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About Event Garde

Who We Are

Event Garde is not your average consulting firm. The success of our more than 100 clients is a direct result of the diverse and reputable thought leaders we employ, our commitment to growing the knowledge and confidence of your people, and the collaborative partnership we create from problem statement through solution design, development, and implementation. Our clients manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies across the United States.

What We Stand For

Our cause. Event Garde helps clients address a range of unique and challenging needs through customized services and expert guidance informed by research, trend analysis, best practices, prior experiences, and intuition.

Our value proposition. Event Garde convenes a dream team of consultants and partners specific to each client – balanced in both skill and personality – to assist in the attainment of goals, objectives, and key performance indicators. 

Our promise. Event Garde is committed to delivering engaging learning experiences, intentional networking environments, and the transfer of new information through meaningful rehearsal and retrieval exercises that is then applied on the job.

Our guarantee. Event Garde strives to provide the highest-quality services at competitive rates. But we’re not happy if you’re not happy. Our flexible and adaptable team values feedback and will work with you to ensure your expectations are met.

What We Do

Event Garde is a trendsetting consulting firm that pushes the boundaries of what’s normal and expected. We not only deploy innovative strategy and operations for clients, but we dream up trailblazing topics for publications and presentations, as well as create niche resources for the benefit of our community.

Healthy by Association is a progressive health and wellness movement for people to connect around a shared lifestyle, to set goals and overcome obstacles, to both prioritize and practice self-care, and to inspire each other to not only invest in their health, but to actually enjoy the journey along the way.

Review My Speaker is a trusted place to share openly and honestly about speaker experiences, to grow your network of qualified speakers, and to inform better hiring decisions for meetings and events. The online platform is dedicated to verified, honest reviews of speakers from real decision-makers.

Facilit8me offers a relaxed and supportive community of practice ideal for learning and networking with fellow facilitators. Through bimonthly meetings and a vibrant online community, participants of all experience levels are empowered with new resources and greater self-confidence.

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 develop alignment on the core values we want to hold as a high-performing, virtual team. We utilize these shared values as our foundation for how we work with one another, our partners, and our clients.



Virtual Facilitated Staff Retreat



Organization: Michigan Association of School Boards


The Event Garde team will be facilitating an internal virtual facilitated staff retreat for the Michigan Association of School Boards.

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Facilit8me Community of Practice: Evoking Creativity in Groups


​Online, 10-1130 AM ET. Registration Fee is $69.00.

Facilitators are often asked to assist groups with solving their most challenging and unique problems. Finding the path forward often requires groups to think differently and creatively. Facilitators can deploy a variety of techniques to tap into a group’s creative thinking.

Key takeaways from this session will include:

  • Tactics for breaking groups out of a rut
  • Examples of brainstorming exercises
  • How to create an engaging environment
  • Examples of methods that can be utilized to tap in creative solutions

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Virtual Facilitated Staff Retreat



Organization: Michigan Association of School Boards


Aaron and Lindsay will be facilitating an internal virtual facilitated staff retreat for the Michigan Association of School Boards.

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OESA Internal Facilitation


Southfield, MI

Organization: Original Equipment Suppliers Association


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

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AORE Virtual Conference

10/26/20 - 10/30/20


Organization: Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education


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)


Washington, DC

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! Aaron will be speaking at this event.

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