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Gen Y, Gen X and the Baby Boomers: Working past the stereotypes

By 26 February 2014 11

Event Schedule
  • 4 March 2014 at 6:00 pm
  • 4 March 2014 at 6:00 pm

Canberra Rotaract would like to invite all fellow Canberrans to a seminar titled ‘Gen Y, Gen X and the Baby Boomers: Working past the stereotypes’. This seminar will explore the motivations and traits characteristic of the generations of working age, and how they can better engage to work towards common goals. This is especially useful for building stronger relationships in the workplace, and to engage people of different ages in your work, social and family relationships.

Avril Henry, intentionally respected for her generational exploration expertise, will present this seminar. You may have also heard of her as an advisor to the Chief of Army on diversity projects, or may have come across her speaking at a conference on managment/leadership.

This event will be held at the Hellenic Club in the City, 13 Moore St, Civic, from 6pm-7pm on Tuesday 4 March. Entry is by donation, with proceeds going towards the local and international projects supported by Canberra Rotaract (Pegasus Riding School and Rotarians Against Malaria). Please RSVP by 3 March by emailing canberra.rotaract@gmail.com.

*What is Rotaract? It is a community service and professional development organisation for 18-30 year olds. It exists internationally and is in the Rotary family. Further information on our club is at: http://canberra.rotaract.org.au/

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11 Responses to
Gen Y, Gen X and the Baby Boomers: Working past the stereotypes
miz 7:47 pm
26 Feb 14
#1

I am glad they are looking past the stereotypes, as they are crap. For instance I am supposedly a boomer but all my views/attitudes etc are totally Gen X, given I can’t remember a thing about the boomer period, as I was too young. And I detest being pigeon holed.

EvanJames 12:43 am
27 Feb 14
#2

Same here. For years I was Gen X, then suddenly they re-drew the dates and I was a Boomer! But had nothing in common with “Boomers”. Whoever re-drew the dates didn’t seem to realise that us 64s were still at school in the early 80s. Idiots.

switch 8:44 am
27 Feb 14
#3

EvanJames said :

Same here. For years I was Gen X, then suddenly they re-drew the dates and I was a Boomer! But had nothing in common with “Boomers”. Whoever re-drew the dates didn’t seem to realise that us 64s were still at school in the early 80s. Idiots.

Born in 1964 makes you a “Generation Jones,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Jones

miz 10:26 am
27 Feb 14
#4

Interesting article Switch!

NoImRight 10:34 am
27 Feb 14
#5

Yes if Rotaract cant change the way we look at ourselves and label others who can?

EvanJames 11:21 am
27 Feb 14
#6

I’d never heard that Generation Jones thing, but it sure is accurate. I was in late high school when Thatcher was terrorising Britain, and we lived under the daily expectation that Ronald Raygun would let loose his atomic bombs at Russia. I left school while Howard was treasurer and there were NO jobs, but the older people figured the unemployed were all bludgers and there were jobs for those who really wanted to work.

I cannot fathom how they can lump people born in the 60s into the same generation as people born in the years just after the war, it was a different world. I certainly could never answer any of the questions in the baby boom version of Trivial Pursuit.

Ben_Dover 12:08 pm
27 Feb 14
#7

This seminar will explore the motivations and traits characteristic of the generations of working age, and how they can better engage to work towards common goals. This is especially useful for building stronger relationships in the workplace, and to engage people of different ages in your work, social and family relationships.

What a bunch of old hippy b0ll0cks.

rosscoact 8:39 pm
27 Feb 14
#8

Ben_Dover said :

This seminar will explore the motivations and traits characteristic of the generations of working age, and how they can better engage to work towards common goals. This is especially useful for building stronger relationships in the workplace, and to engage people of different ages in your work, social and family relationships.

What a bunch of old hippy b0ll0cks.

Gen Curmudgeon

dungfungus 11:21 am
28 Feb 14
#9

You know this is bullshit when you are 50 years old and have applied for a “senior” position with the ACT Government only to loose out to a 25 year old with lesser qualifications who is related to the person in charge of the job selection.

NoImRight 12:05 pm
28 Feb 14
#10

dungfungus said :

You know this is bullshit when you are 50 years old and have applied for a “senior” position with the ACT Government only to loose out to a 25 year old with lesser qualifications who is related to the person in charge of the job selection.

Yes just keep telling yourself thats why.

dungfungus 3:36 pm
28 Feb 14
#11

NoImRight said :

dungfungus said :

You know this is bullshit when you are 50 years old and have applied for a “senior” position with the ACT Government only to loose out to a 25 year old with lesser qualifications who is related to the person in charge of the job selection.

Yes just keep telling yourself thats why.

Wait until it happens to you, sonny boy.

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