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52% of workers say they’re least likely to get along with someone from another generation. And 62% of Generation Z (the generation after Millennials) anticipate challenges working with Baby Boomers and Generation X.

The generational gap at work has never been more daunting. Turn a multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage. Ryan brings market-leading insight to help your organization and leaders close the generational gap and improve communication, teamwork, innovation, and more.

ATTENDEES GAIN:

  • Insights into the generational gap and why it exists
  • Insights into each generation’s values, behaviors, and expectations
  • Perspectives of each generation’s varying views of work, leadership, communication, and technology
  • Strategies that are proven and actionable to close the generational gap at work
  • Techniques for optimizing a multigenerational workforce
  • Best-in-class examples of organizations successfully closing the generational gap
  • Ability to work, communicate, and lead across generations

62% of Generation Z anticipate challenges working with Baby Boomers and Generation X, and only 5% anticipate challenges working with Millennials. To ensure a cohesive cross-generational team, leaders need to understand and integrate Millennials and Generation Z.

While Millennials and Gen Z bring valuable skills, insights, and ambition to the workplace, they are often a source for tension among experienced leaders and managers. Ryan shares relevant data and innovative insights to better understand what drives Millennial and Gen Z employee performance. This program provides tactical strategies to dramatically improve the managing, recruiting, engaging, and selling of your next-generation workforce.

ATTENDEES GAIN:

  • Insights into Millennial and Gen Z employee values, behaviors, motivators, and expectations
  • Perspectives of the key workplace and leadership preferences of the emerging generations
  • Strategies that are proven and actionable to lead, retain, recruit, and engage the emerging generations
  • Techniques for communicating and connecting with Millennials and Gen Z
  • Best-in-class examples of organizations and leaders successfully leading and engaging the emerging generations
  • Ability to lead, retain, recruit, and engage Millennials and Gen Z

Based on the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Connectable by Ryan Jenkins.

Learn everything you need to know to strengthen team connections in an often lonely and disconnected world.

A colossal 72% of global workers feel lonely at least monthly; with 55% saying at least weekly.

Today’s workers are lonelier than ever before resulting in a disengaged, disloyal, and disenchanted workforce. The increase in remote working, the growing importance of inclusion, and the need for better well being at work are all reasons to understand and address loneliness at work.

As the author of the world’s first book to address workplace loneliness, Ryan uncovers the modern causes of loneliness, the crucial role inclusion plays in solving it, and strategies organizations can use to reduce loneliness among their team. The result is a more connected organization with improved engagement, wellbeing, and performance at work.

Attendees Gain
  • Insights into today’s modern causes of loneliness
  • Understanding of the science and significance of inclusion
  • Techniques to identify loneliness in oneself or others
  • Strategies to decrease loneliness and increase belonging, engagement, and performance at work
  • Best in class examples of organizations that have decreased loneliness and increased belonging
  • Ability to create deep connections and unify a multi-generational team

This program is available as a customized keynote presentation, a half/full-day workshop, or virtually.

Meet the generation that’s never been offline. Effectively employ or educate the post-Millennial generation. Ryan prepares employers and educators with the innovative insights needed to effectively connect with and engage Gen Z.

Gen Z—born after 1998—is pouring into university classrooms and the workforce. They have an entirely different approach to learning, communication, technology, and work than previous generations (even the Millennials). Growing up enabled and empowered by a tech-heavy and digital world, Gen Z has new strengths, weaknesses, needs, and wants.

Ryan helps educators and employers understand Gen Z and how best to connect and engage this unprecedented generation. This program is packed with practical ways to attract, engage, and lead Gen Z.

Attendees Gain
  • Insights into Gen Z values, behaviors, motivators, and expectations
  • Insights into how Gen Z is different from Millennials
  • Perspectives of the unique learning, communication, technology and work preferences of Gen Z
  • Strategies that are proven and actionable to attract, engage, and lead Gen Z
  • Techniques for communicating and connecting with Gen Z
  • Best-in-class examples of institutions and organizations successfully engaging Gen Z
  • Ability to recruit, lead, and connect with Gen Z

This program is available as a customized keynote presentation, a half/full-day workshop, or virtually.

Millennials and Generation Z have overtaken Baby Boomers and Generation X as the generations with the most spending power. Additionally, 73% of the emerging generation workers are involved in decisions to purchase products or services for their companies.

Millennials and Gen Z buy differently than previous generations. Mobile technology, ubiquitous connectivity, and the social web have forever changed the buying expectations of the emerging generations. Marketing and sales techniques of the past won’t work with Millennials and Gen Z.

Ryan brings cutting edge insights into how the emerging generations have flipped the sales script and how to exceed their buying expectations in order to win new business and secure lasting loyalty.

