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Gardian of the Month: Krista Rowe

The Gardian of the Month is Krista Rowe, Health Equity Consultant for Center for Health Equity Practice

Q: Learn: How do you learn best? In a coffee shop with lots of noise or in a quiet, library-like setting?

A: It depends on the content. If it requires being focused, is new to me or is particularly challenging, I prefer quiet.There's nothing quite like my favorite corner of my favorite library with a good cup of coffee. But having noise and people around helps if I’m being creative or designing content.

Q: Network: Some people are wallflowers while others are natural networkers.  Which are you (or are you in the middle)?

A: I get a lot of energy from most social/networking settings. Although, the older I get the more I appreciate moments of solitude.

Q: Transfer: What resources/tools do you find most helpful in helping you retain knowledge?

A: Writing things down. Whether it’s taking notes during meetings, doodling while others are speaking (particularly about dense content) or remembering my to-do list, writing things down is key for me.

Q: Please share with us a tool/resource/book/blog/article/website etc., and why you just can’t live without it.

A: Good medicine by Pema Chödrön is an audio recording of a workshop on Tonglen meditation. Tonglen is described as “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. With each in-breath, we take in others’ pain. With each out-breath, we send them relief. It is definitely the book/resource I return to most often.

Q: Just for Fun: What is your all time favorite movie? Why?

A: This is a tough one! I’m not sure I could even claim an all-time favorite by genre.  I watch a lot of movies. That said, I watch Sound of Music every year.

Event Forecast 2023: The Top Trends You Can’t Miss!

Get ready to experience the future of event planning! As we enter 2023, the AV and event planning industries are embracing new trends and technologies to cater to the ever-changing needs and preferences of attendees and planners alike. This year, personalization, AI-powered event technology, sustainability, and immersive experiences take center stage.Get ready to experience the future of event planning! As we enter 2023, the AV and event planning industries are embracing new trends and technologies to cater to the ever-changing needs and preferences of attendees and planners alike. This year, personalization, AI-powered event technology, sustainability, and immersive experiences take center stage.

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Equitable Practices to Consider before Establishing Indigenous Land Acknowledgements

One of the main goals in doing an indigenous land acknowledgement is to respect and honor Indigenous People and their Tribal Nations and acknowledge the indigenous traditional lands where we do our work. However, one begs the question – is this enough; is it performative?

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Our Member’s Decisions to Engage are Evolving

If it seems more difficult to engage members these days - you are right. But don’t worry because Amanda Kaiser has got a whole passel of solutions for you!

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Gardian of the Month: Michael Williams

Michael Williams is our Gardian of the Month! Find out what he'd like to learn more about, his favorite personal network, how he thinks mentorship aids in knowledge transfer and which season represents him best!

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By: Kate Pojeta | Feb, 17 2023
Technology

Calendars are Organized! Organized Chaos…

Online calendars are our daily guides. Their ability to sync and be accurate is vital to our ability to effectively manage multiple clients, travel around the country for events, and easily schedule meetings at appropriate times. These calendars are needed to sync to a variety of places without having to enter things in 10 different places. If you have multiple calendars you are trying to wrangle, here are some tools that may be able to help you out.

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Creating Community Agreements

Community agreements are guidelines or norms created by a group to establish a mutual understanding. They can be used to ensure that a group’s behavior aligns with its values, they may be referred to when conflicts arise, and help set the tone and focus for your time together. Here's how the Event Garde team addressed this recently:

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