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    Young Professional Contributions: Enhancing Value & Motivation

    Date: September 22, 2020, 7:45am
    Eastern Shore SHRM
    Event Type:
    PDC/HRCI Credits Pending
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    Participants will log on at 7:50 am. 

    Presentation will be from 8-9 am and will follow

    President's Welcome and Sponsor presentation.

    Presenter: Erica Young, MPS, SHRM-SCP

    We are excited to welcome a speaker from SHRM!

    Speaker Bio:

    Like many millennials, Erica entered the workforce when there were less jobs than there were graduates. Erica accepted the challenge and creatively carved a career that engaged her skill set. She worked in the nonprofit community, conducting training, and managing staff and projects. By the time she was 24, she was managing a team of three to organize 85+ events and over 2000 volunteers per year.

    After a while, she discovered her calling crafting solutions to change.

    Erica is no stranger to change. She was raised on Maryland’s eastern shore, and spent time studying in Philadelphia, New York City and North Carolina. After graduating from Elon University, she started her career in Washington, DC with two terms of AmeriCorps National Service. This experience led her to manage volunteer human capital, which inspired a career pivot. She then spent 2.5 years attending master’s courses, while working full-time. She spent the first half of graduate school, designing and organizing training for a mid-sized accounting firm. Now, Erica works at SHRM on the ParagonLabs team, elevating innovative technology solutions to workplaces.

    She has a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, with a focus on instructional systems design. Outside of work, you can find Erica tending to her 150 houseplants, creating ceramic pieces, and giving her cat, Suki, more attention than she wants.

    Session Description:

    Effectively engaging young professional audiences can be both rewarding and challenging. Many people feel there are massive generational differences that impact how we work. In this session, we will explore the myths and truths, measured by data, about how to effectively engage and motivate young professional employees. We’ll combine history and data-driven insights to more successfully engage our young professional audiences.

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will walk away from this session being able to:

    • Recall how history impacts the generations.
    • Compare practices for engaging and motivating young professionals.
    • Identify ways to implement young professional engagement strategies with their organizations.

    This event is sponsored by Avery Hall.