Date: Thursday, 01 November 2018
Time: 08:00 AM
Fee: Free
Address: 400 E Pine St., Seattle, WA
Location: GSBA HQ
Phone: 206-363-9188
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Generational differences: honoring, engaging, and empowering employees. 


Part I: Generations in the Workplace – Who Are They? Presented by Deenie Esquibel

The generation that is quickly occupying the majority of business leadership roles is one that's grown up playing video games, spends the most time shopping online, and uses social media more habitually than any other generation. Who are they?

With the varied preferences of the four generations regarding communication, respect, boundaries, and priorities, finding the right approach to managing the workplace can be challenging. In this workshop, attendees will learn about generational differences and how to honor, engage and motivate employees of different generations.


Part II: The Aging Workforce – Is Age Really Just a Number in Today’s Workforce? Presented by Kellis Borek 

Age discrimination, unfortunately, is alive and well. According to an EEOC report issued in June 2018, it’s an “open secret” in the workplace. This presentation will review the laws prohibiting age discrimination with reference to recent cases that illustrate the pitfalls that may lead to legal claims. Many of these pitfalls arise from perceptions and stereotypes of “older workers” held by decision-makers and co-workers. We will discuss best practices to reduce the legal risk of age discrimination claims and how to create a workplace of inclusion.


Who should attend?

  • Businesses and nonprofits of any size, at any stage

Deenie Esquibel, Archbright’s Director of Archbright University

2018Headshot_Deenie Esquibel_145x135Deenie Esquibel is  Archbright’s Director of Archbright University.

She joined Archbright in 2017, bringing over 20 years of experience in learning and development. She has managed training programs in various industries, including retail, higher education, human resources, and high-tech.

From concept to design to delivery, she has a passion for the learning experience. She is a certified Tableau trainer and is in the process of completing her SPHR certification.


Kellis Borek, Vice President of Labor & Employment Services and General Counsel for Archbright

2018Headshot_Kellis Borek_145x135Kellis oversees Archbright’s team of attorneys and HR Advice professionals who provide advice and counsel regarding all aspects of Local, State and Federal employment and labor law to employers in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. On behalf of employers, she bargains labor contracts, responds to NLRB matters and provides advice and counsel concerning wage and hour, leave laws, discrimination, labor laws, labor contract administration and regulatory compliance. 

In 2016, Kellis was appointed to the City of Seattle Labor Standards Commission which provides input and feedback to the Office of Labor Standards on the implementation of labor standards ordinances. Kellis is a veteran attorney of 30 plus years. Previously, she was in private practice in Seattle where she specialized in business and employment law. She is currently licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho. Kellis earned her B.A. from Washington State University and her J.D. from Seattle University.


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