Sarah Sladek 2016-11-01T13:57:15+00:00

Project Description

Sarah SladekSarah Sladek

Antidote to retirement waves & brain drains

Sarah Sladek was leading the charge for organizations and companies to adapt to younger members and workers long before anybody else.

Concerned about declining engagement in our nation’s membership associations, non-profits, and workplaces, she founded one of the nation’s first generation-focused companies in 2002.

In fact, her company –XYZ University–remains one of the only companies in North America dedicated to helping organizations sustain by staying relevant to, and engaging the participation of, Generations X, Y, and Z.

Sarah is the author of three books. The New Recruit: What Your Association Needs to Know About X, Y, & Z (2007) was the first book to address the generation gap in membership associations.

Sarah immediately followed with a second book geared towards bridging the talent gap in the workplace, Rock Stars Incorporated: Hiring the High-Performance, High-Maintenance Hotshots Half Your Age (2008).

Shortly thereafter, Sarah founded the RockStars@Work Conference, the nation’s first business conference focused on bridging talent and leadership gaps in the workforce, drawing in such notable companies as DreamWorks Animation, Fortune, and Best Buy.

Her latest book, The End of Membership As We Know It: Building the Fortune-Flipping, Must-Have Association of the Next Century (2011), advises associations how to stay relevant and grow membership amidst rapidly-changing technology and demographic and economic shifts.

Sarah Sladek’s expertise has been featured in national media and she has keynoted more than 100 events throughout the United States and Canada. Backed by years of experience and supported by solid research, she remains committed to helping organizations engage every generation to thrive and prosper in the new economy.

Topic Titles

The End of Membership As We Know It

Membership: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

What Your Association Needs to Know About X, Y, & Z

Workforce 2020: Preparing for What (And Who) the Future Will Bring

Next Generation Employers of Choice: How to Win the War for Talent

Hiring the High-Maintenance, High-Performance Hotshots Half Your Age

Books

Knowing Y

The End of Membership As We Know It: Building the Fortune-Flipping, Must-Have Association of the Next Century

Rock Stars Incorporated: Hiring the High-Maintenance, High-Performance Hotshots Half Your Age

The New Recruit: What Your Association Needs to Know About X, Y, & Z

List of Past Clients

  • American Bar Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Financial executives International
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Nursing Organizations Alliance
  • Professional Convention Management Association