BCSD, GBP partner to bring Mark Perna to Des Moines County

September 01, 2023

The Burlington Community School District and the Greater Burlington Partnership are partnering to bring generational expert, keynote speaker and bestselling author Mark Perna to Des Moines County.

Community members are invited to attend Perna’s seminar, “Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Capitol Performing Arts Center.

Perna has worked with districts and companies from throughout the U.S. on how to engage with and motivate younger generations.

The founder and CEO of TFS Results in Cleveland, Ohio, a full- service strategic consulting firm at the forefront of the national paradigm shift in education and workforce development, Perna is an international expert on the Millennial and Z generations and has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers on unleashing the potential of today’s youth.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to bring Mark Perna to Greater Burlington so that he can work with our students, parents, teachers, and business/community leaders to build stronger partnerships that empower our youth and young adults,” Curriculum Director Cory Johnson said. “The Burlington Community School District strives to have a profoundly positive impact on each student’s adult quality of life. Collaboration with the Greater Burlington Partnership and other community and industry leaders is an important part of our work to fulfill our vision and mission, and our critical role as part of Greater Burlington’s workforce pipeline.”

The free event is open to the public, and parents of middle and high school students are especially encouraged to attend.