Los Angeles - Gen Z in the Workplace
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Los Angeles - Gen Z in the Workplace

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: The City Club
555 S Flower St
51st Floor
Los Angeles, California  90071
United States
Presenter: Dr. Santor Nishizaki & James DellaNeve
Contact: Kinette Cager
213-480-0809 x240

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PIHRA Los Angeles

Gen Z in the Workplace

presented by Dr. Santor Nishizaki
& James DellaNeve


Generation Z (~ born between 1995-2012) began entering the workplace two years ago, making it the most recent generational cohort. This session will consider the characteristics among generational cohorts, including areas of differences and friction, and the implications for the workplace. To better understand Gen. Z, various factors that attribute to affect this group, such as childhood, parental practices, attitudes, and beliefs that shape their worldview.

Social media, Smartphones, and heavy technology usage have consumed thousands of hours of this group's time, causing many researchers to be concerned about potential technological addiction. This iPhone-connected lifestyle will translate to the workplace and has implications for both the Gen. Z employee and prospective employers, leaders and HR practitioners. Finally, recommendations for recruitment tactics, employee retention, and leadership will be suggested, based on our original survey data.


  • Different generations in the workplace defined
  • The evolution of Gen. Z and common traits
  • The Impact of Technology on Gen. Z
  • Generational Conflict Zone
  • Tips to increase engagement in Gen. Z
  • Recommendations for all generations
  • Questions / Discussion


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration & Welcome
8:00am - 9:30am - Speaker Presentation



Dr. Santor Nishizaki is Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach and the Founder and CEO of the Mulholland Consulting Group, LLC., whose mission is to help organizations increase generational awareness and create a happier workplace. His company specializes in coaching, training, and consulting organizations from the private and public sectors that are interested in growing their Millennial and Generation Z employment engagement, as well as strategic planning, team-building, interpersonal skills, and leadership development using a Gallup StrengthsFinder approach. Santor has published domestic and international articles about Millennials in the workplace, mentoring, and leadership and is currently writing a book (to be released this year) with James DellaNeve about working with Generation Z.
  James DellaNeve currently is the deployment leader for a $150M software project across multiple corporate divisions. He has had multiple positions along his career either forming new teams or departments as well as defining organizational strategies and structures to work across multiple divisions. He is called upon to lead Root Cause Corrective Actions engagements on troubled projects as well as consults on strategic initiatives. He’s an expert in large-scale software projects and Product Lifecycle Management. Since leading his first large software project some 20 years ago, he realized the importance of “Peopleware” and has always embraced Employee Involvement and Engagement to build his high-performance teams. In order to provide a theoretical foundation, he pursued a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University



This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $45 $45
Guest/Nonmember $60 $60
PIHRA Member In-Transition $35 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $25

Online registration closes on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


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There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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