Meeting/Event Information


October 09, 2014

Generational Differences in the Workplace
October 09, 2014 - October 09, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Union Train Station / Next Level Events
1400 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Join us as this topic is explored by an expert panel of HR professionals, as well as employees representing each generation.

$22.00 Member
$27.00 after 2:00 pm October 7

$28.00 Guest (Non-member)
$33.00 after 2:00 pm October 7

$10.00 Student Member
$15.00 after 2:00 pm October 7

Generations X, Y, ZWho can keep up?!  One of the most challenging diversity issues an organization faces today are the generational differences in the workplace, and the conflicts that sometimes arise between them. Each generation has different expectations from the workplace. This makes it more difficult for employers to recruit, and retain employees, as well as know which benefits will attract the best candidates. How are Human Resource professionals addressing the different needs of each generation? How is each generation communicating their needs to their employer and to HR?

Join us as we explore these topics and learn answers to these and other questions addressed by an expert panel of HR professionals, as well as employees who represent each generation. This informative meeting will include valuable input from the following panelist; Lin Little, SPHR – Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, John Brower – Simmons First National Bank, Leslie Cloer, SPHR – City of Little Rock, Billy Quinn – Ash Grove Packaging, and Michael Smith, PHR – Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport. More information is listed below on each of the panelists.


Lin Little is the Human Resource Project Leader for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a position she has held since 1985. Lin has certification in Meyers-Briggs Temperance Index, Emotional Intelligence and is certified by Hogan Assessment. She is a member of the Central Arkansas Human Resource Association having served as President in 1994 and 1995. Lin was the ARSHRM State Director from 1996-1999. She has served as an adjunct faculty member with Webster University since 1991 in human resources, human resource development, health systems and management.



John Brower is VP/Benefits and Special Projects for Simmons First National Corporation. He has over 35 years of human resources management experience, primarily in the financial services industry. He is a Past President (2004) of the Central Arkansas Human Resources Association, and has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Little Rock Workforce Investment Board and the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Camp Aldersgate. He serves the community as a volunteer presenter for the Arkansas Scholars program, a reading tutor with the ARKids Read program, and as an employee campaign coordinator for the Heart of Arkansas United Way.


Leslie Cloer, SPHR is the Human Resources Analyst – Senior for the Labor and Employee Relations Division for the City of Little Rock.  She has also held human resource management roles in higher education and the construction industry.  She held her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification prior to earning her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.  In her current role as a board member for the Central Arkansas Human Resource Association, Leslie currently manages the PHR/SPHR certification classes for the central Arkansas area.  Because of her work for the human resources field in the area of professional certification, she was selected to serve as one of only thirty-one mentors for the Human Resources Certification Institute’s international mentoring program.  She enjoys teaching college classes to help direct more students to the field of human resources.


Billy Quinn attended Harding University where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in international business and a minor in spanish.  He continued his graduate studies at Harding University receiving a master’s degree in business administration.  In 2007, he entered the field of human resources and became an Assistant Personnel Manager for the Arkansas Department of Human Services in the Recruitment and Placement Office.  Quinn completed a master’s degree in human resource management and undertook a new position as the Human Resource Manager for Ash Grove Packaging in 2012.  Currently, Quinn is studying for the SPHR exam and is an active member of SHRM and the CAHRA chapter. 


Michael L. Smith, PHR, IPMA-CP is the Manager of Human Resources for Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport. In this role he oversees the administration of all HR functions for the Airport including staffing & compensation, compliance, training, benefit programs and employee relations. Mr. Smith has over 9 years of experience working in both private and public sectors of HR. He serves as a board member on the Central Arkansas Human Resource Association, and is the current Membership Director for the ARSHRM State Council. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in HR Management from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and is a certified HR professional with current designations from HRCI and IPMA.


This program has been approved for 1 General credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.




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