Author and speaker Matt Harrington will present “Growing Millennial Leadership” to help business managers learn to motivate, retain and empower employees of the new workplace generation Friday, Sept. 9, at Western Carolina University’s location in Asheville.
The presentation will be held at WCU’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square from 9 a.m. to noon, with a networking lunch set for 1 to 2 p.m.
Harrington is co-author of “Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive” and has been studying the Millennial generation (those born between 1980 and 2001) for more than a decade. That group of employees is thought to make up more than half of the current workforce, and it has been predicted that they will constitute 75 percent of the workforce by 2025.
“It is imperative that today’s organizations discover new ways to excite and engage this generation and harness the raw talent they bring, while not feeling like they’re giving away the keys to the company,” Harrington said.
The registration fee is $199. For more information or to register, visit pdp.wcu.edu or call 828-227-7397.