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What are you hoping to achieve in 2022? The start of a new year is the perfect time to set your goals, both personally and professionally. In this month's issue of Education Essentials, you'll find the resources you need to build your plan for the year ahead and make this the year of "you."
Set Your Intention for Connection
In this blog post by Katrina Kent, vice president of meetings management and event strategy at Liberty Mutual Insurance, find inspiration to set your 2022 intentions and shift your focus to connecting with the FICP community and those in your network. You'll also hear recommendations for books, podcasts and techniques to set yourself up to conquer 2022.
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FICP Anytime Upcoming Webinar: Focus on You
Did you set a professional resolution for 2022? Join the FICP community on February 4 to kick off the new year with a focus on you and your professional development! Learn from our presenters, Kristi Allan, CMP and Elyse Dawson, CMP, DES, about their top strategies on how demonstrating your value can propel you forward, time management tips to keep you focused and on task, and much more. Register now.
Resolve to Improve Your Online and Hybrid Events in 2022
It’s no surprise that hybrid events aren’t going away anytime soon, so the best thing you can do as a meetings professional is prime yourself to be an expert in hybrid event formats. Before planning for a hybrid experience, be sure to build a case for the technology platform that will best meet your needs. Optimize your event by keeping the six pillars of a successful event in mind: Marketing, venue, content, community, sponsor and exhibitors, and insights. Learn more about what those pillars mean and how you can start executing a successful hybrid event in this Cvent blog post.
In addition to hybrid, webinar marketing has taken on greater importance in an increasingly virtual world; however, webinar fatigue has made potential attendees apathetic. Check out this blog post from Cvent to learn how webinars can be a powerful marketing tactic and contribute to your event strategy, and how you can ensure you’re getting the most from your online programs.
Build a Thriving Company Culture With Empathy
Empathy connects us as human beings, and that doesn't just go away at the workplace. In this article, company culture expert Stephanie Angelo discusses the role of empathy and why empathy is the key ingredient to creating a thriving culture. The presence of empathy encourages individuals to understand one another while improving communication and productivity. The lack of empathy can have disastrous effects and prevent an organization from achieving a common goal.
Member Resource: Advancing Your Learning Journey
If your professional resolution for 2022 is to earn a professional certificate or certification, then we've got the resource for you! Check out this toolkit that provides you with everything you need to know about certifications and certificates within the meetings and events industry.
Resolutions to Advance Your Career
Career advancement is a popular New Year's resolution. In this Forbes article, you'll find tips for getting started. First, set your priorities for the year ahead, maintain stronger boundaries to protect your time and increase your confidence, drop an outdated practice that is no longer serving you and build a network of support.
For even more tips from your peers, check out this MeetingsNet article that offers advice from executive women and industry veterans on growing professionally while avoiding burnout. Among those tips: Develop a vision/a "why" that motivates you every day, develop new habits that support your goals and swap out negative ones, and find a coach or mentor.
Time Management Mistakes to Avoid
One of the most important assets to your professional growth is your time. In this Smart Meetings article, learn how you can avoid the top five time management mistakes, including failing to prioritize tasks, overestimating how quickly a task can be completed, not keeping track of time and multitasking (yes, multitasking).
#TBT – FICP Anytime Webinar: Effective Leadership
In this FICP Anytime webinar recording, learn from a panel of industry peers on impactful experiences that set them up to lead, how collaboration and partnerships have helped them succeed in their job path and tips for leadership skill development that can be implemented at any stage of your career. View the recording on TheNetwork.
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