Leading an Inter-Generational Workforce
Event Location: Black Dog Cafe | 308 East Prince Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Event Date/Time: February 26, 2020 | 11:30am Optional Networking and Lunch, 12:30pm Presentation
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Event Description: The world we live in today is changing quicker than ever before. Industry 4.0 and the connected world are among us. In addition to the large industrial revolution, our workforce population is also in the middle of a large transition. The workforce is evolving to where Millennials are becoming the largest workforce population. Millennials are stepping into leadership roles and are required to influence a multi-generational workforce amidst this technological revolution. Existing leaders are also adjusting to leading Millennials whose expectations are different than their own. All parties involved must understand how generational differences will affect their ability to advance their business or organization. Beliefs, leadership systems, knowledge processes, promotions, and technology to name a few are areas that are often underestimated as a company is going through this change.
Melissa Meisgeier is an Area Operations Manager at Flint Hills Resources’ Pine Bend Refinery, where she manages operations for one-third of the facility that primarily produces gasoline range products, butane, and propane, as well as the steam generation and wastewater treatment facilities. Melissa graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Spanish. Melissa started her career as an operations engineer supporting the Alkylation, Dimersol, Polymerization and Caustic Regeneration units. Her career in operations leadership since then has given her the opportunity to lead and influence a diverse workforce including on-shift field operators, on-shift board operators and now frontline supervisors.
Paul Schulz is a Maintenance Superintendent at Flint Hills Resources’ Pine Bend Refinery, where he oversees and leads the Refineries Instrumentation, Electrical, Analyzer, and LDAR execution teams. Paul graduated from University of Wisconsin – Stout with a master’s degree in Risk Control after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Communication. Throughout his career Paul has successfully led diverse teams ranging from new college graduates to forty-year veterans, across many disciplines including engineering, reliability craftsman and front-line leaders.