At its annual Labor Relations Seminar on Oct. 28, Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will discuss the implications of having five distinct generations in the current workforce, with the millennial generation expected to make up the majority of the workforce by 2025.

The seminar will open with a keynote presentation by Tonja Mettlach, executive director of the Massachusetts Workforce Association, who will discuss workforce development trends and the impacts of a five-generation workforce on the municipal workplace.

There will be a series of concurrent workshops.

A workshop about leaving civil service will feature a panel discussion with Norwood Police Chief William Brooks III, Franklin Fire Chief James McLaughlin and Needham Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick.

Arlington Town Manager Sandy Pooler will lead a workshop about “costing out” the contract.

Personnel Director Drew Russo and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Faustina Cuevas, both from the city of Lynn, will lead a workshop about building a diverse hiring policy.

MMA Legislative Director Dave Koffman will give an update on legislative developments, particularly in the areas of human resources and labor relations.

Attorney Jaime Kenny, a partner with Clifford & Kenny, will provide an update on major cases in the labor area.

Registration and a networking breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m. The program will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served.

The seminar will be held at the Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway in Devens.

The registration fee is $90 for members and $110 for nonmembers. Registration and a complete agenda are available at A registration link has been emailed to all MMHR members.

The MMA is requiring attendees of in-person meetings to show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID (card, photo or QR code). Exemptions are allowed with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. Masks are optional. These safety protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.

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