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How to Boost Staff Collaboration in a Diverse Association

How to Boost Staff Collaboration in a Diverse Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all know how it goes: Your to-do list is a mile long, your schedule is slammed, and now you’re waiting on someone else to finish a project you needed yesterday. Sound familiar? No matter what industry you work in, understanding out how to efficiently use your time will always be a top priority! But what about when it comes to working with your various co-workers?

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Bien Venue's curator insight, Today, 3:01 AM
It's all about the teamwork..... 
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IMEX Frankfurt to Launch “She Means Business” Event

IMEX Frankfurt to Launch “She Means Business” Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“It has long been noticeable that whilst women are in the majority in the meetings industry, they are in the minority in leadership positions,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group. “We want to play our part in highlighting the challenges that women face, but more importantly helping to introduce solutions. The best way to do this is to bring people together for open conversation, collaboration and learning.”

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What Does It Take for Women to Excel in the Meetings Industry?

What Does It Take for Women to Excel in the Meetings Industry? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What would you do if your boss put his finger in a glass of water and said, “This is the office with you,” then pulled his finger out of the glass and said, “This is the office without you. Do you see any hole?” Karin Krogh, creative director, Engaging Meetings, shared that story during a campfire session on how women can excel in the meeting industry during IMEX America 2017 this fall. The comment stung, she said, but it also made her even more determined to become a leader—one who would never be so disrespectful of those in her charge. 

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Why We Need More Female and Minority Conference Speakers

Why We Need More Female and Minority Conference Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“We founded The Op-Ed Project in part out of recognition that good ideas, best ideas, best content is very important and people who are creating things, whether it’s a conference or a media outlet or a company, need that best talent, best idea, best content,”  Orenstein said.  “And at the same time we want to make sure that we’re providing that best content from the full range of human voices.”

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Small Great Steps: Driving Change for Women in the Events Industry and Beyond 

Small Great Steps: Driving Change for Women in the Events Industry and Beyond  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It is imperative that we continue to do the research, ask the questions, and push forward for change, but we can simultaneously find opportunities – however seemingly small – to make a positive shift in the careers and lives of women. My work and the efforts of our members, leaders, donor and partners reaffirm for me every day that the vision of a few people, when brought to life, can have a significant impact. The trick is transitioning vision into action by collaborating with individuals who share your passion and desire to make an impact for women in the industry.

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Alcohol-focused team-building events: Is it time to rethink them?

Alcohol-focused team-building events: Is it time to rethink them? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We need to rethink the idea of making alcohol the focus of team-building events in an effort to make them more inclusive and diverse, says Andrea Boulden.
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Promoting Sustainability to Attract Millennials

Promoting Sustainability to Attract Millennials | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attracting and engaging with event attendees from the demographic cohort ‘Generation Y’, is one of the most sought-after targets in our fast-changing industry. In their effort to attract more millennials and motivate them to interact, event professionals strive towards creating events that act as elevated educational platforms, enhanced with digital tools, while embracing the power of social media.

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An Honest Discussion on Race, Culture and Meetings 

An Honest Discussion on Race, Culture and Meetings  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A generation ago, meetings began to change, becoming less a sea of white faces and more diverse. How have meeting visuals progressed in their racial and cultural composition since then?

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7 Ways to Make Your Meeting More Introvert-Friendly

7 Ways to Make Your Meeting More Introvert-Friendly | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Isn’t it interesting that, while up to half of meeting participants are introverts, most meetings are designed for extroverts? But it doesn’t have to be that way, said Play With a Purpose Chief IdeaSparker Sharon Fisher at a session at the 2017 Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress. With just a few tweaks, you can design an event that both introverts and extroverts will love.

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Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy

Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Many hotels already cater to the solo female traveler with women-friendly rooms, usually with extra safety measures like double-locking doors and finishing touches like flowers and chocolates. Homesharing, however, is a bit behind that curve.

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How diverse is the events industry?

How diverse is the events industry? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The events industry has traditionally been predominantly female, but are women managing to break the glass ceiling and take on senior positions? Sam Robson, group events director at The Appointment Group has noted a worrying trend, commenting: "I think the events industry provides great opportunities for women however I am always disappointed at awards ceremonies when the company owners or chief executives receiving the awards are generally men and the events teams are mostly women."

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Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry

Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Future of Meetings & Events Inclusivity and diversity were the two big themes at the 31st annual South By Southwest Conference in Austin last week.
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Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With the United States poised to become a minority-majority country by 2040, multicultural markets are no longer a niche outreach business target for conve
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Female Business Travelers Demand Equality From Their Employers

Female Business Travelers Demand Equality From Their Employers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Maiden Voyage provides educational and support services to female business travelers as well as consulting for the travel companies hoping to capture that
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Convene Salary Survey 2017

Convene Salary Survey 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Need validation that the business of planning events can be nerve-wracking? Check out careercast .com’s 2017 most-stressful jobs list, on which you’ll find event coordinators occupy the fifth spot, right after police officers and before newspaper reporters.

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Blog: Balancing motherhood with an events career

Blog: Balancing motherhood with an events career | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

C&IT speaks to Fiona Batten, general manager Australia, cievents, on juggling a career in the events industry with being a full time mother.

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Engaging Millennials: Unleashing a Generation in the Workforce

Engaging Millennials: Unleashing a Generation in the Workforce | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Millennials is a strange word people use – often with some derision – to refer to a younger generation of workers. Many falsely believe they’re different from other generations, and that something might be wrong with them. What’s probably driving much of this sense of enigma is that Millennials are less engaged at work than older generations. Much ink has been spilled on the topic of engaging Millennials more.

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Female Empowerment in the Exhibition Industry is a Numbers Game

Female Empowerment in the Exhibition Industry is a Numbers Game | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You would think that an industry in which the majority of the workforce is female would make an effort to advance women. That may or may not be the case in exhibitions; but, to even begin a discussion on this topic, we need to talk about measurement.

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Will the real millennial please stand up?

Will the real millennial please stand up? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

During the workshop we delivered in Paris earlier this month on millennials as colleagues and members, we realised for some people it is not yet about ‘how best to deal with younger colleagues in the workplace’ but more about ‘why should we care’. We had skipped a step in our thinking. Because we know so many millennial colleagues - so many talented, value-adding, clever millennial colleagues - we had forgotten that some of our participants might not know ‘who the true millennial’ is and why they even matter.

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Anne Berrevoets's curator insight, April 6, 10:18 AM
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Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C. is promoting its high degree of inclusivity and diversity in the region’s tech sector, compared to the national average, as a competitive advantage to attract more technology conventions and drive long-term economic growth for a broader cross-section of local communities.

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Entitled, selfish and lazy? This blog is our voice

Entitled, selfish and lazy – three words I commonly hear when describing Millennials. As a millennial in the Meetings and Events industry, however, what I see and feel is worlds’ apart from the words above.

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Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters

Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Think about the last conference you attended and try to recall: was there an all-male panel? And what about the conference before that? In fact, have the majority of panel discussions you’ve attended, organised or - if like me, you identify as male – participated in been all-male? Sadly, for most the answer is “yes”…
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Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters

Saying “No” to All-Male Panels: Why it Matters | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Think about the last conference you attended and try to recall: was there an all-male panel? And what about the conference before that? In fact, have the majority of panel discussions you’ve attended, organised or - if like me, you identify as male – participated in been all-male? Sadly, for most the answer is “yes”…

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Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips

Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You’ve probably heard and read a lot about introverts. You might even BE an introvert. But are you taking enough action to engage your association’s introverts?

If not, it might be time to offer a few new outlets/opportunities. In fact, here are three specific ways to engage your association’s introverts.

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Attracting Millennials With Experiential Events

Attracting Millennials With Experiential Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Understanding attendee profiles and how they behave is vital to any organisation. Attracting millennials or different age groups to any type of event plays a key role in its success, but also comes with several challenges. Ways of engaging with millennials for example, are quite different from the ways of getting Generation X or Baby-boomers involved. 

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Assif Khan's curator insight, February 26, 6:48 PM
A good read on overcoming challenges for MICE events. 

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