When generations collide: Resolving conflicts at work

Multiple generations in the workplace can lead to new interpersonal challenges and opportunities. There are many differences in definitions among generations, and in a working environment there are many different ideas of how things should be done. It’s important to learn information and strategies to help effectively navigate intergenerational conflict in your current or future career.


In honor of October being Conflict Resolution Month, The Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services is sponsoring a free workshop at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the Lory Student Center that is open to all CSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. The workshop will focus on intergenerational conflicts that lead to misunderstandings and will include tips and strategies on how to effectively work with these challenges.

One of the speakers, Rusty Sanders, Psy.D., is the founder and president of Goldsand Consulting, Inc. and Leaders Edge Alliance. His career over the last 30 years has focused on working with people, helping them to identify sources of distress and formulate workable goals for the future. Sanders has been involved with Colorado State University for at least 15 years; when he spoke on campus last spring his topic was “Dealing with Toxic People.”

“Understanding each other is the key to resolution,” Sanders said.

Date: Oct. 21

Time: 3:30-4:30

Location: Lory Student Center, Room 324

No registration required.