Motivate Echo Boomers

(02-17-2010)

Echo Boomers, Generation Y, Millennials, Nexters, whatever label is applied, they are a generation intent on making their mark on society. The Adams State College free faculty lecture. Dr. Patricia Robbins, assistant professor of management, "Unlocking the Mysteries of Motivating Millennials", begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130.

Born roughly between 1982 and 2000, the 75 million members of this generation are currently finishing high school, attending college, or pursuing their first careers. College professors and employers find them an enigma and a challenge to understand and motivate. What can Generation X and Baby Boomers learn from and about Generation Y so they can live and work together is a current concern. This presentation will begin with an overview of the historical and technological events that have shaped the attitudes and beliefs of Generation Y. Implications both in the college classroom and the workplace will be discussed to help identify the unique drivers that motivate millennials. The talk will conclude with suggestions for the application of both classical and contemporary theories of motivation that may turn millennials from disenchanted students and employees into the highly motivated achievers they are destined to be.

All talks are free and the public is invited. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Robert Astalos, associate professor of physics, at 719-587-7821, or by email: rjastalos@adams.edu.