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Optimist International

We and Them IS

Us

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Bridging the Generation Gap

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We and Them IS Us

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“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success”Alexander Graham Bell

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Core Values

We can share core values and still be different

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Each Generation. . .

Expectations

World-views

Modes of communicatingDefining moments

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Each generation is its own culture.

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Seniors are the ones who care about the broader community and are the backbone of volunteer programs and service organizations. Young people are selfish and don’t want to make commitments.

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You might hear. . .

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Or this. . .

Young people are the true activists today. Older people may do nice, helpful things as volunteers, but cutting-edge work for social change is being done mainly by the young.

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How to be inclusive

Understand differences

Embrace differencesBe open to try something new and relinquishing some powerWe and Them IS Us

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We’re generalizing here.

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Watch out for

Cuspers

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Who Are We?

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Traditionalists/Silent Generation

Born 1927-

1946 aged 72-91

Great DepressionWWIIExperienced hard times followed by times of prosperity

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Values

Dedication to their job

Follow the rulesRespect for authorityPrefer hierarchal organizationPatient (don’t need instant gratification)Traditional expectationsMay use computers to communicate with children and grandchildrenCautious about technology

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Baby Boomers

1947-1964 aged 54-71

Civil Rights Movement

Sexual RevolutionWomen’s MovementSpace Travel

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Values

May have workaholic tendencies

Loyal to organizationsSupport personal causesHard workers (want gratification from work)Seek self-improvement and growthLike technology that “works” and makes their lives easier

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Generation X

1965-1980 aged

50

24 hour news

Divorce rate 50%

Dual income familiesCorporate downsizing

‘78 Information Technology

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Values

Seek balance between work, volunteerism and personal life

Loyal to peopleRelatively informal “team” work and volunteer styleWant to have fun at work and volunteer activitiesLike to work with latest technologyAware of diversity and think globally

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Millennials/Generation Y

1981-1995 aged 23-37

The Great Recession

9/11School ShootingsHIV/AIDSGlobal Warming

Digital technology

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Values

Demand balance between work, volunteerism and personal life

Self-assured and achievement-focusedLoyal to ideas, causes and productsStrong morals and community serviceEager to make a positive impact while volunteeringTolerantExpect the latest technologyExpect an active voice in decision making and planning

Want immediate feedbackWe and Them IS Us (Bridging the Generation Gap)

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Generation Z/

iGen

1996-2004

aged 14-22Silicon ValleyGreat Recession

Web RevolutionTerrorism

Climate Change

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Values

Very interested in volunteering to gain work experience

Are currently volunteeringConcerned about man’s impact on the planetDisplay symptoms of emotional distress when kept away from their personal electronic devices

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Commonalities?To Feel valued 85%

Recognition and appreciation 74%

A Supportive environment 73%A Capable workforce 72%To Be part of a team 68%We and Them IS Us

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“The solution to generational differences has to do more with respecting people as people and unique individuals than any prescribed formula.”

~Paula

Gregorowics, The Paula G Company

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RAMP up to bring out the best in ourselves and others

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Respect

Recognition

Relationships

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Autonomy

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Mastery

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Purpose: Why we do what we do

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So what’s the big deal?

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Respect

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Boomers:“Live to Work!”

Work is a location

Gen X/Gen Y:“Work to Live!”Work is an activityWe and Them IS Us

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Scenario 1:

“Wow! You remind me so much of my granddaughter.”

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OR. . .

“Wow! You remind me so much of my grandma!”

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Scenario 2:

The Optimist President explains the details of a very important project, but. . .

The Communications Chair, keeps checking her iphone during the Board Meeting.We and Them IS Us

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Scenario 3:

The board is discussing the weekly hot topics luncheon they’ve been doing for years. The newest member of the board is vocal about some new ideas.

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Scenario 4:

One board member thinks that it would be great to start up a new project, but there is a lot of resistance at the board meeting.

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Questions for US

In recruiting for and recognizing volunteers, do we imply that older or younger people are the most involved or are the best?

Do we determine goals and choose activities without any consideration for whether another age group is also involved in some way?We and Them IS Us

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Other Thoughts

Meeting in the middle

Different isn’t wrongFocus on similarities and strengthsReaching for the Next Generation of Leaders

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