The monthly forum series provide a fun and flexible environment for local businesspeople in Steamboat Springs to learn. Last Friday, January 29th was the first series The Generation Gap: Effective Communication at Your Workplace and it was wonderful.  Karen Goedert from One Steamboat Place described the multiple generations in the workplace and discussed challenges and opportunities for working together and then representatives from each generation answered a series of questions. The generation gap isn’t new so why are there a plethora of books addressing intergenerational communications? Because as older employees defer retirement and new ranks of workers come of age we see more generations melding in the workplace. It was great to learn the different generational traits, how to avoid conflict and bring out the best in each generation.

Join us for the next forum series on February 26th: Building Organizational Capacity Through Internal Sustainability where Peter Perhac, CEO at Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus will teach us about how to achieve balance in work and personal life.

Contact Meagan Coates at for more information on The Forum Series.