Upcoming Virtual Events

Time Out Tuesday | Happy HourCareers in a Post-COVID World

Take the time for yourself! Professional development opportunities are more important now than ever before. Continuing education opportunities are a great way to develop skills, boost morale, and improve recruitment efforts.  Employees who participate in professional development are more engaged, loyal, and committed to meeting their company’s challenges. Employees who apply new skills and knowledge to their work help their company become more competitive.

Our educational and networking options provide attendees with access to information and peers to help members and industry professionals solve problems, make smarter decisions, improve skills sets, and become better association leaders. 

Here's a snapshot of what's coming up!

Time Out Tuesday: Wellness & Recovery Series 
Series begins Tuesday, August 4 @ 8:15 to 9:00 AM Eastern (Sessions are 45 minutes each)
Members: $45 Full Series or $15 Per Session | Non-Members: $95 Full Series or $25 Per Session

Your organization is a living entity made up of amazing individuals. Workforce recovery is going to depend on supporting our organizations' members. Our workforce has either been over or under-worked during the pandemic. Ongoing uncertainty, managing the new normal, and dealing with everyone's feelings is a reality.

Ensuring workplace mental health and recovery is a part of your strategic plan 2020 and beyond is a key leadership trend. Our industry is dealing with major loss and change and a great deal of the workforce is hurting emotionally requiring support to address the losses then shift attention to innovation, adapting, and opportunity. How will you lead your staff?

Emotional skills can no longer be glossed over. We can no longer call it fluff, for it is more likely the key to our survival. If we can learn, grown and teach the formerly thought of "soft" skills, now thought of as "life changing" skills, the benefits are exponential.

Join ESSAE and our facilitator, Kim Perone, M.A., C.L.C., Success, Bereavement & Resilience Coach and Mindfulness Trainer at the Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment (CENTER4C), along with your association colleagues for a brand-new wellness series - Time Out Tuesday! There will be five (5) sessions in the series and we will meet at 8:15 AM each Tuesday morning starting on August 4. Sessions are only 45 minutes! So, grab your coffee, get ready to kick start your work day, and bring yourself back to center. 

Series Schedule: 
August 4 - Addressing Burnout & Improving Well-Being
August 11 - The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
August 18 - Cultivating Self-Compassion for Healing, Sustainability, and Community  
August 25 - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and How to Use It
September 1 - Resilience: Creating Empowering Perspectives and Finding the Path Forward

Happy Hour and Member Forum
August 6 @ 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern

Doing our part, working remotely, and social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we need to be alone. Join ESSAE for a Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, August 6 at 4:00 PM. There is no agenda. This is a casual forum where we can fill our social souls and remain connected during this crazy time. Let’s get together to network, laugh, share ideas, and raise a glass.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program.

Can’t make this week’s Happy Hour? Don’t worry, we’ll be hosting another one soon! Have an idea for a member forum or happy hour? Want to be the expert it the room? Let us know!

We look forward to seeing your faces.

Careers in a Post-COVID World: Panel Discussion
August 12 @ 1:30 to 3:00 PM Eastern
Members: $25 | Non-Members: $45

The COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted the workforce. Businesses were forced to cancel in-person meetings and staff are now working remotely. Roles within the workforce as we knew them have been forever changed.

Join us and area industry experts for a panel discussion on the future of the association workforce, where we will cover topics such as: 

  • How might hiring practices change? What will companies be looking for and how might resumes be adjusted/updated?
  • As events have gone virtual, what new skills are needed; what does the future look like for job security?
  • What new skills are needed in this Post-COVID business world?
  • How can employers help staff to develop new skills sets?
  • What is the impact on meeting & event careers and how might those within this industry recover? 
  • Job market trends, future, and observations
  • Strategies to better serve your members during their career transitions
Bring your own questions to the event! More details coming soon!