Event Garde employs knowledgeable, self-starting, and collaborative consultants and subcontractors from around the country with experience in meetings, learning, facilitation, and DEIB.

Let’s build a client load that works with your schedule.

In this post-pandemic environment, we know how important it is to have flexibility in your day while also doing work you’re passionate about. So, an easy way to get involved with Event Garde is to simply be on standby. As large projects arise, we’ll be in touch with the details. Then you tell us if you have the time to commit. Alternatively, let’s work together more proactively to first identify your interests, capacity, and revenue goals. From there, we’ll find and partner with clients who would benefit most from your expertise.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Diversity fosters creativity and the benefits of an inclusive work culture resonate throughout the organization in many ways that benefit us, our clients, and the community in which we operate.

In recognition of the 2020 uprising in response to anti-black violence in our nation, Event Garde issued a public statement on our commitment to racial equity. We commit to not being neutral on issues of injustice. We challenge you to name your commitment. If you are interested in learning and growing alongside us on this journey, please reach out. We are better together.

Additionally, the NGLCC Certification Committee officially approved Event Garde’s application for Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) certification through the NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative on Sept. 21, 2023. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. With this official certification, the NGLCC, its organizational allies, and corporate partners now nationally recognize Event Garde as a diverse supplier. Event Garde joins the growing ranks of more than 2,000 certified LGBTBEs.

Our Human Capital

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of our team's individual differences, experiences, innovation, self-expression and unique talents represent our culture, reputation and achievement. We embrace and encourage our team's differences because that’s what makes us unique. And we recognize and reward team members for results using a variety of different methods.

Company Culture

We’re not your typical professional development consultants. You may be familiar with the term Avant Garde. It's often used to describe the advance group in any field, especially visual, literary or musical, and is often applied to people or works that are experimental, innovative or ahead of the majority; trailblazers. In much the same way, Event Garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, especially as it relates to traditional learning, networking, and facilitation experiences. We're energized by opportunities to experiment, innovate and co-create.

Professional Development

Our commitment to the growth of our team is manifested through our quarterly lunch and learn series, where we delve into topics vital to our collective success. Team members are also empowered to set and achieve annual professional development goals, providing opportunities to strengthen existing knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as explore new horizons. Finally, our tech huddles serve as a forum for becoming more proficient with tools like Dropbox Paper, Slack, and Smartsheet, ensuring our team is adept at meeting client needs through the latest technology.


Twice a year, our entire team comes together for Retreats that are instrumental in shaping our future. Typically in the first quarter, our director team meets for a half day to review goals and action items, fostering a roadmap for the year ahead. Then the full team gathers for a day-long experience complete with team building, learning, collaboration, and company updates. Additionally, the full team has been meeting virtually mid-year to checkin, celebrate achievements, make course corrections, and reinforce the cohesive spirit that defines Event Garde.

Team Building

Given the virtual nature of our team, we prioritize building connections through various initiatives. Monthly virtual "happy hours" that rotate through a morning, mid-day and afternoon schedule to best accommodate everyone's schedules, Slack plug-ins like CultureBot for celebrations and watercolor discussions, and regular one-on-one and project-focused meetings all contribute to a thriving virtual community. At Event Garde, we believe that fostering a strong sense of team unity is pivotal to unlocking the full potential of our collective talent.


At Event Garde, we believe in the transformative power of community engagement. Throughout the year, our dedicated team remains attuned to local, state, regional, national, and international current events, especially those that most closely align with our mission and core values. Not only do we proactively select causes that reflect our ethos, but we also extend this generosity to causes close to the hearts of our clients. Annually, Event Garde proudly donates more than $5,000 to various charities, underscoring our dedication to fostering positive change and making a lasting impact on the communities we serve.

Want to work for Event Garde?

If so, we're flattered! We're always looking to build our pool of contractors—particularly talented folks who love facilitation, learning and meetings/events. Check back here from time to time for job postings, or feel free to send us a resume.

Our Core Values

Just as Event Garde is committed to helping our clients identify and carry out their core values, our team worked to develop consensus around shared Event Garde core values. The team participated in a facilitated discussion to help brainstorm and organize the core values we want to hold as a high-performing, virtual team, and we revisit them periodically to affirm and edit them to align with our current thinking and practice. Both explicitly and implicitly, we utilize these shared values as the foundation for how we work with one another, our partners, and our clients.