Preparing For The 2020 Workforce

May 20, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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Juban's Restaurant
3739 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Attract, Attain, Train, and Retain talent is a huge challenge for most organizations.  This is especially true of the service industry that relies on attracting, attaining, and retaining the knowledge worker.  Currently, we have four generations in the workplace.  Each generation has different values and looks to the organization to reconcile their life-work balance goals.  This creates a great deal of complexity for organizational policies and procedures, not to mention the conundrum for the manager who has four generations as a part of their department, crew or team.  It is just a matter of time until we will have five generations in the workplace.  In this presentation, John Fish will attempt to explore some of the issues and challenges that many of you will have to address as your career advances into the different levels of management. In some cases, it may be a challenge to work with a team member that is separated by two or more generations.  NOTE:  This is an update from a previous presentation Mr Fish gave in 2016.   Gen Z is coming fast!

PMI Credential holders will receive 1.5PDU's for attendance.


Director Project Support Services

Ford, Bacon & Davis, LLC


John has over fifty years of experience in the Engineering and Construction Industry (primarily petro-chemical and refining). 

  • Architect for a comprehensive Project Information Management System (iPIMS) with over 26 modules to manage the flow of information from Front End Planning to System Turnover.
  • Board of Advisor for the Construction Industry Institute (CII) since 2000. 
  • Served on numerous CII research teams with a focus on improving Front End Planning.
  • Board of Advisor for FIATECH to Rethinking the Engineering Work Processes and Conventional Deliverables so that we can gain the value of new technology.
  • Guest lecturer for Construction Management programs: University of Texas, Colorado, and Iowa State.
  • Guest Lecturer for various PMI groups, Houston and New Orleans Business Roundtables, CII, FIATECH, AACE, Petro-Conferences - Houston and New Orleans.


John has posted a series of short 4-minute podcasts to share what he has learned over the last 50 years in leadership.  Visit to listen.


$30.00 Member Ticket
$25.00 Earlybird rate before May 16

$35.00 Guest Ticket
$30.00 Earlybird rate before May 16

$25.00 Board Member