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Engaging Across Generations Part I: Unique Mindsets

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Military Families Learning Network webinar hosted by Family Transitions. Complete information at https://learn.extension.org/events/2911

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Engaging Across Generations Part I: Unique Mindsets

  1. 1. FT SMS Icons 1 https://learn.extension.org/events/2911 Engaging Across Generations Part I: Unique Mindsets
  2. 2. Connecting military family service providers and Cooperative Extension professionals to research and to each other through engaging online learning opportunities militaryfamilies.extension.org MFLN Intro Sign up for webinar email notifications at militaryfamilies.extension.org/webinars
  3. 3. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Lisa Hinz Extension Educator Training Team Brian Fredrickson 3
  4. 4. Today, we’ll… 4
  5. 5. Why does it matter to you? What drew you to this series? Write your thoughts in the chat pod so we can hear from as many of you as possible 5
  6. 6. Why Does it matter? We’re together… –In our families –In our jobs –In our communities 6
  7. 7. To understand the man you have to know what was happening in the world when he was twenty. ― Napoleon 7
  8. 8. It has been said already, but bears repeating: no blanket statement can sum up an entire group of people. No book, no chapter, no study, no research report can attempt to do that either. ―Charlie Caruso, author, Understanding Y 8
  9. 9. A generation is… a group that shares birth years, age, location, and significant life events at critical developmental stages Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons 9
  10. 10. Pere/ Flickr CC2.0 10
  11. 11. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. …as a way to sort people, what are some of the… Share in the chat pod / make a note on your handout Pros? Cons? As you consider generations… 11
  12. 12. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Who are the generations? Traditionalist ~ before 1946 Baby Boomer ~ 1946 – 1964 Gen X ~ 1965 – 1980 Millennial ~ 1981 – 1995 Gen Z ~ 1996+ Generational labels and years are not absolute. For this presentation, sources are drawn from research as much as possible and adapted for clarity from Pew Research Center and the Center for Generational Kinetics Licensed by UMN Extension 12
  13. 13. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Births by Generation 13
  14. 14. Generations in Our Military Source: 2015 Demographics: Profile of the Military Community; Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy 14
  15. 15. Generations in Our Military Gen X, Boomers, & Traditionalists Millennials & Gen X Gen X Millennials Gen Z & Millennials Source: 2015 Demographics: Profile of the Military Community; Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy 15
  16. 16. Active Duty & Selective Service  25 or younger – Gen Z & Millennials  26-30 years old – Millennials  31-35 years old – Millennials & Gen X  36-40 – Gen X  41 and older – Gen X, Boomers, & Traditionalists Source: 2015 Demographics: Profile of the Military Community; Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy 16
  17. 17. Active Duty by Service Branch  25 or younger – Gen Z & Millennials  26-30 years old – Millennials  31-35 years old – Millennials & Gen X  36-40 – Gen X  41 and older – Gen X, Boomers, & Traditionalists 17Source: 2015 Demographics: Profile of the Military Community; Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy
  18. 18. Selective Reserve by Component  25 or younger – Gen Z & Millennials  26-30 years old – Millennials  31-35 years old – Millennials & Gen X  36-40 – Gen X  41 and older – Gen X, Boomers, & Traditionalists 18Source: 2015 Demographics: Profile of the Military Community; Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy
  19. 19. Spouses: Active Duty & Selective Service Source: 2015 Demographics: Profile of the Military Community; Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy 19
  20. 20. U.S. GENERATIONS by the #s Now - 2050 20
  21. 21. POLL: Who are you? Help us know who’s in our online “room” today: On the poll, mark the generation you are part of/closest to. 21
  22. 22. Activity: Who are they? 1. Review your handout (pages 2-3)  Generations: Who Are They?  What Makes Your Generation Unique? 1. Add your ideas to the chat pod labeled for the generation/s you identify with  What events and trends define your generation?  People, events, things, social and cultural , economic, parenting, etc. 22
  23. 23. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Traditionalists a.k.a “Greatest Generation”, Silent, Builders  Duty, honor, country  Loyalty  Conformity, blending, unity  Patience  Hard times, then prosperity  National pride  Doing a good job  Age = seniority Image via Photospin 23
  24. 24. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Baby Boomers  Work ethic = worth ethic  Success is visible  Optimistic  Consumers  Defined by job  Personal development  Health & wellness Licensed by UMN Extension 24
