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If you were unable to attend Leading Across Generations, this year's University Leadership Forum, videos from several of the sessions are available below.

You can also download the presentations from our opening keynote speaker Ryan Jenkins.

Opening Keynote: Next Generation Leadership: Proven Strategies to Engage a Multigenerational Workforce


Understanding the Next Generation Student and Employee


The University and the Place of Technology


Inspirations and Engagement Across Generations


Deans Roundtable: Leadership Across Generations


Multigenerational Leadership in the STEM Disciplines


Mentoring Faculty


Closing Keynote: Prioritizing Generational Synergy


With generation Z in our classrooms and entering the workforce, UK and campuses everywhere are arriving at an unprecedented moment: Five generations are navigating the University together.
That’s why we’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.

Keynote speakers 

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

Dr. Tracy Sanson will deliver our closing keynote address. Dr. Sanson is an emergency physician who has served in leadership positions with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Council of Residency Directors and the American College of Emergency Physicians. 

Hear from on-campus leaders

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

Topics for panel sessions and roundtables include:

  • Applicable leadership lessons from UK ROTC
  • UK's age demographics and what inspires and engages each generation
  • "The Art Space: Where Intergenerational Connection and Communication Happens"
  • Multigenerational leadership in the STEM disciplines
  • Mentoring faculty: The role of the department chair; Assessing junior faculty needs

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.