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When we talk about successful event planning, the emphasis is quite often on the word “planning” and all the tools and techniques we employ to ensure a successful event. But what about after the event? Let’s take a look at a few ways we can use an After Action Review (AAR) to help wrap up an event planning cycle and guide us in future events.
Shannon Lockwood takes time to stop and reflect on the incredible takeaways and aha moments from the business events professionals and thought leaders who spoke at this year’s Expo! Expo! and Convening Leaders conferences. Here are some of her takeaways.
As Aaron returned to a regular work schedule this week, it occurred to him that now’s the time to both reflect on our current level of facilitation knowledge and confidence, as well as take stock in those important conversations we need to have before we get too far into the minutia of the day-to-day meetings and tasks that are almost inevitably creeping into our calendars. Here are the five must-have conversations.
The handwriting has been on the wall – associations have consistently failed to fully resource their volunteer systems. We have in the past 2 years innovated our education and digital strategies, our decision-making models and our workplaces. To a certain degree, we innovated our member engagement strategy as well – and left the volunteer strategy to age another year. Here's a new volunteer management model for 2023 and what it looks like.