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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.
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.
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.
Aaron Wolowiec is an award-winning learning strategist and meetings coach for leading trade associations and individual membership societies across the United States. Committed to the latest research and trends on learning, intentional networking environments and meaningful transfer exercises, he launched Event Garde, a professional development consultancy, in 2011.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Improving conference presentations is an iterative process. Mastery does not occur overnight. Rather, repeat industry speakers should be provided ongoing learning guidance, opportunities to practice new knowledge and skills, meaningful feedback from seasoned colleagues and staff, and job aids that enhance retention and transfer.
Successfully navigating a site inspection isn’t easy; the key lies in advance plan- ning. Once you’ve considered all possible venues and narrowed your choices to no more than three, the following seven steps will lead you to an informed decision.