Organizations are facing a new type of diversity challenge as people delay retirement and a new generation enters the workplace. Moraine Valley Community College is addressing this challenge by hosting the Generations in Today’s Workplace breakfast and presentation on Wednesday, March 23, in Building M, on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. Networking begins at 8:30 a.m., and the presentation is 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Mary Erlain, owner of Peak Development Strategies, will be the key speaker. She will assist human resource professionals, supervisors and managers with discovering the makeup of the five generations, learning the uniqueness of each generation at work and the “Q-Tip” principle, and understanding the key differences in communication among the five generations.

Erlain has provided training and coaching on working with multiple generations to various companies, townships and municipalities. She also is author of the book on generations at work titled, “10 Answer Keys, Communicating with the 5 Generations in the Workplace.”

The fee to attend is $20 and includes continental breakfast. Register at For more information, contact John Neff, director of client solutions and program management in Moraine Valley’s Corporate, Community and Continuing Education area, at (708) 974-5534 or email


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