DT | Motivating People in Today’s Pop Culture World
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Motivating People in Today’s Pop Culture World: How to build a culture to attract, engage and retain the younger generation.
It’s expected 70% of the workforce will be made up of younger generations – Millennials and Gen Z – this year. What they want from their workplace is far different than previous generations. Nancy Whitworth, Chief People Officer with McCownGordon Construction, named a Best Place to Work for Millennials by Fortune magazine, will lead a panel discussion of young, professionals discussing what they expect from their employer when it comes to opportunity, flexibility and innovation. She’ll uncover culture tips that help attract, engage and retain young workers and reveal the benefits organizations gain when they become a best place to work. After this interactive presentation, you’ll walk away with ideas to ignite engagement in your own companies.
- Lexi Walz, Marketing and Content Manager at Generator Studio
- Taylor Brenner, Project Manager at McCownGordon Construction
- James Maiden, Marketing Manager at Folly Theater
Nancy Whitworth serves as the Chief People Officer at McCownGordon Construction, where she’s led the HR and talent development teams for more than a decade. Nancy’s innovative approach to creating an engaging workforce culture lead the company to be named a Best Place to Work by the Kansas City Business Journal for 15 years in a row. It also ranked as a best Mid-Size Company to Work For by Fortune in 2018. Nancy is also involved in several industry and nonprofit organizations, including an organization that raises funds to build recovery houses called In the Name of Grace, which she co-founded.