EventWISE 401: Critical Next Skills for Meeting Pros

Oct 27, 2021 ‐ Dec 14, 2022


According to the Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) rapid changes and advancements in technology are radically changing the skills organizations need from employees—and that was before the pandemic accelerated the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The jobs of tomorrow require less tactical and logistic work (as automation and AI absorb tasks) and more human skills like creativity, emotional intelligence and persuasion.

Pre-pandemic, the WEF predicted that more than half of workers would require significant re- and upskilling by 2022, and while the global health emergency forced many meeting professionals to increase their proficiency in “tech fluency,” many haven’t considered how other future-ready skills are becoming increasingly critical for their roles and their businesses.

There is a reskilling imperative for our industry, and it begins with you! Join us for this daring 15-month dive into the skills recruiters and hiring managers will specifically seek out as they search for the meeting professionals of the future. As the expansion of machine’s share of work increases into the areas of communication and interaction, we explore the job-related skills that matter for the future of our industry.

Eventwise is a micro-certificate series of discussions, collaborations and critical education on the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.


Sessions

EventWISE | ImprovisationEventWISE | Improvisation

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EventWISE | Improvisation

Jan 19, 2021 11:00am ‐ Jan 19, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW04

Credits: None available.

Improvisation is spontaneous or unscripted creation or performance—and believe it or not, it’s a future skill desired by employers for a risk-ready workforce. Great improvisation requires the abilities to accept and enhance an overture (yes, and), tell a story, listen, focus and react quickly. When you consider the onsite event experience, it’s easy to imagine how improvisation applies to a variety of challenges meeting professionals face, from unforeseen surprises and hiccups to dangerous safety incidents—and everything in between. So, what skills do improvisers have and how can you apply those skills to your role? Improvisation also transfers to other critical job skills like creativity and active listening. Join us for this exploration of improvisation and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply and practice it as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • ·       Thoughtfully apply improvisation skills to your job.
  • ·       Practice improvisation in meaningful ways.
  • ·       Apply improvisation techniques to other future-ready skills.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99

EventWISE | PersuasionEventWISE | Persuasion

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EventWISE | Persuasion

Feb 16, 2021 11:00am ‐ Feb 16, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW05

Credits: None available.

Which of your favorite leaders could convince you to join this critical discussion of how the art of persuasion can impact your role, meetings and business? What key traits do they possess? Persuasion often requires credible authority and likability. But people can also be persuaded to act if they believe something is scarce (hello, toilet paper) or if the action is a popular one among their peers. Persuasion plays a key role in everything we do as meeting professionals, particularly as we seek the strategist role of the future, one upon which key stakeholders rely for critical decisions related to how meetings fuel organization-wide growth and KPI achievement. Join us for this exploration of the principles of persuasion and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply and practice them as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • • Thoughtfully apply persuasion principles to your job.
  • • Practice persuasion in meaningful ways.
  • • Persuade key leaders and stakeholders on critical decisions and meeting impacts.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99

EventWISE | Conflict Management

Mar 16, 2021 11:00am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW06

Credits: None available.

Any time two or more people engage, the possibility of discord, disagreement or friction exists. Resolving conflict, with the aim of minimizing negative results and maximizing positive outcomes is a critical future-proof skill, particularly for meeting professionals who engage with multiple stakeholder groups. From gaining consensus on meeting objectives and balancing stakeholder needs to finding resolution to onsite disagreements, meeting professionals engage in conflict management on a near-daily basis. What are the most common methodologies, approaches and strategies for conflict management and how can you employ them as a meeting professional to minimize friction and risk and maximize results for yourself, your team, your meetings and your organization? Join us for this exploration of conflict management and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply best practice as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • • Thoughtfully apply conflict management solutions to your job.
  • • Practice conflict management in meaningful ways.
  • • Minimize disruption and negative impacts while maximizing positive results related to conflicts and disputes.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99

EventWISE |Tech-FluencyEventWISE |Tech-Fluency

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EventWISE |Tech-Fluency

Apr 20, 2021 11:00am ‐ Apr 20, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW07

Credits: None available.

Like speaking more than one language, tech fluency connotes a deep understanding of how technology—regardless of type—plays a critical role in the design of experiences that matter for organizations. From digital event platforms to AI and automation, rapid advancements in technology are changing the landscape of solutions and tools available to meeting professionals to drive positive change for their businesses and their stakeholders. But how do you gain proficiency in this elusive skill and how do you use that proficiency as a lens through which to make smart decisions for your organization? Join us for this exploration of tech fluency and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply best practice as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • • Thoughtfully apply tech fluency to your job and the decisions you make.
  • • Practice tech fluency in meaningful ways.
  • • Use tech fluency as a lens to making smart decisions for your business and stakeholders.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99

EventWISE | Change ManagementEventWISE | Change Management

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EventWISE | Change Management

May 18, 2021 11:00am ‐ May 18, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW08

Credits: None available.

