Next Gen Z Program

A future co-created by youth and experience

The value of unlocking youth’s potential

Even the most dynamic corporations are missing out on meaningful connections with the next generation. Organizations often overlook the potential of actually collaborating with your target audience, harnessing youth insights for your talent recruitment and people development, and the effect such connections have on company culture.

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Duration:

6 months

Location:

online, in-person or hybrid

Format:

workshops, coaching, showcase
sessions + access to online content

Participants:

20 young adults

Future-proofed people development

COMPANY CULTURE

Invigorate your team and transform your company culture with rich exchange and connection with the very people who will be most instrumental in building the future.

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FRESH PERSPECTIVE

Collaborate with the very people who will be most instrumental in building the future and generate fresh perspectives on your ideas, visions and processes.

INSPIRE YOUNG TALENT

Overcome the generation gap while mentoring young talent and building their skills and confidence as they navigate the workplace.

View the case study to see how H&M developed a system that incorporates young peoples’ perspectives in their overall strategy.

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How it works

The high-impact Next Gen Program brings together young talent and a partnering organization – either remotely or in-person – to learn from each other, inspire one another and build a brighter future together. 

Curated learning experiences in an intimate group setting of 20 young people invite participants to confront challenges and present solutions, all while engaging in an invaluable two-way exchange of knowledge and ideas with experienced professionals. 

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All our DO School programs are powered by a unique and vibrant ecosystem of people, organizations and networks.

Course Modules

The program is structured around the 4-stage DO School innovation method – Dream, Focus, Plan and DO – taking the participants from challenge understanding to prototyping and pitching.

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Participants explore their passions, their specific talents and skills and their greater purpose during our tried and tested self development phase. They’ll be equipped with the soft skills crucial for the future workplace such as resilience, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution and mindfulness.Based on topics that your company is currently working on, the participants collaborate on real-life, globally relevant challenges that your organization sets. Through these challenges, participants learn more about the inner workings of your organization.Participants spend quality time visiting your workplace, establishing individual relationships with your team, learning from each other and collaborating together. This two-way exchange allows participants to envision and prepare for their personal and professional future.In true DO School fashion, countless inspiring and engaging experts from diverse backgrounds and industries are dispersed throughout the program to share insights, exchange knowledge, and highlight different paths to success.

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Stories & Resources

Kaya Dorey, a member of The DO School community, is the UN Environment Young Champion of the Earth for North America. She founded NOVEL SUPPLY CO, a conscious and eco-friendly apparel brand based in Vancouver. Kaya introduces us to NOVEL SUPPLY CO and other changemakers that are making waves in the fashion and retail industry.

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