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AGC Utility Infrastructure Division Tackles Generations in the Workplace, Welcomes New Leadership

March 29, 2013
[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"4574","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-16291","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"150","height":"150","alt":""}}]]AGC of America hosted its 94th Annual Convention in Palm Springs, Calif., March 6-9, 2013.  The Convention was extremely successful with over 2,000 attendees and offering many educational and networking opportunities. The Division delved deeply into the aging workforce problem, sponsoring two sessions that focused on inter-generational communication and conflict resolution. Amy Lynch and Seth Mattison from BridgeWorks LLC (www.generations.org) spoke at the Division Forum, in a session titled Into the Future: Engaging All Generations where they identified the four generations in today’s workplace and what gives them their unique identities. They worked with the audience to help understand the strengths and weaknesses of each generation, identify points of conflict and create solutions for those communication breakdowns. Amy Lynch also presented at the Division session later in the week, focusing on the youngest generation entering the workplace – the Millenials. Her workshop focused on what this diverse generation has to offer the construction workplace, particularly given the predicted skills deficit when the economy recovers and baby boomers retire in droves. The Division worked together to identify strategies that work for recruiting and retaining this large, collaborative, and tech-savvy generation. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"4575","attributes":{"class":"media-image wp-image-16288 alignright","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"150","height":"150","alt":""}}]]With the close of the Convention, the Division welcomed new leadership for the 2013-2014 year.  Mike Morrand, President, Carrothers Construction Company LLC, becomes Chairman of the Division and Jason Dennis, Division Manager – Underground Division, Griffith Company, becomes Vice Chairman. The Division thanks outgoing Chairman Chuck Schrader, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Slayden Construction Group Inc., for his service and leadership this past year. For more information, contact Scott Berry at (703) 837-5321 or berrys@agc.org.
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