Kim Schroeder, College of Business, (515) 294-5800
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986
EXPERT ON YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP TO SPEAK AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY JAN. 8
AMES, Iowa -- An expert on attracting, managing and retaining young professionals will speak at Iowa State University at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, in the Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building on the Iowa State University campus. The event is free and open to the public; pre-registration is encouraged.
Rebecca Ryan, president of Next Generation Consulting, Inc., Jackson, Wis., consults nationally with companies and economic development agencies on issues involving young professionals. Her topic Jan. 8 is "Show Up, Reach Out, Dig In: A Call to Corporate and Community Action."
Ryan will discuss how corporate communities are changing and how next-generation employees can adapt their attitudes to keep pace. She will share research results regarding work/life preferences of young professionals from more than 5,000 interviews across the United States.
She also will explain what young professionals can do to promote positive change, build leadership skills, learn self-improvement techniques and discuss communication strategies.
"We are very pleased to have Rebecca Ryan as our first guest speaker in the new Gerdin Business Building," said Anthony Hendrickson, associate dean for academic programs for the College of Business at Iowa State. "Her presentation is a must-see for young professionals to help them navigate and adapt in corporate America."
The event is co-sponsored by Iowa State's College of Business and the Young Professionals of Ames.
For more information or to register, visit
, call 515-294-3656, or e-mail
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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