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  • Untangling Webinars: Learning From the Past for Future Success

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This year brought a sudden emphasis on virtual education as many of us were unexpectedly met with a huge challenge of transitioning our place-based events to a virtual format. Faced with this situation, all of us were forced to innovate quickly. The result was creative solutions that maintained the norms of traditional learning while remaining socially-distant. As we catch our breath, it’s time to take a fresh look at an oft-overlooked staple: Webinars. The impact of this past year has radically and permanently changed the webinar landscape. But what does the change mean, and how can organizations make this transformation work for them? Join us as we discuss how to best position and produce your webinars for future success.


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    This year brought a sudden emphasis on virtual education as many of us were unexpectedly met with a huge challenge of transitioning our place-based events to a virtual format. Faced with this situation, all of us were forced to innovate quickly. The result was creative solutions that maintained the norms of traditional learning while remaining socially-distant.

     As we catch our breath, it’s time to take a fresh look at an oft-overlooked staple: Webinars. The impact of this past year has radically and permanently changed the webinar landscape. But what does the change mean, and how can organizations make this transformation work for them? Join us as we discuss how to best position and produce your webinars for future success. 

     Takeaways include:

    • How to incorporate what we learned in the past year to expand the effectiveness and impact of these programs
    • An understanding of best practices from the CommPartners Event Team leaders
    • Access to 3 leading Association/Professional Development leaders on how they plan to innovate in 2021
    • A fresh look at outsourcing vs. in-house production

    One CAE Credit will be provided for live attendance.  

    Kendra Matarozza

    Director of Online Events

    CommPartners

    Christopher Urena, MBA, CAE

    Chief Learning Officer

    Endocrine Society

    Josh Yavelberg, PhD

    Founder

    Flying Cloud Solutions

  • Virtual Event Design Gotcha Flummoxed? Stop Thinking, Start Feeling, Design Differently

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Join veteran experiential designer and long-time association industry leader Mallory Gott, founder and creative director of G+A, an experiential design firm, as she introduces you to the same 4-step framework used by AHIMA, the Endocrine Society, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and more to transform their approach to solving seemingly unsolvable problems and designing incredible experiences.

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    Is your team suffering from a case of “we’ve-just-got-to-get-through-this”-itis?  Are you grappling with how to maintain comparable revenue and/or attendance numbers while you transform place-based events into virtual experiences?  Do you get the feeling that there’s more to designing an amazing virtual event than digitally retrofitting an existing conference program?   

    Join veteran experiential designer and long-time association industry leader Mallory Gott, founder and creative director of G+A, an experiential design firm, as she introduces you to the same 4-step framework used by AHIMA, the Endocrine Society, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and more to transform their approach to solving seemingly unsolvable problems and designing incredible experiences.  

    In this webinar, you will:

    1. Learn why the first step towards designing an amazing virtual event experience is to shift your problem-solving paradigm.
    2. Understand The Lottery Effect and how it prevents you from designing an effective virtual event experience and identify whether it’s hindering your team now.
    3. Outline the four steps of a proven experiential design thinking framework and discuss how to apply it to your virtual event design.

    Mallory Gott

    CAE, Founder and Creative Director of G+A

    For more than 15 years, Mallory Gott, MA, CAE, founder + creative director of G+A | An Experiential Design Firm has traveled the globe designing amazing experiences for people from all walks of life and across a breadth of industries and specialties.  From product and brand repositioning to customer acquisition to organizational cultural restructuring , she helps for- and non-profit clients apply G+A’s proprietary design thinking framework to discover solutions to their seemingly unsolvable problems. 

    Mallory honed her experiential design skills leading association teams across North America, Europe and Asia in the development of experiences that married creativity and execution to produce results.  Mallory is a long-time certified associate executive and holds a master’s degree in human performance improvement (which is just a fancy name for organizational development).  She’s bilingual (English + French) because France exudes a je ne sais quoi that she just couldn’t resist!  When she’s not designing amazing experiences, she loves a fantastic adventure novel or hanging with her pup, Dog-tective John McClane!  

  • 5 Digital Marketing Ideas for Promoting Continuing Education

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Learn how to reignite excitement and participation around online learning opportunities within your association and how ad targeting can play a powerful role in boosting course enrollments, especially right now. Whether you’re a one-man-marketing-band or have the support of an entire team, you will take away a fully-baked, multi-channel campaign plans you can apply right away.

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    Learn how to reignite excitement and participation around online learning opportunities within your association and how ad targeting can play a powerful role in boosting course enrollments, especially right now. Whether you’re a one-man-marketing-band or have the support of an entire team, you will take away a fully-baked, multi-channel campaign plans you can apply right away. Join Aidan Augustin, Founder and CEO of Feathr discussing 5 Digital Marketing Ideas for Promoting Continuing Education.