Change management is less about the change itself and more about the people it impacts. Fortunately, there are a variety of different methods and methodologies for change implementation for businesses and their stakeholders. As organizations seek to become nimbler and more proactive to market conditions, technological advances and customer needs, meeting professionals increasingly must exhibit and utilize change management skills to ensure the achievement of stakeholder goals and objectives and return on investment. Join us for this exploration of change management and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply best practice as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • ·       Thoughtfully apply change management methodologies to your job.
  • • Practice change management in meaningful ways.
  • • Ensure that you and your team are enabled and ready to embrace change for goal achievement.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99

EventWISE | Global CompetenceEventWISE | Global Competence

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EventWISE | Global Competence

Jun 22, 2021 11:00am ‐ Jun 22, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW09

Credits: None available.

Global competence represents the spectrum of skills, values and attitudes that make an individual uniquely positioned to thrive in a diverse and interconnected environment. People who exhibit global competence showcase empathy, respect for differences, curiosity, collaboration and self-awareness. And global competence is a critical skill for meeting professionals operating across borders and welcoming stakeholders and participants from around the world. Grow you global competence and find ways in which you can be an even greater global citizen, strategist and designer. Join us for this exploration of global competence and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply best practice as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • • Thoughtfully apply global competence to your job and your interactions with your team and stakeholders.
  • • Practice global competence in meaningful ways.
  • • Apply global competence to the design of experiences that matter for your business and participants.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99

EventWISE | Problem Sensitivity/Solving

Jul 20, 2021 11:00am ‐ Jul 20, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW10

Credits: None available.

Problem sensitivity is the ability to recognize when something is wrong or likely to go wrong while problem solving relates directly to finding solutions to challenges—and both are critical skills for meeting professionals to learn, hone and apply. How can you practice problem sensitivity and what are some of the most common problem-solving strategies and methodologies? Discover how to overcome common barriers to solution-finding like confirmation bias, functional fixedness and irrelevant information and how to use meetings and events as a tool for solving problems for your organization or business. Join us for this exploration of problem sensitivity and solving and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply best practice as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • • Thoughtfully apply problem sensitivity and solving to your job and your meeting design.
  • • Practice problem sensitivity and solving in meaningful ways.
  • • Apply problem sensitivity and solving to find solutions for your business’ biggest challenges.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99

EventWISE | VisualizationEventWISE | Visualization

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EventWISE | Visualization

Aug 17, 2021 11:00am ‐ Aug 17, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW11

Credits: None available.

Using data to make critical meetings decisions and prove the value your meetings have on business goals and objectives is central to the event professional role of the future. And for business owners and stakeholders to understand that value it is also critical for meeting professionals to level-up their ability to translate data into visual context, making it easier to identify patterns and trends. Your goal is to make large data sets coherent using a wide variety of graphs, charts, plots, flows and diagrams. Why is data visualization important; how can you utilize this unique skill set to further your meetings, business and career; and what tools are available to help you communicate value to, and make smart decisions for, your business and stakeholders? Join us for this exploration of data visualization and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply best practice as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • • Thoughtfully apply data visualization techniques in your communications with key stakeholders.
  • • Practice data visualization in meaningful ways.
  • • Use data visualization as a means to better decision making for your meetings and business.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99

EventWISE | Cognitive Flexibility

Sep 21, 2021 11:00am ‐ Sep 21, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW12

Credits: None available.

Cognitive flexibility refers to the ability to switch between function brain states or to adapt thinking and behavior based on changing stimulus and environment. It is critical to learning, resiliency, creativity and life quality. While cognitive flexibility may decrease with age, there are exercises and methodologies for increasing and sustaining this ability and increasing your competence in this area can and will positively impact your work, your strategic thinking and your business value. Discover the importance of cognitive flexibility and how you can use this ability within your role as a meeting professional. Join us for this exploration of cognitive flexibility and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply best practice as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • • Thoughtfully apply cognitive flexibility at work.
  • • Practice cognitive flexibility in meaningful ways.
  • • Understand how to use cognitive flexibility for problem solving and alterative-solution creation.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99

EventWISE | Creativity EventWISE | Creativity

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EventWISE | Creativity

Oct 27, 2021 11:00am ‐ Oct 27, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: EW01

Credits: None available.

Creativity as a job skill is more than the use of imagination or the origination of new ideas, it’s applying creative methodologies and using the science of creativity to drive innovation in any number of areas, including the design of experiences that matter for businesses. While creativity is a combination of genetics and experience, it is likely more of the latter, which means that if we practice creativity, we can build proficiency for using it more meaningfully at work. As meeting professionals seek to explore how their organization’s portfolio of meetings impact growth and goal achievement, creativity will become an all-more critical skill for designing consequential experiences that matter. Join us for this exploration of creativity and discover key ways you can more thoughtfully apply and practice it as a meeting professional of the future.

Eventwise is a daring 15-month micro-event series, which dives into the future skills necessary to be job-relevant and future-ready in the meeting and event industry. Complete 10 of 15 courses and earn an Eventwise: Future-Ready Event Professional certificate.

Learning Objectives:
  • Thoughtfully apply creative thinking methodologies to your job.
  • Practice creativity in meaningful ways.
  • Explore the concept of creativity through play, practice and experience.
Standard: $49.99
Premier: $34.99
Preferred: $34.99
Essential: $34.99
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