If you think of workplace diversity only in terms of ethnicity and gender, you’re overlooking one factor that significantly affects your competitive edge: generational differences.

Join WICT RM as we read Valerie M. Grubb’s Clash of the Generations for our first ever book club. Learn directly from the author how this important topic impacts our work! The $5 registration fee will provide you with a copy of the book, Clash of the Generations, two webinar based discussions on May 12 and June 3, and a virtual connection / happy hour with the author on June 25!

We have a limited number of books at the discounted $5 price. To guarantee a copy of the book, please sign up by May 11. Registration will remain open until the day before each webinar.

Clash of the Generations provides proven strategies that managers and senior leaders can implement now to get the best performing employees of all ages from Valerie M. Grubb.

Guest Presenter: VALERIE M. GRUBB

Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach & Trainer


Valerie M. Grubb is the principal of Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd., a WBEC-certified woman-owned business (WOB), which she founded after holding a succession of senior leadership roles within major corporations including NBC Universal, Oxygen Media, InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Rolls-Royce. She is an innovative and visionary operations leader with an exceptional ability to zero in on the systems, processes, and human capital issues that can hamper a company’s growth.

Valerie is a sought-after keynote speaker, executive coach and trainer. Her 18 years in senior leadership positions and 10 years of coaching experience give Valerie the necessary wisdom to deliver key messages on leadership, management and other organizational effectiveness topics. With her confident, easy-going and intelligent style, Val is often described as “engaging, humorous, insightful and inspiring.”

She has taught senior leaders and high-potential employees throughout the US, Asia, Europe, South America, and Central and Eastern Europe. Valerie is certified as a Marshall Goldsmith Executive Coaching Stakeholder-Centered Coach and she has experience working in a variety of industries, including both for profit as well as non-profit.

Prior to founding Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd., Valerie served as the vice president of strategic operations at NBC Universal, where she oversaw business development opportunities and spearheaded on-air quality initiatives for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Valerie played a seminal role in the 1999 formation and subsequent success of Oxygen Media which led to the company’s purchase by NBCU in 2007. Before joining Oxygen, Valerie was the vice president of operations for Barry Diller during the inception of IAC, where she managed the integration of newly acquired companies including Home Shopping Network, TicketMaster and Expedia just to name a few. She began her career as an engineer with Allison Engine Company, a division of General Motors that was purchased by Rolls-Royce in 1995. During her eleven years with Rolls-Royce, she earned increasingly senior assignments, culminating in her appointment as director of public affairs.

Valerie graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Kettering University and obtained her MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. She is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and was recently elected to the EO New Orleans Accelerator Program, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) initiative aimed at helping entrepreneurs drive their growth to $1 million in annual sales (and beyond). Valerie also currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Film Society and is on the Board of the New Orleans Opera Women’s Guild. Valerie has published two books: Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents through Travel (Greenleaf) and Clash of the Generations: Managing in the New Workplace Reality (Wiley).

  •  May 12, 2020
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  •  June 3, 2020
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  •  June 25, 2020
     5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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