Enhance Your Facilitation Know-How
The Membership Management Report (July 2023) features this article in their Facilitation Tips and Tricks section that was written based on an interview with Aaron Wolowiec & Lowell Aplebaum. You can jump to this article on page 6.
Have a Comprehensive Policy and Approach in Place
The Membership Management Report (July 2023) features this article in their Event Liability Issues section that was written based on an interview with Aaron Wolowiec. You can jump to this article on page 5.
New Facilitation Methods for Today’s Meetings
The Membership Management Report (May 2023) features this article in their Meetings Management section that was written based on an interview with Aaron Wolowiec. You can jump to this article on page 4.
Redesigning Association Meetings for Attendees Fundamentally Changed by the Pandemic
This article written by Aaron Wolowiec was featured in the Tennessee Society of Association Executives' TNSAEConnect - Magazine Winter 2023 edition.
6 DEI Questions to Ask on Your Next RFP
This article, written by Aaron Wolowiec, was featured in TSAE's January/February 2023 issue of Association Leadership.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Monitoring Tool
This monitoring tool, created by Krista Rowe and Aaron Wolowiec, is in draft form. Facilitators are encouraged to utilize this tool as a work in progress and to offer feedback for further refinement. Ultimately, it’s intended to provide facilitators with a structured method to identify and reflect on participation successes and opportunities for improvement — particularly by participants from historically underrepresented groups.
Experts see facilitation as ‘next frontier’ for group leaders
In the Dec. 9, 2022, edition of CEO Update, Aaron Wolowiec is quoted in a cover story by William Ehart titled, "Experts see facilitation as 'next frontier' for group leaders." Among other advice, Aaron shares five tips for effective meeting facilitation, including a focus on creativity, clear aims, participation, ground rules, and documentation.
Redesigned Meetings for Pandemic-Changed Attendees
On Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, Aaron Wolowiec presented a session on "Redesigned Meetings for Pandemic-Changed Attendees" during the Associations North Meeting Planners Symposium. Organized in a grid format, this handout helps examine some of the ways our attendees are fundamentally different as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, why it matters, and the tangible design edits you might consider for your upcoming meetings and events to better meet their new and evolving needs and expectations.
MSAE and Safe Meetings Partners Receive 2022 Governor’s Awards for Innovative Tourism Collaboration
In April 2022, the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan's 2022 Governor's Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration was awarded to the Safe Meetings in Michigan Task Force. Aaron Wolowiec and Kate Pojeta from the Event Garde team are noted as collaborators on the Task Force.
20 Key Considerations Before “Going Hybrid”
Hybrid meetings often require a different design plan than meetings either 100 percent virtual or 100 percent in-person. Following are 20 key considerations before you just "go hybrid". This article authored by Aaron Wolowiec was featured on the Institute for Organization Management's Blog.