Fusion: Leading Multi-Generational Teams

2019thu24oct8:30 amthu4:00 pmFusion: Leading Multi-Generational Teams8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Event Details

Win-Win Solutions


Fusion: Leading Multi-Generational Teams is a hands on journey to a better understanding of generational differences.

Using our innovative, and proprietary, Generational Game Board, participants will explore the various social, political, and economic influences that shaped the working attitudes of the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, Generational X, Millennials and now Generation Z. Our game creates interesting, and informative, conversation among participants from various generations. 

This workshop will equip participants to be more effective communicators and leaders through understanding the various generations in the workplace today. Our goal is to create “win-win” solutions that promote inter-generational understanding and result in positive workplaces and communities.

If you’ve come here looking to “fix” people who are older, or younger, than you then you’ve come to the wrong place. We believe that each generation has a perspective to add, and that like any team, those perspectives must be understood and appreciated in order to develop a highly functioning unit. 

We provide you with a way of looking at another generation so you can relate to their experience and understand their perspective. We will provide case studies and activities that push you to find the value in what another generation has to offer. 


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Learning Objectives


An appreciation of each of the major generational groups active in the workplace today

An overview of the challenges and opportunities multi-generational teams present

Insights regarding the world views, needs, and skill sets of various generations

An understanding of how to facilitate effective collaboration among multi-generational group members


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About Our Facilitators

Tisha Gierhart

Tisha Gierhart was hired as Shafer Leadership Academy’s first Program Director in January 2014. She is primarily responsible for all activities related to the development, delivery, and assessment of leadership programs presented by Shafer Leadership Academy. In this role, she focuses on building collaborative relationships with Shafer  Leadership Academy’s participants and partners.

Tisha holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the healthcare field for fourteen years, where she developed her skills in leadership, project management and facilitation. Tisha served as an internal coach for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where she worked to enhance the patient experience by cultivating a culture of service.

Tisha is an alumnus of Shafer Leadership Academy’s Emergence program and has completed Advanced Facilitator Training. She is certified in The Leadership Challenge and has over 40 hours of certified coach training. Tisha is an active member in her community where she serves as a board member for the Jay County Cancer Society and is the Co-Chair of the Jay County Cancer Walk. She enjoys volunteering and is a member of the Portland Evening Optimist and Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren. Her work reflects her passion for making a difference, building relationships, and motivating others. She believes in leading by example and developing purposeful connections.

Mitch Isaacs

Mitch Isaacs was named Shafer Leadership Academy’s Executive Director in May 2015. In this role, he works closely

with the organization’s board of directors to fulfill the mission of the organization. He is responsible for creating vision, connecting with stakeholders, administering program offerings and leading the organization in meaningful ways.

Mitch has over a decade of college leadership experience spanning multiple campuses. He graduated from Ball State University in

2002 with a double major in History and Political Science and a minor in Counseling Psychology. Mitch completed his Master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Indiana State University. Mitch returned to Ball State in 2005 and spent the next 10 years as a working professional in Higher Education, including five years as the  Director of the Excellence in Leadership program, and Coordinator of the Leadership Studies Minor.

Mitch is an active member of the Muncie community. He serves as the President of the Country Village / Creekwood Neighborhood Association, Secretary for the Motivate Our Minds Board of Directors, and Secretary for the Indiana Leadership Association Board of Directors. Mitch sits on the board of directors for Muncie Action Plan and Muncie Rotary. Mitch is passionate about youth development, with roles as a Project Leadership Mentor, a Big Brother with Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Delaware County, and a member of the Burris Laboratory School Advisory Council.

He is committed to enhancing the leadership skills of the community and dedicated to Shafer Leadership Academy’s mission to ensure that individuals who have the desire to demonstrate leadership have access to world class leadership training close to home.


October 24, 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pm