Workforce Network Meeting

Event Date(s): Wed, 4/3/2024 8:30 AM - Wed, 4/3/2024 9:30 AM
Location: Online via TEAMS

Kim Gochanour and Jackie Carley, Co-Chairs for the LeadingAge Wisconsin Workforce Network, invite you to our next virtual meeting, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Do you often wonder what planet your coworkers are from? Or are you tired of people saying “Boomer,” “Millennial,” or “GenZ” like it’s a bad thing?

If you’d like to better understand those around you from ALL generations, we invite and encourage you to join us for our next Workforce Network virtual meeting.

Our featured guest for this meeting will be Alayna Thomas, MS, PHR, Retention Strategist at Magnet Culture. Alayna has her finger on the pulse of today’s modern workforce. She is a wise-beyond-her-years “Zillennial” (GenZ/Millennial cusper) herself who encourages organizations to break free from the status quo, take decisive action, and embrace the transformative power of new, innovative retention strategies to keep staff longer. Highly credentialed, Alayna is a former HR Director with a Master's in Management. She is now an HR consultant, speaker, and trainer, also teaching as an Adjunct Professor of HR at the University of Texas - Dallas. Alayna boasts a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Designation from HRCI. As a representative of the new workforce herself, Alayna is dedicated to staying at the forefront of workforce trends, ensuring she provides the most effective turnover solutions for her audiences.

Through informal and interactive discussion throughout our April 3rd Workforce Network meeting, Alayna will help us understand what new employees are looking for in their career. How can we better match the responsibilities of working in the long-term environment with the priorities and expectations of multiple generations? How can we better attract and retain the younger generation into long-term care careers? How do we better match career expectations with the role and responsibilities of being a caregiver? How can we better communicate with the younger generation and build a deeper understanding about work ethics and the rationale underlying necessary policies regarding texting and snap chat while working as a caregiver?

Please join this meeting prepared to engage in the interactive discussion. Our goal through meetings of the Workforce Network is that we continue working together to be part of the solution. 

Meetings of our Workforce Network are open to all members and subscribers of LeadingAge Wisconsin.

If you did not receive the meeting invite/TEAMS link, please e-mail Sarah (