General Session: The Young Professional Perspective

2019 Employment Law & Legislative Conference

As the number of millennials grow in their careers, get promoted and start to lead teams, experts predict changes in organizational communications, increased automation, concerns about retention, a focus on mentoring and a renewed approach to wellness are likely outcomes.  In this session, University of Virginia's Center for Politics Director, Larry Sabato, hosts a discussion with two high achieving millennials, each representing different sides of the aisle.

You’ll hear:

  • What work-related issues mean most to workers in the millennial age group and what organizations can do to recruit and retain top young talent.
  • Which of the trends above are likely to gain traction.
  • A closer look at what current workplace practices remain key effective practices no matter what employee groups coexist in your organization.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:05am

Larry Sabato


Dr. Larry J. Sabato is a New York Times best-selling author, has won three Emmys, and is recognized as one of the nation’s most respected political analysts.

He appears multiple times a week on national and international TV, including FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and CNN International.

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, and has had visiting appointments at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England.

Dr. Sabato is the author or editor of two dozen books on American politics. He has taught over 20,000 students in his 40-year career, and the University of Virginia has given him its highest honor, The Thomas Jefferson Award.

Amanda Carpenter


Amanda Carpenter is a political commentator for CNN and author of GASLIGHTING AMERICA: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us.  Prior to CNN she was the Communications Director for Senator Ted Cruz, and previously served as Senior Communications Advisor and Speechwriter to Sen. Jim DeMint.


For both senators, Carpenter crafted countless op-eds, speeches, talking points, briefing papers, jokes, press releases, tweets, Facebook posts, and other materials on a range of subjects before the United States Senate, including but not limited to economics, campaigns, healthcare, foreign affairs, and constitutional matters. Her work for them has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and other outlets.


Richard Fowler


Richard Fowler is the nationally syndicated radio host of the The Richard Fowler Show, a Fox News Channel contributor and millennial messaging expert.

Positioned at the intersection of news, politics and the cultural issues facing everyday Americans, Richard’s fresh style and non-traditional spin on populism have taken audiences by storm. He pushes all ages and demographics to ask more of themselves. As a gay man, Fowler understands this fight more than most, having fought for equality his entire adulthood.

From his campaign work uncovering the deplorable school conditions in the Detroit Public School system to his effort training and equipping hundreds of millennials to run for office and take charge of their community, Richard brings a sense of realness to everything he does.

When asked what drives him Richard says, "Talk is cheap. Our country needs real solutions, and they will come from our greatest resource –our people."

Grand Ballroom
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