Brenda Robinson

MEd, Educator, Author, Writer, Trainer, Consultant

Alberta, CA


Celebrating the Intergenerational Challenge “Differences are Not Difficulties”


Today's world is different. This can present you with a challenge or a chore - the choice is yours. What can we do to encourage intergenerational understanding? Have we joined the "I" generation? Are we isolated, insulated, independent, individualized, and sometimes even indifferent? Do we pre-judge and get set in our ways?

What about the new generations? What motivates younger people to work with us? Is the new era difficult — or just diverse in ways of thinking and doing?

Working together works when we work at it! Diversity builds the strength we need. Understanding differences can lead to enhanced decision-making and informed processes. Celebrating differences will bring excitement and energy to the work we do.

Key Messages:

  • Differences are only difficulties until you understand the differences

  • Change can be a challenge or a chore, we have the choice

  • It’s a new world and we need new approaches

  • Are there generation gaps? If so, how do we break them?


Brenda is a speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant. She is the founder and president of The Robcan Group. Her Bachelor of Arts was earned at Brandon University and her Masters of Education at Simon Fraser University. She has been addressing groups for over thirty years about communications, humour, laughter, positive working skills, and wellness in general. Her workshops and presentations are in high demand. She has authored four books and created an Audio CD set to help people to develop these skills.

Brenda grew up on a farm close to Minnedosa, Manitoba, and continues to stay connected to her family there. She now lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta where she and her husband, Len have their training and development business.

Brenda and Len have five children and nine grandchildren.

Brenda believes that we are on a life-long learning journey. It should be enriching, exciting, interesting and above all, it should be fun!