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National Skills Coalition Washington, DC, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Full time
EVENTS MANAGER National Skills Coalition (NSC) seeks an Events Manager to manage all aspects of our growing national bi-partisan policy organization’s events and meetings. The National Skills Coalition is a broad-based network of leaders (business, labor, educators, advocates, et.al.) who want America to grow its economy by investing in its people, so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. A greater diversity of Americans will have access to a better life, and a greater diversity of U.S. businesses will see growth, if job-driven, skills-based training is a more central part of our nation’s workforce, education, economic and anti-poverty policies. With an annual budget of $7.6M and a staff of 25, we engage in coalition-building, analysis, technical assistance, communications and advocacy to advance state and federal policies informed by the partnerships and expertise of our members. NSC’s national advocacy network draws from over 35 states, including several national initiatives as well as more than 20 active state coalitions. The Events Manager will be a self-starter who will plan and run 20-30 meetings and events per year around the US. The Events Manager will work with all departments across the organization. This is a new position and will report to the Chief Finance and Administration Officer. This position is based in Washington, DC. We are looking for someone with: • Demonstrated track record of successful meeting and event management; • Relentless attention to detail, exceptional organization and time-management practices; • A high level of comfort learning and adopting new technology solutions; • A passion for NSC’s mission to promote greater economic opportunity for a range of students and workers in this country. Responsibilities include: • Plan, schedule, implement, and manage all operational & logistics aspects of each event, including but not limited to fiscal matters, schedule & timelines, scripts, speakers, and website listings, audio/visual systems, contractors, hotel facilities, catering, guest rooms, administration, branding, and staffing. • Negotiate contracts and ensure terms are fair, balanced, and ultimately fulfilled. • Develop and manage conference budget, including revenue and expense projections; supervise and monitor expenditures. • Demonstrated experience working with caterers, production and A/V vendors. • Managing event registration, room blocks and rooming lists. • Manage vendors and contractors related to meeting management. Qualifications include : • 5-10 years’ experience in meeting and/or event planning. • Creative problem solver with independent development of solutions; excellent organizational, communication and project management skills. • Ability to multi-task, balance several projects, organize and set own work priorities with proven ability to follow through on details and work in progress. • Flexibility with work schedule; this position requires evening and weekend work. • Must be willing to travel at least 30% of work time. • Ability to communicate with partners, funders, and other professionals in a business environment. • Ability to perform well in time-pressured environment with many interruptions. • Strong willingness to be a team player – to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. Compensation : Competitive salary. Excellent benefits package, including employer-paid health and dental, retirement plan, life and disability insurance and generous vacation policy. To Apply : Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: jobs@nationalskillscoalition.org , subject line: NSC – Event Manager. No phone calls please. National Skills Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Heritage Park Calgary, AB, Canada
Jan 15, 2019
Part Time
Special Events and Marketing Assistant (Part-Time, Term Position) Posted January 14, 2019 Heritage Park is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Marketing Department in the role of Special Events and Marketing Assistant. This is a part-time, term position, running from February 2019 to approximately April 2020. Under the direction of the Manager, Marketing and Special Events, the Special Events and Marketing Assistant is responsible for various duties, with a focus on supporting the Special Events coordinators to ensure the volunteer needs are met. A flexible work schedule is required for this position as the schedule will vary throughout the year. Duties and Responsibilities: Creates the volunteer schedule for Special Events and coordinates and oversees volunteers leading up to, during, and after Special Events Reports to and collaborates with the Special Events Coordinator during Special Events to ensure the needs of volunteers are met, including event check-in and out, managing volunteer break schedules, ordering the volunteer food, and providing orientation Coordinates all promotional marketing volunteers for on and off-site promotions Liaises with the Marketing Specialist to distribute upcoming event posters, flyers and table tent cards Completes various administrative duties associated with Special Events and marketing needs and provide relief for Guest Services/Reception when necessary Job Requirements: Enrolment in or completion of relevant post-secondary courses such as event management, communications or marketing, combined with one year experience in customer service, communications, Special Events or tourism (or an equivalent combination) Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with strong leadership skills and the ability to work with a variety of different individuals to inspire them to help the Park Strong organizational skills, coupled with the ability to be a collaborative, solution focused team player, with a sense of responsibility to complete what needs to be done Experience with MS Office, and accurate keyboarding skills Working Conditions and Hours of Work: 25 hours per week; schedule will vary throughout the year as this position requires the applicant to work all Special Events as per the Heritage Park Special Events schedule. Events occur on a combination of weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays This position may require the applicant to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time and may also require work in non-climate controlled environments The incumbent may occasionally be required to wear a costume, which will be provided by the Park    Click "Apply Now" to apply online - OR - Send by email to  hr@heritagepark.ca  or mail to 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB  T2V 2X3 or fax (403) 268-8554.
City of Surrey Surrey, BC, Canada
Jan 15, 2019
Contract
Special Events Marketing Coordinator Job ID 2712 Location City of Surrey Regular/Temporary Regular   Overview As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation.  City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey. Employment Status Union - CUPE Local 402 -  Term (18 Months). Scope The City of Surrey is seeking an experienced Special Events Marketing Coordinator (SEMC) for approximately 18 months. In this role you will be responsible for the development and execution of marketing plans, communications strategies and logistics for key signature events—including Surrey Canada Day, Surrey Fusion Festival, Tree Lighting Festival, Party for the Planet and other community events.  Responsibilities Representing the City of Surrey to the public, professional colleagues and outside agencies, the SEMC will sit on various committees both internally and externally and may be required to work a flexible, self-directed schedule. Other responsibilities include: Oversee the creative and strategic development of advertising and marketing campaigns (digital media, television, radio and print); social media; brand and digital marketing strategies; public relations and development of communication strategies; key messaging; newsletter, website, and marketing content; surveys (including competitive analyses) and market research. Understand the importance of adhering to brand guidelines for all marketing materials (digital, print and on-site signage). Advise staff of effective marketing, media and promotional techniques. Use of considerable independence of judgment and use of initiative. Use strong strategic planning skills. Work closely with graphic designers, videographers, photographers and corporate event sponsors. Qualifications Graduation from a recognized university or college level program and 3 years of progressively responsible experience including supervision or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Have highly developed communications and business writing skills. Have strong oral communication and customer service skills. Have knowledge of media sponsorship approaches and best practices in event marketing and digital communications, data analysis and strategy development experience. Demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative.   Conditions of Employment This position requires completion of a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check. Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications. Closing Date This job will be posted until January 25, 2019. Our Values Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community
Deutsche Bank New York, NY, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Full time
Event Marketing Planner- Associate Job ID: 3184547 Full/Part-Time: Full-time Regular/Temporary: Regular Listed: 2019-01-11 Location: New York, United States of America   DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 700bn of assets under management (as of 31 Dec 2017). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines. We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach. DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.   Position Overview Role:                     Event Marketing Planner Title:                     Associate Location:             New York 345 Park Avenue About Deutsche Bank We are Germany’s leading bank with strong positions in Europe and significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.  We’re driving growth through our strong client franchise, investing heavily in digital technologies, prioritizing long-term success over short-term gains, and serving society with ambition and integrity. We serve our clients’ real economic needs in commercial and investment banking, retail banking and transaction banking, and provide ground-breaking products and services in asset and wealth management. That means a career packed with opportunities to grow and the chance to shape the future of our clients. DWS Event Marketing supports the sales and marketing function through by planning and executing a variety meetings, events, and conferences.  They are also responsible for internal events and Board of Directors meetings that meet a certain size and scope.  Event Marketing is one of 5 smaller teams that makes up the US Marketing group.  The team plans anywhere from 75-150 events a year typically ranging in size from 15-500 attendees. Skills & Experience: Previous relevant experience in event planning required Knowledge of financial services events and compliance requirements preferred Highly organized individual with ability to research, budget, plan, execute, and close out expenses on multiple small‐medium events simultaneously Excellent written and verbal communication skills required for interactions with event hosts, management, and Board of Directors Possess understanding of basic audio visual and event production equipment and the use cases Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve problems in fast paced environments and live events Responsibilities: Research, budget, plan, and execute multiple small‐medium events simultaneously Deliver first-class, well planned, and detailed event experiences Offer customized or creative ideas and solutions to enhance client experiences and event outcomes Coordinate all logistics including hotel accommodations, venue sourcing, contract negotiations, branding, audio visual, food and beverage service, event setup, billing and accounting Maintain high levels of organization with event paperwork such as reports, accounting, communications, and approvals Create, send and track event invitations Use reporting to action planning needs, right size requirements, and update hosts Travel throughout the US as needed for events typically 1-3 days depending on size and scope of the event, including evenings Oversee internal and external suppliers needed per event. including planning, schedules, communications, security access, and insurance depending on the facility requirements Understand and enforce compliance rules, guidelines, procedures, best practices, and thresholds for client events and entertainment Oversee and learn event technologies such as audio visual, basic production, webcasting, conference apps, registration software, and virtual events Embody the DWS brand and culture by creating and maintain positive working relationships with clients, management, event hosts, colleagues and suppliers    For candidates applying for positions in the US: Deutsche Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.  Click these links to view the “EEO is the Law” poster and pay transparency statement.

