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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.

2020 New Ideas Annual Conference

09/20/20

​Ft. Worth, TX

Organization: TSAE

https://www.tsae.org/

New Ideas brings together 600 association professionals and suppliers from all aspects of association management. Join us in Fort Worth to share your knowledge with your peers at unique and entertaining social gatherings, discover new ways to tackle your biggest challenges through expert-led education, and engage with people who share your same role at their association. Aaron will be co-presenting with Scott Oser the session New Ways to Utilize Current Association Assets to Grow Engagement & Revenue to Maximize Your Return

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Virtual Meeting Planning Symposium

09/22/20 - 09/23/20

Online, Register here!

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives

https://www.msae.org/

Virtual Events are here to stay. It’s time to take your skills to a new medium.

Creating engaging experiences for your attendees is not as simple as moving your in-person event onto a virtual platform. During this fast-paced virtual event, subject matter experts and association practitioners will take participants through the process of producing remarkable virtual events from conception to implementation. Event Garde team members Kate, Kara & Aaron will be presenting.

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Facilit8me Community of Practice

09/22/20

Online, 1-2 PM ET - Register here!

Join us for our open community of practice dialogue! 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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Course Correction: Creating Personalized Learning Journeys

09/24/20

Online, 1 PM ET - Register here!

Organization: CommPartners

https://www.commpartners.com/

Hear Event Garde, CEO, Aaron Wolowiec and CommPartners, CEO, Rich Finstein, share how important it is for learners to receive more personalized learning recommendations. These pathways could be for stand-alone courses or a clear path comprising of a series of learning interventions, resulting in greater engagement and a higher return on their investment.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Identify your association’s current education assets.
  • Evaluate your association’s current organization of education assets.
  • Examine segmentation as a means of better organizing education assets
  • Explore better organizing of education assets for a sample segments.
  • Consider the marketing implications associated with reorganizing content.

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Facilit8me: Creating a Participatory Environment

10/07/20

Online, 1-2 PM ET - Register here!

Facilitators are often hired to increase engagement and participation within groups. Buy-in is needed or clients are seeking to solicit perspectives and expertise to solve a challenging problem. Participation does not often happen by accident. The activities, facilitation methods and environment are all carefully prepared to create opportunity for participation. We often say that the Technology of Participation aims for 100% participation. A lofty but achievable goal if a facilitator is well prepared.

Key takeaways of the session:

  • How to utilize multiple modalities for participants to engage
  • Arrange environment to maximize participation and engagement between participants
  • Ways to manage and resolve conflict to keep participation high
  • Establishing groups expectations of engagement

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AORE Virtual Conference

10/26/20 - 10/30/20

Online

Organization: Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

http://www.aore.org

Provides professionals, students and organizations who advance the field of outdoor recreation and education the opportunity to learn, network and improve performance.

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Association Component Exchange (CEX)

10/26/20 - 10/27/20

Online

The Association Component Exchange (CEX) is the only conference designed exclusively for component relations professionals (CRPs). CEX is a one day forum for association professionals who manage, nurture, and work with chapters to share successes, struggles, strategies, and innovations with your peers! Attending CEX will earn you up to eight CAE credits!

This year we’re going virtual! That means we’ll be hosting the same event you’ve come to know and love, just virtually! We’ll be focused on covering essential topics and case studies related to supporting and managing chapters. We’ll leverage Zoom Breakout rooms to ensure there are opportunities to collaborate with your fellow CRPs on the topics covered. We’ll also be leveraging this technology to bring small groups together to ideate, and share experiences and lessons learned so you can continue to connect with others in this component relations community!

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Facilit8me Grapes & Apps

10/27/20

Online, 7-8 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 an hour 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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Facilit8me Community of Practice

11/17/20

Online, 1-2 PM ET - Register here!

Join us for our open community of practice dialogue! 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: Creating a Culture of Feedback

12/09/20

Online, 1-230 PM ET - Register here!

Feedback is at times a difficult thing to receive and provide. However, when done correctly and in a structured way it can be a gift. One that helps us grow and improve as facilitators and professionals. Join us to discuss ways to provide and receive feedback as a facilitator to continually improve your practice.

Key takeaways include:

  • The importance of continual feedback (positive and constructive)
  • Understanding the various types of feedback
  • Provide an example feedback process to utilize in your facilitation work

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Facilit8me Community of Practice

01/20/21

Online, 1-2 PM ET, Register here!

Join us for our open community of practice dialogue! 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 & Games

02/16/21

Online, 7-8 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 an hour with us as we talk digital games. We’ve asked and you’ve shared with us some of the games you’re using to stay connected with colleagues, friends and family during this period of social distancing. Prior to each session, you’ll vote on the game you want to try out and we’ll play it together. We’ll discuss what we like, what we don’t, possible modifications and share in a laugh or two along the way. So, join us for a low-key evening of grapes and games to learn, network and decompress.

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Facilit8me Community of Practice

04/14/21

Online, 1-2 PM ET - Register here!

Join us for our open community of practice dialogue! 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 Community of Practice

7/21/21

Online, 1-2 PM ET, Register here!

Join us for our open community of practice dialogue! 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 Community of Practice

10/20/21

Online, 1-2 PM ET - Register here!

Join us for our open community of practice dialogue! 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 & Games

11/16/21

Online, 7-8 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 an hour with us as we talk digital games. We’ve asked and you’ve shared with us some of the games you’re using to stay connected with colleagues, friends and family during this period of social distancing. Prior to each session, you’ll vote on the game you want to try out and we’ll play it together. We’ll discuss what we like, what we don’t, possible modifications and share in a laugh or two along the way. So, join us for a low-key evening of grapes and games to learn, network and decompress.

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