February Group Coaching Session – Wellbeing

 

Monday 5th February 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: primo bar, westminster bridge park plaza (central London)

Join us for our second group coaching session of 2018 with EventWell Director fo Opeations, Helen Moon

You select the wellbeing soft skills that you would like Helen to cover, after which you can relax with a drink!


Coaches and Mentors on the Evolve Programme volunteer their time and expertise to support emerging talent in the events industry, and whilst all group sessions are complimentary to attend we would appreciate any small donation you are able to make to support the programme and enable us to continue providing this valuable resource and service.

You can make a donation by visiting our Facebook page here

January Group Coaching Session – Recruitment

 

Monday 22nd January 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: primo bar, westminster bridge park plaza (central London)

Join us for the first of our 2018 group coaching sessions with You search and select Director Robert Kenward.

You select the recruitment soft skills that you would like Robert to cover, after which you can relax with a drink!


Coaches and Mentors on the Evolve Programme volunteer their time and expertise to support emerging talent in the events industry, and whilst all group sessions are complimentary to attend we would appreciate any small donation you are able to make to support the programme and enable us to continue providing this valuable resource and service.

You can make a donation by visiting our Facebook page here

Evolve Network and Learn

 

Tuesday 12th December 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: The ICC

 

Want to learn more about mentoring and coaching?

Looking for a mentor but don’t know where to start?

Want to get ahead in events and need some guidance and support?

Join the Evolve Programme team in December in the Midlands for a special network and learn session. A unique opportunity to meet some of the Evolve mentors and mentees and fund out how peer mentoring and coaching can support you in your blossoming career as an event professional.

Our team will be on hand to tell you everything you need to know!


Coaches and Mentors on the Evolve Programme volunteer their time and expertise to support emerging talent in the events industry, and whilst all group sessions are complimentary to attend we would appreciate any small donation you are able to make to support the programme and enable us to continue providing this valuable resource and service.

You can make a donation by visiting our Facebook page here

Mentoring, what’s in it for me?

 

The Evolve Programme was officially launched by EWL Club  in October 2016, offering mentor/mentee matchmaking to professionals who were either new or worked professionally in the event industry less than five years.

Today the Evolve Programme is it’s own entity and has ‘evolved’ into a career acceleration programme offering not just mentoring but coaching, volunteering opportunities and sponsor support.

This all got me thinking about mentoring and coaching and what this involves, we talk lots about the benefits for mentees, but what if any, are the benefits of being a mentor/coach?

To be successful in any chosen career aspiring leaders need role models and people to look up to. This is becoming even more so in the event industry particularly as more graduates and now apprentices take up a career in events, where once good old fashioned experience was the norm.

No longer are we being seen as glorified party planners but more a professional industry that offers job satisfaction and security to future generations, as well as contributing £63bn to the UK economy.

So what about all of us old dinosaurs, sitting on a world of valued experience?

You may have considered becoming a mentor and dismissed the idea, probably due to the perceived effort and being time poor, or you may have even thought about approaching a mentor yourself and dismissed that idea because you simply didn’t know where to start, or the correct formalities in regards to approaching someone. And us Brits love a bit of formality!

It’s time to rethink your decision as mentoring and talent development becomes increasingly popular in the business landscape, and the truth is there are no real formalities.

Mentors and coaches can take on many guises, a work or industry colleague, an ex-employer/employee you are still in contact with, even a friend or family member can take on the role.

The basic role is to provide advice and guidance, based on work/life experience, to someone of lesser experience or a protégé. This is done by fostering insight and identifying need knowledge and opportunity to grow.

What’s important to think about when considering mentoring is why you’d want to be a mentor/coach and what you’d be looking to get out of the relationship, and then you set the rules.

Another thing to consider is what direction are you heading? In other words; Where do you want to get to? Where are you now? How are you going to get there? Mentoring can help with all three of these questions, but most importantly the latter, provided mentor/mentee match is right.

So what are the benefits?

