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Gardian of the Month: Luke Whalin

Our Gardian of the Month is Luke Whalin, Co-Founder, HopSkip Inc.

Learn: What's your favorite part about learning something new?

I love the challenge of understanding how something new works, the reasons behind it, and how to use that new learning to grow myself both professionally and personally.

Network: What's your go-to networking trick or tip?

My tip is to throw yourself into the fire! Don’t go to a networking event and just hang out with the same familiar faces but rather use it as a time to introduce yourself to people you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to. Everyone is in the same boat as you so don’t feel uncomfortable going up to someone and just introducing yourself on the spot!

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

I like to use Teams, Notion, a CRM, and honestly just the old fashioned journal to keep track of all my daily, weekly, monthly, etc goals and accomplishments.

Please share with us a resource or tool and why you can’t live without it.

I cannot live without my journal. I start every work day off by writing down the tasks I need to finish today, how I will accomplish the, and any notes. No better feeling than looking at the list and realizing how many things you tackled that day!

Just for Fun: If you could live your life as an animal, what would you be and why?

I would be a lemur! I just love how diverse each one of them are, watching them be so curious, and they always seem to be on the move.

Designing impactful instructor-led learning experiences with the millennial in mind

When it comes to offering face-to-face learning experiences, such as a day-long interactive workshop or a 75-minute breakout session at a conference, associations must carefully consider the millennial learner’s needs and expectations.

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Gardian of the Month: Luke Whalin

Luke Whalin is our Gardian of the Month! He shares his favorite part of learning something new, his go-to networking tip, the tools that help him retain knowledge and shares which animal's life he would like to live! 

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Gardian of the Month: Jannah Bierens

Jannah Bierens is our Gardian of the Month! She shares her favorite part of learning something new, one of her favorite professional networks, her tip to help retain knowledge as well as her favorite summer activities!

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Gardian of the Month: Andrea Starmer

Our Gardian of the Month is Andrea Starmer! She shares how she might help a wallflower loosen up at a networking event, the way she prepared for the CMP, the resource she can't live without (you probably can't either) and just who's life she'd like to live for one day. 

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Gardian of the Month: Rachel Kuntzsch

Our Gardian of the Month is Rachel Kuntzsch! Check out her tip for balancing work and studying with family time, why the New York Times is her go-to resources and why she feels Spring truly represents her!

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Apr, 1 2022

The Last Relationship-building Activity You’ll Ever Need

As more and more groups begin to meet again in-person, the need for some sort of relationship-building activity at the start of sessions, meetings, or conferences has become less a luxury and more a necessity. Here's the last relationship-building activity you'll ever need:

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