Millennials are now the majority of the workforce in America, and many sectors of society are grappling with the dramatic generational differences young people are bringing into our workplaces, teams and communities. The topics below are designed to inform and equip you and your team for the changes Millennials and Generation Z are bringing to our society and your setting.
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Understanding Today’s Unique Students: Generation Z
Short attention spans, addiction to technology, and lack of interpersonal skills are a few of the descriptors used to describe teenagers and college students today. Generation Z is also incredibly creative, pragmatic and diverse. As we engage them in our classrooms on campus and online, it is critical to understand their communication and learning styles, perspectives on the world, and unique skills. This session will consider provide practical understanding and insights into this trend-setting generation.
Gen Z in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Blended and collaborative learning, redesigned learning spaces, and emerging technologies are just a few of the factors influencing how instruction occurs today. As education seeks to respond to a new type of student, and prepare them for a rapidly changing world, we find it necessary to adopt new methods and perspectives in our teaching. This session will look at current trends and present strategies for best engaging today’s learners and preparing them for a successful future.
Cultural and Technological Trends Impacting Education
The world as we know it has changed in the past 20 years. We have shifted from logic-driven decision making and critical thinking to emotion-based perspectives and responses. Views on authority, institutions and relationships have undergone major adjustments. Technology has transformed communication and expectations. In this session, we will consider how these, and related trends are impacting the needs and perspectives in our classrooms today.
Understanding and Engaging Millennial and Gen Z Employees
Millennials (b. 1980-1995) now represent a majority of the workforce in America. They bring with them unique expectations, perspectives and needs. Often differences in work ethic, communication styles, and vision on inter-generational teams result in frustration or miscommunication. This can result in low job satisfaction and retention of young employees. Generation Z (b. 1996-2010) is just beginning to enter the workforce. While sharing some values with Millennials, this cohort is demonstrating some uniquely different traits and expectations. This workshop provides valuable insights into generational trends and differences, and strategic tools to help you engage and empower the Millennials, and welcome Generation Z to your team!
Building a Team (The Kind People Don’t Want to Leave!)
We have all been there...doing something we love, but feeling miserable with relationships and team dynamics around us. This workshop discusses the foundation of a healthy team as well as normal stages of developing on any team. How does a leader navigate these factors and develop a team that not only enjoys working together, but makes things happen? This session will discuss practical strategies for any team context!
Maximizing Inter-generational Teams
With great potential for creativity and growth, inter-generational teams also produce frustration and misunderstanding as differing worldviews, work habits, and employee expectations collide. Millennials (b. 1980-1995) now represent a large percentage of individuals on work teams and bring with them unique skills, perspectives and needs. Often differences on inter-generational teams result in poor employee satisfaction and retention. This workshop provides valuable insights into generational differences, and strategic tools to help leaders retain, engage and empower employees of all ages!