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Press Release (BlakelyCompany.com)

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado (BBB) and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business will offer a four-part, interactive, professional development series, beginning Jan. 26 through April 13, titled “Leading the Multi-Generational Workforce.”

This series was designed to address the human resource and marketing needs of small-business owners and professionals.

Attendees will learn strategies for leading a multigenerational workforce, including millennials. The intended audience includes organizations and professionals of all generations.

Millennials comprise 26 percent of the population in Colorado Springs, higher than the national average, and the city remains among the top in the nation for attracting millennials. Currently one-third of the workforce, millennials will make up half of the workforce by 2020.

Series 1-3 are tailored for human resource, management and marketing professionals, whereas Series 4 is open to all but designed for millennials.

“We look forward to offering this professional development series in conjunction with UCCS,” said Jonathan Liebert, CEO and executive director of BBB of Southern Colorado. “Learning to motivate, support and interact with employees within each generation is vital for business owners and other professionals.”

Venkat Reddy, dean, UCCS College of Business said, “We are excited to partner with the BBB of Southern Colorado to offer this timely and important professional development opportunity. Marshaling the talents of an increasingly diverse workforce will be critical in the coming decade, and the College of Business is pleased to be a resource for these skills.”

Series 1

Motivating and Retaining a Millennial Workforce

Catalyst Campus, Colorado Room

555 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

8:30-10:30 a.m. (8 a.m. registration)

Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16

Registration Fees: $200 (for four, 2-hour sessions)


Series 2

Marketing to Millennial Customers

The Penrose House Conference Center

1661 Mesa Ave.

8:30-10:30 a.m. (8 a.m. registration)

Feb. 23, March 2

Registration Fees: $100 (for two, 2-hour sessions)

Series 3

Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce

Library 21C, Venue Room

1175 Chapel Hills Drive

8:30-10:30 a.m. (8 a.m. registration)

March 9, March 16, March 23

Registration Fees: $150 (for three, 2-hour sessions)

Series 4

Surviving and Thriving in your Workplace Environment

Red Leg Brewing Company

4630 Forge Road, Suite B

3-5 p.m. (5-6 p.m. networking)

April 6, April 13

Registration Fees: $100 (for two, 2-hour sessions)

REGISTRATION AND DISCOUNT INFORMATION

Program fees include program handouts, light refreshments and Certificate of Completion from the UCCS College of Business (only if a series is completed).

Discount information: The following groups are offered a 10-percent discount off registration fees – enter the appropriate discount code at checkout:

 
·       UCCS alumni, staff, faculty and students: UCCS-Mill

·       OPED executive program alumni/organizations: UCCS-Mill

·       BBB accredited businesses: BBB-Mill

Register at www.uccs.edu/business/OPED.

ABOUT BBB OF SOUTHERN COLORADO

Since August of 1980, Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has helped consumers find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. It serves 25 counties throughout Southern Colorado.

BBB of Southern Colorado sets standards for marketplace trust – to create a community of trustworthy businesses and charities – by encouraging and supporting best practices, educating consumers and businesses, celebrating business role models, and calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior.

BBB of Southern Colorado houses nearly 40,000 business profiles on companies in the region. In 2016, it received 2,660 complaints and had 1.67 million page views on its website. All company and charity reports are available for free online.

For more information, visit BBB of Southern Colorado, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.

ABOUT UCCS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

The College of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is committed to building successful futures for students, faculty, staff, and all stakeholders. Students receive their education from nationally and internationally recognized faculty, who enjoy preparing students’ minds for the workplace using real-world research, experience, and application. Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International places the UCCS College of Business in the top five percent of business schools worldwide, and U.S. New & World Report ranks it in the top third of AACSB International accredited business schools.

The UCCS College of Business was established in 1965 and has more than 1,700 undergraduates and 350 MBA and distance MBA students. The College of Business and Administration awards the Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Innovation in Business Administration degrees. The Graduate School of Business Administration awards the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting degrees. More than 9,000 alumni of the College of Business live and work around the world.

For more information, visit uccs.edu/~business.