The Millennial Manager

Time: Friday Oct 4th from 10:30AM to 12:00PM

Location: Mt. Hood

Speaker(s): Courtney Alvarado - Wellness Manager, Ashland Food Co-op

We’ll be investigating some of the challenges associated with being a millennial in management.
This workshop focuses on younger managers, and managers looking for a new perspective. We’ll cover tips for holding space and confidence in a Management team with well-tenured peers, and managing a team with tenured employees. We’ll also explore and share creative management techniques.

After finishing her post-graduate studies in senior education from her home in Johannesburg South Africa, Courtney moved to New York with great ambitions to teach high school biology and psychology courses.
Searching for a job to begin life in the States lead Courtney to manage a Vitamin Shoppe and finding a true passion for working with people.

During her time she ran the third largest store in the company and worked closely with their corporate offices on the Brand Momentum Team and with the Training and Development department to create training materials for all levels of retail and specifically preparing future Store Managers for all aspects of their role.

A short deviation into the world of Culinary Arts lead her to the West Coast, but it was not long before she was pulled back into retail as the Wellness Manager at Ashland Food Co-op in beautiful Ashland Oregon, where she lives with her husband and three children.