Summer Leadership Academy

Generations Think & Act Differently: Mind The Gap

For the first time in history, five generations are taking classes and seeking credentials at colleges and universities around the world. Most experts believe that by 2026, we will see the smallest percentage of traditional-aged students (Generation Z) than we have in almost a century, seeing the balance of generations even out more and more. Add in new methods for credentialing with more pundits promoting these models, and the generational matrix of want and need becomes even more complicated. At the same time, four generations are working alongside one another, trying to meet student needs, each completely different from the others. Each new generation brings about change in terms of both customer (student) and provider (staff, faculty, and administrator), and if an organization wants to survive or thrive, it must fully understand and then opertaionalize ways of working around those paradigms.

Five generations with a new one on the way…

Five generations with a new one on the way…

iice leadership academy (7/23-23/19 - denver, co)

July 23-25, 2019 the Institute for Inter-Connected Education will provide our annual leadership academy, in sunny Denver, Colorado, focusing on how to best work with and through generational differences, attitudes, and attributes for leaders of colleges and universities. Psychologists, sociologists, and operational managers have identified important differences between these generations in the way they approach education, work, work-life balance, loyalty, authority, and other important issues. Leveraging important research and application from Generation experts such as Jean Twenge ("iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood — and What That Means for the Rest of Us") and Haydn Shaw (“Sticking Points”), the Summer Leadership Academy looks to promote ideation as well as pragmatic application regarding how to better serve students, how to use generational knowledge to impact enrollments, how to promote student success, and potentially how to even drive alumni affinity across the generations, using everything from technology to process to human effort. Sign up below

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