Leverage the Power of Generations
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Leverage the Power of Generations

Learn to see our differences among the generations as opportunities not challenges.
3.8 (47 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
239 students enrolled
Created by Laura Goodrich
Last updated 12/2015
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 25 mins on-demand video
  • 33 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To establish that there is conflict among the generations and this is nothing new.
  • Learn that our assumptions about the generations are not always correct.
  • Choose to see our differences among the generations as opportunities not challenges.
  • Learn to be curious, be respectful and find common ground through a common experience.
  • Use tools to guide you to change your perception of the generations.
  • Determine who can help you lead the change process.
  • Understand that everyone has something to learn and something to teach, no matter their generation.
  • Create a dynamic culture of cooperation among the generations.
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Requirements
  • Come with an open mind to learn
Description

There are now 4 generations in the workplace and our assumptions of the generations is getting in the way of our work. Are you getting along with your team members?

Leverage the Power of Generations aims to generate discussions and open-mindedness that leads to innovative solutions between all age groups. This “generation” course truly applies to every audience and organization to understand that everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to teach.

Through bite-sized lessons including videos (20 minutes), written material and exercises from your own toolkit, the course focuses on creating common bonds among generations and looking at our differences as assets that can create real change. It is how we choose to work together that determines our success for the future.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals, managers and HR professionals
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
47 Lectures 48:16

Learn that today’s workforce is the most generationally diverse ever. This offers the greatest opportunities that have ever been present before this specific time in history, a kind of power that, if harnessed, can create an unstoppable vitality in the workplace never before seen!

Preview 02:06

Be aware that there is a collective eye-rolling between the generations. Initiating conversations will break down these barriers.

Introduction
00:19

Discover that those who do not learn to “act” on the knowledge that today’s workforce has changed dramatically, do so at their own peril.

Getting to Know Today’s Workplace
01:29

Become aware that our assumptions about the generations lead to conflict and disrespect.

Preview 02:11

Self Reflection Question
00:16

Action Traction Question
00:16

Learn who comprises the four generations, our cast of characters.

Cast of Characters
03:17

Self Reflection Questions
00:27

Discover that technological and social advances of the 20th and 21st Century, lifestyles of generations even one generation apart are drastically different.

The Generation Gap
00:41

The generation gap has been with us for centuries. That will not change, but your awareness of the gaps history can help in looking forward.

Preview 01:11

Boomers, are hard to understand. The Millennials, just don’t get it. This is the generation gap, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Be aware how it can change.

Generation Gap
00:45

Self Reflection Question
00:15

Learn that our perception of each generation when they enter the workplace changes over time and if we shift our perceptions to “what do we have in common” instead of “they are so different, we become more efficient in the workplace.

Four Way Street
01:39

Learn about the four-way street with generations in the workplace today. Have you ever noticed how easy it is to make assumptions about others? What if we focused on what we have in common?

Preview 02:09

Self Reflection Questions
00:27

Discover that there are universals that we all have in common. Yes! Everyone has an instinct to:

-Learn

-Lead

-Make a difference

These elements create the much needed foundation on which to leverage the power of generations.

Finding Common Ground
01:20

Learn that we all want to do meaningful work, we all want to make a difference, we all want to be appreciated in our lives and work.

Preview 01:53

Self Reflection Questions
00:22

With the advent of global connectedness, technological advances, demographic shifts and changing consumer expectations, it has never been more clear that we all have something to learn and we all have something to teach, no matter our age and experience. Learn about leveraging the power of generations with learning and teaching, (in that order) in this lecture.

Teach Your Children
00:55

Discover what Don Tapscott has to say about how we can learn from each other.

Preview 01:26

Self Reflection Questions
00:21

Learn about how critical it is to leverage the power of generations. Here’s a clue, collaboration and awareness are the way to a positive future and we are better together.

All Together Now
00:41

Explore the idea that views on hierarchy in the workplace are changing.

All Together Now Video
00:24

Self Reflection Questions
00:22

Learn that the old command and control method called on managers to come up with policies, keeping people on a need-to-know basis is changing to a more collaborative/coaching model.

Listen Up People
00:56

Learn the value of timely and specific feedback that shores up ineffective behavior and enables people to build on their strengths. This is exactly what the marketplace demands. Let’s face it, we just don’t have time for unchecked missteps today.

Listen Up People Video
02:42

Self Reflection Questions
00:20

Discover how specific and timely feedback can create a cohesive and galvanized team.

Feedback
00:58

Self Reflection Questions
00:30

Learn that if we shift our perceptions about change in the workplace and ask more questions and make less assumptions we can stay ahead of the curve so change is not always preceded by pain. Expect and plan for dynamic and disruptive change.

Spare Change?
00:59

Discover that we all need to learn how to change and the importance of postive change and personal transformation. That’s you.

Spare Change? Video
01:01

Self Reflection Questions
00:14

Identify how effective are you at collaborating with Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z and/or College Students. This Knowledge is power. Action is everything.

Wheel of Fortune
00:56

Learn how to complete your professional wheel (tool) and identify the areas where you need to be more effective in connecting with other generations.

Wheel of Fortune Video
00:58

Self Reflection Questions
00:21

Learn the power of writing “I Want” statements. This is a very important step in actually creating a mindset for change.

I Want
00:42

Learn how to create a target for your mind to focus on by writing “I want” statements.

I Want Video
02:48

Self Reflection Questions
00:12

Learn who will help you, who won’t and where the power lies in driving positive change and innovation among the generations.

The 70%
01:03

Learn more about the Ambassadors, Back-Seat Sitters and Detractors. Understanding these distinct groups and how to leverage the power of 70%.

The 70% Video
02:06

Self Reflection Questions
00:15

Things will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 20 years. Discover that old methods no longer produce or respond as they once did.

Continuing Education
00:51

Learn the power of embracing the fact that no matter the age and experience, we all have something to learn and we all have something to teach, in that order.

Continuing Education Video
01:31

Self Reflection Questions
00:14

Learn and explore the possibilities that if we truly leverage the power of generations and embrace what we have learned, we are better together.

Putting It All Together
00:21

Discover what Eric has learned about leveraging the power of generations in this inspirational story.

Eric’s Story
02:38

Self Reflection Questions
00:16
About the Instructor
Laura Goodrich
3.9 Average rating
49 Reviews
241 Students
2 Courses
Global Workforce Innovator

Laura Goodrich, Global Workforce Innovator and Change Expert, has over twenty-five years of professional experience, 19 of which was spent as an innovator, speaker, coach, and advisor to leaders worldwide and a distinguished voice on change and the future of work. Her message is startling and difficult to hear but her approach is compelling, hopeful and inspirational at the same time. She's is one of the most powerful and relevant thought leaders of the day.

Goodrich hosted three TV shows, a radio show, is the award winning author and producer of four internationally distributed films and the book and film “Seeing Red Cars: Driving Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization to a Positive Future", which is described to be 'transformational, relevant and timely'. In fact, Forbes magazine labeled it as a “must read," for leaders who want what it takes to accomplish positive change. She is the leader of the Global Workforce Transformation community, a Practice Leader in Global Workforce Innovation, and she and her business partner Greg Stiever are pioneers in producing cutting edge Online Learning that leverage filmmaking methods that create real change.