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Managing & Motivating the Millennials – Understanding, Attracting, Motivating and Keeping the Youngest Generation that is Entering the Workplace

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Date: Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, CA
Registration closes on: Monday, Sep 18, 2017 3:00 PM

Managing & Motivating the Millennials – Understanding, Attracting, Motivating and Keeping the Youngest Generation that is Entering the Workplace


The Millennials, the generation of workers born between 1980 and 2000 now make up the largest percentage (36%) of employees in the workforce. As featured in a CBS 60-Minutes interview with Morley Safer—best-selling author Dr. Bob Nelson, shares his insights on this latest generation and how members of that generation are reshaping work environments across the country. These 90 million individuals are unique from any previous generation, especially in their technical abilities, attitudes, outlook and expectations of work and, as such, companies are adjusting to meet the expressed needs of this generation. Failure to do so will significantly limit a company's ability to hire these younger workers at a time when organizations will already be experiencing a shortfall of qualified candidates needed to replace the 70 million retiring Baby Boomers (10,000 per day) in the decade ahead. Success in adapting to this new breed of worker will allow organizations to access and leverage the potential of the younger generation in a way that will create a significant competitive advantage for the company in achieving its mission.


This generation of workers with the skills and aptitudes that every employer will need are not interested in "paying their dues" and conforming to fit the expectations of them by their employers, but rather will cause companies to reassess and strategically realign all aspects of the employment contract to wrap around the life experiences and expectations unique to this generation. The subsequent changes will affect all workers -- even those not a part of this generation -- as work rules about how work gets done (eg, telecommuting/working hours, increased autonomy/flexibility, group processes/collaboration, enhanced efficiencies via technology, world perspectives and social issues, etc) will become permanently redefined. In this session, Dr. Nelson will share positive, practical strategies to accommodate the predominant shift in worker demographics, the assets and liabilities this generation brings to the workplace and show managers and executives (most of whom are Baby Boomers) how to strategically adapt to and align with the needs and expectations of these younger workers.


Topics covered will include:

  • Profile of the Millennials & What Makes Them Tick
  • Key Personal & Cultural Influences
  • Events That Shaped the Millennial Perspective
  • Millennial Work Attributes & How to Maximize Each
  • Management Techniques for Motivating & Retaining Millennials


Dr. Bob Nelson, Ph.D.
President, Nelson Motivation Inc. and best-selling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, and The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook


Dr. Bob Nelson is considered a leading authority on employee recognition, motivation and engagement in the world. He is president of Nelson Motivation Inc. (www.drbobnelson.com), a management training and consulting company that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs and systems and has worked with 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and serves as an Executive Strategist for HR Issues.

Dr. Bob has been named a Top Thought Leader by the Best Practice Institute and a leading Global Employee Engagement Influencer. He previously worked closely with Dr. Ken Blanchard, “The One Minute Manager” for ten years and currently serves as a personal coach for Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s #1-ranked executive coach.

Dr. Bob has sold 5 million books on management, employee motivation and engagement, including 1501 Ways to Reward Employees, The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook, 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, The Management Bible, Ubuntu! Inspiring Teamwork & Collaboration at Work, and his latest, Recognizing & Engaging Employees For Dummies, among others. His books have been translated into over 30 languages.

He has presented on six continents and appears extensively in the national & international media including CBS’ 60 Minutes, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune, BusinessWeek and Inc. magazines to discuss how to best motivate today’s employees.

He received an MBA in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley and earned his PhD in management education with Dr. Peter Drucker, “The Father of Modern Management,” at the Drucker Graduate Management School of Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles. He teaches for the MBA program of the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego.




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

5:30 Hosted cocktail hour
6:30 Dinner and Speaker—please register online below
RSVP by Monday, September 18 at 3:00 pm


Registration Policy:

  • Qualified Potential Members may attend once as a guest and one additional time with the payment of our guest fee.
  • Members of other chapters, are considered as a qualified guest and may attend and must pay our guest fee.
  • Scholarship Alumni winners can attend once a year for free.
  • Non-members who do not-qualify for membership may attend once a year, must be referred by an active member and pay the guest fee.
  • Partners may invite guests in accordance with the Partner Arrangement

Continuing Professional Education:

One (1.0) CPE credit available. Field of Study: Personal Development.

CPE CreditsFEI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.learningmarket.org


More from Dr. Bob

Creating an Energized Workplace
Pay People Fairly, but Treat Them Superbly


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