Career & Leadership

What will it take for you to create career that you want? Here are ways to develop leadership and cultivate other essential skills, plus hacks that can make a big impact on anyone's day-to-day work. And we look at ethics — how do your colleagues draw the line on everything from freebies to food waste?
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PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2019 Ready for Future

Members of PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties class of 2019 see a bright future for the business events industry, a future to which they plan to contribute. Chosen by a committee of industry veterans and previous 20 in Their Twenties honorees, members of this year’s class come from around the world and from various sectors

BY Convene Editors November 16, 2018
Kati Quigley

Meeting Mentors: Kati Quigley on Bold, Unbiased Leadership

Senior director of marketing at Microsoft and former chair of PCMA’s Board of Directors shares her perspectives on reducing stress, trusting her team, and learning to be a better leader.

BY David McMillin November 16, 2018
Adrian Segar

Adrian Segar, Founder of Conferences That Work, on his Career Path

Education: Oxford University, B.A., Physics University College, London, Ph.D., Experimental High-Energy Physics My First Industry Job: Designing and facilitating peer conferences (aka unconferences) for numerous small associations as an amateur in my spare time for about ten years before I began getting paid. My Previous Three Jobs Tufts faculty post-doc, working on various experiments in

November 9, 2018
Rania H Anderson

How to Address Discriminatory or Inappropriate Comments at Work

Rania H. Anderson, author of “WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work,” says everyone has a responsibility to call out discriminatory behaviors.

BY Casey Gale November 9, 2018

People on the Move This Month

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where.

November 8, 2018

Learning to Lead

You might not be managing your company’s meetings department yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start honing your leadership skills today.

BY Angela Campiere November 8, 2018

It’s Hard to Give Negative Feedback. You Should Do It Anyway.

Here are a few things to avoid when having difficult conversations, like sandwiching negative feedback between praise.

BY Casey Gale November 2, 2018

Leaving a Legacy: Bill Reed Shares Career Lessons

The chief event strategy officer at the American Society of Hematology and former PCMA chair looks back at his 25-year-old self — and forward to the next generation of attendee engagement.

BY David McMillin November 2, 2018

People on the Move

Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. PCMA People on the Move – Nov 6 2018

BY Casey Gale November 2, 2018
Women of Color

Improving the Professional Experience for Women of Color

A new study by the Network of Executive Women reveals how organizations can not just attract professional women of color, but retain them as long-term employees with room for growth.

BY Casey Gale November 2, 2018
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CMP Series: How to Negotiate Better With Hotels

It may be tough to negotiate in a sellers’ market, but hotels don’t hold all the chips. Successful negotiators share their tactics for reaching a fair deal.

BY Ellen Ryan October 31, 2018

Are You Negotiating With the Right Partner?

Sometimes it pays to switch or abandon negotiating partners. Here’s how three planners do it.

BY Ellen Ryan October 30, 2018