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Jun 12

June 2018 NACE Meeting: Multi-Generational Communication

June Meeting: Multi-Generational Communication




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Welcome to the NACE Austin Chapter

The National Association for Catering and Events, NACE,  is the world's leading association of caterers, event professionals and special event services that provides resources to the special event industry. Networking, education and business development are the legacies NACE has to offer members, their clients, and businesses.

We invite you to explore NACE and enhance your event world!

Upcoming events: 

June NACE Meeting

For the first time in history, there are four distinct and very different generations working together in
the workplace. This diversity is dramatically changing the dynamics in the workplace-- -and, in many
cases, leading to undeniable tension. In this session, we’ll start with a general overview of the
different generations to get a good understanding of how we got to where we are today and why such
tension exists.

We will then focus in on Gen Y & Z by outlining why they are so relevant, what drives their decision
making process and some common misconceptions that are made about the newest members of our
workforce. We will discuss strategies for working with and managing next generations, what
motivates them in the workplace (and what doesn’t!), and what you can do to better connect with and
lead them as your staff continues to change in the coming years. Meet us on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Mercury Hall.


6:00 PM Registration and Networking 

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner & Program

$30 Member/ $60 Non-Member 

RSVP before 5pm on Tuesday, June 5th to avoid the $10 late registration fee


Location: Mercury Hall

Parking: Available on site, overflow parking in a separate lot


Jodi Cullen 

Jodi Collen is the Senior Director of University Events for Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In her role at Augsburg, Jodi and her team plan and manage over 400 events that happen on campus including Homecoming, Commencement, fundraising galas, student events and speaking engagements/performances by visiting dignitaries and celebrities such as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, United States President Jimmy Carter, Senator Hillary Clinton, F.W. DeKlerk, Their Majesties the King & Queen of Norway, and hip hop artist Macklemore.  Additionally, she and her team oversee the implementation of major University initiatives and projects such as a recent name change and Sesquicentennial anniversary celebration .

Jodi has her Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) with a dual degree in event & meeting management & sport management from the George Washington University School of Business, and earned her Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) certification in 2005.  Additionally, Jodi is a past-president of the ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter, served as the ILEA Regional Vice President for the Midwest Region (USA) from 2006-2008, member of the International Board of Governors from 2008-2006 and ILEA International President from 2015-2016.


Thank you to our sponsors for this meeting:

Root Cellar Bakery & Catering Co

Vass Events

The Bloom Bar

Mercury Hall

France Photographers




Monarch Event Rentals


Austin Angels

Austin Angels is a local organization dedicated to serving children in the foster care system. Their mission is to walk alongside children in the foster care system, as well as their caretakers, by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building and mentorship.

Our dream is to see every child in the foster care system supported by a Love Box group. We serve just under 200 children in central Texas through our Love Box program. There are currently over 5,600 children in foster homes or substitute care services in central Texas alone. Our long-term vision is to open chapters in every major metropolitan city in the nation, so every single child in foster care in the United States will be supported and empowered to succeed.

For more information check out their website (https://www.austinangels.com/) and make sure to donate to our Cause of the Quarter when you register for the next meeting!