Leading Expert on Generation Z
Dr. Seemiller is a leading expert on Generation Z. She was honored to have given a TED Talk to nearly 1200 audience members at TEDxDayton. Her talk featured insight on Generation Z’s views, attitudes, and behaviors around social change, especially as they pertain to volunteerism, politics, entrepreneurship, and innovation and has been viewed by more nearly a quarter of a million people.
Google “Millennials,” and nearly 45 million results emerge. But, a new post-Millennial generation is growing up, and it seems that very little attention has been paid to them. So, what do we really know about Generation Z? First, we know that they are our entire 11-26 year-old population. And, between technological advances like artificial intelligence and nanotechnology as well as global issues such as terrorism and alternative facts, these kids and young adults are growing up during a very unique time. They do not know a world without personal digital devices like smartphones and tablets. Because of that, most have had access to nearly any information or service around the clock as long as they can remember. The oldest of Generation Z were in Kindergarten during the September 11th attacks and later were only 11 years old when we learned that global warming was an inconvenient truth. And, as they continue to come of age, they will be faced with more political, global, environmental, social, and economic issues than imaginable.
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The Student Leadership Competencies® were developed from five years of research analyzing learning outcomes in all 522 accredited academic programs in higher education. The results: 60 essential leadership competencies for the 21st century. Use the Student Leadership Competencies® as a framework to develop a program or course, infuse meaningful competency-based activities into the curriculum, assess competency learning and development, and help students reflect and apply their learning in future academic, professional, and life contexts.
Dr. Seemiller is a seasoned leadership educator teaching students in and out of the classroom. She has designed more than twenty different for credit classes on topics such as foundations of leadership, social justice, emotional intelligence, research methods, and social change, and facilitates workshops and seminars around the country on a variety of topics. Dr. Seemiller is also involved in the training and development of leadership educators. Her research and publications on understanding leadership educator identity have helped shape the conversation about professional identity and development for the field of leadership education. She is also involved in training leadership educators through her facilitation of sessions at the International Leadership Association, Lead365, Leadership Educators Institute, NASPA, and ACPA. Dr. Seemiller has served twice as the co-chair for the National Leadership Symposium and a co-founder and co-chair for the Leadership Education Academy twice.
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