Symposium Session: Mind the Gap! Navigating the Intergenerational Workplace in Dietetic Practice
This is not a webinar or course for purchase- this is a module for credit claiming for our 2019 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our symposium, however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1130, 7020, 7090, 7200
Performance Indicators: 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.5, 2.3.5
World events and technological innovations have shaped the communication styles and work-related characteristics and expectations of generations in the modern workplace. Communication styles and work-related characteristics and expectations are immensely different between generations in today’s workforce.
Innate barriers exist in the workplace due to differences in communication styles and work-related characteristics and expectations that can be a flashpoint for conflict, misunderstanding, collaborative issues, lack of trust, and issues in expansion of workforce capacity.
Awareness of these differences and utilizing proper technique or tools when working between generations can improve workplace interactions, productivity, and workforce capacity.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Explain at least three inputs including world events and technological innovations that shape the communication styles and work-related characteristics and expectations of nutrition and dietetic professionals across generations (including Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z).
- Identify at least three communication styles and work-related characteristics and expectations of nutrition and dietetic professionals across generations.
- Describe at least five tangible and effective solutions when communicating or working with nutrition and dietetic professionals across generations to realize the Academy’s Second Century initiative principles and identify the Cultures of Gender and Age Member Interest Group as a reliable source of information and resource for Academy members.
Angel Planells, MS, RDN, CD, FAND, works in the home-based primary care program at the Veterans Administration in Seattle. He is also owner of a private practice and consulting firm, ACP Nutrition. Planells is currently serving as a national media spokesperson and president of the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He has been honored for his work as chair of the Academy’s National Organization of Men in Nutrition Member Interest Group for recruiting and retaining men in the nutrition and dietetics profession. Planells holds a certificate in adult weight management. He is a graduate of Tulane University and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University.
Angel Planells, MS, RDN, CD, FAND, has no relevant disclosures to report. He has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.00 CDR