Colorado Springs series to focus workplaces for adults, from millennials to baby boomers
 

 
Multi-Generational Series
 

 
Rachel Riley, The Gazette
A workshop series that begins this month in Colorado Springs will shed light on how business leaders can make their workplaces friendly to employees born in different generations, from baby boomers to millennials.

A workshop series that begins this month in Colorado Springs will shed light on how business leaders can make their workplaces friendly to employees born in different generations, from baby boomers to millennials.

The four-part series, held by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Business, will begin Jan. 26 and wrap up April 13.

Courses will offer advice on catering to a multigenerational workforce as well as specific strategies for attracting and retaining millennial employees and marketing products and services to millennial customers.

"Each generation has different strengths and weaknesses. When you combine all those things together with those different generations, you're going to have a different workplace," said Jonathan Liebert, CEO of BBB of Southern Colorado.

Three of the four workshops are designed for human resource, management and marketing professionals. The fourth, entitled "Surviving and Thriving in Your Workplace Environment," is intended for a millennial audience.

Millennials, generally considered to be people who were born in the 1980s, 1990s or early 2000s, make up 26 percent of Colorado Springs' population and one-third of the national workforce, according to the BBB.

"We wanted to pull together some specific programming that talks about all generations," Liebert said. "A lot of businesses are just not quite sure how to approach this or not quite sure what they should be doing. So we're really just trying to provide them with some information and skills on how to deal with that."

To register for the workshops, visit www.uccs.edu/business/OPED. Here are the details:

"Motivating and Retaining a Millennial Workforce"

Catalyst Campus, Colorado Room

555 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

8:30-10:30 a.m. (8 a.m. registration)

Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16

Registration Fees: $200 (for four, 2-hour sessions)

"Marketing to Millennial Customers"

The Penrose House Conference Center

1661 Mesa Ave.

8:30-10:30 a.m. (8 a.m. registration)

Feb. 23, March 2

Registration Fees: $100 (for two, 2-hour sessions)    

"Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce"

Library 21c, Venue Room

1175 Chapel Hills Drive

8:30-10:30 a.m. (8 a.m. registration)

March 9, March 16, March 23

Registration Fees: $150 (for three, 2-hour sessions)    

"Surviving and Thriving in Your Workplace Environment"

Red Leg Brewing Company

4630 Forge Road, Suite B

3-5 p.m.(5-6 p.m. networking)

April 6, April 13

Registration Fees: $100 (for two, 2-hour sessions)