DOVER, Del. (11/13/09)--A staffer at Dover (Del.) FCU shared her expertise with human resource professionals throughout the state in an article on multigenerational training published in the third quarter issue of HR Times
. Dona Palermo, training coordinator at the $281 million-plus asset credit union, wrote the article, "Training Across Generations--
Battle or Opportunity?" In it, she explained the changing demographics of today's work force, the impact of the changes on training programs and the workplace, and the opportunities created by the changes for trainers. "True learning, formal or informal, can only occur if the generations learn to understand, appreciate, and respect each other," Palermo wrote. Palermo has designed and implemented annual training strategies for more than 100 staff and works closely with department to provide customized training platforms as needed. She also administers the credit union's online learning program. Palermo "has the ability to recognize the unique capabilities of each individual and mesh them to the needs of the organization so that everyone succeeds,' said Dover FCU President/CEO David Clendaniel. The magazine is devoted to human resource issues and information. Dover FCU is the largest credit union in Delaware.