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?

More Work, No Extra Pay? 5 Tips to Turn That Around

Strategies from a workplace expert to make the best of the more-responsibility-with-no-pay-increase scenario many respondents cited as a challenge in Convene’s 2019 Salary Survey.

BY Michelle Russell July 18, 2019

Vanessa Loney: ‘There is Never a Dull Moment When Planning Events’

Vanessa Loney, head of global planning at Blue Ribbon Events, talked to Convene about her biggest career mistake, along with advice for young meeting professionals.

BY Jasmine Zhu July 17, 2019

Kirsten Olean Named Director of Meetings for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The secretary-treasurer on the PCMA Board of Directors will assume her new role in mid-August after five years at the American Society for Microbiology.

BY Convene Editors July 16, 2019

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene.

BY Convene Editors July 15, 2019

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale July 14, 2019

Nominees Sought for 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards

Know an exceptional colleague or friend? Recognize the achievements of innovative, dedicated, and passionate colleagues in the business events industry by nominating them for the 2020 PCMA Visionary Awards.

BY Lorene Yue July 12, 2019

131 Earn CAE Credential

More than 130 association executives have earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, ASAE announced this month. The 131 people in the summer 2019 class — including PCMA members Bethany Chirico, managing director,  global meetings and business development, at American Industrial Hygiene Association; Michelle W. Jones, director, convention and meeting services, at International Parking and

July 12, 2019

A Helping of Servant Leadership

As Mary Pat Heftman moves into her new role as vice chair of Winsight Exhibitions, she reflects on the importance of advancing others.

BY Michelle Russell July 12, 2019

3 Steps to Help You Move Past Mistakes at Work

Author and New York Times editor Tim Herrera gets to the bottom of why we continue to make the same mistakes and how to move forward in three steps.

BY Casey Gale July 10, 2019

News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Looking for ways to do your job better — or for the latest trends in the world of work? Here’s a roundup of career-related stories selected by the editors of Convene.

BY Convene Editors July 9, 2019

People on the Move

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

BY Casey Gale July 8, 2019

Michael Dominguez Takes the Reins at ALHI

The new president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International shares his perspective on the speed of change, the importance of wellness in meetings, and the challenge of filling service jobs in the hospitality industry.

BY David McMillin July 8, 2019