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Managing Generational Diversity: Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials

No question about it, today’s diversity issue is age diversity.  Young, talented employees clash with seasoned employees over work ethic, respect for authority, dress code, and work arrangements.  How can you help your multi-generational team become collaborative rather than confrontational?  What can you do to provide Millennials / Gen Y the environment they need so that you can derive the results that they are so capable of achieving?

About the Speaker: Leslie Martinich

Leslie Martinich, the founder of Competitive Focus, has motivated successful technology teams  for over 20 years at IBM, Compaq, Novell, and several startup software companies. She led successful joint technology development efforts with Sun and Intel, and consulted with numerous small and large companies, including Freescale, 3M, Lek Pharmaceuticals, and Hewlett-Packard, on projects in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

She lectures at international conferences and executive education programs on topics in technology and technology management, such as "Driving Technology Innovation" and "Commercializing and Managing Innovation."

She is the lead instructor for the University of Texas Center for Lifelong Engineering Education's Engineering Leadership Institute.

Leslie has a bachelors degree in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego, a master of arts degree in Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin, a master of science degree in Computer Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin, and certification from the Institute for Managerial Leadership at The University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

Leslie is on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Computer Science Department of Texas State University. She was a co-founder of the Austin Software Executives' Group. She is the Vice President for Publications for the IEEE Technology Management Council.