SMPS Chicago November Luncheon - Embracing the Gap and Overcoming Generational Differences

November 07, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
33 W Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Embracing the gap and overcoming generational differences is about providing practical advice and guidance to marketers and business developers in the A/E/C sector as they deal with different generations in their day-to-day work. This overarching theme impacts A/E/C marketers and business developers on a daily basis and is relevant to all. Executive Leadership Coach Becky Thomas specializes in helping leaders work better with Millennials and GenX'ers so that they can achieve greatness by creating highly effective teams that get results faster. Real life examples are used to tailor the program to marketers and business developers in the A/E/C sector to align with their specific questions and challenges. 


Learning Objectives

  • Understand how and why generations are wired the way they are and how best to interact with each other for effective teamwork and retention
  • Discover the 'why' behind the work ethic of each generation and their motivations
  • Create positive and meaningful interactions and partnerships with different generations
  • Move from feeling stuck to clarity
  • Hear typical pitfalls and how to get around them

About Our Speaker

Becky Thomas is a 'Next Generation' Coach. She As an Executive Leadership Coach with 15 years brand marketing experience on the corporate side, Becky has seen smart, A-type, go-getters hit a ceiling in their leadership and influence ability after they transition from contributor to leader. She's also seen top emerging talent leave organizations because their potential was not being honored by their existing company in the right way. She helps teams transform to have more collaborative conversations and discover how to empower each other to be even more motivated, creative and inspired at work by understanding the leadership styles across each generation.

Valet parking is available for $14.

CPSM CEU Credits: 1.5

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$50.00 SMPS Members
$75.00 after 05:00 pm November 5

$95.00 Non-members
$120.00 after 05:00 pm November 5

$0.00 Annual Sponsor - Member