2:00PM Our Changing Workforce: An Intergenerational Dialogue (Roundtable)

This session will address the topic of workforce transitions and changes and their
impact on emerging leaders. With baby-boomers approaching retirement – or, in other
cases (re)entering the workforce out of necessity – our workforce is in the midst of
a demographic change. What does this mean for emerging leaders (both younger-
adult and older-adult)? Utilizing the Citizens League’s model of intergenerational
roundtables, we’ll facilitate an intergenerational dialogue between representatives of
two different generations grappling with this issue.

There is a worry that when people begin to retire the knowledge gained will retire
with them, and won’t be shared with future generations. At the same time, baby
boomers have an interest in making sure knowledge from the current generation
is shared up. We’ll discuss ways we can make sure not only knowledge and skills
are passed through the generations but also values like civic engagement and

As emerging leaders, we are going to be working for many years – and the current
workforce transition will impact how the job market will influence us, our abilities to
lead, and to take on jobs once held by older adults. Join us for this interactive and
informative discussion!






Speaker – Emily Strand, Vital Aging Network Program Specialist
Emily holds a Master’s Degree of Social Work from the University of Minnesota, and
a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Olaf College. She has experience working with older
adults nationally and internationally. She volunteered with Little Brothers – Friends
of the Elderly in Dublin, Ireland, and then worked with Little Brothers – Friends of the
Elderly, Minneapolis Chapter as a Program Coordinator and Special Events/Volunteer
Coordinator. While completing her MSW, she interned with the Metropolitan Area
Agency on Aging.

Speaker- Linda Camp
Linda J. Camp
A creative thinker, Ms Camp brings a demonstrated ability to achieve results with complex
problems and challenging organizational conditions. During her 28 years as a public sector
manager, she brought her expertise in communications, strategic planning, analysis, and
change management to address a wide range of local government issues . She currently holds
adjunct faculty positions with the University of Phoenix Online , Cardinal Stritch University, and
Concordia University where she teaches courses in management, leadership, organizational
development, and communications. She was the recipient of a Bush Fellowship and the
President’s Award from the national association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.

Ms Camp is the owner and principal of Turning Point Consulting in St. Paul, Minnesota
with current projects focusing on program evaluation, organizational change, workforce
development, and leadership coaching.





Facilitator- Lisa Piskor, Grassroots and Public Affairs Consultant
Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from Coe College in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she studied the relationship between systems of government
and the representation of women in elected office. Lisa works in a corporate
office in the Twin Cities where she runs a program to encourage employees to get
involved in government at all levels. She’s co-chair of the Citizens League’s Emerging
Leaders Committee and is a member of the inaugural class of Quantum Civics. She is
passionate about civic engagement and the political process.


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