Moore County Chamber Hosts Talent Symposium: Recruiting and Retaining a Multigenerational Workplace

SOUTHERN PINES, NC – The Moore County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Moore County Economic Development Partnership, Sandhills Community College and Moore County Schools are hosting a half-day talent symposium focused on multigenerational workplaces.  This event is designed for human resource professionals, senior level leaders, managers, or teams to learn how to become an employer of choice. 

“We are excited to bring this dynamic program to Moore County, featuring Dr. Melissa Furman who is an expert on generational diversity.” said Linda Parsons, President, and CEO of the Moore County Chamber “Currently the workplace has five generations represented.  Often diversity and inclusion are top priorities for organizations, yet generational diversity can be easy to overlook.  Each generation brings unique backgrounds and perspectives– and can improve organizational culture and performance.  This training is designed to bridge those differences to get a competitive advantage.”
Managers and organizational leaders are increasingly challenged with managing generational diversity in their workforces due to differing mindsets, work styles and communication styles.  This training will provide strategies and recommendations for recruiting, retaining, managing and succession planning across generations while creating a work environment that aligns with the unique characteristics of the multiple generations. 

This interactive training is designed to assist participants with identifying, describing, and differentiating generational cohort characteristics, communication, and workstyles.  In addition, discussing challenges experienced when working with employees from multiple generations.  Finally learning how to apply techniques to maximize workplace, employee, and organizational success across multiple generations. 

Dr. Melissa Furman is the owner of Career Potential and Assistant Dean and Faculty at James M. Hull College at Augusta University.  She also serves as an affiliate faculty member for Georgia Tech and the Kenan-Flagler Executive Education Division at UNC Chapel Hill.  Dr. Furman utilizes her research and subject matter expertise related to generational diversity, unconscious bias, career and leadership development and emotional intelligence to ensure a positive and practical impact to organizations and individuals alike. 

The Moore County Chamber, Moore County Economic Development Partnership, Sandhills Community College, and Moore County Schools have been actively working together for the past several years to find solutions to workforce development issues and to foster innovative career development to support our employers.  Since the Moore County employers identified generational differences as a desired area for training to help them further develop their talent, Dr. Melissa Furman was the perfect fit to present at this Talent Symposium. 

The Talent Symposium event will be hosted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at The Hampton Inn in Aberdeen.  There are two opportunities to participate, a training session at 8:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.  The sessions are duplicated so please RSVP to the timeframe that works best for your schedule.  A networking reception will be held at 5:00 p.m. for all participants where you can directly engage with Dr. Melissa Furman. 

To RSVP, visit www.moorecountychamber.com