Toastmasters International-2021 Virtual Convention
Toastmasters International-Education Sessions

When Generations Connect

Four distinct generations are working together shoulder to shoulder, each with a unique set of attitudes, values, and work styles. Tapping into the power and perspective of each generation helps everyone feel empowered, valued, and understood. But are you equipped to convert this form of diversity from an obstacle into an opportunity? This session will explain who the generations are and the why behind their differences, address the stereotypes that can cloud our judgement, and present solutions to best engage every generation.

Session objectives:

  • Understand differences of the four generations
  • Recognize stereotypes that cloud judgement
  • Walk away with solutions to best engage each generation


Phil Gwoke

Phil Gwoke
Generational Expert, Market Researcher, Writer, Trainer, Speaker

Phil Gwoke is a writer, market researcher, generational expert, trainer, and the managing director of BridgeWorks, a company that is dedicated to powering potential by cultivating meaningful human connections. BridgeWorks helps organizations find the best ways to address their most pressing workforce challenges, including recruiting & retention; knowledge transfer; talent gaps; engagement; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Phil helps people realize the value each generation brings to the workforce.

Phil is a Generation Xer who grew up break dancing and fixing cassette tapes with the eraser end of a number 2 pencil. Around BridgeWorks headquarters, Phil is known as the motivator and the historian.

As an internationally recognized speaker, Phil has shared his wisdom and inspired audiences in 40 different states and four continents to over 100,000 people. He is a firm believer that with the proper motivation, training, and support system, members of any generation can become capable of remarkable accomplishments.

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