The media paints Generation Z as the most anxious and depressed generation to date. But are they really? This episode features Cassanora Lampley, who has supported Generation Z's mental health in a variety of environments. She shares insights on the mental health trends among members of Generation Z and how those who work with Generation Z can best support their mental health and personal wellbeing.
In this episode, Avery Wagar joins me to discuss the next frontier of technology: Virtual reality. We discuss what virtual reality is, it’s relationship with augmented and extended reality, and his learning experiences that have been integrated with virtual reality technology.
Generation Z experiences many aspects of life online and through social media. How they lead and who they look to as leaders are also influence by digital spaces. Dr. Josie Ahlquist joins me for a conversation about digital leadership. We explore what exactly is digital leadership, how to create an authentic online presence, how to navigate conflict online, and ways to practice digital wellness.
Generation Z is ready to make the world a better place. Aware of social issues and with the technology to confront them, Gen Z isn’t waiting for permission to engage in advocacy and activism. This episode features an interview with Nadya Okamoto, founder of period.org. Nadya started her first non-profit at age 16 and remains a powerful voice and advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. Nadya shares her experiences as a Gen Z activist and what other generations can do to support Gen Z changemakers wanting to engage in advocacy and activism.
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In the second part of the series on Microgenerations, I spend some time chatting with three Little Zs, some of the youngest members in the Generation Z cohort. To learn about the differences between the very oldest and very youngest in the Generation Z cohort, we chat about similar topics as I did with the Big Zs, including technology, communication, what we want to be when we grow up, what we do for entertainment, and what we love about Gen Z.
In the first part of this two-part series, we begin to dive into the concept of microgenerations. Kicking off the conversation, my guests include three members of Generation Z who fall within the "Big Z" age-range being some of the oldest in the generational cohort. This conversation covers a variety of topics to gain perspectives on how some of the oldest in Generation Z may view the world so we can compare these views in part 2 with the views of "Little Z's", or the youngest in the generational cohort.
Generation Z may be young, but don’t discount their opinions and insights because of their age. They have a great deal to contribute if we put them in positions to thrive. In this episode, I chat with Kathleen Hessert and Lydia Laramore of the We R Gen Z Think Tank. We R Gen Z was created to provide a platform to give Generation Z a way to share their voice, opinions, insights, and experiences. Kathleen and Lydia share strategies for how to engage and give Gen Z voice.