrition

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C, D and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Managing across generations (v).

  • Alison Roberts

    Alison Roberts

    Alison has over 30 years’ experience in training, coaching and mentoring, having won three awards working with individuals and global organisations to improve their people and business performance.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    8 hours
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    C, D, E

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
  • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
  • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
  • Trusted by over 800 companies
  • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

Average customer rating: 4.75 out of 5

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