Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

Event

Improving Intergenerational Interactions for Nonprofits

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon
WHERE: The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601)

Donors, staff, board members, and partners are from every decade and often think and work differently.  When faced with multigenerational challenges, how can we effectively work together to move our mission forward?  Join us as we explore this important topic.

In most nonprofits, members of various age groups interact on a regular basis.  Yet, many individuals involved in these interactions report challenges in communicating with each other.  This interactive session identifies where some of these challenges might come from and provides strategies that attendees could use to improve interactions. 

The underlying message of the session is to minimize the over reliance on age-based stereotypes in interactions and, instead, focus on creating a relationship with each unique individual regardless of age.  Special consideration will be given to interactions related to multigenerational issues such as recruiting board members, engaging volunteers, encouraging monetary contributions, managing a workforce, and connecting with the individuals you serve.

“Older people are just stuck in their ways!” – Sally, 29

“Me. Me. Me.  That’s how these millennials act!” – John, 63

About Our Presenter

Dr. Michael J. Urick is graduate director of the Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) and Health Services Leadership programs and assistant professor of Management and Operational Excellence at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.  He received his Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior focus) from the University of Cincinnati in 2013.  His MBA (focus in Human Resource Management) and M.S. (in Leadership and Business Ethics) are both from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and his bachelor’s degree is from St. Vincent College.

Dr. Urick is a regular speaker on age-related issues in the workplace both throughout the U.S. and internationally, and is an active consultant on issues related to workplace interactions, organizational culture, and ethics.  Michael has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Intergenerational Interactions, and Journal of Family Issues as well as the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources divisions of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in addition to other conferences. 

Will You Join Us?

Please RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 to awomer@cfwestmoreland.org or 724-836-4400.  

Continental breakfast will be provided.