Opening General Session
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Kim Lear
  • Opening Remarks
  • Welcome by Florida FFA Students, Pledge of Allegiance

Opening Keynote Speaker: Generational Expert Kim Lear on Prepare for the Future: Recruiting, Retaining and Motivating the Next-Gen Workforce

Study after study has shown us that multigenerational teams outperform more homogeneous groups by almost every measure. This can be attributed to their unique and diverse experiences– the more seasoned employees offer wisdom and expertise while those on the younger end offer a fresh and innovative perspective. While the advantages are numerous, it turns out, managing multigenerational teams is easier said than done. Today’s teams are often plagued by issues regarding everything from work ethic and retention to succession and fairness. 

Today , each generation is taking on new roles in the workplace. Millennials are no longer entry-level employees - they are managers who may oversee older, more seasoned employees. Gen Xers have stepped up to the C Suite, reinventing and redefining what it means to be a leader, and Gen Zers are now on the scene, ready to shake up the work world and present a whole new challenge to their Millennial supervisors. 

The key to understanding and leveraging these generational trends is to recognize that it’s not about “out with the old, in with the new.” Every generation brings value to the workforce. 

Kim Lear will give you a closer look into who these generations are, the trends emerging as they adapt to each new career stage, and the communication tactics that bring people together. Her research, insights, and original concepts help audiences and clients bridge generational gaps and build strong teams.'

Keynote Speaker Sponsored by

  • Distinguished Service Award Presentation
  • Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation

Opening General Session sponsored by


Location Name
Grand Cypress DEF
Full Address
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
1 Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836
United States