Waco Business Seminar to Mull 'Millennial Generation'

April 9, 1998

by Alan Hunt

What changes will the new millennium bring to America's workforce? This will be among the issues discussed at a seminar on "Working with Today's Workers: Getting Ready for the New Century," presented by Baylor University's Institute for Family Business on Thursday, April 16.

The program, at the Harrington House Faculty Dining Center on South Eighth Street, is a presentation of the 1998 Waco Family Business Seminar Series. It will run from 7:30-9 a.m. and will be led by Dr. Joe Cox, professor of management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Cox has been a member of the Hankamer faculty since 1977.

Doris Sandberg, program coordinator of the Institute for Family Business, said Cox's presentation will look at the changing nature of the workforce. "He will discuss the 'Generation X' worker and the coming 'Generation Y', or 'Millennial Generation,'" she said. "He will address the similarly changing employment laws, judicial rulings, and lawsuits. The emphasis of the program will be on successfully coping with, and enjoying, this new century with all its workplace changes," she said.

The 1998 Waco Family Business Seminar Series was planned by the Institute for Family Business specifically for family-owned firms in the Waco area. The Institute for Family Business is a nationally-recognized organization that provides educational programs for family-owned businesses throughout the state.

Sandberg said the general theme of all the institute's programs is helping family-owned businesses achieve "healthy, sustainable growth."

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