Next Generation Leadership: Proven Strategies to Engage a Multi-Generational Workforce

That’s why they’ve chosen “Leadership Across Generations” as the theme for this fall’s third annual University Leadership Forum, scheduled for October 23-25.  All faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend.


The forum will explore the unique values of each generation. With a greater appreciation of our generational influences on leadership, we can hire the best faculty and staff, guide and motivate our students, and more fully engage with our rich, diverse University community.


Each generation brings its unique set of values, methods, communication styles and shared experiences to the University. Fully understanding how each generation tends to see the world can help you lead effectively no matter the makeup of your team. It can also help you identify what leadership qualities you can bring to any situation, regardless of your stage of career.


The forum kicks off October 23 with a keynote address from Ryan Jenkins, an internationally recognized speaker who helps organizations gain clarity around generational differences. His address, “Next Generation Leadership: Proven Strategies to Engage a Multi-Generational Workforce,” will provide you with:

  • Context on why generations matter
  • Understanding of each generation’s perspective of leadership, communication, technology and work
  • Proven strategies for engaging a multigenerational workforce


In addition to their keynote speaker, you can also hear from campus leaders, who will share their expertise and lead engaging panel discussions about generational influences on leadership.

Panel sessions include a roundtable with several deans and a discussion of multi generations in STEM.

Sessions will be held at convenient locations across campus, including the Singletary Center, Hilary J. Boone Center, Gatton College of Business & Economics, and UK Art Museum. Registration opens September 1 and will be available at