Many of the people in the addiction services workforce are nearing retirement age, necessitating attention to workforce issues such as recruitment of new staff and workforce well-being for all staff. Multigenerational teams enrich the treatment environment, however, there can be conflicting training experiences and values between newer and more seasoned staff. Therefore, this webinar will focus on factors which enhance the supervision and leadership of a multigenerational team. After presentation of this content, we will engage in discussion that provides a platform for understanding how age diversity and other staff differences can be effectively leveraged to strengthen teams and healthcare delivery.
- Become familiar with the generational gap and its implications for the addiction services workforce
- Develop understanding of team generational challenges and possible solutions
- Review basic leadership skills with specific attention to skills likely to be useful with a multigenerational team
Dan Bizjak, MSW, LCSW, ICS, CSAC, is the Immediate Past President of Recovery & Addiction Professionals of Wisconsin, RAP-WI. With over 20 years of mental health and addiction experience, he provides interactive, humor-filled lectures on addiction, mental health, medicated assisted treatment and leadership. Dan has worked with mentoring and providing leadership throughout his career. Dan serves as National Association of Addiction Professionals’ (NADDAC) Student Committee Chair and a National Board-Certified Counselor Mentor for emerging professionals. Dan has worked across the treatment continuum and is currently the Substance Use Section Manager for Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services. He also serves as NADDAC’s Student Committee chair and a NBCC Mentor.