Mentoring the Next Generations

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Teachers, employers and parents want to see younger people reach their potential, however the problem is that the pathway to productivity and living a life of high capacity and great quality is not a straight line for Gen Y and Gen Z’s. In an era of increasing change, greater complexity and global mega-trends these younger generations need mentors to grow them, guide them and give them the feedback they need to develop and mature.

At McCrindle we know these younger generations and we believe in their potential to achieve greatness. Managers, CEO’s, team leaders, teachers and parents have a unique opportunity to mentor these younger generations through formal and informal conversations. Gen Y and Z’s are keen be mentored. That means they want to be listened to, not lectured at, encouraged and asked open-ended questions that help their decision making process.

The goal of mentoring young people is to expand their values and worldview, strengthen their character and enlarge their personal and professional capacity. These younger generations desire opportunities for personal growth through a friendly and supportive partnership.

Mentors and leaders in society today have an opportunity to shape these younger generations. The challenge mentors often face is around how to turn general conversations into character and skill development.

7 Developmental Areas mentors need to cover

PRIORITIES: Help these generations focus amongst digital distractions

RESILIENCE: Highlight their current experience and strengths to provide assurance in anxious moments

AUTHENTICITY: Showcase the benefits of community in and above digital connectivity

INSIGHT: Provide greater vision to make wise life decisions

ENERGY: Encourage decisiveness to remove blockers, overcome obstacles and move forward

BALANCE: Teach them how to say a positive 'no' in a busy ‘yes’ work/life culture, to maintain a healthy lifestyle

GREATNESS: Inspire the best in these young people as they move through the transitional stages of life.

Geoff Brailey speaking on this topic at the Australian Communities Forum 2016

Understanding the next generation of volunteers and donors

A specific area of focus in the 2016 Australian Communities Report is analysis of volunteers and supporters aged under 30 and in this session, Geoff Brailey, Research Executive at McCrindle Research, will share the findings as well as give practical insights on engaging young people in community organisations and developing the leadership capacity of the next generation of staff and volunteers.


Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


house price repayments list schools students trades christian living earn community engagement royal influence weather the hills shire ageing lalor park skills population map researcher mccrindle tea woolworths infographics gold coast presentations TED talk Crime Rates Macquarie University father's day commute debate online shopping affordability Skilling education research communications Education Future Forum relevant trend economy engage collaborative budget tips spend high density living in depth interviews forum christmas in the media perth education sector the average aussie house price rise manly publication research engagement Northern beaches Event generation communication case study politics Love Hills Shire Council volunteering data holiday princess charlotte environmental scanning brand experience internships Western Australia gen z investing insights average sydneysider narcissism census 2016 change growth aged care bondi technology education social analysis Northern Beaches Christian School housing affordability suburban living census data mythbusters visualisation gender mccrindle research vegemite organisations Australian demographics The ABC of XYZ residents sydney metro emerging generations Real Estate shbc slideshare ashley mckenzie offenders school students ACT 2016 census results office opening tattoos capital city cloudy days social issues plans greatness dare to dream leadership workshop statistics conference christianity keynote speaker bus GPO poker master social commentator Christmas lunch speaker snapshot housing market school satisfaction baby names australia report 1994 growing population resilience baby names report award winner divorce rate victoria showreel Population Clock acf15 baby Financial Planning Week water generation Z cultural diveristy google for education the hills teachers owning a home medicine keynote monarchy future cultural diversity cold trend tuesday 1975 optus my business awards dessert rule keeper coffee cash data equip Queensland teleworking sydneycity housing growth insight suburbs rich group session visual faith NBRS marriages Merry Christmas work mates click 1980 personal growth darwin story Australia street eliane miles earning brands population growth salary 1968 mentor experience baby boomers hobart retirement cars cost of living travelling Real Estate Institute of Victoria sydney event English mateship socialites names Mark McCrindle wealth professional townhouses housing trends 2014 newspaper baby names moderators guide Deaths generation alpha New Zealand sun national crime rates environment staying in friends program local community households CPI happiness etiquette communities Kirsten Brewer TAS stay home gen alpha media commentary parents Australian Population australia rising house prices renter of the future cancel plans conference speaker tea screenage home owner society trends ideas neutral bay organisational culture long weekend Australian schools Myth Valentine’s Day video going out employment proactive Australian Bureau of Statistics innovative financial independence global financial crisis weekly earnings society hornsby culture Sydney finance Kiwi Adelaide safe rental stress the great screenage church high density apartments challenge participants future-proof children 2017 motivate Social Trend Australian community trends learning Aussies work-life Christchurch world changing face of sydney SRE culturally diverse forecast crime Royals Research Director digital WA ultimo tv Australian Communities Trends DIY VET sector report social enquiry wellbeing ageing population group sydneysider research services South Australia Generation X charity Australia Day Northern Beaches teaching public holiday new office holidays EFF February 16 future of work contiki couple aged care puzzle sector wide apartment workshop 40 million sports entrepreneurs of today spirituality social change volunteers fears men entrepreneur online ACF17 high school financial dreams sunburnt country HSC 2015 emerging trends trends of 2016 authenticity impact Australian Dream eliane school travel Work place winter Australian Census focus groups millennials property price infographic wall investor demography office SMSF Tasmania social workplace life teach conference presentation goal Wagga Wagga stats winter blues shopping baby boom training national wealth demographic transformations Generation Y Caregiver Queensland: QLD Charlotte real micro customer research visualisation anzac personalities cancelling plans entertainment Tuesday Trends future proofing litter faux-cilising results NSW marriage wealth distribution VIC NFP event easter paying to work car prince george the changing face of Duchess of Cambridge australian communities forum belief curiosity mother's day social researchers resource youth REIV Conference communicate australians staying home more seasons mobile intern marrickville university degree capital cities village Bathburst define Financial Planning Association of Australia thrive NT Australians events census education future meals Channel 7 national private wealth focus group dream Research Executive market research community System's Architect 2013 families IT Specialists learn survey design goals future of shopping millionth student social commentary FPA tertiary education 2020 annual income shopping centre professional development shifts population milestone identity consumer qualitative research 2012 trends overcast futurist australian social research graphs TDE infographic baby name predictions Andrew Duffin home ownership low density internship commuters jobs of the future poor government typical australian average aussie Australian Trends generations local marketing Word Up Births land of the middle class relational Financial Planning Association breakfast Channel Seven study brand toys mining boom Australian communities research data research report crows nest census results debt workplace culture young australians local communities faux-ciliser #censusfail social impact demographer aussie culture rain investment Wodonga urban taskforce unaffordable selfie socialising NBRS Architecture 23 million presentation mortgage business index urban living TED Res Vis hello fresh Territory professional speaker research pack quote unemployment sydney speaker conferences child care FOMO deloitte Netflix alpha google apartments vegetarian family Northern Territory social trends New Zeland demographic sunny days kate middleton dreaming youth unemployment Sydney Hills Business Chamber Geoff Brailey wealth and income food clothing VET Melbourne social media census fail balance celebration high density 2016 survey facts urban living index income royal affordable future proof career huffington post australian communities trends report millenials potts point not for profit 2016 census global hills jobs chairty train year 12 ease of travel year 7 Christmas presents nfp middle class sector wide study future of education wages ferry sector wealth and income distribution storytelling easy rider cica innovation blaxland sydney hills micro apartments networking mccrindle in the media interactive house prices wage hopes event social life Tuesday Trend transport award REIV National Conference Australia Day 2017 optus work Aussie education future report renting speakers pack ethnography university wolloomooloo Canberra australian increasing densification DESTEL non profit Vocational education employers PSI students daily commute norwest outsourcing cartodb pharmacy new york times ACF 2016 community event sustainable collaboration know the times Engineering Manager cancelling event follow professional presenters ACF2017 moreton bay shopper's pick summer grave decision volunteer demographic trends ACF Australian Families healthy future cost bureau James Ward leader priorities trends analyst megatrends tableau responsive The Daily Edition mccrindle divorce lifestyle city staff Wellington geomapping careers home educhat media release schools property World Water Day data visualisation consumerism social research data analyst logan buildings twentyseventeen "know the times" baby name trends learning styles menai recap faux-cilise business women Gen X omnibus Assistant Store Manager language economic 24 million criminal Sydney keynote speaker states Christmas season office space wedding baby name panel generational trends rise of local hills shire ashley fell social shifts ipswich financial domestic media activity January 26th friendship trends of 2017 workforce optimistic business performance teacher population public speaking SA Do It Yourself demographics social researcher NEETs young people parenting Scouts leadership area forecasting supply and demand ABS household sentiments religion house financial fears pharmacies Australian Home product average Australian news media energy pyrmont purpose urban earnings fresh New South Wales the australian dream post rationalism professional services entrepreneurial mythbusting 24,000,000 analysis learner tuesday mover and shaker internet 10 years SMART royal baby meetings social lives JOMO waverton speakers royal family sydneysiders housing state property market Hornsby Shire Council Gen Y thought leadership grandparents brisbane global generations small business educated financial future world youth day TEDx builders rent cooking CBD not-for-profit suburb daily telegraph public speaker emerging technologies McCrindle Speakers