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Event Garde’s clients are on the move. Meet up with Aaron and the team at one or more of these upcoming events.

DFWAE Virtual Association Day 2021

04/26/21 - 04/27/21

Online, Register here

Organization: DFWAE

https://www.dfwae.org/

Association Day is the premier education event for association professionals in North Texas. Attendees gain practical information on leading associations and professional societies, acquire knowledge on membership strategies, professional education, communication, leadership, meeting planning, advanced technology, and governance. Additionally, the virtual Marketplace presents opportunities to network with suppliers, service providers, and hospitality groups. Join us online, to connect with your peers in North Texas and across the nation! Aaron will be presenting the session “What Safe Meetings Will Look Like When We Meet Again”.

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Digital Summit At Home: Associations

04/27/21 - 04/29/21

Online, Register here

If you are wearing the marketing hat for an association, nonprofit, or other community-facing organization, this 3-day, fully interactive online event is just for you. Join and learn from the best in the business – innovators and experts who will help you create a roadmap for growing your organization into the thriving, vibrant community of your dreams. Aaron will be presenting the sessionEmpathetic Marketing: Capturing Attention & Cultivating Connections.”

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A Crash Course in Lateral Thinking [for Associations]

04/28/21

Online, 10-1130 AM ET - Register here

Organization: MSAE

https://www.msae.org/home

Buckle up! This session is going to move fast as we take you on a mind-bending crash course in lateral thinking for associations. While lateral thinking puzzles can tickle our brains, applying the principles to our current circumstances can lead to breakthrough innovation, reveal hidden opportunities, and offer solutions that only seem obvious after the fact.

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USFN Town Hall

04/28/21

Online, 1-230 PM CT.

Organization: USFN

https://www.usfn.org

Feeling a little out of the loop? Hoping to get more engaged with USFN and its myriad programs, products and services? Join us for our Spring 2021 USFN Town Hall where we will gather virtually to discuss updates regarding USFN advocacy, membership, publications, and education, as well as provide insights into current board and operation-related initiatives. We will also host an open forum to answer your questions, discuss what we learned at MBA, and explore what post-moratorium processes USFN members should have in place to accommodate the increased workload. 

Please note, this meeting is open to members and associate members only. USFN Town Hall is a complimentary member benefit.

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2021 USFN Learning Lab 2.0: Under the Microscope

05/05/21 - 05/26/21

Online, 1-2 PM CT - Register here

Organization: USFN

https://www.usfn.org

The 2021 USFN Learning Lab 2.0: Under the Microscope is the next installment of a virtual education program designed for those who have completed all eight Learning Lab: Core Concept modules or have 1-4 years of default servicing experience. Under the Microscope will build on the foundation laid by our original Learning Lab series by providing an in-depth review of four distinct topics in 45-minute modules conducted over one month. As with our original learning lab series, there will be the option to take a knowledge check to earn digital badges upon session completion. 

​And if you miss any of the live sessions or have team members who come onboard after the live sessions have concluded, recordings will be available for later viewing. Upon completion of this training, you'll gain valuable insights and new takeaways that can be used in concert with your existing knowledge and experience to elevate your work in the mortgage servicing industry.

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NVC Introduction ZOOM VIDEO 4 Call Wednesday Series MAY 2021

05/05/21 - 05/26/21

Online, Wednesdays in May 5-6 PM PT - Register here

Organization: Center for Nonviolent Communication

https://www.cnvc.org

  • Practice the simple, practical, learnable, reliable tools of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
  • Learn how to say what’s true for you without criticizing others.
  • Learn how to receive criticism without loss of self-esteem.
  • Bring to class your own conflicts with difficult people.
  • Experience getting to the heart of the matter; increasing shared understanding & more harmony.
  • Use some tips to guess what possible needs might be alive for the other person (and for yourself).
  • Learn and practice some clues and cues to support your confidence and competence in needs-based connections

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Facilit8me Grapes & Apps

05/11/21

Online, 5-530 PM ET - Register here!

