EventWISE Dates & Topics:

  • 10/27/2021 | Creativity
  • 11/17/2021 | Network-Building
  • 12/15/2021 | Emotional Intelligence
  • 01/19/2022 | Improvisation
  • 02/16/2022 | Persuasion
  • 03/16/2022 | Conflict Management
  • 04/20/2022 | Tech-Fluency
  • 05/18/2022 | Change Management
  • 06/29/2022 | Global Competence
  • 07/20/2022 | Problem Sensitivity/Solving
  • 08/17/2022 | Visualization
  • 09/21/2022 | Cognitive Flexibility
  • 10/19/2022 | Exploring Inclusion
  • 11/16/2022 | Critical Thinking
  • 12/14/2022 | Judgement & Decision Making
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Wednesday
EW11 - EventWISE | Exploring Data Visualization
11:00am - 12:30pm Central - August 17, 2022
Credits Available: 1.50 Contact Hours

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1.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

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.

After this curated discussion, you will be able to:

  • 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.

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Wednesday
EW12 - EventWISE | Exploring Cognitive Flexibility
11:00am - 12:30pm Central - September 21, 2022
Credits Available: 1.50 Contact Hours

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1.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

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.

After this curated discussion, you will be able to:

  • 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.

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Wednesday
EW13 - EventWISE | Exploring Inclusion
11:00am - 12:30pm Central - October 19, 2022
Credits Available: 1.50 Contact Hours

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1.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

Through the lens of meeting and event design, inclusion is the act of creating environments in which all individuals or groups are welcomed, respected, supported and valued. An inclusive climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people. It provides the support for people to participate fully in their communities. This support has many variations with respect for the wants, needs and choices of people of varying abilities and backgrounds. Discover the dimensions of diversity, how they can and should positively impact the experiences you design and your role as an inclusion broker in giving a voice to all of your stakeholders and participants. Join us for this exploration of inclusion 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.

After this curated discussion, you will be able to:

  • Thoughtfully apply inclusion best practices in the design and execution of meetings that welcome everyone.
  • Practice inclusion in meaningful ways.
  • Embrace your role as an inclusion broker to elevate the voices of people of different cultures, systems and backgrounds.

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Wednesday
EW14 - EventWISE | Exploring Critical Thinking
11:00am - 12:30pm Central - November 16, 2022
Credits Available: 1.50 Contact Hours

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1.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

Critical thinking is the analysis of facts or data to form a judgement. Key to this ability is seeking evidence, examining your own assumptions and bias and using logical reasoning. Critical thinking requires people to recognize problems, gather and interpret data and information, identify relationships therein and draw conclusions. Particularly as our stakeholders across sectors confront mis- and disinformation, critical thinking becomes a key component to ensuring the success of our meetings and our businesses. Join us for this exploration of critical thinking 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.

After this curated discussion, you will be able to:

  • Thoughtfully apply critical thinking into your decision-making and event design processes.
  • Practice critical thinking in meaningful ways.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to better understand your stakeholders and participants.


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Wednesday
EW15 - EventWISE | Exploring Judgement & Decision Making
11:00am - 12:30pm Central - December 14, 2022
Credits Available: 1.50 Contact Hours

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1 Clock Hour | Domain E: Human Resources

Decision-making is the ability to select a course of action or inaction, depending on a final choice. Problem solving requires the existence of a challenge of some type, while decision making begins with a series of objectives. Information from the problem-solving process may help in making decisions. And decisions are critical for business growth and success. Ultimately, the role of the meeting professional is to make decisions about how meetings and events can be used as business tools to fuel achievement of goals and objectives. Those decisions can be made easier by utilizing a variety of prescriptive steps. Join us for this exploration of decision-making 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.

After this curated discussion, you will be able to:

  • Thoughtfully apply decision-making methodologies to the design of experiences that matter for your business.
  • Practice decision-making in meaningful ways.
  • Utilize a series of prescriptive steps to make better decisions for your meetings and your business.


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