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National Skills Coalition Washington, DC, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Full time
EVENTS MANAGER National Skills Coalition (NSC) seeks an Events Manager to manage all aspects of our growing national bi-partisan policy organization’s events and meetings. The National Skills Coalition is a broad-based network of leaders (business, labor, educators, advocates, et.al.) who want America to grow its economy by investing in its people, so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. A greater diversity of Americans will have access to a better life, and a greater diversity of U.S. businesses will see growth, if job-driven, skills-based training is a more central part of our nation’s workforce, education, economic and anti-poverty policies. With an annual budget of $7.6M and a staff of 25, we engage in coalition-building, analysis, technical assistance, communications and advocacy to advance state and federal policies informed by the partnerships and expertise of our members. NSC’s national advocacy network draws from over 35 states, including several national initiatives as well as more than 20 active state coalitions. The Events Manager will be a self-starter who will plan and run 20-30 meetings and events per year around the US. The Events Manager will work with all departments across the organization. This is a new position and will report to the Chief Finance and Administration Officer. This position is based in Washington, DC. We are looking for someone with: • Demonstrated track record of successful meeting and event management; • Relentless attention to detail, exceptional organization and time-management practices; • A high level of comfort learning and adopting new technology solutions; • A passion for NSC’s mission to promote greater economic opportunity for a range of students and workers in this country. Responsibilities include: • Plan, schedule, implement, and manage all operational & logistics aspects of each event, including but not limited to fiscal matters, schedule & timelines, scripts, speakers, and website listings, audio/visual systems, contractors, hotel facilities, catering, guest rooms, administration, branding, and staffing. • Negotiate contracts and ensure terms are fair, balanced, and ultimately fulfilled. • Develop and manage conference budget, including revenue and expense projections; supervise and monitor expenditures. • Demonstrated experience working with caterers, production and A/V vendors. • Managing event registration, room blocks and rooming lists. • Manage vendors and contractors related to meeting management. Qualifications include : • 5-10 years’ experience in meeting and/or event planning. • Creative problem solver with independent development of solutions; excellent organizational, communication and project management skills. • Ability to multi-task, balance several projects, organize and set own work priorities with proven ability to follow through on details and work in progress. • Flexibility with work schedule; this position requires evening and weekend work. • Must be willing to travel at least 30% of work time. • Ability to communicate with partners, funders, and other professionals in a business environment. • Ability to perform well in time-pressured environment with many interruptions. • Strong willingness to be a team player – to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. Compensation : Competitive salary. Excellent benefits package, including employer-paid health and dental, retirement plan, life and disability insurance and generous vacation policy. To Apply : Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: jobs@nationalskillscoalition.org , subject line: NSC – Event Manager. No phone calls please. National Skills Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Heritage Park Calgary, AB, Canada
Jan 15, 2019
Part Time
Special Events and Marketing Assistant (Part-Time, Term Position) Posted January 14, 2019 Heritage Park is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Marketing Department in the role of Special Events and Marketing Assistant. This is a part-time, term position, running from February 2019 to approximately April 2020. Under the direction of the Manager, Marketing and Special Events, the Special Events and Marketing Assistant is responsible for various duties, with a focus on supporting the Special Events coordinators to ensure the volunteer needs are met. A flexible work schedule is required for this position as the schedule will vary throughout the year. Duties and Responsibilities: Creates the volunteer schedule for Special Events and coordinates and oversees volunteers leading up to, during, and after Special Events Reports to and collaborates with the Special Events Coordinator during Special Events to ensure the needs of volunteers are met, including event check-in and out, managing volunteer break schedules, ordering the volunteer food, and providing orientation Coordinates all promotional marketing volunteers for on and off-site promotions Liaises with the Marketing Specialist to distribute upcoming event posters, flyers and table tent cards Completes various administrative duties associated with Special Events and marketing needs and provide relief for Guest Services/Reception when necessary Job Requirements: Enrolment in or completion of relevant post-secondary courses such as event management, communications or marketing, combined with one year experience in customer service, communications, Special Events or tourism (or an equivalent combination) Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with strong leadership skills and the ability to work with a variety of different individuals to inspire them to help the Park Strong organizational skills, coupled with the ability to be a collaborative, solution focused team player, with a sense of responsibility to complete what needs to be done Experience with MS Office, and accurate keyboarding skills Working Conditions and Hours of Work: 25 hours per week; schedule will vary throughout the year as this position requires the applicant to work all Special Events as per the Heritage Park Special Events schedule. Events occur on a combination of weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays This position may require the applicant to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time and may also require work in non-climate controlled environments The incumbent may occasionally be required to wear a costume, which will be provided by the Park    Click "Apply Now" to apply online - OR - Send by email to  hr@heritagepark.ca  or mail to 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB  T2V 2X3 or fax (403) 268-8554.
