HRS 109: BEING PART OF A MULTI-GENERATIONAL TEAM: What happens when you find yourself working everyday with colleagues who are the ages of your parents or children? Do you revert into age-related roles? Do you become exasperated with or bewildered by the values and behaviors of older or younger colleagues? This program explores the challenges and opportunities the career professional faces when he or she is part of a multi-generational team. It describes the tensions that often occur when career professionals run the gamut from those who remember using a library card catalog and those who can’t remember the days before Google. It describes the core values, career goals, key formative events, and attitudes that may have shaped the thinking and behavior of the four generations that may work in any organization today: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. It suggests preferred communication and learning methods for career professionals of different generations. Finally, this program offers 10 best practices for working in a multi-generational environment and for creating a supportive and inclusive multi-generational organizational culture.