InterGen Lab

You need the Future of Work to be different.

We’re different.

Join Challenge Factory’s transformative InterGen Lab!

  • Test new workforce innovation ideas

  • Use an intergenerational approach for sustainable impact

  • Solve today’s toughest and most pervasive workforce challenges

Space is limited! The upcoming cohort begins Fall 2024.

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Want to learn more?

Check out the recording of our information session or read our FAQs.

Why do you need a lab?

Labs are where trailblazing experimentation and breakthroughs happen.

Good science doesn’t waste resources on problems that already have known solutions. The InterGen Lab is your space to work through uncertainty and avoid defaulting to prefabricated solutions.

Today’s workforce challenges don’t need more strategic planning. They demand we think big and explore new hypotheses. Our approach at the InterGen Lab is anything but business-as-usual—it’s proven, structured, and outcome-focused.

Think the InterGen Lab is only about boomers, Gen X, millennials, and Gen Z?

Think bigger. Bring your specific workforce challenge, and we’ll bring the intergenerational approach.

Challenges that can be tackled at the InterGen Lab:

  • Skills, sustainability, and shifting to the green economy
  • Housing shortages and implications for attracting or retaining employees
  • Labour market dynamics unique to your sector or geography
  • Ageing demographics and workplace culture
  • Skills-based workforce planning
  • Any issue that you know underpins other strategic risks, but feels too complex to tackle

Place an intergenerational approach at the centre of experimentation

Workplaces are age-diverse microcosms of society. An intergenerational approach can be applied to all workforce challenges to create solutions that benefit everyone—today, and into the future.

Focus on fit

One size does not fit all. Create tailored workforce solutions that lead to sustainable change.

Develop new ideas instead of rehashing the old

This is where innovation thrives. Explore new career and talent pathways, perspectives, and possibilities.

Foster a unique peer support experience

Be part of a community of like-minded, out-of-the-box thinkers and doers who drive collective growth and positive impact.

Accelerate triadic learning

Triads are strong, balanced, and supportive. See how intentional groups of three, committed to common values, accelerates real change and impact.

Build future-proofed workplaces

Access tools, techniques, and experts to address current needs while shaping a better Future of Work for all.

We’ve got a seat for youlab coat and goggles not required!

How to participate

Nominate yourself or another organization.

Program overview

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InterGen Lab pricing offers exceptional value and includes the following:

1. Future of Work specialist: Six months’ access to a dedicated expert for your team
2. Cohort kick-off session: Meet in person with other innovative organizations focused on intergenerational approaches, sustainable development, and the Future of Work
3. “What if” working session: Tailored to your organization, we co-create a testable working hypothesis using your strategic workforce priorities
4. 6-month experiment: Where real insight, innovation, and impact is made possible
5. Workforce innovation webinars: Held monthly with all organizations in your cohort
6. Regular check-ins: Held monthly with InterGen Lab facilitators to track your progress
7. Final report: This is your proof of concept, pitch deck, and impact statement , developed with the support of InterGen Lab facilitators
8. 2-day symposium: End your InterGen Lab experience in person with other cohort members by sharing key findings and planning for sustainable change

View the project announcement here.

Facilitators, partners, and faculty members

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

President
Challenge Factory

Emree Siaroff

Emree Siaroff

Vice President
Leadership and Consulting

Emma James

Emma James

Lab Manager
Challenge Factory

In collaboration with:

Challenge Factory
NIA
Top Sixty Over Sixty

Questions?

Email us at [email protected]