The premise is two-fold: Grab your favorite grape (in wine form, of course) or cocktail/mocktail of your choice and spend 30 minutes with us as we talk about your favorite must-have apps for your phone or tablet! In addition to sharing the apps we can’t get enough of, we’ll invite you to bring your favorites (either personal or professional), share with us a brief overview of each and answer any questions that may arise from fellow participants. You’re bound to leave with a handful of new apps you’ve never heard of before — and have an enjoyable evening doing it!

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Achieving Rockstar Status as a Virtual Presenter

05/11/21

Online, 1-145 PM CT - Register here

Organization: USFN

https://www.usfn.org/

The video conferencing learning curve has been trial and error (let’s face it, a lot of error). And while the kitten lawyer makes excellent memes, it hits different when you are the one stuck in cat mode. Join us to get the hacks, tips, and tricks to transform yourself from the accidental muted speaker to achieving rockstar status as a virtual presenter. 

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MSAE 2021 Spring Golf Outing

05/17/21

Saint Johns, MI

Organization: MSAE

https://www.msae.org/

Are you missing your industry colleagues? More than ready for an in-person event? Join us for great fun and fellowship at the Spring Golf Outing! Create your own twosome or foursome by inviting colleagues, clients and friends or the Spring Golf Committee make your assignment.  

Are you worried about health and safety? Us, too! MSAE will be following the Michigan Golf Course Association's Recommendations for Safe & Successful Golf Outings. We'll do our part and you do your part so we can play, network and engage safely! 

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Effective Change Leadership During a Marathon of Uncertainty

05/26/21

Online, 10-1130 AM ET - Register here

Organization: MSAE

https://www.msae.org

The 2020s were already going to be the biggest decade of transformation associations have ever seen and leaders have ever had to gear up for... Then came 2020. Year one took uncertainty to a higher decibel than we could ever have imagined. Change leadership is no longer the buzz word - it’s transformational leadership with fortitude from staff, board and members. It calls for a different perspective, different habits, and jettisoning casual language to the curbside. Here we go… We're in year two of the 2020s. Are you ready?

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Lunch and Learn: Managing our Implicit Bias as Facilitators

06/17/21

Online, 1-130 PM ET - Register here!

Join us for another enlightening lunch and learn discussion! Each session we’ll focus on a different facilitation core competency: from developing collaborative stakeholder relationships and creating a participatory environment to supporting implementation through quality documentation and everything in between. The format is simple: Read the featured article or blog post, watch the short video, or reflect on a certain element of your facilitation practice prior to attending. And in just 30 minutes, we’ll host a fast-paced, though-provoking focused conversation sure to leave each of us with new insights and takeaways we can immediately apply to our facilitation work.

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Speaker Dos and Don’ts

7/20/21

Online, 1-145 PM CT - Register here

Organization: USFN

https://www.usfn.org/

​​In every speaking engagement, there is an opportunity for speakers to shine individually, and to shine a light on their colleagues who are speaking, as well. Preparation, consideration and mindfulness are all parts of the puzzle in becoming a great speaker. This session will discuss some of the basic “Dos” and “Don’ts” for any speaker, whether individually or in a group, and is appropriate for first-time through experienced speakers.

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Facilit8me Community of Practice

7/21/21

Online, 1-130 PM ET, Register here!

Join us for our open community of practice dialogue in a new, 30-minute express format! We ask participants to bring with them any facilitation challenges (past, present or future) they’d like to discuss as a group for supportive feedback, debrief and evaluation. No challenge is too big or small. We leverage the collective wisdom and experience of the group to brainstorm possible solutions, advice and recommendations in a safe and growth-minded environment.

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Facilit8me Grapes & Graphics

08/19/21

Online, 5-530 PM ET - Register here!

