In my line of work (and regularly in my personal experiences) I had often perceived a lack of direction and focus in many of the millenials I interacted with. So when this course was brought to my attention it certainly peaked my interest as a way to further develop my ability to communicate and thus effectively motivate and manage this very capable demographic.
As we approach the halfway mark of part two of the first step of the first degree I can confidently say that I already have a better understanding of the way in which millenials perceive and interact with their personal and professional environments. I expect as the classes continue to gain even more knowledge on how to bring back the best parts of the 'village' mentality for mentoring and supporting.
If I were to sum my experience so far into a single overarching concept, it is that this program strives to focus on the positive attributes of the millenial demographic and how best to transform the breadth and depth of their ability into positive outcomes both for themselves and their 'village' rather than a discussion on how to establish control over them. Ken's stepwise approach of teaching, mixed with facts, concrete client examples, and plenty of opportunities for questioning and discussions has already helped change my mindset and given me a deeper perception of my listening skills in new ways that have already proven useful on a regular basis both personally and professionally.Aaron Schrijver,