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XYZ University’s presentations have been described as “thought provoking” and “a wake-up call”. We've engaged audiences worldwide through programs ranging from intimate, collaborative workshops to riveting keynotes. No matter the size of your audience, our lineup of speakers will be fired up and ready to .

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“Sarah Sladek’s work is not only pushing industries to take a risk, but embrace new leadership and talent. Her presentations express the importance of integrating new generations and audiences can feel the passion she has towards the topic.”

XYZ University Speakers

Elisa Webb Hill

Elisa is a workforce strategy and innovation expert. Prior to becoming a speaker and trainer, she held senior roles in such notable companies as Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola, and Federated Department Stores. She brings these executive management insights to her presentations, helping organizations navigate workforce shifts, engage young professionals, and implement future-focused talent strategies.

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Jodie Swee

Together we’re better. This is Jodie Swee’s motto when it comes to generational differences. She has spent the last twenty years digging into the psychology of Millennials and is passionate about helping to bridge the gap with older generations. Jodie's background in sketch comedy sprinkles humor into the realities of our multi-generational workforce.

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Mary Gillen

In her role as the Director of Next Generation Intelligence at XYZ University, Mary Gillen educates organizations about Millennials and Gen Z through marketing, research, training, and consulting. A Millennial herself, coupled with a background in marketing and membership roles, Mary provides valuable perspective on how to drive stronger engagement with younger generations.

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Sonja Moseley

Director of Strategy and Innovation at XYZ University, Sonja is passionate about growing intentionally. She isn’t afraid to ask tough questions that break down barriers and lay the groundwork for success. A Master of Nonprofit Studies coupled with leadership roles in nonprofit and membership organizations have equipped her with a unique perspective on mission-driven management. Sonja draws upon her experience to help organizations uncover opportunities and develop young talent.

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More than a speaker

When you book one of our speakers, you're getting more than a presentation. We're are a passionate community of gap-bridgers dedicated to equipping you with the tools you need to overcome generational hurdles within your team, company or industry.

Our goal is to turn on the light bulb for your a-ha moment. With an XYZ University speaker, your audience will learn something new and gain practical solutions that can be immediately applied.

Speaking Services

Keynote

Backed by years of experience and supported by solid research, our interactive presentations have wowed audiences worldwide. In addition to generational expertise, presenters have backgrounds working in membership, marketing, corporate innovation, talent development, and management roles.

Workshop

In-depth training sessions customized to meet your organization's needs. Participants learn through a variety of team building exercises and group discussions. Workshops are available in half-day (3-4 hour) sessions or full day (4-6 hour) sessions.

Keynote + Workshop

Build on the energy generated by our internationally renowned keynotes, giving participants access to additional education and interactive training via a 1-2 hour workshop. (60 min keynote + 60-120 min workshop)

Webinar or Virtual Seminar

Customized and interactive, webinars are available on-demand (recorded for future reference) and/or presented live (30-60 minutes).

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Speaking Curriculum

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Advocacy in an Era of Activism

Discover best practices for inspiring and engaging this generation in your association's advocacy efforts.

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Generation Z

Meet Gen Z (born 1996-2009). The first generation of the 21st century 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.

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Generations@Work

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

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Getting Gen Y to Buy

The largest generation in history is not spending like other generations. How do you sell to a generation with a disinterest in ownership and advertising?

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Knowing Y

Explore recruitment, retention, management, and marketing strategies your organization needs to engage Gen Y.

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Like a Boss: Why Your Generation's Potential Has Yet To Be Realized and What You Can Do About It

Equip young leaders with the tools to manage, motivate, inspire, and engage their older counterparts.

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Managing Millennials

Knowing what Millennials want and need is critical to every company’s survival.

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The End of Membership as We Know It

Demographic shifts, changes in technology and a declining economy merged to create the perfect storm for associations and weakened their grip on the marketplace.

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Speaking Calendar

Upcoming Events

Presentation

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

Jan 14, 2017
Austin, Texas
Elisa Webb Hill
Keynote

American Waterworks Association

Jan 19, 2017
TBD
Sarah Sladek
Presentation

Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago

Feb 10, 2017
Addison, Illinois
Sarah Sladek
Presentation

USMA

Feb 11, 2017
Minnesota
Mary Gillen
Presentation

Southern Gas Association

Feb 16, 2017
Texas
Elisa Webb Hill
Presentation

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Feb 27, 2017
Puerto Rico
Sarah Sladek
Keynote

University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education

Mar 2, 2017
Minnesota
Sarah Sladek
Keynote

Southern Carolina Hospital Association

Apr 11, 2017
South Carolina
Sarah Sladek
Presentation

Gustavus Adolphus College

Apr 27, 2017
Minnesota
Jodie Swee
Keynote

Associations World Congress

May 3, 2017
Austria
Sarah Sladek
Keynote

Spiral Duct Manufacturers Association

Jun 12, 2017
Pennsylvania
Sarah Sladek
Keynote

American Waterworks Association

Jun 12, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sarah Sladek
Presentation

University of California at San Diego Health Leadership Academy

Jun 23, 2017
San Diego, California
Sarah Sladek
Presentation

South Central Service Cooperative

Jul 13, 2017
Minnesota
Sarah Sladek
Keynote

Grain Elevator & Processing Society (GEAP)

Jul 18, 2017
Minnesota
Mary Gillen
Keynote

Grain Elevator & Processing Society (GEAPS)

Jul 18, 2017
Bloomington, Minnesota
Mary Gillen
Keynote

American Waterworks Association

Jul 26, 2017
Denver, Colorado
Sarah Sladek

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