Grow Forward: Working with Gen Z

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Grow Forward: Working with Gen Z

September 25 @ 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM

Unlock the secrets to effectively engage and collaborate with Gen Z, the newest generation entering the workforce. Gen Z is considered people born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s. Dr. Lauren Griffeth, an expert in understanding and working with Gen Z, will share valuable strategies and practical approaches to bridge generational gaps and foster an inclusive and productive work environment.

Gen Z brings unique perspectives, values, and work styles to the horticulture industry. Professionals working with this generation should be willing to adapt and foster meaningful connections. Delve into the dynamics of effectively collaborating with Gen Z and gain insights beyond stereotypes to truly understand their motivations, communication preferences, and professional expectations.

This interactive experience is designed to empower you with actionable insights. Expect engaging activities and discussions to enhance your ability to navigate the nuances of working with Gen Z. You will leave with a newfound understanding and the tools to build successful relationships with this dynamic generation to ensure a thriving future for your professional endeavors.

Free for AmericanHort members and $49 for non-members. Not a member? Join now.

Meet Our Speaker

Dr. Lauren Griffeth
Founder, Focused Leadership Solutions

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Dr. Griffeth works to enhance leaders as individuals and in teams to improve organizational performance. After an early career in fundraising, she joined the Public Service Faculty of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as an Extension Leadership Specialist. She facilitates cohort-based leadership programs with 240 graduates during her tenure. She has authored over 50 publications. Her research has been published in Consulting Foresters Magazine and the Harvard Business Review. In 2022, she launched Focused Leadership Solutions to provide broader support as an organizational development consultant nationally and internationally.

Dr. Griffeth earned a Ph.D. in Adult Education with certificates in Human Resources and Organizational Development and Qualitative Research. She is certified in Myers-Briggs, DiSC, Strengthsfinder, and Emotional Intelligence. She is married to Tim Griffeth, an agriculture education teacher, and they have two children.

Joined by Generation Next Community Connector Moderator

Liz Dunbar

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