Alpha Delta Pi is committed to providing ways for members to engage and learn together throughout all stages of membership.
Be the First Webinar Series provides space to put yourself first and develop YOU in a variety of ways. Each session, a different speaker will lead a conversation to help you learn something new, develop and enhance your skills, connect with sisters, and grow through virtual community.
Advance registration for each webinar is required. Can’t make it? Not a problem! Recordings will be available in the Library on Pride Online the week following each webinar unless otherwise indicated.
Need to make a business case to participate? Customize this letter to help your manager understand why this webinar series will be valuable for your professional development.
Questions and requests for additional information can be sent to Education and Programs Specialist Cristina Perez-Simmons.
Thursday, June 4 at 8 pm ET
Getting to Know Generation Z
With Generation Z making up the majority of the student population, today’s collegiate members are no longer Millennials. The ways in which we interact, communicate, lead, advise, and engage Generation Z will be different than the Millennials who came before them. This training provides an overview of who Generation Z is, what shapes and influences their perspectives and behaviors, and how we can effectively engage this new Generation Z of collegiate members.
Meghan Grace is a generational researcher, international speaker, host of the podcast #GenZ, and co-author of the books, Generation Z Goes to College and Generation Z: A Century in the Making, as well as the guidebooks, Generation Z Leads and Generation Z Learns. She and her co-author Dr. Corey Seemiller have been studying Generation Z since 2013 and have conducted three original studies on Generation Z. Meghan is passionate about helping others create empowering experiences for members of Generation Z by utilizing generational research, both qualitative and quantitative, to understand today’s young people. She has diverse experience in working in higher education as a researcher, administrator, instructor, and event coordinator with a background in leadership development, career development, curriculum development, and project and program management.
An alumna of Chapman University, Meghan became a member of Phi Sigma Sigma and served on the Panhellenic Executive Council. She remains involved as a volunteer with Phi Sig as well as Sigma Phi Epsilon. She completed her master’s in higher education from the University of Arizona and her doctoral degree at Vanderbilt University in higher education leadership and policy. Meghan is currently an associate with Plaid, LLC.
Getting to Know Generation Z is funded by the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation.
Recordings of past webinars can be found in the Pride Online Library unless otherwise indicated. Previous topics include:
- Living Imperfectly: The Value of Being Authentic for Leaders, Professionals, and Human Beings by James Robilotta, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
- Redefining Our Relationship with “I’m Sorry” by Dr. Suzette Walden Cole, Beta Sigma – Mercer University (recording available soon)
- Join Me, Won’t You? (But, Stay Home): Connection and Belonging from a Distance by Tara Fuller, Beta Phi – University of Maryland (recording available soon)
- Learning Styles: Unlocking Your Potential for Lifelong Success by Amy Schwartz, Alpha Kappa – University of Tennessee (recording available soon)
- Lions on LinkedIn: How to Make Your Profile Roar by Kyle LeBlanc, Eta Phi – Furman University (recording available soon)
- Dare to Be: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome by Cristina Pérez-Simmons, Zeta Alpha – California State University, Fullerton (recording available soon)
- Navigate Uncertainty: Maintaining Financial Calm During Times of Crisis by Annie Naghavi, Zeta Alpha – California State University, Fullerton (recording available soon)