Human Resources Training, Leadership

How to Prepare Millennials for Leadership

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A new generation is emerging at the American workforce: the Millennials. Who are these Millennials, and why are they important? Roughly, those born around 15 years from 1981, are classified as the Millennials, also called Generation Y or just Gen Y.

Why is this generation being talked about so much in the work circles of the US? Not only because they are set to become the dominant generation of the workforce once the generations that are active at present phase out, but also because this is the first generation that was born with complete access to technology and tools from very nearly the time of their birth.

This bodes special significance to the workforce in the US, a technologically developed and technology-driven society. This generation, unlike the previous ones, has never been required to be formally taught about technology only after it has entered the workforce. It has brought sufficient, in fact, sometimes, an overdose of exposure and knowledge about technology into the workforce. This is a key differentiator that Gen Y brings.

Since the exposure to technology has been almost natural, it is up to the management in organizations that hire them, to understand the standout characteristics this generation brings. Unless this is done, organizations will never be able to realize the potential this generation carries.

How do managements in the present-day organizations understand what it takes to make the best out of these Millennials? This valuable topic will be explored at length at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, is organizing on October 17.

Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC, will be the expert at this webinar. Please visit TrainHR to register for this sixty-minute webinar.

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.


The American workforce is going through a churn at this time. As many as five generations work in it at present. By around 2020, half of these will comprise of the Millennials. This calls for a fresh look and perspective about how to make the best out of their abilities. This calls for clarity in understanding their aspirations and expectations.

At this session, Tonia will dwell on this issue. In the course of this discussion, she will cover the following areas:

  • Mentorship
  • Think Laterally not Vertically
  • Meaningful Leadership Role
  • Feedback on Demand
  • Project Base Role
  • Develop Soft Skills

This session is aimed at the benefit of personnel who work closely with the workforce, such as Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Human Resource Professionals, and Shift leaders or Team.


About the expert: Tonia describes herself as a “Generational Connector”. The company she founded, Simply HR, LLC, is not only a consultant and management firm; it is also a speaking and training company.

Predictably, Tonia is at home with speaking and providing leaders with training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace. Her observation of the diversity and generational gaps in the workplace made her determined to start an organization of her own in which she could offer solutions to problems arising from this situation.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.



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