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As leading professional development experts, both Aaron and his team are regularly interviewed for and featured in industry publications.

Engaging Learners

This eBook is a guide to successfully designing engaging learning by Tracy King & Aaron Wolowiec.

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8 Steps to Mobile App Activation

Check out the article '8 Steps to Mobile App Activation' on page 10 of the October/November 2017 edition of Focus North, co-authored by Kim Harwood & Aaron!

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Open Mic - Hot Topics

Our editorial advisory board members talk about the shortage of hotels, technology must-haves and the next 'big thing.'

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Diversity in Associations

The role of the Chief Staff Executive in creating a culture of diversity and inclusion is one of the major elements of consideration in today's association. Peter Spadafore, the guest host, interviewed two icons and leaders in ASAE's successful diversity initiative; Velma Hart, CAE and Aaron D. Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA. Their conversation will help you understand the importance of setting a culture of inclusion and its significance on membership and staff relations.

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How Inclusive Are Your Meetings?

Not everyone feels welcome at your meeting. And some of that could be your fault — because of your speaker lineup, marketing collateral, or something else that’s making them feel like they don’t belong there. Here’s how to open your program to your entire community.

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8 Steps to Successful Mobile Activation

Thought leaders Aaron Wolowiec and Kim Harwood have created this user-friendly workbook in an effort to help you successfully activate your mobile app – no matter the platform you’re currently using. 

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An Inside Guide to Web Redesign

Our current website is no longer meeting the needs of our internal and external audiences. I’m in the market for a web redesign, but I don’t know where to begin. Do have you any pointers?

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Audit Secrets: Leveraging Your Inner Entrepreneurial Spirit

A learning audit is a systematic review of either a stand-alone program or an entire meetings portfolio to determine its strengths and weaknesses, with the aim of guiding subsequent improvements. Outcomes can include a stronger brand, an elevated reputation and more loyal participation. Following are seven entrepreneurial secrets, as originally imagined by Peter Economy for Inc.com, with a learning-audit spin.

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Association Hunger Games: Victory or Defeat?

In the Association Hunger Games, the pitfalls are different from those faced by Katniss and Peeta, but still potentially deadly to your meeting, or to your organization itself. During a session Aaron presented at the ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition in Nashville, he had the opportunity to address the challenges associations often face implementing strategy. They include lack of detailed planning and clear expectations, poor communication and prioritization, and lack of accountability.

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Adhere to ADDIE: Guide event speakers with this instructional design process

Your association might not be in a position to hire an instructional designer. Fortunately, you can draw on a classic model, known as ADDIE, to guide the instructional design process. Consider how coaching your speakers in each of the following five ADDIE phases could result in quality instruction and an improved attendee experience.

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