genYOU Inspire
genYOU Inspire is a series of short events that aim to help Brisbane's young people unleash their potential at work and in life. Now in its third year, the Inspire series helps young people to stand out of the crowd by giving them the chance to learn key traits, attitudes and skills which are necessary to thrive in the workplace.

Following the incredibly successful online Inspire+ series, run during the first half of 2020, we are thrilled to be running in-person events again. 

generationYOU was born from a passion to help young people unlock their potential and build on additional skills they may not gain during a University degree. Through the genYOU Inspire series, we are able to connect students with Industry legends who share #NoFilter advice on entering the workplace and the skills they need to create and manage a successful career. 
Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council.
Brisbane City Council is committed to nurturing innovation and investing in a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane. The 2020 genYOU Inspire program offers young people opportunities to develop their employment skills and make an immediate impact for our city's local businesses.
2020 Sessions 
Grow and nurture your network
August 6th 2020
Session 1: 2.15pm - 4.00pm
Session 2: 5:45pm - 7:30pm

Tribes are built through give and take. The challenge is not simply to meet strangers but to foster relationships and leverage your contacts to benefit yourself and others. During this session we will bust networking myths, show you how to approach strangers at a networking event (while remaining covid-safe), help you find new contacts in unlikely places and share tips on how to build meaningful relationships.

Note >> Due to Covid restrictions we are very limited in the number of people we are able to have in the room at one time. Therefore we are running the same session twice to ensure more people have the opportunity to join us.  
Jobs of the future. How to build a career using transferrable skills.
Sep 17th 2020 
Session 1: 2.15pm - 4.00pm
Session 2: 5:45pm - 7:30pm


We don't know what we don't know, including what the job market will look like in 3-5 years. The only way to remain relevant is to cultivate a tool box of transferrable skills which will allow you to hop from one job/role to another.

Now more than ever, these are extremely important as our careers and world as we know it are constantly shifting.

Note >> Due to Covid restrictions we are very limited in the number of people we are able to have in the room at one time. Therefore we are running the same session twice to ensure more people have the opportunity to join us.  
Why you should join us
Learn Essential Skills
The Inspire series focusses on the skills all employers seek, in addition to a degree. Think communication, problem solving, personal branding, leadership, networking, emotional intelligence and more. While these might sound basic, they are the "extra bit" that will help you to stand out.
Meet like-minded individuals
genYOU events attract students and graduates from all over Brisbane. Key to everything generationYOU does is giving attendees the opportunity to start building their networks now! You just never know when that random stranger will become a valuable contact.
Hear #nofilter truths
All genYOU speakers take a #NoFilter approach with their content - from the good to the bad and the ugly - they will share the truth on what to expect when starting out in your career and how you can be a strong professional!