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Rochester, NY Time and Space: How Generational Differences Impact the Workplace

Join us for our March professional development program were we will discuss how broader generational experiences have shaped sub populations in the workforce.  These differences help influence the way employees’ approach and conceptualize work.  Inclusive of analysis and introduction on techniques to better understand generational difference and how to create unity in the workplace.

7:30 – 8:00 am Registration & Networking

8:00 – 9:30 am Presentation


Learning Objectives

  • How to suspend judgment
  • Knowledge of generational context that influences employees
  • How to create a continuous learning mindset


About the Presenter

A native of Rochester, NY, Adrian Hale is the Senior Manager of Workforce / Economic Development & Education Initiatives at the Rochester Chamber of Commerce where he has been working to improve educational outcomes for the Greater Rochester’s youth and enhance the quality of our workforce.

Examples of his work include; career readiness efforts such as: Mentor to Employment and has partnered with the non-profit organization Pencils and Paper. Adrian has also helped create market driven training programs, such as a forklift training program in coordination with Foodlink and MCC.

He is also helping lead the regional conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace with the creation of Creating Opportunities in Rochester for Equity in Employment (COREE) and will also be leading a regional talent strategy initiative designed to better coordinate efforts and collaboration among K-12 systems, colleges, and employers to attract, recruit, and retain new and incumbent workers into the Greater Rochester workforce.

In addition to his responsibilities at the Chamber, Adrian serves on several boards in the Greater Rochester community, such as the Democrat and Chronicle’s Editorial Board and recently named Co-Chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council’s (FLREDC) Downtown Revitalization Selection Committee.

As a United States Marine, he made two combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan and served with the United States Air Force reserves.

Adrian graduated from Monroe Community College with distinction in 2014 and was a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Upon graduating from MCC, Adrian transferred to Yale University, where he received his B.A. in Political Science and became a Director’s Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies with a focus on education reform, and police accountability.

For Adrian’s contributions toward progress of our community, he was nominated for two 2019 ROC Black Men Achieve Awards, the Thomas A. Banister Jr. Community Leader of the Year Award and the Ceremony’s highest honor, Man of the Year.

Adrian looks forward to continuing to do what he can today, until he can do more tomorrow.


For questions regarding registrations or cancellations please contact one of our co-directors of Hospitality:
Nicole Kier at Kier.nicole@gmail.com or Lauren Sebring at lsebring@goodwillfingerlakes.org

 Cancellations permitted up to 24 hours prior to event



This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 HR credit hours.


Thanks to our generous event sponsor!

Manning & Napier