City of Surrey Surrey, BC, Canada
Jan 15, 2019
Contract
Special Events Marketing Coordinator Job ID 2712 Location City of Surrey Regular/Temporary Regular   Overview As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation.  City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey. Employment Status Union - CUPE Local 402 -  Term (18 Months). Scope The City of Surrey is seeking an experienced Special Events Marketing Coordinator (SEMC) for approximately 18 months. In this role you will be responsible for the development and execution of marketing plans, communications strategies and logistics for key signature events—including Surrey Canada Day, Surrey Fusion Festival, Tree Lighting Festival, Party for the Planet and other community events.  Responsibilities Representing the City of Surrey to the public, professional colleagues and outside agencies, the SEMC will sit on various committees both internally and externally and may be required to work a flexible, self-directed schedule. Other responsibilities include: Oversee the creative and strategic development of advertising and marketing campaigns (digital media, television, radio and print); social media; brand and digital marketing strategies; public relations and development of communication strategies; key messaging; newsletter, website, and marketing content; surveys (including competitive analyses) and market research. Understand the importance of adhering to brand guidelines for all marketing materials (digital, print and on-site signage). Advise staff of effective marketing, media and promotional techniques. Use of considerable independence of judgment and use of initiative. Use strong strategic planning skills. Work closely with graphic designers, videographers, photographers and corporate event sponsors. Qualifications Graduation from a recognized university or college level program and 3 years of progressively responsible experience including supervision or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Have highly developed communications and business writing skills. Have strong oral communication and customer service skills. Have knowledge of media sponsorship approaches and best practices in event marketing and digital communications, data analysis and strategy development experience. Demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative.   Conditions of Employment This position requires completion of a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check. Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications. Closing Date This job will be posted until January 25, 2019. Our Values Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community
Deutsche Bank New York, NY, USA
Jan 15, 2019
Full time
Event Marketing Planner- Associate Job ID: 3184547 Full/Part-Time: Full-time Regular/Temporary: Regular Listed: 2019-01-11 Location: New York, United States of America   DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 700bn of assets under management (as of 31 Dec 2017). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines. We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach. DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.   Position Overview Role:                     Event Marketing Planner Title:                     Associate Location:             New York 345 Park Avenue About Deutsche Bank We are Germany’s leading bank with strong positions in Europe and significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.  We’re driving growth through our strong client franchise, investing heavily in digital technologies, prioritizing long-term success over short-term gains, and serving society with ambition and integrity. We serve our clients’ real economic needs in commercial and investment banking, retail banking and transaction banking, and provide ground-breaking products and services in asset and wealth management. That means a career packed with opportunities to grow and the chance to shape the future of our clients. DWS Event Marketing supports the sales and marketing function through by planning and executing a variety meetings, events, and conferences.  They are also responsible for internal events and Board of Directors meetings that meet a certain size and scope.  Event Marketing is one of 5 smaller teams that makes up the US Marketing group.  The team plans anywhere from 75-150 events a year typically ranging in size from 15-500 attendees. Skills & Experience: Previous relevant experience in event planning required Knowledge of financial services events and compliance requirements preferred Highly organized individual with ability to research, budget, plan, execute, and close out expenses on multiple small‐medium events simultaneously Excellent written and verbal communication skills required for interactions with event hosts, management, and Board of Directors Possess understanding of basic audio visual and event production equipment and the use cases Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve problems in fast paced environments and live events Responsibilities: Research, budget, plan, and execute multiple small‐medium events simultaneously Deliver first-class, well planned, and detailed event experiences Offer customized or creative ideas and solutions to enhance client experiences and event outcomes Coordinate all logistics including hotel accommodations, venue sourcing, contract negotiations, branding, audio visual, food and beverage service, event setup, billing and accounting Maintain high levels of organization with event paperwork such as reports, accounting, communications, and approvals Create, send and track event invitations Use reporting to action planning needs, right size requirements, and update hosts Travel throughout the US as needed for events typically 1-3 days depending on size and scope of the event, including evenings Oversee internal and external suppliers needed per event. including planning, schedules, communications, security access, and insurance depending on the facility requirements Understand and enforce compliance rules, guidelines, procedures, best practices, and thresholds for client events and entertainment Oversee and learn event technologies such as audio visual, basic production, webcasting, conference apps, registration software, and virtual events Embody the DWS brand and culture by creating and maintain positive working relationships with clients, management, event hosts, colleagues and suppliers    For candidates applying for positions in the US: Deutsche Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.  Click these links to view the “EEO is the Law” poster and pay transparency statement.

