Opening Up: The Effects of a Tumultuous Year and Considerations for Meetings in the Near Term
Speaker: Samuel Thomas, Senior Vice President, and General Manager
About this course
What you will learn
If only we all had hindsight on how 2020 was going to play out. A worldwide pandemic, a severe financial impact on the hospitality and meetings industry that directly affected many of our colleagues, calls for racial justice, and a contentious election season all swirling around simultaneously.
With many virtual meetings under our belts, and hybrids now becoming more common, we’ll examine the landscape going forward from a city’s perspective.
Join us November 19 when our special guest, Samuel Thomas, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Events DC, will discuss what DC and other cities are doing to reintroduce events. What are the risks and opportunities for live and hybrid events, social distancing and other protective measures in large and small venues, and other best practices that are being implemented. Samuel will discuss how municipalities, venues, and convention centers are adapting to accommodate the needs of meeting planners.
Speaker: Samuel Thomas, Senior Vice President and General Manager
How does the buddy system work?
A buddy is someone who can hold you accountable as you take this course, someone you can discuss the challenging content with and someone who will be able to help you work through your final assignment.
How to register a buddy
To register a buddy you need to go to login to the AMI platform here. Once you have logged in, click on My Courses tab and click on ‘Add a Buddy’ which is next to the course name.
The person you’ve registered as your buddy will be sent an email notification requesting him/her to either accept to be your buddy or let us know if they are unable/unwilling to be your buddy.
Your buddy will be your sounding board in the sense that you will discuss with him/her the concepts that you cover on the course and their applicability to your work situation. You will also engage your buddy as you go through the activities to see whether you have learnt how to apply the concepts that you have learnt. Finally your buddy will review your final assignment and the report to validate that you’ve actually gone through the course successfully.
It is important therefore to choose a buddy who is willing to go with you in this learning journey.
How do I find a buddy?
Your buddy can be your friend, colleague or even relative. You may also find a buddy from any of our courses as long as they are will to take the learning journey with you! If you really can’t find one, contact us and maybe we can help!