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DEI Book Club: Sticking Points: How to Get 5 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart by Haydn Shaw

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Jump into our Zoom room as we dig into our next DEI Book Club pick! Everyone is welcome to join us.

About the Book

For the first time ever there are five generations working side by side in America’s workplaces:
  • Traditionalists (born before 1945)
  • Baby Boomers (born 1946–1964)
  • Gen Xers (born 1965–1980)
  • Millennials (born 1981–1998)
  • Gen Zs (born after 1998)
Having five generations in the workplace is revealing surprising generational differences, which popular business speaker and generational expert Haydn Shaw calls “sticking points.” These sticking points lead to misunderstanding, irritation, and stereotyping that hurts results and gets teams stuck.

There’s no need to remain stuck.

Sticking Points, Haydn Shaw uses humor and pointed examples to show you how to apply a five-step process to the twelve sticking points where the five generations tend to come apart. These sticking points revolve around differing attitudes toward work hours, loyalty, social media, respect, and feedback, among others. Sticking Points is a must-read book that will help you understand the generational differences you encounter while teaching all of us how we can learn to speak one another’s language and get better results together.

About the Author

Haydn Shaw is a leading expert on the multiple generations, leadership, change management, personal productivity, and trust.

He is the author of "Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart" and Franklin Covey's bestselling workshops "Leading Across Generations" and "Working Across Generations". He also writes on generations and leadership for the Huffington Post.

About the Facilitators

The ACA Illinois DEI Committee is a group of thought leaders seeking to make both ACA Illinois and the camp community more diverse and inclusive. The DEI Committee hosts programs to further the essential work needed to create more inclusive communities. The DEI Committee also advises the ACA Illinois Board of Directors and Staff in DEI policies and procedures to ensure that ACA Illinois is a welcoming organization for all. 

The Book Club is facilitated by the members of the DEI Committee and hosted by the Co-Chairs:

Shauna Guglielmo, Lincoln Park Zoo Camp

Annie Labus, Chicago Botanic Gardens’ Camp CBG

Why Attend?

Here are some reasons we believe attending will benefit your organization and/or your career!: 

Career Advancement: Being at the forefront of DEI work is critical for current and aspiring leaders of all types of organizations. The intentional networking that happens during a professional Book Club, offers opportunities for growth, development, and connection around the topic area that becomes translatable to resumes and career advancement. 

Camp Advancement: Book Clubs offer organizations an opportunity to develop new skills and understanding of the topic presented and consult with other professionals on how they navigate that topic in their own organization. As organizations continue to navigate creating gender inclusive spaces for their campers and staff, this book club will provide an opportunity to learn how other organizations are adapting their policies and programs to be more inclusive. Sure, you could read the book by yourself, but reading and discussing with others helps to reinforce the subject matter and create actionable plans, solutions, & policies that will benefit your camp!

Accreditation: The topic of this Book Club directly relates to many camps’ statements or philosophies specific to respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals. (CR-1.)

DFI Title XX: This event will help DFI Title XX camps meet the requirements for funding related to non-discrimination. 

What to Bring/ How to Prepare

Participants are responsible for obtaining their own books. We encourage folks to check their local library or consider purchasing from Women and Children First, an independent bookstore located in Chicago (ships worldwide) that supports community based organizations including ACA Illinois. 

Location/Style of Event

This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

The Fine Print

You must pay for this event at time of registration. If you would like to pay by invoice/check, please contact prior to registering.

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How to Register

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Chicago, IL 60603

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