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  Want to end the year on a positive note and start the New Year on a high?   Have fun with these 10 countdown suggestions that will set you up for a fresh start to a Happy New Year!   10… Clean out 10 things you don’t need any more Every year we accumulate a lot of clutter. How about clearing some of it out? Start with 10 items (and if the mood strikes keep going)! Donate, trash or pass along. Workspace, home or car…it doesn’t matter. Just free yourself of things you don’t need. It’s fast and easy and you will be amazed at how good it feels.   9… Make a list of 9 things you are grateful for Nothing is quite as uplifting as feelings of gratitude and appreciation. This is always a good exercise but especially when thinking of the year gone by and planning the one ahead. Think of at least 9. Consider keeping the list handy and adding to it throughout the year. Gratitude encourages positive emotions and can even contribute to better health.   8… Write down the 8 best things you did in the past year It’s easy to forget our many achievements or experiences (big or small – business or personal) over the course of a year. Think through the year and celebrate all you have done. Write down at least 8 but keep going if you think of more!   7… Take 7 minutes to look through your photos from the past year This simple exercise will make you very happy and remind you of special moments you may have forgotten. It may even give you ideas for the following...   6… Make a list of 6 things you will do to make you happy in the coming year This is different than making a resolution. Simply make a list of at least 6 things you want to do during the year that would make you feel good. Visit your great aunt, spend a day at the spa, learn to make risotto, change your hair colour, float on the lake in a canoe. Keep these on your radar by writing them down. Anticipation is a great motivator and planning ahead to be happy will help make it so!   5… Take a moment to compliment or praise someone Unexpected positive comments can do wonders for the person receiving them but just as much or more for the person giving. Try it out..aim for 5 times in a week. Tell the cashier with the fabulous nail art that it looks…well fabulous. Thank your server at dinner for being cheerful. Tell a co-worker when you like something they’ve done. You will make their day…and you will feel great!   4… Remove 4 online interactions that drag you down Let go of negative energy. Tired of getting emails from a subscription you made years ago but no longer read? Unsubscribe. Feel annoyed with a chronic complainer on social media? Delete the connection. It only takes a minute but the benefits are real.   3… Add 3 things to your resume (more if you have them) You no doubt picked up some new skills or added to your experience during the year. Jot down everything you can think of on the most recent version of your resume so you don’t forget. Then if the coming year presents a new opportunity, updating your resume will be easy…not to mention you'll be reminded of how much you learned.   2… Practice your New Year’s resolution at least twice You’ll feel great and have fun if you get started ahead of time on your New Year’s resolution. Planning to read more? Get into a book and read at least twice. Walk more? Take 2 walks. Eat better? Make 2 healthy meal choices. Sounds like a small step but this way when the New Year begins you’ve already had some success and you’ll be motivated to keep going.   1… Wish yourself a great New Year! After all…you wish it to others dozens of times. Take a minute to extend the sentiment to yourself! Promise yourself to make it all you want it to be! Think positive, practice gratitude and plan to be happy! Then set about making it so!   Happy New Year! May it be filled with joy, abundance, good health and love...with a little adventure thrown in just to keep things exciting!     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.  
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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