A Guide to Generational Harmony @ Work, School, & Home
With over two decades helping Fortune 500 companies, school districts, and national nonprofits engage multi-generational families, I've made it my mission to help bridge the generational communication divide. My books, keynotes, and educational sessions help you become self-aware of your own generational preferences and values. Once you discover "generational self," you have an open mind that will allow you to learn to embrace the strengths of every generation.
DILLON KNIGHT KALKHURST
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - AUTHOR - MOTIVATOR
As the preeminent authority on Intergenerational Engagement and founder of The Center for Intergenerational Engagement, Dillon looks beyond just the Millennials and creates a better understanding of the five generations active in today's economy, workplace, communities, schools, and at home.
Please take a moment to explore some of his work below, ranging from his book, "GENERATION EVERYONE! A Guide to Generational Harmony at Work, School, and Home," published articles and informational blog posts.
LISTEN TO A SAMPLE KEYNOTE
"Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood" - Dr. Stephen Covey
GENERATION EVERYONE: A Guide to Generational Harmony at Work, School, and Home" offers much more than a simple path of just trying to figure out Millennials.
My book, Keynotes, and workshops will first, help participants become self-aware of their own generational preferences, so they can then, embrace age-diversity, dispel generational stereotypes, and learn how to use each generations’ unique strengths to:
Enhance Internal and External Communications
Boost Customer Engagement and Sales
Bring Generational Harmony to the Workplace, School, Community, and the Family
Your success as a business owner, marketer, manager, salesperson, employee, educator, or parent is often in direct proportion to your ability to effectively connect and communicate with other people. The problem is that not everyone speaks the same language. The ‘language’ that people ‘speak’ can be influenced just as much by their age as the country in which they live.
Today, humans are living longer than ever before. This has created a scenario in our society in which five different generations are active in the economy, the workplace, the household, and the education system. From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and iGens, we all live on this planet and interact daily.
Each generation has values, expectations, and tendencies that are unique to them and their peers. A one-size-fits-all model will not work regarding engagement methodology. Learning to bridge the generational gaps and relate to people on their level will be invaluable in your quest to excel in life.
I condense decades of knowledge and experience, distilling it into easily understandable information that will help you better understand yourself, customers, employees, managers, co-workers, teachers, parents, teachers, teens, and even complete strangers.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Dillon gives you the data – and he delivers it in an entertaining and engaging way. You’ll learn just as much about your own generation as you will learn about any of the others. Once you see through the lens offered in his keynote presentations and book, you’ll find that many, if not all, of your personal and professional interactions, will benefit from your newfound wisdom.”
Deborah Gilboa, MD a.k.a. Dr. G
Author of "Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate!"
After spending 25 years as a school administrator and state education director, I am excited by Dillon’s presentations, workshops and book. Supported by data and raw fact, understanding the confluence of the five generations alive today has helped me gain a better understanding of the strengths and concerns facing our country centered on its inhabitants as we “engage.” Thanks Dillon for taking the time to write it down for us and present it in a fun, easy to understand format. A format that directs itself to building on the strengths and goal setting for the concerns starting with “situational awareness.”
Washington State Director of Operations & School Improvement
Dillon is an innovative professional who grasped an understanding of Millennials, and GenZ long before others paid attention to this lucrative generation. His experience with Millennial Moms is transferable to multiple industries and products. I have enjoyed working with Dillon in the mom space.