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EAF provides a safe and confidential monthly forum for our members to meet, tackle issues and share solutions with the peer advisory process.  It's not theory, it's reality.   All of our meetings and content are unique, relevant and timely.

10/3/20  EAF EBI Meeting  2:30-5:30   Location:  Virtual Video Meeting:   Agenda includes Member Focus Exec, Critical Issues plus Featured Presentation "The Power of Identity" with Author Bill Wiersma.  Bill, the author of several books including the best seller "The Power of Professionalism" will share what he learned during his research for his latest book, that Identity both as it's defined for oneself as well as how it's projected to others has never been more important than in the era of social media.   Bill will demonstrate through case studies that the real magic of identity lies in its unique ability to ignite one's value system in an extremely personal way.   Bill's case studies include both quantifiable and qualifiable evidence that have a plan of action on claiming our identity pays dividends in many ways.

10/15/20  EAF Special Event Presentation  5:00-6:00 PM  "U.S. Supreme Court" with Barbara Creed.  Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting.  Barbara, who is an expert on the Supreme Court will reflect on the death of Justice Ginsberg and the future of the court without her.  Then, the conversation will continue with reflections on the October 2019 Supreme Court, including the role of Chief Justice Roberts, the surprises from Justice Gorsuch, the triumph of religion, insights into Court statistics and the impact of COVID 19 on the Court.  The program will close with a brief review of significant cases to be heard in the October 2020 term.

11/3/20   EAF EB I Meeting  2:30-5:30   Location:  Virtual Video Meeting:  Agenda includes Member Focus Exec, Critical Issues plus Featured Presentation" An Economy Like One We've Never Seen Before" with Economist Cynthia Kroll.   Cynthia will share her observations about how the economic situation we're experienced these past few months is not like any other in the past.   As the Former Chief Economist for the Association of Bay Area Governments, Cynthia brings a unique prespective to the situation we face here in the Bay Area and on the West Coast.

12/1/20   EAF EB I Meeting   2:30-5:30  Location:  Virtual Zoom Meeting:  Agenda includes Member Focus Exec, Critical Issues plus Featured Presentation "The Generational Shift" with Dr. Katherine Jeffery.  Dr. Jeffrey will discuss the changes occurring in the workforce with a focus onthe challenges of age diversitywith five generations now in the workplace.  She will describe how the five generations: Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Millennials and Gen Z view the world and how this translates into how they communicate and what they value.   What forms of communications to they prefer and what are the strengths of each of the five?

1/5/2021   EAF EB I Meeting  2:30-5:30  Location:  Virtual Zoom Meeting:  Agenda includes Member Focus Exec, Critical Issues plus Featured Presentation "The Predictive Index" with Barry Shulman.   Each member will be sent a link to take the online assessment and will have a personal scheduled call with Barry prior to the January 5th meeting to discuss their own results.  During the general presentation, Barry will highlite how this tool can help minimize hiring mistakes and build stronger, more productive teams.

Executive Leadership Academy: Available January 2021.   A comprehensive 12 month Leadership Development educational program for existing and emerging leaders.  

To Request an Invitation please contact us at or 925-708-4560 

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