The Columbia Association was stuck in a lot of old thinking about how to solve problems, and many of the challenges we were facing had to do with shifting demographics: a new generation rising into the workplace; a different generation of parents purchasing our daycare, afterschool and fitness programming; and a new generation of elders beginning to make demands on our organization and services in ways that the previous generation of seniors hadn’t.
Jessie provided generations-focused training not only to our staff, but to our many community partners, their volunteers and their team members. She helped them see the world through a model that made sense and that they could apply to their own departments, programs, teams and interpersonal relationships at work and with customers.
Past CEO and President, Columbia Association
Director, Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization