Dr. Mari Ann Callais & Emily Hines

Dr. Mari Ann Callais & Emily Hines

Mari Ann and Emily are an aunt and niece duo who have been preparing for this program for almost three decades. Since Emily was a little girl, they have been having meaningful conversations about education, family, and navigating life, and through these conversations gained deeper respect for one another.

Mari Ann and Emily are an aunt and niece duo who have been preparing for this program for almost three decades. Since Emily was a little girl, they have been having meaningful conversations about education, family, and navigating life, and through these conversations gained deeper respect for one another.

Mari Ann has presented keynotes and workshops across North America for more than thirty years.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans, and a Master of Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Research from Louisiana State University. Mari Ann is also a past national president of her sorority Theta Phi Alpha.

Emily began her speaking career as a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Over the last several years, she has presented to thousands of donors and supporters of St. Jude. Emily earned an undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in 2022 and is a proud member of Tri Delta. 

Mari Ann and Emily are passionate about understanding how shifting mindsets and connecting generations can create better communities, work environments and caring for one another. Just because we see the world through different lenses doesn’t have to mean we discount one another’s lived experiences. Be ready to laugh, reflect, and take away some insights to apply to your life.

PROGRAM

Shifting Mindsets, Connecting Generations

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual

We help organizational leaders understand the power of shifting mindsets and connecting generations.

The Aunt & Niece duo of Dr. Mari Ann Callais and Emily Hines has been preparing for this collaboration their entire lives (well at least Emily’s). Mari Ann and Emily have had many conversations where we hear one another but we don’t always agree. What we have experienced through years of discussing important topics is even though we may be members of both Generations X and Z, we have much to learn from one another.

Our keynote models how two women, from different perspectives, have learned to listen and find space to actually hear one another by taking the time to find our similarities. We will tell the story of how we came to this place of understanding, offer suggestions as to how as an audience member you can take what we share and apply it to your organization or work space, and bring about true collaborative intergenerational experiences.

We will share some key factors:

  1. Suggested ways to create an understanding of different and common ground.
  2. Importance of conversations
  3. Resistance doesn’t have to be rejection
  4. Mutual respect
  5. Building meaningful space

Audience members will…

  • Gain insights into bridging generational gaps, fostering understanding, and leveraging diverse perspectives.

  • Be inspired to embrace flexibility, adaptability, and empathy in navigating intergenerational dynamics.

  • Leave equipped with practical strategies for fostering collaboration, enhancing communication, and cultivating a cohesive environment across generations.

Ideal Audiences

  • Organizational Leaders
  • Volunteers
  • Advisors, Faculty, and Staff
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