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Gardian of the Month: Karel Wagner

Q & A with Karel Wagner, Instructional Design Learning Consultant at Prime Therapeutics

Q: Learn: What’s your favorite part about learning something new?
A: My favorite part of learning something new is having an opportunity to use the knowledge, reinforcing it and then sharing it with others.

Q: Network: Tell us about one of your favorite personal or professional networks. What makes it special?
A: My favorite network happens to be personal. I contract as a facilitator with Anthem Strong Families, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on strengthening the family. I facilitate engaged couples’ pre-marital sessions as well as CPS parenting sessions.

Q: Transfer: Think about a topic in which you feel you’re quite knowledgeable. How would you use this knowledge to better your industry?
A: Transfer knowledge to better my industry? That one is a difficult one to answer because I always feel like others have more to teach me than I have to share. I can’t think of a time in which I’ve put myself out there with an attitude of “You should hear what I have to say.” It happens that people tend to pay attention when I transfer whatever bits of information I have, but not because I make it known that I have something they really need to know. I think most of my transfer is by doing the best job I can on a project and others thinking enough of it to pass it on, in turn prompting people to inquire about my skill. In my arena, I try to make my work standout with the expectation that it will be seen by those with a much higher pay grade and because of that, I’m typically the point person to mentor others.

Q: Please share with us a resource you can’t live without.
A: I really find myself using the Storyline community page often. The community is very helpful and will do as much as possible to help others use the tool. They respond quickly; even the Storyline staff will respond if no one has answered your inquiry.

Q: Would you rather sky dive, bungee jump or climb to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, and why?
A: Sky
dive. I love the exhilaration. I’ve done it once and intend to do it again. I’ve also bungee jumped.

By: Kate Pojeta, CMP | Sep, 18 2020
Meetings

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Countless organizations have had to pivot their education strategy from in-person to digital or hybrid experiences as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The most successful organizations have convened a leadership team to rethink their strategy and scenario plan in alignment with organization mission. We invite you to complete a wellness check on the virtual and hybrid meetings and events comprising your current education portfolio. Whether at the board, staff or committee level, or some combination of the three, following are the six strategy questions the Event Garde team thinks you should be asking right now.

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Sep, 1 2020
Meetings

Post-Pandemic Meetings: 10 Strategies for Reinventing Your Education Portfolio

While many organizations likely began the calendar year defaulting to in-person events of one form or another, COVID-19 has caused most to rethink the appropriate delivery methods for the various learning and networking opportunities that comprise their respective education portfolios. Here are 10 strategies designed to help your organization reinvent its education portfolio as you look ahead to the end of 2020 and beyond into 2021.

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