Strategies for Mentoring: iGen to Traditionalists

Upcoming Webinar

May 8, 2018

9 am (PT); 10 am (MT); 11 am (CT); 12 pm (ET),

Speaker: Patricia ("Trish") C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(e), FAAN

The tendency to categorize clinicians into "buckets"—such as Boomers, Millennials, and other birth cohorts—obscures the value that individuals bring to the clinical setting. Clinical skill and experience are important and generally require a period of time to develop; however, in our complex perioperative environment, professional success is also dependent on creating and maintaining positive relationships. More experienced clinicians can provide useful insights and suggestion for establishing interpersonal connections and less experienced clinicians can bring technological sophistication to the clinical setting, thereby jointly enhancing the patient experience.


  • Identify characteristics attributed to generational cohorts (eg, millennials, boomers).
  • Discuss strategies that engage the particular knowledge and experience of members of different generations to facilitate improved patient outcomes.
  • Describe the patient benefits of collaborative practice among and between clinicians possessing different levels of knowledge and experience.

Member Price: Free

Non-member Price: $11