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Olin Business School

Managing the Millennial Wave

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About the course

Millennials are now the largest single living generation in the United States—having surpassed Baby Boomers within the past few years—and comprise a significant and growing portion of the workforce. For a number of reasons, millennials present leaders and managers with new opportunities and challenges.

In this session we will discuss the myths and realities of managing millennials in the workplace, with a focus on practical principles for bridging generational divides.


  • Common myths and stereotypes about the millennial generation
  • Evidence-based characteristics of the millennial generation
  • Motivation and millennials
  • Mentoring and giving feedback to millennials
  • Conflict management with millennials


  • Gain a broad framework for conceptualizing generational differences
  • Identify characteristics that distinguish the millennial generation
  • Apply tactics for managing impactful situations with millennials in the workforce

Who should attend

Mid- to Upper-Level Managers of All Generations

Trust the experts

Andrew Knight

Area of Expertise: Leadership, Diversity, Diversity Research Interests: Leadership, Team dynamics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Awards/Honors: Reviewer of the Year Award, Small Group Research, 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal, 2016 Outstanding Reviewe...


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