- Where is it? --- or
- What is the content? --- or
- Oh, no, not another one!
But we all know that quantity and quality have two entirely different meanings.
If you are interested in professional development, and you believe that conferences (summits, etc.) offer great opportunity to provide meaningful learning, maybe it is time for you to create your own event where you
determine what is presented, and by whom.
There are a couple of approaches you could take to doing this.
First, you could completely start from the ground up and create a whole new event. Set your goals, determine your content, contact your speakers, hire your conference manager.
Another option would be for you to bring fresh eyes to an organization or conference that you enjoy attending, and offer some new suggestions to improve the event.
We all sit in presentations and (in our mind) say, “I could make this event so much better.” And, I
totally believe you! Your input is most likely invaluable.
Learning improves when there is ACTIVE participation. Participation includes choosing what is
to be learned. Step up and learn more.
Questions to Ponder:
- What can I offer, based on my professional expertise that is not now already being offered?
- What do I need to do to get involved in improving learning opportunities?
- Should my organization hold its own event?
- Can I get involved more with another organization to share my thoughts and knowledge?