Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Events

Small Business Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

11:45–1:00, networking follows
770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201, Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

Bridging the Generational Divide through Leadership

Diversity is something we strive for in most workplaces. Some companies do better than others. When the topic of leadership and diversity are discussed, it is often in terms of cultural awareness. Another topic that is getting recent attention is age diversity. The recession kept Baby Boomers in the workforce past retirement age. Now, people are staying in the workforce for a variety of reasons beyond simple necessity. We are living longer and staying engaged keeps us healthier. Leading across four generations presents a significant challenge to leadership and how we communicate with clients, employees, and colleagues.

In this highly interactive session we will use fun and engaging exercises to:

  1. Understand key differences between each generation

  2. Employ specific strategies to build on ideas so that the lines of communication stay open

  3. We will identify a strategy to integrate into our own company or client facing communication plan

Lisa Safran, MA, President and Training Strategist of Improv Consultants ( uses play to strengthen leaders and communication, and build creative and collaborative teams. Lisa is the author of two books, Executive Presence — Improv Style and the workbook Reading and Writing Come Alive, and multiple articles. Lisa combines her experience as a stand up comedienne & improviser, with her Masters in Teaching, resulting in engaging and informative keynotes and training experiences. Lisa also coaches business leaders to support strengthening their leadership and communication skills.
Lisa is an Ambassador for the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce.

Presentations are co-sponsored by the Corte Madera, Mill Valley, San Rafael and Tiburon Chambers of Commerce.

There will be no charge for affiliated chamber members and $5 for non-members - no RSVP needed.