Planning and Running Training Events And Conferences - Guide To Success By Robert Bacal

Conferences and learning events aren't always of the mega sized ones put on by large associations. In fact, many companies and organizations undertake yearly conferences for their staff, whether for mandatory updating of skills and knowledge, or simply to bring staff together to build loyalty and comeraderie.

I'm Often Amazed

As someone who speaks at conferences, large and small, I am constantly amazed that conferences of any size run smoothly (or relatively so). This is particularly the case when conference organizers aren't professional meeting planners, but regular staff -- trainers, or human resources personnel who have been charged with making everything work.

It would be totally beyond my capabilities to undertake these offerings, yet every day people are challenged with these undertakings.

In This Section On Planning and Managing Conferences

Rather than share my own amazement beyond the obvious, I've gathered together material to help the NON-meeting management professional in planning and successfully running a conference.

You may be organizing training, or perhaps a smaller get together to get staff to bond. No matter the size, the principles are the same.

Below you'll find access to checklists, advice, tools, etc so you can organize and run a successful conference.

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Conferences and events are often used by companies to create employee engagement and to foster learning. Often it's training and human resource staff who are tasked with organizing and making them work. In this section, we'll look at the in's and out's of what is a complex task.

Planning a Conference By Holden Leadership Center
Close to fifty questions to answer and things to attend to if you are planning a conference. Tightly written and organized and a great starting point. Hits: 474 )

Conference Planning Checklists By na
Find checklists and templates to help you manage a conference, ranging from how to inspect a conference venue, to using a speaker form. Hits: 531 )

How To Plan And Run A Great Conference Experience By Zach Inglis
An overview, or really a mini-survival guide to putting together a conference, from deciding on the focus, to involving partners through thinking about appropriate speakers. Hits: 521 )

Organizing a Conference By Community Toolbox
Extensive guide for organizing a conference, starting from square one: Why have one. A long article, in fact a great guide for anyone who is not an event planner, but wants to run a conference. Hits: 555 )

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