Motivating and Leading Across Generations


85-Minute Online Training

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Product Description

Gain a better understanding of the unique characteristics of different generations, what motivates them, and what potential perspectives they bring. Throughout this online training, we will focus on arming you with the information and tools you need to manage a multigenerational team. You will leave with a greater ability to form a cohesive working environment among your team.

What You Will Get

  • An 75-minute recording you can use to train your team at any time
  • A guide to assist you when having conversations with your team
  • An action planning guide to help you address challenges with your team
  • A group reflection activity to use following the training

Who Should Attend

This online training is targeted at all generations of leaders. Because the webcast focuses on building empathy and leveraging the unique gifts that each person brings, we recommend diverse teams of leaders view together.

Learning Outcome

After participating in this online training, you will have a foundation for recruiting, engaging, and retaining a multigenerational workforce.


  • Introduction
    • The changing demographics of the higher ed workplace
    • Understanding perspectives and building empathy towards different generations
    • Benefits of a multigenerational workforce
  • Motivating a Multigenerational Workforce
    • Traditionalists as Leaders and Leading Traditionalists
    • Boomers as Leaders and Leading Boomers
    • GenX as Leaders and Leading GenX
    • Millennials as Leaders and Leading Millennials
  • What’s next?
  • Generations aren’t the only lens
    • Other factors such as gender, geography, socioeconomics, race, education
    • Identifying with a different generation
  • Resources for more learning


Dr. Sean Lyons, Professor, Leadership and Management, University of Guelph

Dr. Lyons’s main area of research concerns inter-generational differences and their impacts on workplace dynamics and managing people.  His research on generational differences in work values and attitudes has been featured in Time Magazine, the documentary “Generation Jobless,” the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business, the National Post, as well as on CBC’s The National, CTV News Channel, the Business News Network and CBC Radio’s The Current.  He is the co-editor of the book Managing the New Workforce and has co-authored a number of publications on the topic of generational differences. Dr. Lyons works frequently with private and public sector organizations to identify and address inter-generational issues.