     In this webinar, you will:

    • Find out why now is the time to grow your continuing education programs
    • How you can keep other programs running for your association
    • Use ad targeting to promote your education programs and continue to bring in revenue throughout the year
    • Learn how associations can reignite excitement and participation around online learning opportunities    

    Aidan Augustin

    Co-founder and President of Feathr

    Aidan Augustin is the co-founder and President of Feathr, an industry-leading tech company building marketing tools specifically tailored to the needs of associations and event organizers. Feathr has helped over 800 associations and 5,000 conferences, trade shows, and virtual events grow attendance, member engagement, and digital sponsorship revenue. Based out of their Gainesville, FL headquarters, Aidan leads the sales and marketing functions of Feathr and spearheads industry engagement. He is an actively involved member of both ASAE and IAEE and regular speaker on the topics of digital marketing and event/association technology.

  • Creating Personalized Learning Journeys

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Hear Event Garde, CEO, Aaron Wolowiec and CommPartners, CEO, Rich Finstein, share how important it is for learners to receive more personalized learning recommendations. These pathways could be for stand-alone courses or a clear path comprising of a series of learning interventions, resulting in greater engagement and a higher return on their investment.

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    Associations offer a lot of educational opportunities. Start by counting the in-person and digital offerings. Then add in the publications and other association assets that deliver instruction, and you’ll see it adds up quickly. Most of us organize this content chronologically: When did it last occur or what registration opens next? But what if we adopted the characteristics of a university advisor? Individualized assessments, hand-picked courses, a clear pathway to graduation, course corrections along the way, and, ultimately, a certificate to demonstrate achievement.

    Hear Event Garde, CEO, Aaron Wolowiec and CommPartners, CEO, Rich Finstein, share how important it is for learners to receive more personalized learning recommendations. These pathways could be for stand-alone courses or a clear path comprising of a series of learning interventions, resulting in greater engagement and a higher return on their investment.

    In this session, you will learn how to:

    • Identify your association’s current education assets.
    • Evaluate your association’s current organization of education assets.
    • Examine segmentation as a means of better organizing education assets
    • Explore better organizing of education assets for a sample segments.
    • Consider the marketing implications associated with reorganizing content.

    Richard Finstein

    CEO, CommPartners

    Rich founded CommPartners as a provider of online learning services and events in 1994. His vision was to create a culture where people could learn, advance their careers and have fun. He has a passion for helping clients connect with their communities through education. Rich graduated from the University of Maryland and did his graduate work at Marymount University in instructional design. He now lives in Columbia, Md., with his wife of over 35 years. He has two grown children. Rich enjoys marathon running, biking, tennis and rooting for Baltimore sports teams.

    Aaron Wolowiec

    CEO, Event Garde

    Aaron Wolowiec is a learning strategist and meetings coach for leading trade associations and individual membership societies across the United States. Committed to the latest research and trends on learning, intentional networking environments and meaningful transfer exercises, he launched Event Garde, a professional development consultancy, in 2011.

     Aaron earned a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University (CMU). He’s also a certified association executive (CAE), a certified meeting professional (CMP) and a certified tourism ambassador (CTA), as well as an Association for Talent Development (ATD) master instructional designer. Aaron currently lives in Dallas, TX.

  • Social Learning in a Virtual World: Tips for Higher LMS and Community Engagement

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Why do we like learning in a fun, interactive setting with classmates rather than learning alone at a computer? The key is in the psychology of social learning. We learn better when we can interact with and collaborate with others.

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    Why do we like learning in a fun, interactive setting with classmates rather than learning alone at a computer? The key is in the psychology of social learning. We learn better when we can interact with and collaborate with others. 

    Join CommPartners’ Sam Hirsch and Higher Logic's Michael Davenport on Wednesday, August 19 at 1 p.m. ET to hear how you can recreate the interactive, fun, and enjoyable experience of social learning with an online community and learning management system. 

    In this session, you will learn how to:

    • Provide more valuable, satisfying virtual learning experiences
    • Increase member engagement and encourage repeat learning
    • Build new revenue streams with an integrated, interactive educational program for members

    Michael Davenport

    Sales Engineer

    Michael Davenport is a Sales Engineer with Higher Logic who previously worked on implementing communities and LMS systems for a multitude of organizations. Michael has a deep understanding from a strategic standpoint on how to setup and launch education programs while applying them to a collaborative engagement platform such as Higher Logic.

     

    Sam Hirsch

    Account Manager

    Sam is a Baltimore native who graduated from University of Maryland. Sam joined CommPartners in 2017 as an Account Manager to help develop new business. His background is in account management and sales and he feels fortunate to work for a company that provides excellent customer service. Outside of the office, Sam enjoys traveling, mini-golf, bowling and spending time with family and friends. He resides in Arlington, VA.