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Conference To Be Held on Creating a Positive Workplace Culture for All Generations

RELEASED: Sept. 29, 2008

Gen-Con logoEAU CLAIRE — The Gen-Con 2008 conference, "Build the Vibe," will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Florian Gardens in Eau Claire.

Designed to help employers and employees learn how to create a positive workplace culture for all generations, "Build the Vibe" features three topic areas critical for creating an inclusive, engaging culture, including image, people and space.

Conference topic areas and speakers include:

  • The Image: Spike Jones of Brains on Fire will discuss on how image drives all aspects of a business or organization and attracts potential employees and helps with retention.
  • The People: Susan Zukowski of Presto Industries will address how and why understanding differences and reaching compromises support the bottom line.
  • The Space: Mike McBrady and Erin McBrady of ImageTrend Inc. will present ways that employees and owners can influence positive public and private workspaces that will help employers attract and keep quality workers.

The results and recommendations from a recent survey on generational attitudes and perceptions also will be presented. The survey, done by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior marketing research students, looked at regional businesses and UW-Eau Claire alumni.

The program fee is $79 per registrant; $69 per registrant for two or more from the same organization registering at the same time. Continental breakfast, lunch and Continuing Education Units are included in the cost.

To register, obtain additional program information, or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please call Continuing Education at 715-836-3636/toll-free 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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