So you’ve got an increasingly younger group of people who need to be developed and you are starting to wonder if your existing strategies are going to work. If you are like most facilitators you are probably a Baby Boomer or Generation X and have been used to working with people who have similar experiences to you. Now you find Gen Y and very soon Gen Z coming along, with quite different needs and a very different outlook. If you want to ensure your programs are meeting their needs then join us on the learning couch as we explore how to create a learning environment that they will want to be involved in.
Karen Schmidt from Let’s Grow! has a passion for growing frontline managers into frontline leaders.
Her philosophy is simple . . . she believes that being a great leader is like being a great gardener. She uses this approach to help people understand how to develop a more natural approach to leading that yields results.
The seeds for her role as a speaker, workshop leader, facilitator and coach were planted early in her career when she encountered disengaging leaders and colleagues who were performing below their capabilities.
Karen is in a unique position to understand the issues of Gen Y trying to lead in a workplace designed by an older generation. She was an early member of Generation X and remembers thinking she was misunderstood by the Builders and Baby Boomers who were running organisations when she started out.
Originally a Human Resources practitioner, Karen has been nurturing frontline leaders for more than 20 years. Her experience comes from working with organisations of all shapes and sizes. To add to her practical experience she holds a degree in Adult Education, formal qualifications in Human Resource Management and she is the author of 4 books.
Today she works with current and future leaders across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Her clients include corporates, government, professional associations, not for profits and small business.