Dr. Twenge’s talks draw on the latest data on the traits, behaviors, and work attitudes of Boomers, GenX’ers, Millennials, and iGen, based on a dataset of 11 million people, and spiced with plenty of pop culture and humor.
Talks are customized for each audience. Below is a brief overview of topics often covered for different audiences.
Companies, non-profits, and law firms want to know how to recruit, retain, and manage Millennials and iGen and learn strategies for how the generations can work together. Talks feature both data on generational differences and strategies managers can put in place immediately to more effectively work with Millennials and iGen. Previous audiences include Teach for America, Thompson & Coburn, The Human Resource Leadership Forum, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, the Mayo Clinic Hospital – Phoenix, the Dairy Deli Bakery Council, and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association.
Colleges and universities want to how the young generation differs from their predecessors – and how to teach them, mentor them, and help them grow into well-rounded adults. These talks can address faculty development, student life staff development, or both. Previous audiences include the University of Georgia, Boston College, UCLA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Mt. San Jacinto College, the Family Medicine Department at the University of Calgary, the UCSD School of Medicine, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), NODA (Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education), the Independent Educational Consultants Association (ICEA), and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
Parents and groups working with youth want to understand the influences shaping iGen – and how they can harness the positive trends while mitigating the negative ones. Previous audiences include the Torrance School District, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School (Orange County, CA), Ensworth High School (Nashville), Francis Xavier School (Chicago), La Jolla Country Day School, the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, Orygen — the National Centre for Excellence in Mental Health (Australia), the Foundation for Jewish Camp, the Young Marines, and Growing Leaders.
Students want to understand how the huge technological shift of smartphones have affected their mental health and happiness, and can learn about psychology research in the process. Previous audiences for student talks include SUNY-Broome, Pepperdine University, Dartmouth College, Colorado College, Ithaca College, Luther College, and Flathead Valley Community College.