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February 2021

New England Chapter - Lunch & Learn – Career Advancement

February 22 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm CST

As a career coach and leadership development professional, John Potterton provides guidance, advice and counsel to individuals seeking to transition within or outside their organization. His expertise includes creating results-oriented resumes, crafting impressive LinkedIn profiles, and preparing candidates for face-to-face and virtual interviews. By leveraging 30+ years of leadership experience, John challenges clients to discover areas of strength, and offer insights into strategic steps necessary to identify their ideal job. PCMA members may remember him during his stint as PCMA’s…

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March 2021

New England Chapter - March Quarterly Education Program

March 23 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm CDT

Join the award-winning author, radio host and three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, as she connects the history of systemic racism to what is happening across the country in our cities, homes and businesses.

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April 2021

Greater Midwest Chapter - Global Meetings Industry Day – Meet Safe

April 8 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm CDT

Visit https://capital.pcma.org/event/global-meetings-industry-day-meet-safe/ to register.

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Greater Midwest Chapter - Student Insight Series: Taking on a Pandemic Career Search

April 21 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm CDT

Job hunting is difficult no matter what skill level or trade. Throw in COVID-19 and how it’s affected the events industry and we now must rethink how we market ourselves. This Student Insight Series discusses how to take on these challenges via job hunting strategies and suggestions for the current Meetings & Events Industry job market.

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Greater Midwest Chapter - IDE Lunch & Learn: Hidden Figures: Women of Color in the Hospitality Industry

April 22 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm CDT

This panel discussion will feature three women of color exploring their professional journey through the hospitality industry, with reflections on past and current experiences, thoughts on the impact of intersectionality of gender and race, and suggested changes that would positively impact women of color in hospitality for the future.

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May 2021

Greater Midwest Chapter - Lunch & Learn – Let’s Talk Hybrid

May 5 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm CDT

Please join us on May 5th as we “Talk Hybrid” with Mike Zarski and Angela Stengel.   Mike Zarski is the Executive Director of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and recently hosted a successful hybrid event.     Angela Stengel is the Executive Director of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), and will be hosting their hybrid meeting in a few weeks.       Learn from Mike and Angela on the unique planning…

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Greater Midwest Chapter - Lunch & Learn – Grocery Budgeting Workshop

May 19 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm CDT

Do you often find yourself buying the same ingredients week after week, discovering that you are making the same meals and recipes time after time? Are you stuck in a food rut that lacks variety and creativity? This session will give you the top 6 tips to build the foundation for creative budget meals and how to set yourself up for pantry and refrigerator ingredient maximization. A creative and satisfying recipe under $10 will also be demonstrated to kick start…

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June 2021

Greater Midwest Chapter - June Quarterly Education Webinar – Workshopping Your Business Plan for Hybrid Events

June 3 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm CDT

Lisa Block will lead us through this seminar on different hybrid models, staffing and vendor relations, and budgeting for the next normal in hybrid events. Lisa Block, EVP, Conference Strategy & Design, joined Velvet Chainsaw Consulting (VCC) in April 2019 after spending nearly 30 years leading and growing the conference and events team and portfolio at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is an accomplished event innovator and change agent who strongly connects to organizational culture and mission.…

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Greater Midwest Chapter - PCMA Chapters Run/Walk Challenge

June 7July 7

Be sure to select Greater Midwest Chapter as your team! Our team password is PCMAGMC123 All PCMA Chapters are coming together for the month leading up to PCMA EduCon to celebrate all that PCMA is doing for our communities; to foster engagement with members, to promote collaboration across chapters, to generate fun competition/rivalry, and to support our industry friends who were impacted by the pandemic. All proceeds from this run will go to the PCMA Foundation to support our many…

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Greater Midwest Chapter - Scavenger Hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo

June 10 @ 3:00 pm5:30 pm CDT

Join your fellow GMC friends and colleagues at our first in person event of the year! You will be divided up into teams as you search for clues at our Lincoln Park Zoo Scavenger Hunt!

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July 2021

Greater Midwest Chapter - IDE Lunch & Learn – Double Check your Digital Accessibility

July 29 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm CDT

Join us for our next IDE Task Force Event – Are Your Virtual Events Inclusive to All? Double Check your Digital Accessibility. Digital accessibility is a legal requirement and impacts many aspects of an event, such as: Platform selection, RFPs, vendors, websites, registration, and all marketing & communications including polls and surveys. We’ll have a discussion with Samantha Evans, CAE, MBA, Accessibility Advocate and Certification Manager from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals about how to ensure the digital accessibility…

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September 2021

Greater Midwest Chapter - Student Insight Series

September 21 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm PDT

You never know when a casual coffee chat could change the course of your career. Networking is one of the best ways to find a new job, but it’s also an effective and exciting way to keep expanding your connections, even when you’re not job hunting. Please join us on Tuesday, September 21, at 4pm PDT, for Sippin with Students, hosted by Southwest & Pacific Chapter of PCMA. Register now to gain tips and valuable advice in an informal setting…

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