Young adults are stepping into a world that is more complex, competitive, and demanding than ever before.

When you look out on the world, it can feel bleak and overwhelming. But it's also full of opportunity.

It's time for the next generation of leaders to step up.

The Generation.Next workshop from Dale Carnegie of Georgia will help you become a leader who can make the difference you want to see in the world.

Generation.Next is a 3-day summer workshop for the next generation of leaders.

This workshop will help you with the skills you have to build outside of your academic work, like:

Give us three days of your summer, 

and we'll help you:

Become more confident.

Discover a new level of confidence you didn't know you had and learn to speak up in any situation.

Manage stress & anxiety.

Dealing with stress is part of being human. But you can learn how to stop it from taking over your life.

Motivate & lead others.

Master the everyday leadership skills that will help you get people to follow your ideas.

Make friends more easily.

Learn how to meet new people, remember names, and make a great first impression.

Gain a competitive edge.

The emotional intelligence skills you'll learn here will not only build your resume, but help you stand out in college applications and job interviews.

Overcome fear & shyness.

Imagine stepping up to give a speech or meet someone new and feeling excited instead of nervous.

"...I swiftly stopped payment. I just couldn't do it. I was that terrified. I returned to Omaha after graduating and got a job as a salesman of securities. I knew that I had to be able to speak in front of people. So again, I saw an ad in the paper and went down to sign up; but this time I handed the instructor one hundred dollars in cash. I knew if gave him the cash I'd show up. And I did. There were about thirty other people in the class and we all had trouble saying our own names. We met once a week for a dozen or so weeks. They would give us different types of speeches to practice and taught us psychological tricks to overcome our fears. There was that communal feeling that we were all in the same boat and really helped one another get through the class. The impact that class had on my life was huge. In fact, I don't have my diploma from the University of Nebraska hanging on my office wall, and I don't have my diploma from Colombia up there either - but I do have my Dale Carnegie graduation certificate proudly displayed. [The Dale Carnegie Course] gave me the most important degree I have. It’s certainly had the biggest impact in terms of my subsequent success. Whatever you do, good communication skills are incredibly important and something that almost anybody can improve upon, both in writing and speaking." Adapted from Warren Buffet's interview in Getting There: A Book of Mentors by Gillian Zoe Segal.

Eight modules that prepare you for real-life situations.

Each module is taught through real-life scenarios and role-playing, not lectures and note-taking.There are no made-up scenarios: we'll prepare you for situations that you'll actually be faced with in the next few years of your life.

Module #1: Building A Foundation For Success

Day 1

We'll get right into it by helping you remember names and make a solid first impression as you get to know other workshop participants.

Then, we'll talk about creating a vision of who you want to become so you can make this workshop work for you.

Module #2: Increasing Self-Confidence

Day 1

Loving and trusting yourself is the foundation of healthy relationships, and healthy relationships are the foundation of leadership.

This module will help you lead others by expressing yourself more clearly and effectively.

Module #3: Motivating Others

Day 1

Get your points across in ways that make people feel something and do something.

These skills will help you with presentations, but also help you step up and lead in group projects, in your extracurricular activities, at work, and even in your friend group.

Module #4: Dealing With Stress & Anxiety

Day 2

Stress is something everyone deals with. It drains us and keeps us from being our best. We'll talk about how to manage your stress and keep it from draining your energy.

You'll even learn how to take your nervous energy and use it to express yourself with more even energy and authenticity.

Module #5: Expanding Your Sphere of Influence

Day 2

Life is filled with situations where you need to stay cool and communicate clearly under pressure.
We'll talk about how to earn trust and respect by expressing your opinions clearly, concisely, and convincingly - especially in unexpected or challenging situations.

Module #6: Performing in Stressful Situations

Day 2

One of the hardest things about being a young adult is the constant change. That's why developing flexibility is one of the best things you can do for your mental health.

As you become more flexible, you'll learn to adapt to the constant change in your life and be a stronger communicator, leader, and follower.

Module #7: Becoming an Inspiration to Others

Day 3

The best leaders all have one thing in common: they make a habit of appreciating and encouraging others. When you put effort into recognizing the strengths of the people around you, you'll find that inspiring and motivating people becomes second nature.

We'll share stories of the people who have inspired us, and discuss what we can learn from these influential people in our lives.

Module #8: Demonstrating Leadership Every Day

Day 3

Every day holds opportunities to stand up and lead. Once you learn to recognize those opportunities, the world will open up to you in ways you never expected.

During this final module, you'll reflect on what you've learned, define your vision for your future, and celebrate how far you've come.