  • It enhances your skills. The experience you gain from mentoring can facilitate your own professional growth, making you more of an asset to your own organisation.
  • Mentoring allows you to strengthen your coaching and leadership skills, and question how you manage people and what you need to adjust to make improvements.
  • Mentoring can help bridge the gap between generations, developing a greater understanding of the challenges each one faces. For example, consider the baby boomers and millennials and how differently each one works and communicates.
  • Mentoring can improve your performance, by increasing your confidence as the talent you are helping to develop progresses.
  • You’re creating a legacy, not only something that has lasting impact on your mentee/protégé, but also on your organisation and the industry as a whole.

The good news is to take advantage of all of the above you can join the event industry’s mentoring schemes such as Evolve, Elevate or FastForward15 and, you can also choose to mentor talent within your own organisation or peer set.

The above all sounds like a good enough reason to me, I’ll keep you updated as the Evolve Programme continues to… Evolve!


About the Author

Helen Moon is a Freelance Event  and Marketing Director with 20 years event logistics, operations, sales, marketing and communications experience in the event industry. Managing Director of EWL Club UK, Co-Founder of #EventWell17 – UK Event Wellbeing Week, and Founder and Programme Director of The Evolve Programme, Helen is also a member and alumna of CIM and is passionate about the crazy world of events!

 

THANK YOU!

A huge thank you for making a donation to The Evolve Programme, your support goes some way to helping us continue to provide this important resource of peer support to the emerging talent in the events industry…. that’s YOU!

November Group Coaching: Stress Management & Wellbeing

 

Monday 13th November 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: primo bar, westminster bridge park plaza (central London)

Join us for the first of our group coaching sessions with Evolve Programme Director and Mentor and #EventWell17 Board Directors Helen Moon and Louise Warren for this 2-hour coaching session on stress management and wellbeing.

   

Helen and Louise will run through the soft skills essential for managing stress and developing relationships in the workplace including; assertiveness, confidence and self-esteem, goal setting and planning, problem solving, social skills and time management, after which you can relax with a drink!

Registration for this session is now closed!


Coaches and Mentors on the Evolve Programme volunteer their time and expertise to support emerging talent in the events industry, and whilst all group sessions are complimentary to attend we would appreciate any small donation you are able to make to support the programme and enable us to continue providing this valuable resource and service.

You can make a donation by visiting our Facebook page here

Retail Recharged Conference 2017

 

Retail Recharged is a half day conference launched in 2015 which brings the worlds of retail and technology together for an afternoon of innovation, disruption and networking at RBS HQ in central London

The Organisers are looking for volunteers to support with onsite operations at the exclusive event.

For more information on the event you can visit the event website at retailrecharged.com

To contact the organiser and to apply use the contact form below

Thinkers50 Gala 2017

Thinkers50, created in 2001, curates the world’s best management ideas, continually scanning for the new, disruptive, practical concepts that transform businesses and markets, driving innovation and growth through better organisations and the best leadership.

Every two years, Thinkers50 hosts a unique event in central London: The Thinkers50 Gala. It is a gathering of great business minds for a day of debate, discussion and networking, followed by an elegant gala evening celebrating the very best in management thinking.

Thinkers50 Gala 2017 Fast Facts:
– DATE: 13 November 2017.
– PLACE: The Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London.
– PRICE: A single ticket costs £750.00 +VAT.
– PARTICIPANTS: World’s leading management thinkers, scholars, publishers and press.
– SIZE: 300-400 participants.
– HIGHLIGHTS: Announcement of the newest Thinkers50 ranking of the world’s leading management thinkers and presentation of the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards.
– PROGRAM: 1-day program including the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. The program starts at 8 AM and will end at approximately 11:30 PM.

More information on the event at http://europe.thinkers50.com/

Application deadline: 20 October 2017 at 12:00 PM (GMT+1 time)

For more information and to apply use the contact form below to contact Evolve or apply direct via this link

UK Gift Card and Voucher Association Annual Conference 2018

UK Gift Card and Voucher Association Annual Conference is a London based conference on 7th / 8th March 2018.

Small exhibition and conference for 300 – 350pax.

All sort of areas to support here, exhibition management, sponsors, stage management, registration and delegates.

For more information and to apply use the contact form below:

St Albans Christmas Market 2017

Ideally someone local to St Albans is required for support during build/break and maybe even operationally.

The ability to cover would be down to the person obviously and potentially this could be paid work. There may be other opportunities after a meeting with the client and depending on the decisions around the entertainment programme etc.

For more information and to apply use the contact form below: