Chatham University

Engaging the Millenials by Jan Ferri-Reed, PhD

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Laughlin Music Hall-- Welker Room

Cost: Free

Why do so many organizations have such a difficult time engaging Millennials – or retaining newly hired young talent? Many leaders feel that this generation is a quite unique and impatient breed, one that has difficulty paying attention and staying put for long periods of time.

Some might argue that Millennials are not engaged because they move at lightning speed and sound bite communication streams. Others mistake their high level of education and immediate workplace demands as arrogance. Regardless of the source of conflict, as a leader your responsibility is to keep them engaged, to utilize their talents and to coach multi-generational teams for high performance.
In this engaging keynote Jan will share:

•What makes Millennials a generation you want to engage…and keep
•Why Millennials check out – or worse – leave
•What Millennials can do for greater career success
•How to foster an engaging environment
•How to turn multigenerational conflict into performance synergy
•What works for Millennials works for all generation
Jan Ferri-Reed, PhD is a seasoned consultant and President of KEYGroup®, a 33-year international speaking, training and assessment firm and co-author of Keeping the Millennials: Why Companies are Losing Billions in Turnover to This Generation and What To Do About It. Jan has presented a variety of programs to thousands of managers and employees in a diverse range of organizations across the globe. Jan’s work focuses on creating productive workplaces and retaining talent while increasing the bottom line. She does executive consultation, facilitation of senior level, planning and team building retreats and keynoting at corporate and association events. Publications and media that have called on Jan and KEYGroup® for advice and guidance include Industry Week, TIME, Diversity Executive, NPR and Forbes, to name a few. Look for her soon-to-be-released sequel, Millennials 2.0: Empowering Generation Y, to be released in January 2014.

Event Contact Information

Ginger Ellis-Polozoff