HR Competencies

  • Critical Evaluation 
  • Global and Cultural Effectiveness



This class provides a practical guide for managing the brain drain and easing the pain of transferring knowledge to the next generation. It is a practical guide for knowledge management—managing the brain drain and easing the pain of knowledge transfer to the next generation.

What is the brain drain? Employees can quit, find a new job, retire overnight and take with them all their earned know-how that you’ve come to rely upon. The latest research shows that employees plan to stay with their employer for less than two years! While we have to get used to this, there is no easy fix. It’s not simply a question of filling the position with new workers. While college graduates, Gen Y, Gen X, and Boomers are eager to fill the numbers gap they can’t instantly know the business and industry-related knowledge.

Both you and your organization can potentially lose knowledge critical to success. Are you ready for your experienced employees with essential knowledge to walk out the door? Do you have any strategies to transfer knowledge between employees? While there is no full replacement for a valuable employee, steps can be taken to retain some of their understanding in vital areas.

This highly interactive knowledge transfer workshop provides a practical guide for stopping the brain drain capturing valuable knowledge, skills, and experience so it can be shared among employees of all the generations in the workplace.


  • What do you stand to lose? How to anticipate and assess your knowledge gaps.

  • What are the unique generational differences that affect knowledge transfer between boomers, gen x, and gen y?

  • How to use the best practices for capturing and transferring knowledge into effective solutions for boomers, gen x and gen y employees.

  • How to capture all types of knowledge: explicit, implicit, the most difficult, often unspoken, unwritten and unrecorded — the what’s “inside their head” internalized understanding and expertise

  • How to make it work for you? Your situation? Your solution!

  • How to make knowledge management work for your organization? Design retaining, retrieving knowledge transfer plans to create a brain trust and avoid the brain drain.

Designed for

Anyone who is looking to strategically capture employee knowledge before it walks out the door of your organization



Susan Wehrspann, Susan Wehrspann and Associates


0.65 Continuing Education Units
Course ID #MGMT159

Class Details

Location:Employers Council, 1799 N Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203-1310
Time:8:30 am to 4:00 pm
List Price:$250.00

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