10 Ways to Thrive as a Millennial in the Workplace

10 Ways to Thrive as a Millennial in the Workplace

Thrive as a Rising Professional.

It can be challenging to thrive in a workplace environment where you are one of the few in the Millennial generation. This three-part track is for employees and business leaders who are in the Millennial generation and may feel underrepresented or 'outnumbered' in their workplace, and to provide strategies for how to thrive in your career and work environment.   

3 Session Program

Thursdays | June 6, 2019 - June 20, 2019

8:00 am - 10:30 am

UCCS Downtown

102 S. Tejon St. | Colorado Springs | CO 80903

10 Ways to Thrive as a Millennial in the Workplace

Who Should Attend?

  1. Business Owners
  2. Organizational leaders
  3. Professionals
  4. Supervisors, managers and directors
  5. HR professionals
  6. Employees

What You Will Learn

  • Learn skills to adjust to a working environment that is very different for most Millennial employees

    Breakfast & Networking: 8:00 am - 8:30 am  |  Session:  8:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Discover on-boarding and mentoring strategies that will help new Millennial team members succeed

    Breakfast & Networking: 8:00 am - 8:30 am  |  Session:  8:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Avoid the mistakes that new Millennial employees make in the work world

    Breakfast & Networking: 8:00 am - 8:30 am  |  Session:  8:30 am - 10:30 am


Program Details


This professional development program consists of the following elements to create a strong learning environment:

  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Interactive exercises
  • Real-world examples
  • Real-time implementation of tools and strategies

Regular Registration: $150

Discounted Registration (CU Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni): 10% Discount Available

*Alumni from any CU institution and/or OPED executive education programs are eligible for Discounted Registration rates.

*Email Pamela Preston at ppresto2@uccs.edu for discount code to enter at registration.

Program Fees Include

This program includes the following:

  • Program materials and handouts
  • Light breakfast, snacks and beverages
  • Certificate of completion

What You Will Receive

Participants who successfully complete the 10 Ways to Thrive as a Millennial in the Workplace program  will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, signed by the dean of the UCCS College of Business. Participants will only receive a Certificate of Completion from the UCCS College of Business if all sessions are successfully completed.


This program is organized and brought to you by the UCCS College of Business' Executive Education office and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado.

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Cancellation Policy

We understand that professionals occasionally have changes in plans or schedules that will result in their not being able to attend the program as planned. If you wish to cancel and receive a full refund, you must submit your request in writing via email to OPED@uccs.edu at least 5 business days prior to the program start date.

Application of Learning:

This program is an executive education offering, meaning that it will include theory, research and evidence-based practices into the topics of leading a multi-generational workforce. The program will also cover strategies of how to apply the theory and evidence-based practices into your own organization and specific industry. 


Meet the Program Facilitator
Scott Van Ness, MBA
Scott Van Ness is an Instructor of Operations Management at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). In this capacity, Scott teaches courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Quantitative Methods and Service Management.

Before coming to UCCS, Scott spent over 25 years working in the field of supply chain management and distributions operations. Scott spent 21 years in the US Air Force, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. In the Air Force, Scott served in numerous command positions, leading large organizations in the area of aircraft maintenance, supply chain management and logistics functions. Scott then worked for Target Corporation in corporate supply chain management. He currently owns a loan brokerage company, working with small businesses to finance for growth.

Scott’s area of emphasis and field of study in training has been working and leading the multigenerational workforce, specifically focusing on retaining and motivating the Millennial workplace generation. Although Scott’s training is foundationally research-based, his training is designed to give business and organization leaders real-world tools that they can apply and use in their organizations. Scott holds a BS and MBA in Business Administration and is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.

10 Ways to Thrive as a Millennial in the Workplace