  25. 25. Boomers Then & Now 1970 2017 Killer weed Weed killer Acid rock Acid reflux Hoping for a BMW Hoping for a BM Rolling Stones Kidney Stones Long hair Longing for hair 25
  26. 26. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Generation X a.k.a. Gen X, Busters, Post-Boomers  Independent, self-reliant  Desire for Stability  Diversity  Thinking globally  Techno-literacy  Friend of parents  Informality  Cynical  Pragmatic Licensed by UMN Extension 26
  27. 27. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Millennials a.k.a. Gen Y, Nexters, Internet Generation  Optimistic  Individualistic, yet Group Oriented  Social Commitment  Digital Native Licensed by UMN Extension 27
  28. 28. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Gen Z Digitals a.k.a. iGen, Centennials  Technology 24/7 and social media  Infinite diversity  Instant results; constant feedback  Skill gaps  Lower expectations & confidence  Global mindset - local reality Licensed by UMN Extension 28
  29. 29. Millennials Now Largest Labor Force 29
  30. 30. Minorities are majority for Millennials and younger 30
  31. 31. Differences in Views of Work 1. Review handout: a) Differences… 2. Write your thoughts in the chat pod (same as “Reflections” questions in your handout). We’ll share a compiled list afterward. Question 1: What catches your attention as you review generational differences in views of work? 31
  32. 32. Differences in Views of Work 1. Review handout: a) Differences… 2. Write your thoughts in the chat pod (same as “Reflections” questions in your handout). We’ll share a compiled list afterward. Question 2: What are you learning from or noticing as we reflect on these differences? 32
  33. 33. Work ethic Authority/rules Respect Feedback & Supervision Loyalty toward employer Work/life balance Elements of success Preferred leadership  Most interesting?  Questions?  Insights?  Most interesting?  Questions?  Insights? https://www.flickr.com/photos/mukluk/288925731 33 Differences in Views of Work
  34. 34. Similarities in Views of Work 1. Review handout: a) Similarities… 2. Write your thoughts in the chat pod (same as “Reflections” questions in your handout). We’ll share a compiled list afterward. Question 1: What catches your attention as you review generational differences in views of work? 34
  35. 35. 1. Review handout: a) Similarities… 2. Write your thoughts in the chat pods (same as “Reflections” questions in your handout). We’ll share a compiled list afterward. Question 2: What are you learning from or noticing as we reflect on these similarities? 35 Similarities in Views of Work
  36. 36. Change Reasons for staying Flexibility Workplace culture Top values Reasons for happiness  Most interesting?  Questions?  Insights?  Most interesting?  Questions?  Insights? https://www.flickr.com/photos/mukluk/288925731 36 Similarities in Views of Work
  37. 37. All generations have similar values; they just express them differently… -Jennifer Deal, researcher, author, Retiring the Generation Gap Image via Photospin LicensedbyUMNExtension Licensed by UMN Extension LicensedbyUMNExtension LicensedbyUMNExtension Licensed by UMN Extension 37
  38. 38. Respect Is Key  Use the skills, resources, and interests of every generation Image via Photospin LicensedbyUMNExtension Licensed by UMN Extension LicensedbyUMNExtension LicensedbyUMNExtension Licensed by UMN Extension 38
  39. 39. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. Engaging… at work, at home, in community.  What are you taking away today?  What’s been useful? valuable? “sticky”? Jot a thought in the chat pod, so we can all learn from you. Image via Photospin LicensedbyUMNExtension Licensed by UMN Extension LicensedbyUMNExtension LicensedbyUMNExtension Licensed by UMN Extension 39
  40. 40. © 2017 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.  Book – Deal - Retiring the Generation Gap  Web – Pew Research Center – Center for Generational Kinetics Your ideas? Add to the Chat Pod http://creative-commons- images.com/handwriting/h/human- resources.html 40
  41. 41. 41 To recap…
  42. 42. Connect with MFLN Family Transitions Online! MFLN Family Transitions MFLN Family Transitions @MFLNFT MFLN Transitions FT SMS Icons 42
  43. 43. MFLN Intro 43 We invite MFLN Service Provider Partners to our private LinkedIn Group! https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8409844 DoD Branch Services Reserve Guard Cooperative Extension
  44. 44. Evaluation and Certificate MFLN Family Transitions is offering a certificate for today’s webinar. Please complete the evaluation at: https://vte.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_afoSLwp2W94rVc1 44
  45. 45. Family Transitions Upcoming Event Engaging Across Generations Part II: Tool & Techniques •Date: Thursday, May 9th , 2017 •Time: 11:00-12:30 Eastern •Location: https://learn.extension.org/events/2912 For more information on MFLN Family Transitions go to: https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/family-transitions 45
  46. 46. militaryfamilies.extension.org/webinars 46

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