General Session Speakers


Jeffrey Selingo – 2027: The Decade Ahead for Higher Education


Jeffrey Selingo

Mr. Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps higher education leaders and parents imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy. He is the author of the New York times bestselling book College(Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students. His most recent bestseller, There Is Life After College, explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school for the job market of tomorrow.

Mr. Selingo is a special advisor at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. He is the former top editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. A regular contributor to The Washington Post, his writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate. He is a contributor to LinkedIn, where you can follow his blog posts on higher education. Mr. Selingo has appeared on ABC, CNN, PBS, and NPR.


Haydn Shaw – “Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together”


Haydn Shaw

Hailed as a “leadership guru” by The Washington Post, Haydn Shaw has researched and helped clients regarding generational differences for over twenty years. He is the author of Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart and Franklin Covey’s bestselling workshops “Leading Across Generations” and “Working Across Generations.” He has delivered his keynote speeches on generations to thousands around the world.

Mr. Shaw has presented to and consulted with 1500 organizations so he isn’t a researcher in an ivory tower. He helps organizations shake up their generational stereotypes, apply the Leading Generations process, and then fix their generational problems. Hundreds of Haydn’s clients have stopped being beaten down by generational sticking points and learned how to leverage them into better teams after learning the framework.