SMPS TALKS: Managing Across the Generations

June 7, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm
LRS Architects
720 NW Davis Street Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209


Are you a Millennial managing a Gen Xer or a Baby Boomer managing a Gen Y intern while working for a Silent Generation boss? Different age groups bring with them different frames of references, preferred communication styles and key motivators. It behooves those of us who manage staff across the generations to understand and accommodate these differences.

The presentation will begin with a BRIEF description of the various generations, followed by guided discussion among panelists about issues around communication, collaboration, motivation and performance. Then the moderator will open the panelists to questions from the audience.

Emily Foltz and Alexi Muewissen

Jan Mason, Mackenzie
Mona Qaddoumi, Green Building
Valerie Reynolds, LRS Architects
Sarah Wortman, LRS Architects

The presentation will begin promptly at 4:30 pm.