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Don’t Go It Alone! The Benefits of Attending Events as a Team

By Rita Pagan, DES

During the past few years, online conferences have gained traction as an alternative or add-on to in-person professional conferences when budgets are limited. With the onset of Coronavirus, virtual events have become the norm for now. I believe we’ll move into 2021 with hybrid events that allow people to attend events within their budgets.
Attending an event as a team allows you to divide and conquer, cover more topics and share your session takeaways later. Here are a few things teams can benefit from when attending an event together:

  • Increase Your Team Expertise & Knowledge. The ability to attend more tracks and sessions allows your team to fill their calendars with live-streamed sessions as well as recorded presentations later.
  • Enthusiasm. The real value of attending an event with your team can’t be measured in a statistic. You’ll see the value in how it permeates your entire team culture, as your staff not only bonds during the event, but also brings fresh ideas to the meeting room “table” for weeks, months, and years to come.
  • Idea Generation. Schedule time with internal teams for retrospectives and follow-up working sessions to translate their virtual event experience into takeaways and action items.

“Great things in business are never done by one person; they are done by a team of people.” — Steve Jobs

Register your team of five for IPMI’s upcoming Mobility & Innovation Summit for as little as $40 per person! Ask us how at events@parking-mobility.org.

Rita Pagan, DES, is IPMI’s events and exhibits manager.

Free IPMI Webinar: Self-Care for Leaders During Crisis

Offered by Presented By: Andi Campbell, Senior Vice President, People and Culture, LAZ Parking.

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Navigating the “usual” leadership and management work, coupled with providing 24/7 consult, comfort and crisis-management for COVID-19 pandemic, has become the new normal for industry leaders. But, the emotional impact of urgent demands – like developing new policies and managing mass furloughs – is taking its toll.  Considering that most of us are working remotely, while doing a dance to also maintain normalcy for family life outside of work, it’s no surprise that leaders in our community are feeling exhausted. Come prepared to think about how we maintain personal and professional well-being, and how we can safely help our employees get back to work.  Andi offers real, immediate takeaway strategies to help you and your team stay well.


About Andi

Andi Campbell is a workplace behavior expert with an emphasis in strategic talent management. As the SVP of People and Culture for LAZ Parking, she leads human resources for LAZ’s 15,000+ employees across the U.S.  Prior to joining LAZ in 2012, Andi was the VP of Learning & Development for LPL Financial.  She was listed as one of the “Top 40 Young Trainers” by Training Magazine in 2012 and a “Game Changer” by Workforce Magazine in 2014, as well as having received acclaim in CLO, ELearning and Parking Magazines for her work with people strategies.  She speaks at many events, conferences and organizations about her cutting-edge work with people and culture initiatives at LAZ Parking. Andi was a featured speaker at TEDx Hartford in 2017 (“Bringing Humans Back to Work”) and a speaker at DisruptHR 1.0 in Hartford in 2018 (“HR on the Frontline of the Self-Care Revolution”).  In addition to having a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, she is a yoga teacher, a certified intuitive coach, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a black belt in karate and is best known for giving hugs, not handshakes!

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