Attendees Gain
  • Insights into Millennial and Gen Z buying behaviors and expectations
  • Insights into the benefits of selling to Millennials & Gen Z
  • Perspectives into how each generation approaches buying
  • Strategies that are proven and actionable to sell, connect, and market to Millennials and Gen Z
  • Techniques for positioning products/services with and communicating to Millennials and Gen Z
  • Best-in-class examples of organizations successfully selling to the emerging generations
  • Ability to drive Millennial and Gen Z leads, sales, and satisfaction

This program is available as a customized keynote presentation, a half/full-day workshop, or virtually.

61% of American adults report they are lonely and among Generation Z workers aged 18-22, 73% report sometimes or always feeling alone. Today’s workers are lonelier than ever before resulting in a disengaged, disloyal, and disenchanted workforce. The increase in remote working, the growing importance of inclusion, and the need for better well being at work are all reasons to understand and address loneliness at work.

ATTENDEES GAIN…

  • Insights into today’s modern causes of loneliness
  • Understanding of the role inclusion plays in solving loneliness
  • Techniques to decrease loneliness and increase belonging, engagement, and performance at work
  • Best in class examples of organizations that have decreased loneliness and increased belonging
  • Ability to create deep connections and unify a multi-generational team

53% of Millennials would leave their current organization for a more inclusive organization and 80% of workers indicating inclusion as important when choosing an employer. Diversity and inclusion is critical to attract and retain today’s top talent.

Like-minded teams maintain; diverse teams innovate. Enhance business performance through generational diversity. Ryan shares how to be an inclusive leader and how to create an inclusive company culture across generations.

A diverse workforce (especially generationally)is better equipped to respond to today’s high-flux and disruption-prone marketplace. Leaders who create an inclusive culture for their teams see performance increased by 17%, decision-making quality boosted by 20%, and collaboration enhanced by 29%. Today’s leading organizations and forward-thinking leaders understand that diversity and inclusion is much more than a buzzword, it’s a business strategy capable of driving performance, enhancing innovation, and engaging and retaining employees.

Ryan shares how to unlock the power of cognitive diversity through a mutligenerational workforce. This program provides a blueprint for how to be an inclusive leader and how to create an inclusive company culture across generations.

ATTENDEES GAIN:

  • Insights into the value of diversity and inclusion
  • Insights into the business benefits of cognitive diversity
  • Perspectives of each generation’s varying views of diversity, work, leadership, and communication
  • Strategies for leveraging a multigenerational workforce for enhanced cognitive diversity
  • Techniques for leading inclusively across generations
  • Best-in-class examples of organizations that have created inclusive cultures
  • Ability to work and lead inclusively across generations

By 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be Millennials and Generation Z. As next-generation employees, technology usher in a new age of work, the ways of working and leading in the past become liabilities.

The new age of work requires a new age of leading and working. Future-proof your organization and leadership skills. Ryan delivers innovative insights into what’s next for work and how organizations and professionals can find sustainable success in a disruptive world.

Leaders should point their people to a better future. But identifying “better” is difficult, especially in today’s fast-evolving marketplace. Every industry and organization has shared assumptions that fuel the prevailing model of how things have always been done. Now more than ever, the prevailing model causes leaders to get complacent, industries to get stuck, and companies to go under. Leaders must find new innovative ways to lead in order to guard against disruption and thrive in the 21st-century workplace.

For organizations and leaders to succeed in the new world of work, a new approach to work and leadership is needed. An approach of listening, inclusion, agility, and coaching that can turn blind spots into opportunities.

Ryan shares how to unbound yourself from the assumptions and prevailing models that are likely holding your organization back. This program covers the emerging trends that are impacting the future of work and how leaders and organizations can adjust to capitalize on the trends.

ATTENDEES GAIN:

  • Insights into trends shaping the future of work and why today is different than any other time in history
  • Perspectives of how employee behaviors and expectations are evolving
  • Strategies for leaders to remain relevant and increase influence in tomorrow’s workplace
  • Techniques for challenging prevailing models that limit success
  • Frameworks for understanding and positioning for what’s next in the new world of work
  •  Best-in-class examples of organizations adapting to future workplace trends
  • Confidence to work, lead, and compete in the future
Ubiquitous connectivity, mobile technology, shifting generational expectations, and life events like the COVID-19 pandemic have all swiftly contributed to the growing number of people working from home.

Leading a remote workforce requires a different set of tools to sustain relationships and maintain productivity across a team. Learn the tactics and tools for organizations and leaders to boost engagement, create unity, and extend company culture among a remote workforce.

Attendees Gain
  • Insights into trends shaping the future of work
  • Techniques to extend company culture to remote workers
  • Tactics and tools for effectively working and leading remotely
  • Skills to stay on task, increase productivity, and effortlessly collaborate remotely
  • Ability to keep remote workers unified, productive and engaged

This program is available as a customized keynote presentation, a half/full-day workshop, or virtually.

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