December Virtual Professional Development Meeting

December 10, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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December Virtual Professional Development Meeting

The Quest for the Perfect Meeting.
Is it a White Unicorn?

A Virtual Interview with: 
Amber Christian,  Founder
Wonderly Software Solutions

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 5:30pm

 Virtual Networking & Fireside Chat


Do you hate all meetings?  How much time to you spend trying to find a way out of attending the meeting?  Some meetings are nice, some are fun, but often we are caught off guard when we’re expected to be prepared for a meeting and all we were told is the time and place of the meeting.

How much better would your meetings be, could your meetings be, with an understanding of the functions, roles and planning process for designing a meeting.

In this Network session, Interview and Fireside Chat, John Melbye talks with Amber Christian, founder of Wonderly Software Solutions and creator of Bella Scena (a calendar, to do list and meeting planning application.  Amber will share the framework for creating a meeting that people want to attend. 

You’ll have a chance to ask questions and share stories of great (or not so great) meeting experiences.  We’ve all been in meetings (and some of us have led them) that are painful to the attendees.  Let’s talk about the basics and then dive into the details of how to make your meeting valuable.

Join us, Thursday, December 10th for our Networking and Fireside Chat session with Amber Christian. Chapter President John Melbye will lead a conversation to remind us about the importance of planning your meeting, inviting the right people and having a planned outcome.  Designing meetings that people want to attend will help grow your career and reinforce your reputation.

At 5:30pm, we’ll start with some good old-fashioned networking.  A chance to renew acquaintances or find some new friends.

Then, at 6:00pm we’ll begin delving into the basics of creating an effective meeting.  A friendly, conversational look at meeting best practices.

Around 6:40pm, we’ll ask you to share your own meeting success stories (or maybe not so successful stories), ask questions and clarify any outstanding points.  And, you’ll have a chance to give feedback and perhaps help us find our next meeting topic.

Speaker Bio:

Amber Christian is the founder of Wonderly Software Solutions. Prior to Wonderly, Amber spent many years implementing SAP solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Based on her experiences as a small company working with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, she uses human centered design processes to build new technology solutions.  Her first product, Bella Scena, is meeting performance software to help run more effective meetings.  Amber is a regular author and speaker on a variety of technology topics.  


Date - Thursday, December 10, 2020

5:30 pm Informal Networking

6:00 pm Conversational Interview-John Melbye & Amber Christian

6:40 pm Q&A & Open Discussion

7:00 pm Adjourn

Earn 1 Certification Maintenance Point for attendance at this event!

This event is FREE of charge.

Registration Deadline: 12:00pm on Thursday, 12/10/20, or until Sold Out! (Registrations after noon on Thursday, 12/10/20, will be accepted on a "space available" basis.  Please call the Chapter Office at 763-413-2513 to register after the posted deadline.) 


ASCM Members affiliated with Chapters other than the Twin Cities Chapter, please use the non-member, guest registration option to register. Thank you.



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