Educating and Developing Gen Z

by | Feb 4, 2020 | Written Posts

Presented by The LX Consortium

Recorded Live February 25 1PM Eastern

The LX Consortium is presenting a webinar with an expert panel as we learn about how to better educate Gen Z. Gen Z, now a larger group than Millennials, makes up approximately 32% of the world’s population. Gen Z is the most diverse generation in the US. At college age, Gen Zers are more likely to be in college than previous generations. They are the first generation to never know a world without the Internet. They are less afraid of failure than their predecessors and more receptive to feedback. The majority of Gen Zers would rather be an entrepreneur when they graduate than be an employee.

So what does this mean for educators and employers as both work to develop and educate Gen Z? Our panel will address questions such as:

  • How do you design, or re-design higher education to better fit the needs of Gen Z?
  • What challenges and opportunities arise for educators?
  • How do companies think about talent development with this new generation?
  • What skills and competencies do companies look for in the rising generation? 
  • How do companies bridge their multiple generations in their workplaces?


Samir Desai
Samir Desai

Samir is the Executive Director of Learning and Organization Development at Northwestern University. Samir is responsible for developing the skills and capabilities of Northwestern staff and faculty through high impact learning programs, leadership development, performance management, career development, and team engagement. Prior to his current role, Samir was the Managing Director of Talent Development at Accenture.

Rachel Reiser
Rachel Reiser

Rachel is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Experience & Services at Boston University Questrom School of Business. Rachel supervises all facets of student services related to the Questrom undergraduate student experience, including career and academic career advising, curriculum implementation and student success. She also conducts research and consulting regarding issues and opportunities in the educational landscape and multi-generational workplace.

Robert Hart
Dr. Robert Hart

Robert is a Clinical Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has taught an Engineering Capstone course for many years and is a founder of the Capstone Design Conference, an annual conference helping engineering schools to improve their capstone programs. Robert’s research spans fluid mechanics, heat transfer and engineering education.

Andrew Allen
Andrew Allen

Moderated by Andrew Allen, the Director of the Magelli Office of Experiential Learning at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois. Andrew has spent the last ten years working in experiential learning, at the University of Illinois and in supporting experiential learning for several other universities. Prior to academia, Andrew worked for KPMG and Opportunity Fund in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Who should join?

  • Faculty and Professionals who manage experiential learning programs
  • Deans, Associate Deans and Program Directors interested in education innovation
  • Directors and Professionals involved in talent acquisition and recruiting
  • Directors and leaders who manage university relationships
  • Directors of learning & development

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