One of the biggest challenges you will face as a leader is creating an effective team that may include members of four different generations (with a fifth due to start entering the workforce in just a couple of years). This course will provide information on how these four generations differ, why that is so, and what you as a leader can do to reduce the inevitable generational conflict among your employees. We will also provide information on what each generation expects of its leaders, what types of rewards are most effective, and how to provide training that meets the needs of all. We include strategies to deal with what is being called "The Great Crew Change"—the exodus of older workers who are leaving and taking with them the collective organizational knowledge and wisdom.
Leadership Development Series Background
The Leadership Development series was developed for Edumine by Dr. Elaine Cullen, President of Prima Consulting Services, and by Trudy Gallinger, Director of Curriculum Development for Prima Consulting Services. We draw upon a wealth of knowledge and wisdom from those who are thought leaders, practitioners, and professors in the art of leadership. We provide references for the many wise teachers and guides we used to create this series, and hope you will take the time to learn from them as well. How we have put the series together, however, and the unique ways we have presented the material as it relates to the mining industry, is ours alone.
While each course in the series is designed to stand alone, it is highly recommended that you complete the Leadership Development - Introduction to Leadership course. This will ensure that we have a common understanding of what leadership entails, and common language to use in working through the entire course series.
Leadership Development – Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce consists of 2 viewing sessions of 45–60 minutes each with supporting figures, videos, activities, and an interactive course review. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 4 hours of viewing content.