Generational Gap (Part One)


There are four distinct generations in the workplace, each with its own worldview and its own work ethic. Some are fiercely loyal to the company, while others just want a job. It can cause a serious new problem for the workplace. It is the problem of distinct generations — the Veterans, the Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y — working together and often colliding as their paths cross. Individuals with different values, different ideas, different ways of getting things done and different ways of communicating in the workplace have always existed. So, why is this becoming a problem now?


This seminar will explore the four distinct generations, their attitudes towards work, management and their preferred methods of communication, and some of the problems that can arise when generation gaps become obstacles to workplace communication and productivity. We will also discuss possible solutions to addressing these issues and concerns.


Who should attend? Leaders, managers, and HR professionals who work in organizations with multiple generations.

All Things HR will also host a  Millennials (Deep Dive) on October 25th. Information for registration will be posted on Oct 11th.


Cost: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members, Students $10

October 11, 2018

Registration 7:00am; Meeting 7:30am – 9:00am

1 hour Credit with SHRM & HRCI

Our chapter meetings are regularly held on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mukilteo.


Fall SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Program at Everett Community College, for more information

October 25th Part Two of Generational Gap – Millennials Deep Dive – hosted at All Things HR; 8am to 9am; $20; the Link to register will be posted on October 11th

November 8th Chapter Meeting – Topic to be announced.

December Membership Appreciation Event – Join us for our annual Membership Appreciation Evening Event – it will be hosted in December, an evening event with heavy appetizers and beverages – more information coming!! 



Suzan Sturholm, SPHR

Suzan is the President of All Things HR, LLC.  She has more than twenty five years of human resources, executive level management and business development experience, with specialties in employee relations, training and development, strategic planning and creating and restructuring effective and efficient HR Departments.


Suzan is an innovative HR professional skilled at creating cost-effective solutions for complex business problems. She has been recognized for her vision, strategic planning and tactical implementation.  Suzan is a results-orientated professional and has experience with both union and non-union settings.


Suzan believes that good HR helps provide a solid foundation for a growing company.  Her passion is in facilitating the structuring of clients HR departments that will help to grow and nurture long-term and loyal employees which will in turn grow the client’s business.


Through her approach, she helps managers develop responsibilities to hire and develop engaged, passionate, dedicated employees. She engages executive teams to train and develop passionate, dedicated managers and supervisors. And her work includes guiding company presidents and CEOs in creating mission, vision, and company values to which everyone in the company can commit – including themselves.


When she’s not at the office, she can be found traveling the world, spending time with family, friends, and all things with fur and with four legs; and trying to live life to the fullest – every day.


Angela Goto, SHRM-CP, PHR

Angela Goto is a collaborative human resource professional with fifteen years of HR experience gained in a fast paced, results orientated environment. She has worked with workgroups both large and small union and non-union environments.


Before Joining All Things HR team in Lynnwood & Seattle areas, Angela was a Human Resource Business Partner at a WA based community bank. Her role as strategic partner in supporting forty-eight branches in western WA and northern CA included a string focus in employee relations, investigations, performance management and recruitment.


Angela’s career began in the northwest division of a national department store.  She served in several Human Resource positions of increasing responsibility in the stores, the Division Headquarters, and finally as the Regional Recruiter for twelve stores in western and central WA. She demonstrates a commitment to building a solid partnership with managers and employees to meet objectives consistent with an organization’s values and priorities. Angela likes to imagine the role of HR as helping leadership grow their business through the performance of people.


Angela is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). In her free time, she enjoys the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, watching a hometown team, or indulging in some local cuisine.


Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn - 8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275
Date & Time: October 11, 2018; Registration 7:00am; Meeting 7:30am – 9:00am