Millennials and Gen Z are the leaders of tomorrow (and often today!). This generation faces unique challenges and opportunities as they engage in the workplace and ministry. In the sessions listed here, Jolene presents helpful information for young leaders and fosters healthy and inviting discussion among young leaders.
Essential Leadership Skills for Generation Z
Generation Z is one of the most empowered and connected generations in history. While many teenagers and college students use technology to run their own businesses, create amazing content, and connect with people globally, there are some skills that can get overlooked in the busy, connected lives of students. This engaging and interactive presentation discusses essential leadership skills including emotional intelligence, face-to-face communication and listening, time management, and critical thinking that is needed in the lives of young leaders. Practical tips and examples make the material immediately relevant and applicable!
3 Keys to Thriving in College and Beyond
The average student today interacts consistently across five screens and engages with people and activities around the world. These trends provide opportunities, but if not managed well in our lives can also have a negative impact on our relationships, time management, and health. In this presentation, we discuss key strategies for students to consider in managing technology use, increasing emotional intelligence, and creating space for silence and reflection.
Technology in the Life of a Leader
Most students today spend 8-12 hours a day on screens. While useful for connecting with friends, completing school assignments, communicating with clients, and creating ideas and businesses, technology can sometimes hinder our effectiveness as leaders. This presentation will consider the benefits and dangers of technology in the life of a leader. It will present practical tips for managing the many screens in our lives in a healthy way for success in life and leadership!
Understanding Generational Differences
This presentation helps leaders of all ages understand how those younger or older than them view the world. We will discuss underlying values, views, and behaviors that often create inter-generational conflict in leadership and work teams, in the classroom, and even in families. Practical tools will be presented for engaging effectively across generations in any context.
Building a Team (The Kind People Don't Want to Leave!)
We have all been there...doing something we love, but feeling miserable with the relationships and team dynamics around us. This presentation discusses the foundation of a healthy team, as well as the natural stages of development 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.
"Thanks for being an ambassador for my generation."
"Thank you so much for believing in Millennials. Thank you for writing an incredible book. You rock!"
A Daniel Generation: Redefining Leadership for a New Era
American culture is in upheaval as we transition from the modern age to what will follow. Young adults who are preparing for ministry leadership in the days ahead will face challenges and decisions unfamiliar to their teachers, mentors and pastors. Not unlike Daniel and his friends, who were godly leaders in Babylon after Judah was invaded and taken into exile, young adults today must prepare to be effective in new environments. What leadership lessons are most critical? What characteristics will be essential? How do we as young adults prepare effectively for successful leadership and ministry in the days ahead?
Millennials and the Church: Exploring Current Cultural Trends, Values, and Views
As the first generation of postmodern natives, Millennials have ushered in new cultural norms in America. As a result, their views and values often differ drastically from older generations. God has divinely equipped and positioned you for this season in His Kingdom. This workshop provides an overview of current trends, generational worldviews and discussion on the critical role of young adults in the Church today!
Mentoring Across Generations
Today, Google searches and online forums provide easy ways to get answers to our questions and input on our dilemmas. These resources can quickly replace conversations with trusted friends, family members, and mentors. In this context, meaningful conversations and relationships occur less naturally and must be developed intentionally. This session will discuss why mentoring is essential in our society today, and present practical strategies for engaging in intentional mentoring regardless of our age, personality, schedule, or experience.