S2 E1: Collaborating with Gen Z

Session Description:

Every generation has expressed concerns about the one coming behind it, yet here they come! Generational theory is a helpful tool to understand how people behave, what motivates them, and how to work with them.

Join us for this lively discussion that will frame the statistical trends and commonalities of Generation Z from an academic perspective, then explore the entrepreneurial world through the eyes of a young CEO, followed by a targeted look at Generation Z in the youth camp setting. We will then host broader discussions of how to take these lessons and apply them to our own organizational operations.

Generation Z has different ideas about work, work ethic and quality of life. They are our target market for seasonal staff so the more we understand and determine what we are willing to adapt, the faster we can find, train, supervise and develop them.

They are here! Are you ready? Let’s help each other!

 

Speakers:

Dr. Lauren Duffy, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator for Clemson University Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, will curate various sources of information about Generation Z and help guide our understanding of the trends and how they will affect our organizations. Her research program is grounded within critical leisure and tourism studies and her published work has focused on a number of topics including: issues of power in tourism planning and development, rural and community-based tourism planning, gender and feminist epistemologies, political economy and neoliberal economic structures, local food systems and food socialization, and resident-tourist relationships. Dr. Duffy has also spent time writing about issues related to the production of knowledge, critical thinking, global learning, transformative learning, and internationalization. She is currently a fellow with Tourism RESET and the Institute for Parks, and has previously served as a Clemson Critical Thinking Fellow, a Clemson Forward Fellow, and a Charles E. Hartsoe Fellow with the National Recreation Foundation. She is the incoming President for The Academy of Leisure Sciences. https://www.clemson.edu/cbshs/about/profiles/index.html?userid=lduffy 

Ville Majanen, CEO of e-ville, based in Finland, will share workplace observations of what works and what does not work with generation Z employees. Ville is an entrepreneur with 15 years experience in ecommerce and sourcing in China. He founded a multi million euro company e-ville.com in Hong Kong when he was 23 years old. The company now has almost 50 emplyees in 4 different countries. Ville is also an active board member in 2 Chambers of Commerce and a IT recruitment start up in Finland. www.e-ville.com

Dr. Marina Kulachenko is an Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy at Oryol State University, Russia. She has developed training programs for camp counselors in camp programs for many years and most recently has written articles about Generation Z in the camp setting.

Доктор Марина Кулаченко в течение многих лет разрабатывала учебные программы для подготовки вожатых лагерей, недавно написала учебник “Основы вожатской деятельности” и статью о вожатых поколения Z. Она является доцентом кафедры психологии и педагогики Орловского государственного университета, Россия. https://research-journal.org/en/pedagogy-en/vozhatye-pokoleniya-z/

How to register:

If you already have an account in ICF Connect:

  1. Log in myicfconnect.net with your existing account (email and password).*
  2. Go to “events” on the left-hand side menu and select “list events”.
  3. Select one of the webinars and conclude your registration. Note: you must register for each webinar separately.
  4. Note: this is a free event. You need to have at least an Affiliate status in ICF Connect. Affiliate status is at no cost.

Here’s how to get your registration(s) link!

  • You will receive an email that confirms your registration (please check your spam folder and make sure you add the communications@icfconnect.net email to the list with the approved emails).
  • The link for each webinar will be emailed to you one day before each webinar.
  • You are encouraged to share this event with all the camp, outdoor,  and recreation professionals you know. Please have in mind that each person should fill out their own registration.

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If you do not have an account in ICF Connect:

  1. Go to myicfconnect.net
  2. Create an account for yourself as an individual (please use your full name, not your camp’s name)
  3. Activate your account through an activation email (please be sure to check your spam folder)
  4. Login and choose your membership type, when you create your account, you will be automatically given an affiliate membership status.
  5. Note: this is a free event. You need to have at least an Affiliate status in ICF Connect. Affiliate status is at no cost.
  6. Once you are logged in, go to “events” on the left-hand side menu and select “list events”.
  7. Select one of the webinars and conclude your registration. Note: you must register for each webinar separately.

Here’s how to get your registration(s) link!

  • You will receive an email that confirms your registration (please check your spam folder and make sure you add the communications@icfconnect.net email to the list with the approved emails).
  • The link for each webinar will be emailed to you one day before the date of the event.
  • You are encouraged to share this event with all the camp, outdoor,  and recreation professionals you know. Please have in mind that each person should fill out their own registration.