The world is changing, it’s time for education to catch up.

Leading 21st-century students can feel like an adventure into unexplored lands. The natives of these uncharted territories, those born after the turn of the century, hold vastly different attitudes and behaviors toward learning and authority than prior generations.

They communicate in rapidly evolving digital languages. They have very short attention spans. They multitask everything — and many even create and maintain multiple personas on social media. The “old maps” we used successfully in education to help guide our students through adolescence are now obsolete. We desperately need new strategies on how to navigate this landscape.

Using proven research, image-based learning, real-world methods, and practical wisdom, our sessions on innovative education will give your leaders a compass to provide direction as they lead the way in this new territory.

Our innovative educational practice sessions cover a range a topics including:

  • Empowering students to take charge of their education
  • Engaging student apathy and bringing excitement back to the classroom
  • Explore timeless leadership principles for unpredictable seasons

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Our Next Generation Thought Leaders

Dr.Tim Elmore
After 40 years of work with students and dozens of books, Dr. Elmore is a nationally recognized expert on the emerging generations.

Andrew McPeak
The author of three books on how to better engage emerging generations, Andrew is a millennial researcher with a passion for bringing staff and students together.

Patrick Erwin
After more than 20 years in the classroom, Patrick now utilizes the principles from his remarkable classroom to help teachers around the country create deep connections with their students.

Nautrie Jones
With more than a decade of experience working with students and training teachers, Nautrie uses her deep base of knowledge to elevate educators to be at their best.

Don’t want to wait for your professional development session to start learning? Read the latest research on the emerging generations in our book “Generation Z Unfiltered.” In this research-based yet practical book, authors Dr. Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak explore the nine biggest challenges today’s generation is facing and what we can do about them.

Why Growing Leaders?

Over the last 20 years, Growing Leaders has been helping adults connect with and develop an emerging generation of leaders.
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