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?

Student Insight Series: Exploring Career Paths Into the Events Industry

Are you excited about a career in events and hospitality, but worried about the current pandemic-instigated slowdown in the industry? The events business is still the place to be with many career paths you might not yet know about. Hospitality is the #5 employer of all major industries and is more than just wedding planning.

BY Gina Meier Scott Chase Alex Land Geoff VanDeusen Jessica Blubaugh Darnell Belford Maribeth Oberheide Lindsay Williams February 23, 2021

3 Ways Event Professionals Are Using Clubhouse

Event professionals are joining Clubhouse, an audio-chat app, to connect with one another and new audiences.

BY Barbara Palmer February 22, 2021

‘Returnships’ and Other Job Search Strategies During the Pandemic

Returnships may open some doors for women returning to the workforce during the pandemic. Plus, here are three tips to keep in mind while job searching as the health and economic crisis persists.

BY Michelle Russell February 19, 2021

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

We get it, you’re busy. So, the Convene editors have curated the latest tips and trends in the world of work for you. Take a look at what caught our eye this past week.

BY Convene Editors February 18, 2021

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale February 18, 2021

11 Predictions for the Business Events Recovery

In a LinkedIn post, Kerry L. Kerr, senior director, global accounts for HelmsBriscoe, offers her view on the near future of the business events industry.

BY Michelle Russell February 10, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Chair’s Comments About Women Spark Age-Old Debate

Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, recently resigned amid controversy over comments he made that women talk too much during meetings. Research proves that he couldn’t have been more wrong about who speaks the most.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst February 9, 2021

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

We get it, you’re busy. So, the Convene editors have curated the latest tips and trends in the world of work for you. Take a look at what caught our eye this past week.

BY Convene Editors February 4, 2021

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale February 4, 2021

5 Questions About Returning to the Office

There is still much uncertainty about when most people who have been working from home during the pandemic will be able — or asked — to return to their offices. Here’s how to approach the subject with your team.

BY Michelle Russell February 3, 2021

Getting Comfortable With Uncertainty

Not being sure about future plans is something Convene editor in chief Michelle Russell has come to embrace during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

BY Michelle Russell February 2, 2021

Why It’s So Hard to Collaborate — And How Teams Can Get Unstuck

We often want to blame our colleagues when things don’t go well, but it makes more sense — and is more effective — to adjust the underlying systems, says organizational design expert Ali Randal. 

BY Barbara Palmer February 2, 2021