Ask Us Anything Expert Panel: Emotional Wellbeing, Relationship Management & Diversity/Equity/Inclusion

Event Garde’s team of experts tackles some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the association space right now in light of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

The Facilitation Feels (Caring for Participants During Times of Distress):

- Learn tips for attending to participants’ personal and emotional well-being during virtual meetings

- Understand how to create a supportive environment where participants or staff/team members can engage with one another

Tips for nurturing client, partner and team relationships in a time of uncertainty:

- Don’t underestimate the power of personal outreach

- Explore how to share resources and collaborate

- Practice empathy and compassion

- Set mutually flexible deadlines

- Focus on responsive communication

- Embrace gratitude

How COVID-19 impacts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

- Explore the disproportionate impact of pandemics on marginalized communities

- Examine the challenges of DEI work in a remote environment with stakeholders/staff

- Identify opportunities for improvement in DEI practice based on lessons we’re learning.

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