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Check out the past WEC sessions below, all eligible for CE credit!

Building Resiliency in Yourself and Staff

Some people think that “you won't know what you're made of until you are faced with the worst day of your life.” We know this to be false. We absolutely can front-load resiliency in preparation for a day that we hope never comes. Unfortunately, the hospitality industry is a target for terrorism on a global scale, and we've seen many "worst day" scenarios happen to our hospitality family. There is a way that we can prepare ourselves, and our staff, so that we cannot only survive a traumatic event physically, but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually as well. This session will use personal and proven examples of how to not only recover from catastrophic events, but to flourish afterwards and experience an "upward spiral." For leaders or those with families, developing resilience is not an option.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Assess "resilience" in the personal context, and using the "whole person" concept of the physical dimension, mental dimension, emotional dimension, and spiritual dimension
  • Articulate the importance of developing resilience from a personal and professional perspective
  • Create a plan for developing personal resilience using research and personal examples to illustrate not only how to survive, but also thrive after a terrorist attack

 

David Lau

Counterterrorism and Security Professional, Mindful Approach

Building_Resiliency-Speaker-Photo-Lau[1]

David Lau is a counterterrorism and security professional who delivers leadership and counterterrorism training to U.S. federal agencies and military, as well as foreign law enforcement, as a Senior Instructor within the Leadership and International Training Division at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. David delivers leadership training to foreign partners globally and provides presentations and consultation to private groups upon request.

 

After 9/11, David spent over fourteen years serving as an international team leader with the Federal Air Marshal Service. David was also an instructor at the Federal Air Marshal academy. David retired from the U.S. Army in 2014 with 21 years of service. He served as the Deputy Team Chief of an Embedded Counterinsurgency Advisor mission to Afghan National Security Forces during his last deployment. David was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his actions in combat.

 

David has a degree in International Affairs. He remains active in the veteran community and enjoys giving back by serving as the Georgia Chapter President of Wind Sports for Wounded Warriors; a 501c non-profit that focuses on the physical and emotional health of combat veterans by participating in kite boarding, paddle boarding, surfing, and other ocean sports.

 

Domain F: Stakeholder Management or Domain C: Risk Management

1 clock hour

 

Considerations Please thank David Lau for agreeing to this rebroadcast. He is available for speaking and consulting on a variety of topics including safety, wellness, leadership and A Mindful Approach. Contact David@AmindfulApproach.org for more information.

 

International Contingency Planning for Planners

We must begin by asking ourselves, “why MUST I plan and prepare for contingencies when I’m traveling abroad?” The world is meant to be explored; but even the most developed parts of the planet have, with increasing frequency, experienced man-made events that have disrupted entire cities for days. Other areas within developing nations are subject to not only man-made events like terrorist attacks but natural disasters and weather caused catastrophes as well. Having a contingency plan in place, even the most basic one, can be lifesaving. This session will use proven methods to plan for contingencies that we hope never happen … but “hope” is not a method, and sound planning is!

 

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to develop an international travel contingency plan for yourself and your team or family
  • Identify individual skills needed in a hostile or isolating event that can be learned and refined
  • Assess the most realistic and likely risks associated with an area before the travel begins

 

David Lau

Counterterrorism and Security Professional, Mindful Approach

Building_Resiliency-Speaker-Photo-Lau[1]David Lau is a counterterrorism and security professional who delivers leadership and counterterrorism training to U.S. federal agencies and military, as well as foreign law enforcement, as a Senior Instructor within the Leadership and International Training Division at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. David delivers leadership training to foreign partners globally and provides presentations and consultation to private groups upon request.

 

After 9/11, David spent over fourteen years serving as an international team leader with the Federal Air Marshal Service. David was also an instructor at the Federal Air Marshal academy. David retired from the U.S. Army in 2014 with 21 years of service. He served as the Deputy Team Chief of an Embedded Counterinsurgency Advisor mission to Afghan National Security Forces during his last deployment. David was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his actions in combat.

 

David has a degree in International Affairs. He remains active in the veteran community and enjoys giving back by serving as the Georgia Chapter President of Wind Sports for Wounded Warriors; a 501c non-profit that focuses on the physical and emotional health of combat veterans by participating in kite boarding, paddle boarding, surfing, and other ocean sports.

 

Domain C: Risk Management

1 clock hour

 

Considerations

Please thank David Lau for agreeing to this rebroadcast. He is available for speaking and consulting on a variety of topics including safety, wellness, leadership and A Mindful Approach. Contact David@AmindfulApproach.org for more information.

 

Enhancing the Participants' Experience by Using Technology for Events

Augmented reality can be a gadget, but used wisely it can be way more than that. This session will show you how using AR can add value to your meetings, conferences and events so the outcomes are even more successful.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Get to know how to use state of the art event technology and AR possibilities.
  • Be inspired to implement AR in their meetings, conferences and events.
  • Learn how AR can add value to meetings, conferences and events.

 

Héctor Venegas

Engaging Meetings Ltd.

Speaker-Photo-VenegasHéctor A. Venegas has worked in different leading positions in well renowned companies within the meetings and events industry for more than 20 years. Héctor has profound knowledge in interactive event technology and is an expert in the field of active involvement of participants. He has lived in more than 7 countries and has a good understanding of the participants needs beyond the language and culture barriers.

 

 

 

 

Domain G: Meeting & Event Design

1 clock hour

 

Considerations

Please thank Héctor Venegas for agreeing to this rebroadcast. He is available for speaking and consulting on meeting engagement and participant experience. You can contact him at Engaging Meetings at Engagingmeetings.com.

 

 

8 Simple Techniques to Grow Your Business with Video Marketing for Planners and Suppliers

Video marketing is taking consumers by storm because it engages customers and prospects and helps convert them into buyers. Statistics show that video content is not only effective, but the demand for it has grown at a rapid pace. According to Hubspot, 43 percent of people want to see more video content from marketers and companies that use video in their promotional content, see a 5x higher open rate. Cisco forecasts 80 percent of all consumer internet traffic will be videos by 2020. Don't you think it's time to learn more about video marketing to promote your next event?

 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to create a high-quality video with a small budget
  • Understand how to produce content your audience cares about
  • Identify where to post and promote your content

 

8_Simple-Speaker-Photo-Dupont[1]Antoine Dupont

CEO, Katapult Marketing
Originally from Paris, France, Antoine Dupont knows how to make people want to watch your videos. Antoine has spent the last 5 years studying video marketing, and in the process has created hundreds of videos for his clients. Because of video marketing strategies, Antoine's clients are seeing a 3 to 5 time increase in their social media engagement while others have experienced a 37% increase in sales in 2017. As CEO of Katapult Marketing, he brings his sense of competition to his client’s businesses. Katapult is an Internet Marketing company that manages the web presence for business owners, helping them grow their business. They create videos and websites that generate leads and increase their credibility. Antoine leads a team of playful, yet serious professionals specializing in generating leads for businesses & organizations through internet marketing.


Domain I: Marketing

1 clock hour

 

Considerations

Please thank Antoine Dupont for agreeing to this rebroadcast. He is available for speaking and consulting on how to stand out and grow your business. Find out more information at AntoineDupont.com.


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