HAMPTON, Va. (August 21, 2018) – Hampton University takes it ‘Back to the Basics: Building Character Across the Millennials, Generation X and Z,’ for the 73rd Annual Fall Educational Staff Institute.
The opening plenary session included a warm and welcoming introduction from Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, to the new faculty who will officially be joining various departments beginning this fall.
“I want to take the time to acknowledge the new employees, as well as returning faculty. Thank you so much for what you do for our university. Our students look to you for educational support, guidance, and mentorship,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey. “Because of you all, Hampton University continues to uphold THE standard of excellence.”
Certified Generational Keynote Speaker for The Center for Generation Kinetics, Curt Steinhorst, was the man of the hour as he addressed dozens of new and returning faculty. Steinhorst has received standing ovations for his powerful delivery sharing his experiences working with many individuals across North America and Europe. His entertaining speaking style has engaged and inspired many audiences, as well as Hampton University’s new and returning faculty. As a millennial himself, Steinhorst has served as a speaking coach for top performers, executives, and TV personalities.
The seasoned speaker began his address by asking the audience to participate in an interactive exercise to jump start his lecture. He continued by covering the different learning styles of millennials, Generation X, and Z. The most asked question was regarding the attention span of the new generation.
“We have to compel this generation by being more committed to communicating in a way that actually shows excitement. Information outside of emotion has no value than someone who has the access to the information. So how do we prioritize as leaders that we’re going to show up and effectively communicate? There is nothing more valuable than capturing the attention when it’s being presented by someone who is more passionate about it and willing to work,” said Steinhorst. “Also, it is totally fair and reasonable that you would ask students when they enter into the classroom, to follow policies around the use of technology.”
Steinhorst has made it his mission to help prepare faculty around the country with the tools and strategies necessary to engage students of this new generation. His unique insight and entertaining speaking style has captured the attention of audiences worldwide and it was a true honor to have Steinhorst at Hampton University.
The 73rd Annual Fall Education Staff Institute concludes on Friday, August 24th, 2018.