October 4, 2017 HR and Business Network Special Interest Group (SIG)

Oct 4, 2017 -

Everyone welcomed!

SIGs provide a venue to discuss leading-edge topics, the latest tools, industry best practices and builds professional relationships all while educating, motivating and exchanging energizing ideas and perspectives with other professionals.HR SIG

'Five generations of employees in today's workplace'
Being able to understand, communicate, motivate, train and retain four or five different generations at the same time is becoming a mission-critical skill, whether you’re in technology, healthcare, finance or retail.     

Presenter → Alicia P. Cohen Cohen
Associate Director of Diversity Education and Initiatives
University Organizational and Professional Development
Virginia Tech

  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Presentation begins at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wiki Conference Room, 1715 Pratt Drive
  • Complimentary lunch provided

Biography → Alicia Cohen is the interim director of diversity education and initiatives with University Organizational and Professional Development. In this capacity, she works with Diversity Development Program facilitating core and elective courses, coordinates the Management Academy Leadership Program, and facilitates professional development workshops for Virginia Tech faculty and staff.

Alicia began her career at Virginia Tech in 1989 as the coordinator of student organizations. After working 10 years in student activities she moved to multicultural affairs as assistant to the vice president. She has served in multiple capacities in the office for equity and inclusion and later the office for diversity and inclusion.

In addition, she is a trained facilitator for NetSpeed Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, $tart$mart, Mentors for Violence Prevention, and Intergroup Dialogues.

She earned her B.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Lyman Briggs School at Michigan State University and her M.A. in College and University Administration with a Health Promotion Cognate from Michigan State University.

Areas of Expertise: Communicating Respectfully, Differing Abilities, Neurodiversity, Social Justice Issues, Facilitation Skills, and Power of Negotiation, Introduction to Strengths Based Education, Turning Performance Problems Around, Emotional Intelligence, Building the Total Team


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