The Exchange is the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s annual member-showcase. It draws 600 attendees and 100 showcasing businesses, from all industries, of all sizes. The Exchange is an exchange of ideas, of business cards, and ultimately of business. It’s for Chicago region businesses to show one another what they’re doing, how and why they’re doing it, and the value it provides to clients. This is a business development event with a casual vibe and a dash of thought leadership.
“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it." - George Orwell
As part of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce 2019 Exchange, the Chamber will host a panel discussion exploring today’s multigenerational workforce. Never in our history has there been a five-generation workforce – and a labor market requiring every part of it – 18 and 80-year-olds working, training and competing alongside each other.
Managers and leaders are increasingly grappling with managing generational differences within their organizations. By most estimates, our labor pool today is comprised of roughly five generations—Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen-X, Gen-Y (Millennials), and Gen-Z. The Chamber will host a panel discussion exploring this multigenerational dynamic, bringing together experts from the fields of education, workforce development, and organizational design.”
So… how does that work? The Exchange 2019 panel discussion, Maximizing a Multigenerational Workforce, will tell us. From what works to what’s failed, experts from a wide-range of backgrounds and industries will tell our business audience about best practices to know, pitfalls to avoid, and emerging trends to prepare for.
We look forward to helping you learn about how you can create the best environment for all generations to thrive.
3:30 - 4:00 PM Check-in and Registration
4:00 - 5:00 PM Keynote Panel - Maximizing a Multigenerational Workforce
5:00 - 7:30 PM Tradeshow & Networking, Workshops
“The Chamber makes it easy to connect with the right people & get business done at events like the Exchange. Every year at The Exchange I leave with solid contacts that become clients.” - Todd Watkins, Sales, K&M Printing Co.