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Sarah Sladek was leading the charge for organizations and companies to adapt to younger generations long before anybody else. Concerned about declining engagement in our nation’s membership associations, non-profits, and workplaces, Sarah Sladek founded XYZ University in 2002 and her fifth book will be published this year.

“Sarah Sladek's understanding and knowledge is exceptional and inspires thinking outside the box. Her understanding of generational transition and its implication to real world challenges and opportunities is second to none.” - R. Pontillo, Manufacturers and Business Association

About Sarah

Sarah Sladek is the author of several research papers on the generational topic and four books including The End of Membership As We Know It (Association Management Press, 2011) and Knowing Y (Association Management Press, 2014). Her fifth book will be published this year!

In addition to being an author, Sarah is the founder of the RockStars@Work Conference, the nation’s first business conference focused on bridging talent and leadership gaps in the workforce, and co-founder and producer of Millennials to Members, the first online course designed to help associations develop a future-focused membership strategy.

Sarah's latest book

Talent Generation – New Release

“Millennials are known for job-hopping. It’s not that they’re inherently disloyal or something like that, its that the Millennial generation has the expectation of a great workplace.” – Jessica Rohman, Director of Content, Great Places to Work

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What people are saying

Sarah’s expertise has been prominently featured in international media including Forbes, Fast Company, and National Public Radio, and she has keynoted events worldwide. Backed by years of experience and supported by solid research, she remains committed to helping organizations engage every generation to thrive and prosper in the new economy.

11 Things You Should Know About Generation Y


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"Our organization chose Sarah Sladek as a keynote speaker at a national event because her research and knowledge of millennials and membership was better than any other speaker we explored.  She delivers a compelling and engaging presentation that draws in a multi-generational audience.  She has made a tremendous impact at YMCA of the USA." - C. McDermott, YMCA of the USA

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