2018 Professional Development Half Day Conference

Impacting the Ultimate Disruptors: Generation Z


Thursday, November 8th | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Skyline Commons

Generation Z makes up 25% of the population, they have abandoned Facebook, have an eight-second attention span and are sitting across from us on a daily basis. Like the Millennials before them, they are changing the way learning happens in higher education and will soon make up a quarter of the workforce. Gen Z students are beyond tech-savvy; they’re entrepreneurial, well versed in current events, music popular culture, and global trends and are disrupting the norms of learning, educating and teaching.

julia headshot 2Julia Carreon, Managing Director of Digital and Fiduciary Operations at Wells Fargo and Generation Z believer and enthusiast, will kick-off the day’s activities about Generation Z; a population she coins as “the first generation to grow up with the smartphone as their primary haptic memory, making them — not Millennials — the ultimate disruptors..” Learn more about Julia.

Following the keynote, a panel of current Brandeis students and Gen Z-ers will provide insight, knowledge and advice about the preferred ways to market, communicate and connect with them. They will also be answering your questions submitted from the registration form.

Student Panelists

Hannah Brown ’19

Yvette Cho  ’19

Kwesi Jones  ’21

Sarah Nzisabira  ’20

Ryan Shaffer  ’21

To close out the conference, groups are invited to work within their designated office groups or with others in the division to brainstorm ways in which to engage with Generation Z during the current academic year and network with one another. Light refreshments will be provided and prizes will be handed out for the most innovative ideas.

Schedule of Events:

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: Event Check-In
1:15 pm: Keynote led by Julia Carreon
2:30 pm: The Voices of Gen Z: Live Student Panel
3:30 pm: Goal Setting Social & Networking

2019 Professional Development Conference

Reflections on Practice: Building Knowledge and Developing Skills

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Wednesday, April 24th | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Hassenfeld Conference Center

During this day-long professional development opportunity, participants will assess, share, and develop their knowledge about diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and frameworks. Participants will be offered opportunities to reflect on their practices in an effort to support the integration of these concepts into their work and professional area.

Full agenda and registration coming soon!