Empowering and Engaging Generation Z

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: ALT150
Food and beverage: A light breakfast and lunch will be served. 
Registration: Please register here.

FEATURING: Nathaniel A. Turner, JD, MALS

A.K.A. Supaman’s Dad
Father. Author. Public Speaker. National Freelance Writer. Education & Parenting Activist.
TEDx Talks. The Washington PostThe Good Men ProjectThe Raising Supaman Project.
Changing The World, One Parent And One Child At A Time!

This August D’Youville College will host an all campus development day to foster a broad-based discussion on engagement, retention, empowerment, and student success among Generation Z students.  The day is in part a response to the bestselling book The Coddling of the American Mind, by Lukianoff and Haidt (2018). We will spend the day unpacking portions of this book to address the deficit mindsets on Gen Z. We hope to offer an optimistic and supportive outlook of Gen Z for our faculty and administrators as we prepare the college landscape to best serve this population of students. The day will include a keynote speaker, faculty presentations, roundtable sessions, and a multigenerational panel discussion. 

Agenda for the Day:

  • 8:45-9:00 Coffee and Pastries 

  • 9;00-9:30 Intro & Welcome 

  • 9:30-9:45 Gen Z slang icebreaker 

  • 9:45-10:15 Presentation 

  • 10:15-10:30 Slam Poets (Understanding Gen Z Through The Arts)

  • 10:30-11:30 Keynote Speaker

  • 11:30-12:00 Lunch       

  • 12:15-1:15 Round Table Sessions 

  • 1:15-1:30 Round Table Share Out/Highlights

  • 1:30-2:30 Spilling the Tea: Generational panel and Discussion Q and A

  • 2:45 Closing