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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 09/15/2013
Diane Gayeski, dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, gave keynote addresses at two conferences this summer. The first presentation was at the “Partnering for Performance” annual conference in May in Raleigh, NC. which brought together corporate training leaders from across the globe.
She also gave the keynote at the “Corporate Learning and Development One2One Summit” held in July in Bonita Springs, FL. Her keynote was titled, "Fasten Your Seatbelts: My Students Today are Your Top Talent Tomorrow." As recruiting, teaching, and retaining both college students and new recruits in companies is becoming more challenging, new approaches must be developed to engage them. This presentation focused on specific characteristics of the Millennial generation such as an increase in identified learning and psychological disabilities, diverse lifestyle choices, and communication technology usage which will impact corporate human resources practices.