Inclusive and Engaged Leadership Across Cultures and Generations

This course will focus on a three prong approach – educating leaders to manage and lead across generations, cultures and a combination of both. Today’s leaders can find themselves leading a workforce that spans four, maybe five generations. If you are a global leader multiply those generations across possibly a dozen different cultures. This requires a different type of leader and leadership. A leader with a new and expanded mindset. The world has changed and so should you. More than ever, the ability to successfully lead across multi-generational and multicultural teams is essential for every leader.

The generations fascinate and they frustrate. Millennials are now the most prevalent generation in the workforce surpassing the number of Baby Boomers in 2014 and Generation X in 2015. Studies suggest that Millennials could be as much as 75% of the workforce by 2025. This course will help leaders authentically communicate and connect across generations. It will also give leaders an understanding and appreciation of the different values, beliefs and work habits of the Generations. This course empowers leaders to view generational differences as competitive advantages in the areas of: collaboration, problem solving and innovation.

The business world has never been more globally connected than it is today. International leadership is no longer a direct variable of the size of an organization. Leading multicultural teams requires the ability to manage and understand the cultural differences between team members. Whether you believe the best leadership style is facilitator among equals or an authoritative director that leads from the front, multicultural leadership demands that a leader adapt their style to their cultural context. This course will improve your cross cultural leadership skills by increasing your understanding of culture and how it impacts global working relationships, communication and leadership styles.

What You Will Learn

Understand How to motivate and Lead Across Generations.
  • Understand the unique characteristics of different generations –
  • Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomers and traditionalists.
  • Understand what motivates each generation and the potential perspectives that they bring.
  • Understand why generational differences matter and why the leader must change vs trying to change the generation.
  • Best practices to align cultural values and generational expectations.
  • Strategies to minimize generational challenges and maximize generational strengths
  • Tools and approaches that allow you to leverage generational attitudes and skillsets into performance drivers and a productive work environment.
Understand How to Motivate and Lead Across Cultures
  • Understand the unique characteristics of Cultures and how they impact you as a Global leader
  • Understand your personal cultural biases and how they impact effective multicultural leadership.
  • Understand why cultural differences matter and why the leader must adapt and “flex” to the individual cultures they lead.
  • Understand how different communications styles affect a leaders ability to achieve, team engagement and results
  • How to create organizational respect and appreciation for what each Culture brings to the workplace.
  • Virtual Leadership – Understand the challenges, benefits and best practices for more efficient and effective global virtual leadership
speaking, coaching, keynote by mel parker - 21st Century Leadership Across Cultures and Generations

Available Formats

  • Keynote
    • Option: Zoom Live Video
    • Up to 250 participants with Interactive Q&A
    • Recording of event with 1 year internal use license
  • Workshop / Webinar
    • Option: Zoom Live Video
    • Up to 75 interactive video participants
    • Recording of event with 1 year internal use license