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By Carrine Samantha Yem

The School of Business and Governance (SBG) of Ateneo de Davao University organized a symposium dubbed “Engaging the Leaders of Tomorrow” for the Master in Business Administration (MBA) students last 15 July 2017 at the Finster Auditorium, 7/F Finster Hall.

MAREXA Human Resource and Management Head Nelson P. Casiano and Toffee Ang, owner of The Board Room and Lounge and Stre3ts were the speakers of the forum. They discussed motivations of a millennial in a workplace and  millennial and baby boomer management in the workplace.

Casiano stressed the changes and impact that which millennials hold in the workplace today and the importance of aligning with them.

“Making a millennial engage in happier work is easier than you think, communicate early and often, find ways or even find new ways to collaborate and embrace transparency to engage you millennials, love them or hate them, millennials are here to stay,” Casiano said.

Ang, on the other hand, explained onto the histories and perceptions of these generations and how it has created a gap and to work with them in the working field from better communication and willingness to collaborate with one another as a leader in a work force.

“A leader is someone who establishes a clear vision, and then guides their team towards the vision by empowering them and coaching them to greatness,” Ang said.

Followed after the two discussion was an open forum and to end the program a certificate of thanks was given to the two speakers and a raffle for those who made their participation to the event.