The premise is two-fold: Grab your favorite grape (in wine form, of course) or cocktail/mocktail of your choice and spend 30 minutes with us as we talk about facilitation graphics. We’ll share with you the importance of graphics in your facilitation work, as well as some of our graphics tips and tricks. We’ll then invite you to grab a notepad and marker (or tablet and stylus!) to get some hands-on practice. For those new to graphics, not to worry! This is a great place to start. For those a bit more advanced, this is a great opportunity to refine your practice.

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Leading the Band: How to be a Great Moderator

9/14/21

Online, 1-145 PM CT - Register here

Organization: USFN

https://www.usfn.org/

A great moderator can drive the success of a panel discussion, ensuring that the speakers have a great experience and that the attendees get what they came for. This session will provide great tips for anyone interested in volunteering to moderate a session for the first time, or in brushing up their skills. We will explore everything from pre-event preparation to in-the -moment pointers, all designed to assist with developing your moderating playbook and style.

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Lunch and Learn: Creating Effective Ground Rules

09/15/21

Online, 1-130 PM ET, Register here!

Join us for another enlightening lunch and learn discussion! Each session we’ll focus on a different facilitation core competency: from developing collaborative stakeholder relationships and creating a participatory environment to supporting implementation through quality documentation and everything in between. The format is simple: Read the featured article or blog post, watch the short video, or reflect on a certain element of your facilitation practice prior to attending. And in just 30 minutes, we’ll host a fast-paced, though-provoking focused conversation sure to leave each of us with new insights and takeaways we can immediately apply to our facilitation work.

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Facilit8me Community of Practice

10/21/21

Online, 1-130 PM ET - Register here!

Join us for our open community of practice dialogue in a new, 30-minute express format! We ask participants to bring with them any facilitation challenges (past, present or future) they’d like to discuss as a group for supportive feedback, debrief and evaluation. No challenge is too big or small. We leverage the collective wisdom and experience of the group to brainstorm possible solutions, advice and recommendations in a safe and growth-minded environment.

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A Speaker’s Guide to Preparing Dynamite CLE Materials

11/09/21

Online, 1-145 PM CT - Register here

Organization: USFN

https://www.usfn.org/

When giving a presentation, especially one involving multiple topics and multiple speakers, one essential key to success is staying organized. An effective outline enables the speaker to succinctly and efficiently cover the desired material within the time permitted. It also enables the speaker to fine-tune the content for the event in question. Finally, a good outline is a key tool in obtaining CLE approval for USFN events, which in turn is key to driving attendance.

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Facilit8me Grapes & Groups

11/16/21

Online, 5-530 PM ET - Register here!

The premise is two-fold: Grab your favorite grape (in wine form, of course) or cocktail/mocktail of your choice and spend 30 minutes with us as we focus on team building. We’ll be sharing some activities to boost team building and ask participants to bring their best team building activities to the session as well!

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Lunch and Learn: Breaking Through Barriers: Facilitating Successful Solutions

12/09/21

Online 1-130 PM ET, Register here!

Join us for another enlightening lunch and learn discussion! Each session we’ll focus on a different facilitation core competency: from developing collaborative stakeholder relationships and creating a participatory environment to supporting implementation through quality documentation and everything in between. The format is simple: Read the featured article or blog post, watch the short video, or reflect on a certain element of your facilitation practice prior to attending. And in just 30 minutes, we’ll host a fast-paced, though-provoking focused conversation sure to leave each of us with new insights and takeaways we can immediately apply to our facilitation work.

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Roles & Responsibilities of an Effective Panelist

01/11/22

Online, 1-145 PM CT - Register here

Organization: USFN

https://www.usfn.org/

​​If you are looking for a way to ace your next presentation, look no further. This presentation will touch on some tricks of the trade and surefire ways to ensure you will be everyone’s favorite panelist. From preparation to presentation, this session will touch on the key factors that can make or break a session.

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