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Media Advisory: Southern Miss to Host Generational Differences in Workplace Seminar PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Contact David Tisdale - 601.266.4499   

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WHAT: Seminar focusing on impact of generational differences in the workplace.   Media welcome to attend for photo/interview opportunities.

WHERE: Cook Library, Room 123, Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus; and the Advanced Education Center, Room 101, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

WHEN: Sept. 24, 10 a.m. in Hattiesburg and Sept. 25, 10 a.m., Long Beach.

SPECIFICS: A training and development seminar for Southern Miss employees, hosted by the university’s Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, will focus on the characteristics of the current generations in the workplace and develop understanding about what impact these differences have on productivity and teamwork. The issue of age discrimination in the workplace will also be examined.

Co-facilitators for the event include Dr. E. Gordon Whyte, founder and program director of the university’s Executive Master of Health Program and a member of the Department of Community Health Sciences faculty; and Ashley K. Atherton, M.P.H., program manager for the Executive Master of Health program and former director of public health and wellness at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta.

CONTACT: Rebecca Woodrick, 601.520.0593; or David Tisdale, 601.266.4499

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