01 Sep The Pandemic Generation: Talent Development Implications
The Pandemic Generation: Talent Development Implications
Inspirational talk181Claire Hughes, College of Coastal Georgia, United States
MississippiThu 10:45 - 12:15
Every generation begins with a bang- a defining moment that marks the end of a period of time. “Where were you when….?” Most theorists mark generations in 20- or 25-year increments because of significant changes in economic, political and social factors. Generational norms follow a bell curve where the differences between generations are less clear at the tail ends and are very clear by the middle. The pandemic marks the end of Generation Z. This session will examine sociological, media, and marketing approaches that explore the trends, the mindsets, and the “vibe” of each generation and how these differences impact school leadership, curriculum, and areas of talent development. Implications for teaching students who are at the end of Generation Z and beginning this new Pandemic Generation will be collaboratively drawn and participants will leave with strategies and ideas for developing the talents of this new generation.