Each workshop is led by one of these outstanding Dale Carnegie Certified trainers:


Senior Trainer

Raquel Armendariz started with Dale Carnegie Training in 2006 in Juarez, Mexico. She has since worked with local and international organizations throughout Tennessee and the Atlanta area. As a Certified Dale Carnegie Senior Instructor, Raquel’s enthusiasm and expertise has helped organizations to reach and exceed their expectations. She is passionate about coaching both senior leaders and young adults to unleash their full potential, empower others, and improve their lives.


Corporate Trainer

Brett Campbell's journey began as an infantry officer with the 101st Airborne Division, transitioning into diverse roles across industries after his honorable discharge. His Dale Carnegie journey started in 2018 when he attended the Leadership Blind Spots workshop. He became Dale Carnegie Certified Trainer in 2020 and joined the Atlanta team in 2022. Brett has 3 kids and enjoys working out, spending time at the library, and listening to music.


Senior Trainer

Andy Dunn joined Dale Carnegie in 2022 as a corporate trainer. He brings with him diverse experience in areas including public school teaching, DEI, and corporate training. He holds a Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning, and enjoys gardening, playing baseball, and writing music at his piano.


Senior Trainer

Eric came aboard in 2023, blending his military aviation experience with his Master's degree in Business Administration (Organizational Development). Having worked in various fortune-level companies, he now applies his skills to our training programs. Eric is an avid powerlifter and photographer, and his favorite Dale Carnegie principle is #5: Smile.


Senior Trainer

Syreeta McKay, with over 20 years in tech and leadership roles, is a Dale Carnegie Certified Trainer and Digital Producer. She holds both a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA - Organizational Development and Leadership. She joined the team in 2017, bringing a wealth of experience from automotive to aerospace. Syreeta's focus is on effective communication, change management, and women's leadership. She’s also an entrepreneur, running a consumer goods business with a coaching twist. Syreeta enjoys gardening and lives in Atlanta with her husband and two boys.

Join thousands of workshop participants worldwide.

Why Dale Carnegie Training?

Dale Carnegie was founded in 1912, inspired by one man's belief in the power of self-improvement. Since then, it's evolved into a movement that's crossed borders and generations, showing thousands of organizations and millions of people how to lead others and inspire positive change.


Years of training



Over 9 Million

Current and future leaders trained



Your registration includes access to all eight sessions over three days. Lunch is provided, as well as snacks throughout the day (and a free t-shirt).

The Generation.Next workshop is held at the Dale Carnegie of Georgia headquarters at 211 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE Suite 1030, Atlanta, GA 30346. We are less than .5 miles from the MARTA Dunwoody station, and there is a parking garage available nearby.

Overnight lodging is not provided. The workshop is 9am-5pm, and you will be responsible for transportation to and from the workshop each day.

Yes; lunch will be provided along with healthy snacks throughout the day.

Our methodology creates an environment of safety and trust among the participants. We “coach in the moment,” which means building on strengths, pushing the comfort zone to develop confidence, uncovering blind spots, and providing timely and targeted feedback. We create a safe space for participants to talk about real issues and be candid and sensitive with each other. Our facilitators discuss principles, processes, and theories that relate directly to the participants’ actual life. We ask participants to identify specific, real situations they have faced in the past, or are facing now. Our simulations are like dress rehearsals for a real scenario. The more “real” the discussion and practice, the more the principles taught will stick with you. Transformation happens when we facilitate an experience where learners are given the space to make growth decisions for themselves. It’s not about the trainer pushing or forcing a change on the participant. It's about enabling people to transform themselves. Dale Carnegie believed that “Every participant must leave with a sense of victory.” Our trainers focus on each person's progress toward their unique goals with feedback that is specific to them.

This workshop series is for high school students ages 14-18.

We offer this course as 2 hours of college credit and can provide a transcript for $50. However, every institution has different rules for accepting third party credits, so we recommended checking with your school(s) first.

Public Speaking For High Schoolers: A Quick & Easy Way

You have to prepare a speech.

You prepare for hours. Practice in the mirror. Time it. Rehearse it over and over again. Your heart is pounding from the moment you step into class. You get up, shakily hold up your notecards, and give it your best shot.

If that's your speech class experience, this guide is for you.

It’s based on the The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie, and it has tips on:

  • Choosing a topic and becoming the kind of person who can give great speeches
  • Preparing for and rehearsing your speech
  • Calming your nerves before your speech
  • Stage presence and audience engagement

Download this guide, read it, and apply it, and we promise you'll do better in speech class than you ever thought was possible.