Bridging Generations in the Workplace Conference

Practical Tools For Growth

The Bridging Generations in the Workplace Conference offers helpful workshop tools and takeaways to lead and work with multigenerational workforces.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 7:30 am-1 pm
Stoney Creek Hotel
1201 North Woodbine Rd., St. Joseph, MO 64506

Coworkers from different generations in a shared workplace possess different communication styles, expectations, levels of experience, expertise, and perspectives. Bridging differences while working toward a common goal successfully involves adapting how people work with others. Bridging Generations in the Workplace offers helpful tools and takeaways for growth and to meet challenges.

Human resource professionals, managers, employers, and leaders – Learn how to lead and manage people, interact with coworkers, and build a business with multigenerational awareness that can be put to work each day.

Bridging Generations in the Workplace, a workshop co-sponsored by UMKC TalentLink

Bridging Generations in the Workplace Conference Features

  • ​Learn from three workshops on Intergenerational Awareness, Communication, and Employer Brand Strategy
  • Breakfast and Interactive Lunch Program Included
  • Network in person with Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Business and Non-Profit Leaders
  • Earn SHRM credits


7:30-7:55 am – Networking Breakfast

7:55-8:00 am – Welcome/Opening Remarks from UMKC TalentLink Executive Director, Jake Akehurst

8:00-8:50 am – 765 ALIVE: Intergenerational Awareness of Difference and Similarities – Roots & Rounds, Christel Gollnick and Jackie Spainhower

8:50-9:00 am – Break

9:00-9:50 am – Managing Intergenerational Communication – UMKC TalentLink, Erin Blocher

9:50-10:15 am – Break

10:15-11:05 am – How to Build a Strong Employer Brand for Multiple Generations – UMKC TalentLink, Jeff Randolph

11:05-11:15 am – Break

11:15 am-1:00 pm – Interactive Lunch Program – Soup & Salad Buffet. Stone Soup Roundtable Discussions: Valuing a Diversity of Strengths and Belonging and Getting Along to Get Ahead – Roots & Rounds Team

Table Sponsor Registration

Level – $250

Sponsor Benefits

Name in event program
Complimentary display table at event
Two event registrations via Promo Code
Acknowledgement from podium at opening and closing of event 

Christel Gollnick

Christel Gollnick, MSOL, is the founder of Roots & Rounds, a nonprofit focused on improving outcomes through more respectful and inclusive communication across different age groups. Her 30 years of experience are in business, nonprofits, and community development. 

Erin Blocher

UMKC Bloch School business communication professor Erin Blocher has over 15 years of experience working with clients in the nonprofit, healthcare, and government fields. She leads two communication courses for UMKC TalentLink.

When Jeff Randolph sees marketing data, he gets positively giddy. As Chief Marketing Officer at EAG Advertising & Marketing, Jeff finds creative, yet data-driven ways to give big brand experience to his nonprofit, small business, and growth-minded entrepreneur clients. 

Jackie Spainhower, MPA, serves as a volunteer board member and treasurer for Roots and Rounds. Her passion is working with local governments, non-profit organizations, and small businesses to help them improve operations in order to grow and thrive. 

Bridging Generations in the Workplace, a workshop co-sponsored by UMKC TalentLink
Bridging Generations in the Workplace, a workshop co-sponsored by UMKC TalentLink

Lead Sponsor

University of Missouri System Office of Engagement

Presenting Sponsors

Roots and Rounds