Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel
Research Director at Future Workplace
The LeaderShift: How to Engage and Develop The Next Generation of Leaders
Over the past ten years, Dan Schawbel has helped all types of organizations unlock the secrets to recruiting and retaining the Millennial generation. Now, Schawbel is ready to unveil his latest research, insights, and strategies for developing the next generation of leaders, a critical topic as now over 40% of Millennials are managers and over 20 million boomers are retiring by 2020. As one of the most prominent Millennial leaders himself, Schawbel regularly consults Fortune 1000 companies, appears on TV as the voice of his generation, and has conducted over two dozen research studies. This presentation will walk the audience through the high level global workforce trends that are impacting leaders, the challenges and opportunities for companies to best train Millennial leaders and real strategies employed by companies in multiple industries. In today’s workplace, Millennials are switching jobs every two years and only 16% want to be a leader at their current company, a costly dilemma for companies who don’t learn how to resolve it.
Schawbel's keynote will be complemented by a panel discussion including experts, Ilona Jurkiewicz and Amanda Pacitti, and will give you opportunities to:

• Hear about the latest trends that are reshaping the workplace, such as diversity, space, family and technology, and how they impact future leaders.
• View multiple ground-breaking research studies that illustrate the current challenges impacting leaders, including the talent shortage, low engagement, career alternatives, the skills gap, and generational conflicts.
• Discover new opportunities to create a more engaged work culture including more regular performance reviews, virtual training, and continuous learning.


Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author and a Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace. He is the bestselling author of two career books: Promote Yourself and Me 2.0. His third book, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, will be published by Hachette on November 13th.Through his companies, he’s conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca Cola and Oracle. He’s interviewed over 2,000 of the world’s most successful people, such as Warren Buffett, Anthony Bourdain, Sheryl Sandberg, and Michael Bloomberg. In addition, he has written countless articles for Forbes, TIME, The Economist, Quartz, The Harvard Business Review, and others that have combined generated over 15 million views. Schawbel has been profiled or quoted in media outlets, such as NBC’s “The Today Show”, Fox News, MSNBC, The Steve Harvey Show, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Wired Magazine, GQ, The Economist and NPR. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, Business Insider’s “40 Under 40”, BusinessWeek’s “20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow” and as one of Workforce Magazine’s “Game Changers”.