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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.

Webinar: Pivoting Your SEO & SEM Strategy During the COVID-19 Crisis

04/08/20

​Online, 1 PM ET - Register here!

You’ve likely spent years modifying and perfecting your search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) strategies, evolving with latest best practices and updates. Navigating your SEO and SEM efforts amidst the COVID-19 crisis is no different, presenting a new set of challenges and best practices.

Our webinar series continues with The Image Shoppe’s CEO Rob McCarty and special guest Zach Guy, Digital Account Manager for The Image Shoppe, with Aaron Wolowiec, Event Garde CEO, as our moderator. Rob and Zach will discuss how to pivot your SEO and SEM strategies during this time of uncertainty—including when to retool and when to press pause. Audience participation is encouraged and there will be plenty of time for Q/A.

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Working Remotely + Collaboratively

4/9/2020

Online, 1 PM ET - Register Here!

Many teams are finding that working remotely is not always sunshine and rainbows. The transition takes time, boundaries, tools and technologies that may be new to you or those you’re working with.

Now throw in all those atypical work-from-home things many are experiencing - kids, spouses and roommates also home… so much time with so little commitments… This is a whirlwind for so many of us.

We have just the person to help… Event Garde’s Director of Meetings and Technology, Kate Pojeta, CMP, has used a home-based office since 2009. Working full time from that home office is one thing. Doing it while juggling a growing family over the years and a husband that has summers off - she knows a few things about interruptions, chaos and staying on task.

In this one-hour webinar, Kate will share priorities to an effective work day, how to establish boundaries for family and home (or how to at least find some semblance of balance), and introduce you to some tools and technologies that are quick to learn and easy to use when collaborating remotely. Following some solid takeaways for attendees, the webinar will open up to further discussion and Q&A so that participants can explore their own challenges in this current state of society.

Parts of this webinar are pre-recorded. Kate Pojeta will be live chatting during the webinar fielding questions from attendees.

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FACILIT8me Digital Discussion: Implementation Support

04/09/20

Digital Discussion, 9-1030 AM ET - Register here!

You spend eight hours as a team developing strategies to solve the challenging problems your organization faces. You get back to the office with all the best of intentions to implement and follow through but the day to day work gets in the way. The best laid plans fall flat and before you know it is back to “the way we always do it”.

There is a well known gap between identified plans and the successful implementation of those ideas. With the current challenges of COVID-19 implementing plans and strategies has become even more challenging. During this session Aaron and Lindsay with outline their tactics for helping groups successfully follow through and support them through implementation.

Learning objectives include how to:

- Create documentation that sets groups up for successful implementation
- Identify barriers to success
- Connect with individual team members to identify personal barrier and solutions
- Create follow up meeting structure utilizing key probing questions to keep groups on track

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Ask Us Anything Expert Panel: Emotional Wellbeing, Relationship Management & Diversity/Equity/Inclusion

04/10/20

Online, 1 PM ET - Register Here!

Join Event Garde’s team of experts (Lindsay Gross, Alina Cooper and Krista Rowe) for an informative webinar that will tackle some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the association space right now in light of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. After a short presentation from each of our three panelists, Aaron Wolowiec, CEO of Event Garde, will moderate a Q&A with participants. Key topics covered during this webinar will include:

  • Facilitation Feels (Caring for Participants/Staff During Times of Distress)
  • Tips for nurturing client, partner and team relationships in a time of uncertainty
  • How COVID-19 impacts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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HBA Live!

04/10/20

Online, 12 PM ET - Healthy By Association FB Group

It’s gonna be another long week, friends. And the best way to preserve our mental health is to stay connected, to eat well and to keep moving. On Friday, April 10, Angela Pelc and Aaron Wolowiec are holding another installment of HBA Live! We hope you’ll join them for 30 minutes to debrief the week, to check in on our collective wellness and to set intentions for the weekend ahead.

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Teambuilding Activities for a Remote Workforce

04/16/20

Online, 1 PM ET - Register here!

With a majority of the country now working from home, and the affects of social distancing taking a very real toll on the emotional and physical wellbeing of our teams, intentional teambuilding is more important than ever before. If you’re interested in inspiring positive thinking, promoting an optimistic outlook, generating feelings of compassion, expanding trust, and reducing both anxiety and stress, this webinar is for you. Aaron Wolowiec, CEO of Event Garde, will share with you a number of the teambuilding ideas he’s curated and tested first-hand with team members and clients working remotely. You’ll also hear from fellow participants some of the great ideas they’ve experimented with in their organizations. To get a jumpstart on ideation, download Aaron’s 25 Teambuilding Activities for a Remote Workforce (which has been liked, shared and reposted more than any other resource on the Event Garde website). And for a candid discussion on what’s worked, what hasn’t and what to consider when implementing teambuilding activities, register for this webinar!

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HBA Live!

04/17/20

Online, 1 PM ET - Healthy By Association FB Group

It’s gonna be another long week, friends. And the best way to preserve our mental health is to stay connected, to eat well and to keep moving. On Friday, April 17, Angela Pelc and Aaron Wolowiec are holding another installment of HBA Live! We hope you’ll join them for 30 minutes to debrief the week, to check in on our collective wellness and to set intentions for the weekend ahead.

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OESA Internal Facilitation

07/23/20

Southfield, MI

Organization: Original Equipment Suppliers Association

https://www.oesa.org/

Aaron and Lindsay will be facilitating an internal Focused Conversation Methods course.

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FACILIT8me Digital Discussion

08/04/20

Digital Discussion, 9-1030 AM ET - Register here!

Each FACILIT8me session offers an opportunity to:

Network: Every session begins with an opportunity to meet new people and to deepen your relationships with fellow facilitators. Likewise, you’ll walk away with a new networking technique to employ with groups.

Learn: Each meeting features a core facilitation topic led by a certified Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitator and qualified trainer. Likewise, participants are encouraged to ask questions and to share their own knowledge/experiences.

Transfer: We ask participants to bring with them any facilitation challenges (past, present or future) they’d like to discuss as a group. No challenge is too big or small. We leverage the collective wisdom and experience of the group to brainstorm possible solutions / recommendations.

Session Topic TBD.

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ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition

08/08/20 - 08/11/20

​Las Vegas, NV

Organization: ASAE

https://www.asaecenter.org/

The ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is where thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. Over three days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the association industry. Aaron will be presenting.

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FACILIT8me Digital Discussion

10/06/20

Digital Discussion, 9-1030 AM ET - Register here!

Each FACILIT8me session offers an opportunity to:

Network: Every session begins with an opportunity to meet new people and to deepen your relationships with fellow facilitators. Likewise, you’ll walk away with a new networking technique to employ with groups.

Learn: Each meeting features a core facilitation topic led by a certified Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitator and qualified trainer. Likewise, participants are encouraged to ask questions and to share their own knowledge/experiences.

Transfer: We ask participants to bring with them any facilitation challenges (past, present or future) they’d like to discuss as a group. No challenge is too big or small. We leverage the collective wisdom and experience of the group to brainstorm possible solutions / recommendations.

Session Topic TBD.

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AORE Annual Conference

10/28/20 - 10/30/20

Myrtle Beach, SC

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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FACILIT8me Digital Discussion

12/09/20

Digital Discussion, 9-1030 AM ET - Register here!

Each FACILIT8me session offers an opportunity to:

Network: Every session begins with an opportunity to meet new people and to deepen your relationships with fellow facilitators. Likewise, you’ll walk away with a new networking technique to employ with groups.

Learn: Each meeting features a core facilitation topic led by a certified Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitator and qualified trainer. Likewise, participants are encouraged to ask questions and to share their own knowledge/experiences.

Transfer: We ask participants to bring with them any facilitation challenges (past, present or future) they’d like to discuss as a group. No challenge is too big or small. We leverage the collective wisdom and experience of the group to brainstorm possible solutions / recommendations.

Session Topic TBD.

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