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Actionable insights your audience needs to realize increased engagement, relevance, and growth

You don’t have to accept decline.

For far too long, declines in membership and employee engagement have just been accepted as irreversible norms. It’s been believed there is no way to engage people and spur growth in a time of widespread disruption.

But Sarah Sladek has proven there is another way.

By booking Sarah to speak at your event, you will inspire your audience to approach team and community-building in radical, new ways.

CEO. Author. Speaker.

From the Association World Congress to corporate auditoriums, organizations worldwide have experienced how Sarah inspires and engages audiences both on stage and on-line.

I’ve Never Heard This Before

Sarah Sladek has been named a Talent Economy influencer and referred to as a “social equality expert” and “wake up-call”.

When organizations started experiencing considerable disengagement and decline and couldn’t identify why, Sarah dedicated herself to finding the answers.

From pop culture to brain development and demographics, she researches how people engage and what influences the decision to engage. And as a futurist, she clearly understands who and what is coming next and what organizations need to do now to prepare.

Audiences rave about Sarah’s ability to deliver thought-provoking, game-changing keynotes. The most common feedback we hear after she presents is “I’ve never heard this before,” and “I never thought of it that way!

Imagine if within 60-minutes you could:

  • Identify the hurdles preventing your organization from engaging people;
  • Rethink your response to change and make room for collaboration and innovation; and
  • Inspire your team to create a people-first, future-focused value proposition and culture.



The strategies, trends, and guidance key to achieving membership growth, increasing member engagement, and recruiting younger members.

For membership professionals, association and chamber executives. Ideal for board retreats, chapter leader conferences, association executive events.


The strategies, trends, and guidance key to increasing employee engagement, managing multi-generational teams, and recruiting and retaining next gen talent.

For executive and management teams. Ideal for staff retreats, management conferences, leadership training, or executive events.

Membership Topics

The Future of Membership

In 2012, Sarah authored a book advising associations on what they must do to build the fortune-flipping, must-have association of the next century. Her keynote provides an updated and expanded list of practical, proven ways associations can respond to change and further member engagement. Inspired by Sarah’s book The End of Membership.

Membership Matters Hackathon

Experience a creative, facilitated sprint to problem-solve, innovate, and create! This interactive keynote guides audiences through a collaborative learning and participatory experience that unleashes innovation, encourages disruptive thinking, and helps the audience proactively embrace change.

Engaging Younger Members

The vast majority of associations have struggled to engage younger generations of members and volunteers. Sarah has studied this topic in detail, identifying key differences in engagement cycles and how younger generations measure an association’s ROI and make the decision to join.

Inspired by Sarah’s book Knowing Y.

Workforce Topics

Future of Work

Employee turnover and disengagement are more prevalent than ever. Clearly, what worked in the past isn’t working anymore. In this keynote Sarah shares her six-step talent management system proven to increase employee engagement, productivity, and profits.

Inspired by Sarah’s book Talent Generation.

Ready or Not, Here's Z

Born 1996-2009, Gen Z’s arrival marks the end of clearly defined roles, traditions and experiences throughout society. Sarah will introduce you to the strategies key to engaging the generation already wielding their influence and raising their voices in a call for change.

Based on our global Gen Z research project.


Managing a multigenerational workforce with so many different perspectives, can pose a unique organizational challenge and opportunity. In this keynote Sarah provides guidance on how to successfully leverage differences, team-build, and create collaborative, inclusive work cultures.

Like a Boss

There are ample opportunities for older generations to learn about younger generations, but not visa versa. This keynote is tailored for the next-gen students and professionals on leadership tracks, launching businesses, or wanting insights on how to work with and manage older generations.

Inspire Change Anywhere

next-gen membershipIn-person or virtual, Sarah connects with audiences. She has over two decades of experience presenting on-stage and on-camera.

From 100 to 2,000 participants, captivate your audience immediately, with a range of interactive and thought-provoking techniques that leave people wanting more:

  • Interactive quick-hit exercises that reveal barriers and shift perspectives
  • Live polling questions and custom results discussed on the spot
  • Thought-provoking diagnostics
  • Attention-grabbing tips and tricks that provoke teams to take action

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