Sarah Sladek

Early in her career, Sarah was often the youngest person in the room. Organizations were struggling to engage younger generations and Sarah’s research proved the problem would only worsen with time. She was inspired to create the solution, and since 2002, her life’s work has been dedicated to helping organizations engage future generations of members, employees, leaders, and volunteers.

Most popular topics

TALENT GENERATION
Discover the shared traits of organizations that have been capable of engaging employees in this era of disruption—what they did, why it worked and how it’s made a difference to the organization’s bottom line.

GEN Z
Meet the first generation of the 21st century. They came of age during the most disruptive decade of the last century and are about to make a big impact on your organization and our economy.

GENERATIONS@WORK
Discover solutions and proven strategies for engaging employees in this ever-evolving, multi-generational workforce.

KNOWING Y
Explore recruitment, retention, management, and marketing strategies your organization needs to engage Generation Y/Millennials.

THE END OF MEMBERSHIP AS WE KNOW IT
Learn revolutionary membership strategies to put your association on the fortune-making fast-track.

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SPEAKER
Sarah Sladek is the leading researcher and foremost authority on Generations X, Y and Z. Audiences rave about her ability to deliver information in entertaining and provocative ways, blending pop culture with best practices, trend forecasting, research, and strategy. Sladek brings her expertise to 40+ events a year to audiences worldwide.

AUTHOR
Sladek has authored more publications on the topic of generations than any other consultant. With two bestsellers for Association Management Press: “The End of Membership As We Know It” (2011) and “Knowing Y” (2014), Sladek is proud to debut her fifth book, “Talent Generation,” on sale now.

CEO
Sladek launched one of the nation’s first generation-focused companies in 2002. Today, XYZ University remains the only company in North America specializing in the engagement of Generations X, Y and Z.

Sarah delivered exactly what we needed and tied it to our business at Kellogg perfectly.

Noel Hornsberry
Kellogg Company

Recruiting younger members is essential to our future if our organizations are going to remain vibrant and relevant. I give Sladek a lot of credit for taking on a hard and important issue.

John Graham
ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership