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As leading professional development experts, both Aaron and his team are regularly interviewed for and featured in industry publications.

Virtual Meeting Success Guide

Face-to-face meetings can be difficult enough to facilitate, but virtual meetings offer new layers of complexity: technology, distance and distractions (just to name a few!). Following are some tips and tricks to consider and implement before, during and after virtual meetings to help ensure all virtual meeting participants experience collaboration, engagement and productivity. Ideas range from thoughtful preparation, to skillful facilitation and intentional follow-through. (Note: This checklist is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or a legal opinion. Every matter is different and poses a unique set of facts and circumstances. Legal advice can only be provided after analysis of all the facts and circumstances of a particular matter. We suggest you consult with your organization's attorney if you wish to receive legal advice on a particular issue or matter.)

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Telework Considerations Sample Checklist

Whether you or your organization is faced with the reality of telework for the first time, or you’re drawing upon current/past experiences, consider this sample checklist as a resource for making/supporting the transition from a brick-and-mortar office to a remote work environment. Tasks appear in no particular order and the list is non-exhaustive; however, it'll serve as a good conversation starter as both you and your team evaluate priorities. (Note: This checklist is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or a legal opinion. Every matter is different and poses a unique set of facts and circumstances. Legal advice can only be provided after analysis of all the facts and circumstances of a particular matter. We suggest you consult with your organization's attorney if you wish to receive legal advice on a particular issue or matter.)

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25 Teambuilding Activities for a Remote Workforce

Whether it's two weeks or two months, having some fun teambuilding activities you can participate in while social distancing will ease some of the challenges employees face in becoming a remote workforce so quickly/unexpectedly. (Note: This list is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or a legal opinion. Every matter is different and poses a unique set of facts and circumstances. Legal advice can only be provided after analysis of all the facts and circumstances of a particular matter. We suggest you consult with your organization's attorney if you wish to receive legal advice on a particular issue or matter.)

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Event Cancellation & Rebooking Sample Checklist

In light of COVID-19, a number of events are either canceling or rebooking. Should you find yourself in that position, consider this sample checklist as a starting place for decommissioning your event. Tasks appear in no particular order and the list is non-exhaustive; however, it'll serve as a good conversation starter as both you and your team evaluate tasks and priorities. (Note: This checklist is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or a legal opinion. Every matter is different and poses a unique set of facts and circumstances. Legal advice can only be provided after analysis of all the facts and circumstances of a particular matter. We suggest you consult with your organization's attorney if you wish to receive legal advice on a particular issue or matter.)

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Event Garde and Scott Oser Associates Launch Association Assets Inventory

During a brand-new content session called "Inventory & Optimize Current Association Assets to Grow Engagement & Revenue," thought leaders Aaron Wolowiec and Scott Oser shared a one-page inventory of current association assets intended to help associations identify and then better leverage their current assets to grow engagement, attendance, membership and revenue. Following are the slides to the full session introducing this inventory and its intended use: http://bit.ly/2tKSQJ6.

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Event Garde Partners with Naylor Association Solutions to Encourage Association Professionals to Invest in Their Health

Event Garde is now partnering with Naylor to make its innovative Healthy by Association initiative more accessible for associations to adopt, modify and share with meeting attendees, members and staff. The partnership will include visual, audio and printable resources for professionals wanting to improve their work-health balance.

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What’s the Value of an Online Review?

This AssociationsNow article features ReviewMySpeaker.com - a site co-created by 100Reviews and Event Garde that is dedicated to verified, honest reviews of speakers from real decision-makers!

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Moving Past Learning Styles and Embracing Learner Engagement

Featured in the Ask the Expert section of FORUM Magazine, FORUM asked Aaron some questions on how to engage learners in different ways and how associations can serve their member's educational needs better by doing just that.

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The Role of Associations in the Educational Landscape

Aaron wrote this article for AssociationSuccess.org featured on August 1, 2019. Read his thoughts on how associations can cater to learners.

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ToP Product Order Form

As certified ToP facilitators and qualified trainers, Aaron and Lindsay often use or refer to Technology of Participation books/resources, ACTION CARDS, sticky walls and adhesive spray as part of their presentations. Now you can order one or more of these products to support your facilitation work.

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