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


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