Leading Millennials


The workforce today is changing rapidly, with many Baby Boomers retiring and Millennials (those born in the 80s and 90s) comprising a large portion of the workforce. The Millennial generation of workers is different than the preceding generations, requiring changes in your management and leadership. They have a different set of workplace expectations, behaviors and needs that managers must understand in order to engage them effectively. These younger workers bring important new skills, ideas and energy to the workplace, yet they may be harder to hire and motivate - and may demand more of you and your organization. In order to keep them and utilize their many talents, you need to adopt new ways of leading them. 

This course offers insight into how the Millennial generation thinks about work, along with five strategies for effectively leveraging their talents and engaging them at work.

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Managers at any organizational level
  • Individuals seeking to enter management
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Gain insight into what makes the Millennial generation tick and how their needs are different from those of other generations in the workplace.
  • Articulate key motivators for Millennials and identify ways to motivate, engage and inspire them.
  • Identify and leverage Millennial strengths to achieve department goals and business success.
  • Apply 5 key managerial strategies for meeting Millennial needs while also meeting business unit goals.
  • Analyze workplace structure and team design to incorporate Millennials’ need for team work and collaboration.
  • Create an action plan to effectively lead Millennials on your team.
  • Prepare Millennials for future leadership roles to ensure proper succession planning.
Continuing Education Hours: 
Continuing Education Units: .65 CEUs
Project Management Institute: 6.5 PDUs-Leadership
Applies Towards Certificates:
Additional Information: 
UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Leadership Academy Certificate Program bundle but you are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, please fill out this statement of intent to let us know. You have three years to complete the certificate, starting from the start date of your first class. If you would like to find out if previously-taken courses count towards the certificate requirements, please reach out to your Enrollment and Success Coordinator at tecbus@austin.utexas.edu. We will present you with your certificate in your final class.