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Managing Change by Marilyn Moats Kennedy

LANCASTER, Ohio -- "Managing Change: Understanding the Demographics of the Evolving Workplace" is the topic of a special presentation by Marilyn Moats Kennedy at Ohio University Lancaster Campus, Brasee Hall, room 211, Wednesday, June 16, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

According to Kennedy, the Baby Boomers and the Baby Busters, and those in between, share some traditional values, but differ on some important workplace values. Currently there are four age cohorts in the workplace, with a fifth, the Netsters, to emerge within two years. She will discuss what motivates employees and how to reach all of the age cohorts in the workplace. "One of the toughest lessons supervisors and managers must learn is (that) managers serve the troops as well as lead them."

Known as the "Ann Landers of the workplace", Moats Kennedy is the founder and managing partner of Career Strategies, a 28-year-old consulting firm, and founder and publisher of Career Strategist, a 16-page subscription newsletter on career planning, job hunting, and office politics. She currently is a columnist for Across the Board magazine, Glamour, Manager's Intelligence Report, Marketing News, and the Physician Executive and often is quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Fortune.

Kennedy also has written six books: "Office Politics: Seizing Power/Wielding Clout," "Career Knockouts: How to Battle Back," "Salary Strategies: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Salary You Want," "Powerbase: How to Build It/How to Keep It," "Office Warfare: Getting Ahead in the Aggressive 80s" and "Glamour Guide to Office Smarts."

In addition to appearing on "20/20" and "Good Morning, America," Kennedy makes more than 100 presentations annually on a variety of topics, such as recruitment and retention, cross-generational motivation, organizational politics, age diversity, management anorexia, and predicting future management trends.

Kennedy received a Women in Communications National Headliner award and is listed in several editions of "Who's Who." She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Kennedy's presentation is sponsored by the Heart of Ohio Tech Prep Consortium and Ohio University Lancaster Campus and is free. Anyone interested in attending should reserve a seat by contacting Merry Lee Walters in the Tech Prep office at 654.6711, ext. 216.

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