There is a growing awareness of the “generational diversity” that exists in today’s workplace. Leaders are faced with the clashing of older, middle-aged and younger staff members who may share common work tasks, but their values, approaches to work, communication styles and perceptions of each other may differ greatly. This seminar will explore some of the generational differences and provide useful approaches to creating a work environment that is productive and compatible for everyone.
Chief Steve Rathman started his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Hall County Sheriff’s Department in Grand Island, NE as a Deputy Sheriff. In 1996, he moved over to the Grand Island Police Department and worked as a road patrol police officer and a traffic enforcement motor officer. In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a patrol supervisor. In 2003, he was moved into the administration division and served as the training coordinator for the department. In 2010, he was hired as the Chief of Police in Plattsmouth, NE, where he still serves. In 2018, he was appointed to the Nebraska Crime Commission by the governor of the state of Nebraska. Chief Rathman holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska, a Master of Arts Degree in Management from Doane University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy-216th session, Quantico, VA. In addition, Chief Rathman serves as an adjunct professor of practice for the college of professional studies at Doane University and is certified as a professional law enforcement instructor in the state of Nebraska.