Date: 10am – 12:15pm;  Tuesday, March 6th March 2018
followed by site visit (optional)

Location: DELL, Ovens, County Cork

Cost: Free for members; €75 non members (per person)


10:00am          Multigenerational Workforce – Patrick Boland, Conexus

  • Generational Differences in the Workplace – why is this important?
  • Multigenerational Workforce – traits and behavioural characteristics of Baby Boomers, GenerationX & Millennials/Centennials and what this means for workplace leadership, management and future-proofing your strategy
  • Coaching vs. Mentoring & Managing – different leadership and managerial styles and what they bring
  • Development across the Generations – how to get the best out of each generational cohort
  • Communication – the simplest and yet most difficult organisation-wide skill to master; practical tips for the Multigenerational workforce

11:00am          Bridging the Gap:  Our journey in exploring and managing expectations in a graduate workforce to drive engagement and performance – Siobháin Scanlon, Early Careers Manager, Musgrave  

11:20am           GenNext in Dell: Encouraging inclusion and collaboration in our multi-generational organisation – Vince O’Mahony, GenNext Lead, Dell

11:40am               Q&A and Open Discussion

We’re now facing a workplace where in theory, many employers could have employees ranging from 18 to 80 in the workplace.
This has huge implications for employers in terms of
managing the needs and expectations
of Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers.

Picture the scene. You have a fresh-faced graduate working alongside a 60-year-old work colleague on the same project. These two employees work for the same employer but have very different expectations and views of the workplace. Many workplaces are facing the challenge of employing a range of generations that encompass Veterans (1939-1947), Baby Boomers (1948-1963),
Generation X (1964-1978) and Millennials (1979-1991).

There is also a new generation which will soon enter the workforce, labelled as Generation Z, who are under 16 years old.

12:30 – 1:00pm               Site Visit



Since 2004 Patrick has worked as a consultant, coach and educator in organisations ranging from Deloitte to Diageo, Gonzaga College to Trinity College Dublin. He has served on senior leadership teams in the not-for-profit sector and worked in human capital and strategy consulting. He founded Conexus in September 2013.

As an Executive and Leadership Coach Patrick provides individual coaching, team coaching, training seminars and psychometric testing for leaders at every level of the organisation.   His particular expertise lies in the areas of Millennial coaching, Multi-generational workplace, senior team coaching, strategy formulation and conflict resolution.

Patrick is a member of the Association for Coaching and is an Occupational Ability Tester and Occupational Personality Assessor with the British Psychological Society. He holds an MSc in Guidance & Counselling from Dublin City University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin, a BComm International from University College Dublin and a Diploma in Executive and Leadership Coaching with the Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland.