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University of Victoria Victoria, BC, Canada
Feb 22, 2019
Full time
Gustavson School of Business Event Manager - (992706.4)   Organizational Unit University of Victoria -> Faculty of Business Posting Close Date 3 March 2019 Please note that positions will close at 4 p.m. on the closing date. FTE 1.0 Salary Grade $57,353.00 - $64,553.00 Salary posted reflects full FTE (will be prorated for part time) Classification SG10 Start Date 5/6/2019 End Date 5/2/2020 Employee Group : PEA - Term # of Hires Needed 1   Category Administrative and Support Services, Communications/Public Relations, Fundraising, General Management, Other   About this Opportunity The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement. Job Summary At the Gustavson School of Business (GSB), we see things differently. We pioneer business education that creates sustainable value and develops global business leaders who can help create a better world.  The External Relations Team is the public face of the GSB, our portfolio includes: relationship building with donors, executives, parents, and the business community; community outreach; development and fundraising; marketing, communications and PR, social and digital media, publications, alumni relations, and event management.  Reporting to the Assistant Dean, and member of the External Relations team, the GSB Events Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of high profile events that showcase the GSB to our constituents. Events include: Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year black-tie gala, twice annual convocation brunches/lunches/receptions, numerous community events, alumni events, major donor and benefactor recognition events, funding announcements, naming ceremonies, government announcements, executive mentor events, new parent welcome, faculty and research centre conferences, special conferences, special ceremonies and other events as mandated by the Dean’s office.  As a resource to the GSB, the Events Manager also provides event expertise and advice, develops and delivers tools and resources to support events delivered by programs and.  In addition, the Events Manager finds, coordinates and supervises numerous volunteers for the various events.  University normal business hours are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, with events and ceremonies taking place between 7 AM and 11 PM and on weekends. This position must be willing and able to demonstrate flexibility to work evening and weekend hours, in support of events and activities.  Job Requirements This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience in project management, event planning and management - including 2 years of experience in a post-secondary or similarly large and complex organization - and experience working with both standard office equipment and software as well as custom or specialized software (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, FAST, Banner).  An equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.  In addition, the following are required:  Proven track record in delivering complex event logistics (e.g. multi-day conferences, theatre productions, etc.). Excellent written and verbal communication.  Ability to work on several projects, requests and challenges at the same time with changing deadlines. Resourcefulness and problem solving skills.  Willingness to work as part of team or independently, and the interpersonal skills to carry out this role effectively and efficiently.  Diplomacy, tact, professionalism and understanding of confidentiality are required at all times, as are the maturity and confidence to work with university and government officials at the highest level.  Ability to adapt quickly to changes.  Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population and with all levels of university personnel. Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills. The following may be given preference:  Project management certification Food and beverage experience in a hotel or conference environment;  Work experience gained in a post-secondary environment.  UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Kam Cheema, HR Programs and Project Manager, at uviccareers@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
ShowingTime Chicago, IL, USA
Feb 22, 2019
Full time
Event Marketing Manager ShowingTime is seeking an experienced Event Marketing Manager to manage 100+ trade shows and events annually to drive leads and increase awareness, reporting to the Vice President of Marketing. Primary responsibilities include working closely with marketing, sales and account management teams to identify goals, content, and promotion strategy, coordinate logistics, and manage budgets with the help of another team member reporting to you. You will act as the lead to strategically plan and execute trade shows, conferences, table-top events, customer meetings and sponsorships annually in the U.S. and Canada. You will use your project management skills to research shows, organize logistics, plan inventory and coordinate schedules. You’ll collaborate with the marketing team to manage pre- and post-event follow up to optimize lead generation opportunities. You’ll also track spending and determine event ROI, ensuring the investment in events delivers the intended results. Requirements 3 to 5 years of experience managing trade shows and events. Strategic thinker who is hands on, highly organized and detail-oriented, with experience managing 100+ trade shows and events for lead generation and brand recognition. Skilled at using project management tools such as Smartsheet to manage and organize timelines, assign tasks, track deliverables and communicate to stakeholders. Collaborate with other marketing team members to use social media to promote presence at events, drive traffic to the booth and create excitement. Monitor and measure each event’s contribution to lead generation and brand awareness, manage budget and track ROI Optimize the event planning and execution process to increase efficiencies for future shows. Solid project management skills, creative thinking and analytical ability with experience working with product and lead generation teams, and using events as activity to support lead generation, awareness and relationship building. Proven success in executing multiple events, some overlapping, using internal resources. Motivated self-starter who enjoys the challenge of managing multiple events for a rapidly evolving business. Some travel to events is expected, which requires a solid understanding of ShowingTime products and services. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Hospitality Management, Public Relations or related field. If you would like to learn more forward a resume to Josh Korin at  JKorin@showingtime.com .
LGBT Network Hauppauge, NY, USA
Feb 22, 2019
Full time
Pride Events Manager Apply for this Position Position Summary The Pride Events Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of the Network’s Pride event roster including Long Island Pride, community center focused Pride events and the Network’s Pride Nights collaborating with major professional sports teams throughout the New York Metropolitan area. In addition, the position will grow engagement efforts with volunteers and the greater LGBT community by leading and managing a volunteer program, as well as coordinate and plan year-round cultural and other events throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.  The Pride Events Manager will report to the Vice President of Development.   Principal Duties and Responsibilities   The  Pride Events Manager is responsible to: Pride Events Plan, manage and oversee Long Island Pride, a three-day weekend event in Long Beach and events in North Fork, Fire Island and the Hamptons Plan, coordinate and execute the Network’s Pride and cultural events at its LGBT Community Centers Plan, coordinate and execute the Network’s Pride Night events with major professional sports teams throughout NY Metro area including the New York Mets, New York Islanders and more Secure partnerships and corporate sponsorships to support the Network’s Pride Events roster Assist with the promotion and outreach of the Network’s Pride Events roster Create volunteer plan and managing event volunteer teams Develop and cultivate relationships with artists and talent agencies to support Network events and mission   Cultural Arts Create, establish, and execute year-long cultural arts program for the LGBT community at the LGBT Network’s four community centers and throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties Develop community through a comprehensive cultural arts program including, but not limited to, author/book signing, artist performances, speaker and lecture series, film screenings, panels, and more Develop new performance groups and opportunities for LGBT and ally communities. Qualification Requirements Bachelor’s degree required Three-plus years of experience in event planning and corporate sponsorships One-plus years of experience planning and organizing events and community programs Experience with participating and/or coordinating a volunteer program preferred Ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects and achieve goals and objectives Must be a self-starter with excellent problem-solving abilities Strong written and communication skills Excellent computer skills experience Strong commitment to the LGBT Network's mission and values Understanding of issues and needs related to the LGBT community Experience in Event Data Management Other Requirements Flexible work schedule a must, as this position requires working nights and weekends to ensure deadlines are met Reliable transportation and a valid driver license as this position will require travel throughout Long Island and Queens Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of people and flexibility Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment Location: Hauppauge, NY
Ivymount Corporation Rockville, MD, USA
Feb 22, 2019
Full time
Title  Director of Communications, Marketing &  Special Events  Organization   Ivymount Corporation   Program/Department   Communications, Marketing & Special Events   Start Date   Immediate opening   Description   Summary: Responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive communications and marketing, as well as creating and managing special events for Ivymount Corporation and supported organizations including Ivymount School Inc. (Ivymount School and The Maddux School) and Outreach Programs Inc. (Outreach Program and Endeavors). This position is responsible for supervising members of the Communications, Marketing & Special Events Department. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Communications & Marketing Establish broad recognition of and attention to Ivymount Programs and activities Develop, execute, and analyze communications and marketing plans and related strategies Develop and manage media partnerships and strategic industry relationships Proactively identify networking opportunities and visibility opportunities to grow profile of Ivymount Programs and its leadership team Organize effective, on-target media campaigns Ensure the use of innovative and creative print materials, videos, and websites Ensure communications and marketing strategies compliment the activities and goals of the Development Department Establish and maintain a style guide to describe and define what the Ivymount brand will look like across various media, including print, website, social media, internal/external communications Ensure communications and marketing content/message is well written, consistent, and reflective of our unique mission and history Manage news flow and execute consistent messaging across Ivymount websites, social media, and external communications Establish and expand our social media presence Responsible for Ivymount websites Spearhead website redesign (e.g., internal needs assessment, vendor selection, oversight of transition) Create and maintain Ivymount websites (e.g., oversight of content management, accessibility, efficient site navigation and functionality) Monitor and improve web traffic Work with internal teams and manage outside agencies, as necessary, to develop marketing/advertising materials, including recruitment materials, while maintaining brand integrity Special Events Plan, implement and manage special events including Foundation and Maddux galas, fundraising events, recognition and stewardship events, and other events as assigned Work closely with the Development Department, boards and volunteers to plan, market and execute fundraising and stewardship events Work closely with Ivymount Programs to plan, communicate and execute annual and special events (e.g., graduation, Outreach Showcase, Resource Fair, community breakfast) Manage webpage development for special events Manage special events databases Participate in developing informative and creative solicitation, recognition and event materials   Position Requirements Bachelor’s degree Seven years of experience in communications, marketing, and special events work in an educational setting or other non-profit organization Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex messages to a diverse constituency Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks and maintaining a positive attitude in a sometimes demanding, fast-paced environment Ability to work as a team member and supervise department employees and volunteers High comfort level with social media and technology Ability to effectively utilize database systems within a data-driven and evidence-based organization Focused, outgoing self-starter with leadership and supervision experience Polished, professional personal presentation and superior interpersonal skills Stature to work as a peer alongside widely recognized educators and researchers Creative approach to developing programs and events Willingness to work outside of “normal” business hours during peak periods and during special events Deep-seated respect for the dignity and potential of all students in a special education environment Impeccable confidentiality in dealing with records of students and their families   Full-Time/Part-Time   Full-Time   Salary   Commensurate with education and experience   EOE Statement   We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.     This position is currently accepting applications.  

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University of Victoria Victoria, BC, Canada
Feb 22, 2019
Full time
Gustavson School of Business Event Manager - (992706.4)   Organizational Unit University of Victoria -> Faculty of Business Posting Close Date 3 March 2019 Please note that positions will close at 4 p.m. on the closing date. FTE 1.0 Salary Grade $57,353.00 - $64,553.00 Salary posted reflects full FTE (will be prorated for part time) Classification SG10 Start Date 5/6/2019 End Date 5/2/2020 Employee Group : PEA - Term # of Hires Needed 1   Category Administrative and Support Services, Communications/Public Relations, Fundraising, General Management, Other   About this Opportunity The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement. Job Summary At the Gustavson School of Business (GSB), we see things differently. We pioneer business education that creates sustainable value and develops global business leaders who can help create a better world.  The External Relations Team is the public face of the GSB, our portfolio includes: relationship building with donors, executives, parents, and the business community; community outreach; development and fundraising; marketing, communications and PR, social and digital media, publications, alumni relations, and event management.  Reporting to the Assistant Dean, and member of the External Relations team, the GSB Events Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of high profile events that showcase the GSB to our constituents. Events include: Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year black-tie gala, twice annual convocation brunches/lunches/receptions, numerous community events, alumni events, major donor and benefactor recognition events, funding announcements, naming ceremonies, government announcements, executive mentor events, new parent welcome, faculty and research centre conferences, special conferences, special ceremonies and other events as mandated by the Dean’s office.  As a resource to the GSB, the Events Manager also provides event expertise and advice, develops and delivers tools and resources to support events delivered by programs and.  In addition, the Events Manager finds, coordinates and supervises numerous volunteers for the various events.  University normal business hours are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, with events and ceremonies taking place between 7 AM and 11 PM and on weekends. This position must be willing and able to demonstrate flexibility to work evening and weekend hours, in support of events and activities.  Job Requirements This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience in project management, event planning and management - including 2 years of experience in a post-secondary or similarly large and complex organization - and experience working with both standard office equipment and software as well as custom or specialized software (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, FAST, Banner).  An equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.  In addition, the following are required:  Proven track record in delivering complex event logistics (e.g. multi-day conferences, theatre productions, etc.). Excellent written and verbal communication.  Ability to work on several projects, requests and challenges at the same time with changing deadlines. Resourcefulness and problem solving skills.  Willingness to work as part of team or independently, and the interpersonal skills to carry out this role effectively and efficiently.  Diplomacy, tact, professionalism and understanding of confidentiality are required at all times, as are the maturity and confidence to work with university and government officials at the highest level.  Ability to adapt quickly to changes.  Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population and with all levels of university personnel. Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills. The following may be given preference:  Project management certification Food and beverage experience in a hotel or conference environment;  Work experience gained in a post-secondary environment.  UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Kam Cheema, HR Programs and Project Manager, at uviccareers@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
ShowingTime Chicago, IL, USA
Feb 22, 2019
Full time
Event Marketing Manager ShowingTime is seeking an experienced Event Marketing Manager to manage 100+ trade shows and events annually to drive leads and increase awareness, reporting to the Vice President of Marketing. Primary responsibilities include working closely with marketing, sales and account management teams to identify goals, content, and promotion strategy, coordinate logistics, and manage budgets with the help of another team member reporting to you. You will act as the lead to strategically plan and execute trade shows, conferences, table-top events, customer meetings and sponsorships annually in the U.S. and Canada. You will use your project management skills to research shows, organize logistics, plan inventory and coordinate schedules. You’ll collaborate with the marketing team to manage pre- and post-event follow up to optimize lead generation opportunities. You’ll also track spending and determine event ROI, ensuring the investment in events delivers the intended results. Requirements 3 to 5 years of experience managing trade shows and events. Strategic thinker who is hands on, highly organized and detail-oriented, with experience managing 100+ trade shows and events for lead generation and brand recognition. Skilled at using project management tools such as Smartsheet to manage and organize timelines, assign tasks, track deliverables and communicate to stakeholders. Collaborate with other marketing team members to use social media to promote presence at events, drive traffic to the booth and create excitement. Monitor and measure each event’s contribution to lead generation and brand awareness, manage budget and track ROI Optimize the event planning and execution process to increase efficiencies for future shows. Solid project management skills, creative thinking and analytical ability with experience working with product and lead generation teams, and using events as activity to support lead generation, awareness and relationship building. Proven success in executing multiple events, some overlapping, using internal resources. Motivated self-starter who enjoys the challenge of managing multiple events for a rapidly evolving business. Some travel to events is expected, which requires a solid understanding of ShowingTime products and services. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Hospitality Management, Public Relations or related field. If you would like to learn more forward a resume to Josh Korin at  JKorin@showingtime.com .
LGBT Network Hauppauge, NY, USA
Feb 22, 2019
Full time
Pride Events Manager Apply for this Position Position Summary The Pride Events Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of the Network’s Pride event roster including Long Island Pride, community center focused Pride events and the Network’s Pride Nights collaborating with major professional sports teams throughout the New York Metropolitan area. In addition, the position will grow engagement efforts with volunteers and the greater LGBT community by leading and managing a volunteer program, as well as coordinate and plan year-round cultural and other events throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.  The Pride Events Manager will report to the Vice President of Development.   Principal Duties and Responsibilities   The  Pride Events Manager is responsible to: Pride Events Plan, manage and oversee Long Island Pride, a three-day weekend event in Long Beach and events in North Fork, Fire Island and the Hamptons Plan, coordinate and execute the Network’s Pride and cultural events at its LGBT Community Centers Plan, coordinate and execute the Network’s Pride Night events with major professional sports teams throughout NY Metro area including the New York Mets, New York Islanders and more Secure partnerships and corporate sponsorships to support the Network’s Pride Events roster Assist with the promotion and outreach of the Network’s Pride Events roster Create volunteer plan and managing event volunteer teams Develop and cultivate relationships with artists and talent agencies to support Network events and mission   Cultural Arts Create, establish, and execute year-long cultural arts program for the LGBT community at the LGBT Network’s four community centers and throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties Develop community through a comprehensive cultural arts program including, but not limited to, author/book signing, artist performances, speaker and lecture series, film screenings, panels, and more Develop new performance groups and opportunities for LGBT and ally communities. Qualification Requirements Bachelor’s degree required Three-plus years of experience in event planning and corporate sponsorships One-plus years of experience planning and organizing events and community programs Experience with participating and/or coordinating a volunteer program preferred Ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects and achieve goals and objectives Must be a self-starter with excellent problem-solving abilities Strong written and communication skills Excellent computer skills experience Strong commitment to the LGBT Network's mission and values Understanding of issues and needs related to the LGBT community Experience in Event Data Management Other Requirements Flexible work schedule a must, as this position requires working nights and weekends to ensure deadlines are met Reliable transportation and a valid driver license as this position will require travel throughout Long Island and Queens Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of people and flexibility Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment Location: Hauppauge, NY
Ivymount Corporation Rockville, MD, USA
Feb 22, 2019
Full time
Title  Director of Communications, Marketing &  Special Events  Organization   Ivymount Corporation   Program/Department   Communications, Marketing & Special Events   Start Date   Immediate opening   Description   Summary: Responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive communications and marketing, as well as creating and managing special events for Ivymount Corporation and supported organizations including Ivymount School Inc. (Ivymount School and The Maddux School) and Outreach Programs Inc. (Outreach Program and Endeavors). This position is responsible for supervising members of the Communications, Marketing & Special Events Department. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Communications & Marketing Establish broad recognition of and attention to Ivymount Programs and activities Develop, execute, and analyze communications and marketing plans and related strategies Develop and manage media partnerships and strategic industry relationships Proactively identify networking opportunities and visibility opportunities to grow profile of Ivymount Programs and its leadership team Organize effective, on-target media campaigns Ensure the use of innovative and creative print materials, videos, and websites Ensure communications and marketing strategies compliment the activities and goals of the Development Department Establish and maintain a style guide to describe and define what the Ivymount brand will look like across various media, including print, website, social media, internal/external communications Ensure communications and marketing content/message is well written, consistent, and reflective of our unique mission and history Manage news flow and execute consistent messaging across Ivymount websites, social media, and external communications Establish and expand our social media presence Responsible for Ivymount websites Spearhead website redesign (e.g., internal needs assessment, vendor selection, oversight of transition) Create and maintain Ivymount websites (e.g., oversight of content management, accessibility, efficient site navigation and functionality) Monitor and improve web traffic Work with internal teams and manage outside agencies, as necessary, to develop marketing/advertising materials, including recruitment materials, while maintaining brand integrity Special Events Plan, implement and manage special events including Foundation and Maddux galas, fundraising events, recognition and stewardship events, and other events as assigned Work closely with the Development Department, boards and volunteers to plan, market and execute fundraising and stewardship events Work closely with Ivymount Programs to plan, communicate and execute annual and special events (e.g., graduation, Outreach Showcase, Resource Fair, community breakfast) Manage webpage development for special events Manage special events databases Participate in developing informative and creative solicitation, recognition and event materials   Position Requirements Bachelor’s degree Seven years of experience in communications, marketing, and special events work in an educational setting or other non-profit organization Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex messages to a diverse constituency Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks and maintaining a positive attitude in a sometimes demanding, fast-paced environment Ability to work as a team member and supervise department employees and volunteers High comfort level with social media and technology Ability to effectively utilize database systems within a data-driven and evidence-based organization Focused, outgoing self-starter with leadership and supervision experience Polished, professional personal presentation and superior interpersonal skills Stature to work as a peer alongside widely recognized educators and researchers Creative approach to developing programs and events Willingness to work outside of “normal” business hours during peak periods and during special events Deep-seated respect for the dignity and potential of all students in a special education environment Impeccable confidentiality in dealing with records of students and their families   Full-Time/Part-Time   Full-Time   Salary   Commensurate with education and experience   EOE Statement   We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.     This position is currently accepting applications.  

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Do you have big plans for your career but feel like you aren’t making progress? It’s a common feeling. The problem is that we tend to recognize our career growth only with notable milestones like completing a course or an upward move to the next level. But let’s face it. Big moves don’t happen every day and aren’t always possible. The reality is that most careers are built steadily over time. Not by way of big steps. Our learning happens daily but we don’t recognize the progress we are making because it’s so gradual. What if you could change that? What if we put more focus on our day-to-day learning? It’s one of the best (and simplest) things you can do to enhance your career growth. These small (and easy to do) but powerful daily habits will help.   Read Reading has so many benefits that's it's definitely worth making a daily habit! And before you jump to "I don't have time", reading doesn’t have to mean an entire book! How about reading an article on an industry website? Or a blog post from an industry influencer or trend setter. Read a professional development book a few pages or one chapter at a time. (This can be effective in absorbing more information as well!) Do it just before or after lunch. Find a spot in the day that works. Try reading a news article on a current affairs issue to learn more. Read bios of business leaders or people that interest you. If you are short on time, commit to reading a novel 5 minutes at a time before bed. The point is…just read . Choose to do it . Make it a daily habit . Reading - expands your thinking challenges your perspective incites creativity and improves your vocabulary All of those things will enhance your career success. (Not to mention make you a very interesting person to talk to.)   Exercise your curiosity Nothing supports growth better than encouraging and feeding your curiosity. Ask questions. Learn something new. Once again this isn’t about massive leaps. Ask a question in a meeting. Learn about the work of a colleague or friend. Look up the meaning of an unfamiliar word. Find out more about the latest app. You get the idea. Commit to learning or discovering one new thing every day. It all adds up. Seeking answers or new ideas supports communication and research skills and helps to sustain a positive and optimistic mindset. It is the best antidote for complacency. Every time you embrace your curiosity you are opening yourself to new and different ideas, learning from the experience of others and adding to your basket of knowledge. Make it a habit. It will keep you moving forward and help shape your career.   Reflect and Record This is easy and fun and takes only a minute. And it can be surprisingly powerful. Write down just one thing from the day that you are proud of. Make it positive. Something you accomplished or learned or feel you did really well. The key is to reflect quickly. Don’t dwell on it or take a lot of time. What comes to mind first? This simple habit can help you recognize the growth you are making over time. The real power happens when you read back. You will see what is important to you. It may help remind you of milestones when updating your resume or preparing for an interview. It can even provide insight into the direction for your career as you recognize what you have accomplished or what excited you.   The key is to make these small steps a habit - a part of your daily routine. They don’t take much time at all. Do them consciously and they will become second nature. Remember: Read daily Exercise your curiosity daily Reflect and record daily Make these a habit and when the opportunity comes for you to take a big step in your career you’ll be that much further ahead.   Post by Margaret Johnston, eventswork.com As a career event professional, Margaret brings valuable insight and knowledge to the recruitment, management and development of high-performance teams for the event industry. A strategic and inspiring leader, Margaret has held executive roles for several global event management companies and key roles in the start up and orchestration of many high profile and international events.   EventsWork is the favourite job board for event jobs in North America! Check out the latest jobs here!   Job seekers : Create a Free Account to get job alerts, post your resume and more! Employers : Post your event job today! Save time and money and reach a qualified audience.   EventsWork.com is dedicated to event jobs and career development resources for the event industry .  Contact Us . Connect with us on Facebook , Twitter ,  and Linkedin.
  We never quite lose that back-to-school feeling do we? Remember as a kid that sense of excitement or anticipation…or even anxiety? As September arrived we knew the fun-filled days of summer were over. It was back to schedules, homework and extra curricular activities. But despite wishing the long summer days would last, there was plenty to look forward to. Reuniting with friends we hadn’t seen all summer. A new outfit. And backpack. New school supplies. (Especially a brand new set of coloured pencils!) Our favourite activity or club began again and the weather was mostly still warm and wonderful. In some ways it was nice to slip back into routine. Maybe a fresh start to do better? Ever notice how that back-to-school mindset carries over to the business world? The summer tends to bring a relaxed atmosphere at the office. Folks are away on holidays, meetings are a bit less frequent and often more casual. Long patio lunches are enjoyed along with short Fridays and lots of long weekends. And if you were lucky enough, maybe you enjoyed some well-needed time away from work. And then comes September. It’s back to serious business and routine and a full schedule. Why not embrace that “back to work” mentality and let it energize you into action? September marks the end of the third quarter of the year and is a great month to plan and execute a successful year-end! Here are some ideas on making September an awesome month for your business and for you personally! Review Your Business Plan September is a perfect month to review business plan for the year and see how you are doing. This is especially helpful if you aren’t doing it on a regular basis. If you are right on track, great. Keep up your plans to make sure all your objectives are met or exceeded! If you feel like you are falling behind this is the perfect time to set a plan to catch up. You still have several months to ensure you have your best year yet! It’s not too late! Start With A Bold Move Make that phone call or have that meeting you’ve been putting off. Get the one thing done you are dreading most. Don’t let it weigh you down. Jump in. Boldly taking care of something you aren’t really looking forward to will set the tone and energize you to push toward a great year end. Reconnect Remember how great it was to see friends after the long summer when you were in school? Using that same sentiment, get in touch with an old colleague or friend…or both. It’s easy to let relationships slide and hard work to keep them. But we all know how valuable they are. September is a great time to reconnect…and you’ve got a great opener! “How was your summer?” Start Fresh Just like with back to school, start September with a clean slate. Prepare for the busy months ahead. Clean up your desk. Refreshing your workspace will help clear the way for a great final quarter. There is truth to the idea that physical clutter can also clutter our thinking! Clean out your email or old files and photos and even your briefcase/backpack. Check your supplies and buy anything you need. (Maybe those new coloured pencils?) Bring a little green warmth into the office with a new plant. Buy something new to wear. Seriously. Nothing like a fresh outfit to dish up a boost of confidence! Don’t over commit It’s common to have the September calendar fill up quickly with everyone in the same mindset of “getting back down business”. Between business, social commitments and re-adjusting to family routines it can quickly become overwhelming. Try to leave a bit of breathing space in your schedule. It will help you stay on track with your own plan. Take the Pressure Off the Holidays (Yes they are really that close!) Knowing how busy the holiday season can be, do something in September that helps take the pressure off. Book the company lunch or party. Plan where your friends will have their annual dinner. Buy one (or more) of the gifts you know will be on your shopping list. We all know that once September arrives, the holidays are not far behind. Make a to-do list and get a jump on it. Every little thing you do now will make a big difference later.             Stretch the Summer Don’t forget - when September arrives there are officially still a few weeks of summer remaining. Make a point to continue enjoying the great weather. The long winter will feel that much shorter. Have a couple of patio lunches while the weather still permits! Make your days off count by being outdoors as much as possible. It will do wonders for your well being.     Post by Margaret Johnston, eventswork.com As a career event professional, Margaret brings valuable insight and knowledge to the recruitment, management and development of high-performance teams for the event industry. A strategic and inspiring leader, Margaret has held executive roles for several global event management companies and key roles in the start up and orchestration of many high profile and international events.   EventsWork is the favourite job board for event jobs in North America! Check out the latest jobs here!   Job seekers : Create a Free Account to get job alerts, post your resume and more! Employers : Post your event job today! Save time and money and reach a qualified audience.   EventsWork.com is dedicated to event jobs and career development resources for the event industry .  Contact Us . Connect with us on Facebook , Twitter ,  and Linkedin.  
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