Wilkes University

Family Business Alliance

Family Business Alliance

Welcome to the Family Business Alliance (FBA) at Wilkes University

The mission of the Family Business Alliance (FBA) at Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington-Scranton is to be the trusted resource providing world class services to support strengthening and empowering regional family-owned businesses and our community. 

Upcoming Programs


Overcoming Generational Conflict

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Networking 8:30am, Program 9 a.m.- 10:30am
Junior Achievement, 1122 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640

Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Post Millennials are the five generational groups active in the workforce today. Each has vastly different work styles and priorities. The synergy created by such diversity can drive organizations to new levels of success, but the conflict that can arise among members of the groups can hamper business development and profitability.

The younger groups – Millennials and Post-Millennials - often have strengths in technology, creativity and flexibility, so they offer important skills to prospective employers. But polls and other evidence suggest that there are significant levels of intergenerational conflict preventing a seamless integration of younger workers. As a result, human resource professionals, managers, and business leaders need tactics to overcome this conflict. This workshop will compare the characteristics of the various groups and offer tactics to employers seeking to engage younger workers.This session is an examination of the current cybersecurity landscape with an overview of practical cyber risk mitigation strategies.


Frank Sorokach Professor Penn State University


1. Defining generational groups

2. Reviewing strengths/opportunities of diverse generations working together

3. Proven methods in communication between generationsLearning objectives

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Supporting Partners
Baker Tilly M and T Bank Rosenn, Jenkinsm and Greenwald
Linde Family Wilkes University

Community PARTNERS

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