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Gardian of the Month: Lisa Aukward

Q and A with Lisa Aukward, manager of member and partner relations for Event Garde/AORE.

Q: Learn: Let’s say you’re helping your child or friend with some homework. What's your strategy for helping them learn a difficult topic?
A: First, I assess their knowledge of the subject by asking a series of questions. These questions will also help them develop critical thinking skills to approach the problem through various lenses. I then help them flush out the least logical solutions.

Q: Network: Some people are wallflowers while others are natural networkers. Which are you (or are you in the middle)?
A: I am an extrovert and do not have difficulty networking.

Q: Transfer: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. What would be your first step in applying what you learned?
A: The first step would be to implement the easy solutions or tactics that do not require much effort or major adjustments. Then develop a plan and timeline to implement the new and more complex elements.

Q: Please share with us a resource you can’t live without.
A: Most frequented website: ASAE. It has many options to discuss and test theories with peers. Most read/re-read books: “Laws of Leadership” by John Maxwell and the Bible. There are no words to describe the value in the leadership and ethical life lessons provided in both books.

Q: What is your favorite season and why
A: Fall because of football, pumpkin cheesecake and the endless supply of apple doughnuts.

10 Ways to Provide Value to Your Virtual Event Sponsors and Exhibitors

Check out these 10 ideas for how your association can help your exhibitors and sponsors gain visibility and better engage with their target audience before, during and after your next virtual event.

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Healthcare, we have a problem.

How is it that the place I should be going to be healed, isn’t equipped to handle discussions on racism and its impact on my health? Well, because it is hard to be honest and say, I helped to create this problem. Or help to perpetuate this problem. Or even further, I benefit from this problem. So how do we fix it?

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Centering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthy Aging

Healthy aging. The phrase evokes images of older adults riding bikes, working in a garden or eating healthy foods. Healthy aging is so much more than activities older adults engage in each day. No one wakes up one day in their 60s in sudden good health. Healthy aging is part of the life continuum, meaning it’s influenced by what happens to us across our lifetime and by the conditions in the social and physical environments in which people are born, live, play, and work.

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Implicit Bias: What it is. Why it matters. What can be done about it.

There’s been a lot of conversation in the news and on social media lately about implicit bias, in particular its impact on the actions of police officers. But what are we really talking about when we talk about implicit bias and are there effective strategies to address it?

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Gardian of the Month: Kara Nacarato

Kara Nacarato, Event Garde’s Director of Development & Special Initiatives, is our Gardian of the Month.

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A Message for White People on Staying Present in the Movement for Black Lives

With the new rise in interest of White people on matters of race, there are also plenty of worthy critiques about the way we are participating – critiques on which texts people should read, who should lead those conversations, or if conversations are even the best way to begin. Some of these messages, particularly if you are new to this work, may seem contradictory for White folks. Let’s explore some of these assumed contradictions.

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