‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Your questions answered View in browser
RFP Hotline
Visit Anchorage “Zooms In” on U.S. Meeting Planners
Displaying their unique brand of personalized service to the meetings industry, Visit Anchorage recently held a series of Zoom discussions on how their destination is coping with and addressing the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. 2020 was forecast to be a banner year for Visit Anchorage with an economic impact of 90 to 100 million in annual meetings revenue. Fortunately, 78 million of this expected income has moved to future years.

Managing Conflict Resolution to Produce Positive Results

Conflict in work or in life is inevitable. At its essence conflict is any situation where you have differing goals, ideas, principles or feelings. Conflict also arises when one person acts in a way that another feel is rude, insensitive or thoughtless. Many conflicts can be very productive, if handled well. Differing points of view can lead to creative solutions to problems. When conflict is handled poorly, it creates long range negative results for the team and the organization.

In an interview with ConvenionPlanit.com Advisory Council member Mary E. Power, Principal, M-Powering Leaders, to learn how Conflict Resolution can help you.

1. I understand you are expanding your coaching practice and just got certified on an instrument to evaluate people’s conflict management behaviors. Why did you decide to take this route?

Our world has been thrust into work and life changes never previously experienced before on a global scale. Anxiety, general unrest and discontent abound. While professionals strive to “work through” these challenges their feelings spill out in heightened and more negative reactions which often leads to increased workplace conflict. When you add the limited opportunity for face to face discussion or a walk down the hall to clarify a comment or situation, there is potential for greatly increased conflict and drama. If I can help people better manage their emotional reactions, and move quickly to constructive behaviors, I can help minimize the emotional upheaval and ensuing conflict. I think that will provide a great benefit to many organizations.

2. What is the ultimate goal…the walk-away?

My goal is to help leaders understand their behaviors, their blind spots and their triggers that may lead to negative conflict as well as learn new behaviors that can minimize that negative conflict and create a positive direction and open dialogue. Knowledge is the biggest modifier of how we react. If you are aware of your triggers and your default behaviors, in the calm of the moment, when there is no emotion involved, you can choose different behaviors that will drive different results when the strong emotions show up. Part of my work is helping people develop different, more positive conflict behaviors and be aware of their triggers. What is wonderful about working with behaviors versus base personality is that all behaviors can be learned and those behaviors that are not serving an individual can be “unlearned” and changed.

3. Can you give an example of behavior modification in the workplace to minimize conflict?

The number one way to minimize conflict is to focus on the facts or ideas where you may differ and not make it personal. When personalities are under fire, emotions rise and destructive conflict rages. Statistics show that if you can engage constructive behaviors in the beginning phase of a conflict such as trying to understand the other person’s perspective, you have an 80 percent chance of producing a positive exchange. Whether working with a client, peer or your team, that is very important.

4. Is conflict management part of Emotional Intelligence work?


Meet with Confidence

When you're ready to travel, Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown is ready to meet you there. Your health, safety and well-being are a priority for all of us. Our hotel is adhering to the IHG Clean Promise.

Click here to find out more.

You can book with confidence when you book your next group, with our new flexible meeting offer. Our 2021 offer is all about Rewards! Rewards for the planners and the attendees. Everybody is working harder than ever and deserves a reward. Let’s get reconnected and start having face to face meetings again!

Book your group of 10 or more rooms on peak and receive the following in 2021:

- $10.00 planner Rebate on all consumed room nights
- 60% Attrition
- Welcome amenity for all overnight guests
- IHG® Business Rewards points for Planners and Bookers

Book by March 31, 2021 and meet or stay by December 31, 2021.

Current Notices from ConventionPlanit.com Members
Idaho's largest convention facility and Smart Meetings’ “Best Conference Center” now offers "zero attrition".  Book a qualifying new event at Boise Centre or a participating Boise hotel for events through December 31, 2021 and receive zero attrition and zero rental*. *500+ total hotel room nights = 100% credit on Boise Centre facility rental 250-499 total hotel room nights = 75% credit on Boise Centre facility rental 100-249 total hotel room nights = 50% credit on Boise Centre facility rental. Read More
Delta Has a Brilliant Strategy to Eliminate Fear and Get People Flying Again: Instagram - Delta, like all airlines, faces a very real, very big challenge. Right now, the vast majority of people aren’t that interested in climbing onto an airplane with 100 people they don’t know for a few hours. Read More

A Time to be Grateful...

We walk on starry fields of white
And do not see the daisies;
For blessings common in our sight
We rarely offer praises.
We sigh for some supreme delight
To crown our lives with splendor,
And quite ignore our daily store
Of pleasures sweet and tender.
              by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

Experience abundant meeting space in the midst of the South Seas at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Beautifully landscaped outdoor function spaces, like the 6,356-square foot open-air pavilion, are perfect for informal gatherings, awards ceremonies, and banquets.

• 1,000 guest rooms including 51 suites
• 132,000 square feet of meeting and function space
• 42,000 square-foot Pacifica Ballroom
• 36,000 square-foot Oceana Grand Ballroom
• 15 meeting rooms
• 4 dedicated meeting planner offices
• 2 dedicated registration desks
• 25,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space
• Connects to Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Check out our latest safety protocols and learn how we are keeping your attendees safety top of mind.


Myrtle Beach is Ready to Meet When You Are.

With 60 miles of wide-open beaches, a 100,000 sq. ft. convention center hotel, and enhanced safety protocols in place, including mask mandates, Visit Myrtle Beach is ready to help your attendees meet responsibly when you’re ready.


Bethesda List Center
Direct marketing services - email, postal and telephone lists. Target your best prospects using our data specialists expertise.Business-to-business experts working with associations, medical/life science and meetings and conventions industries. Data hygiene and enhancement and email list cleaning available.


Learn More

Your Questions Answered

Q: How can I find a virtual key note speaker?
A: Post your needs. 
You can post a request for free on eSpeakers.com and include your budget and goals. Speakers will apply and you can vet them.
Submitted by: Shawna Suckow, Professional Speaker & Author at Shawna Suckow International
Want to learn more about ConventionPlanit.com? Call our hotline 866-922-8988 for a personalized tour.
Contact Us:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
(c) 2020 ConventionPlanit.com

This email is being sent to muzette@conventionplanit.com.
Forward this message to a friend
Unsubscribe or update your address.

This message was sent by ConventionPlanit.com.
ConventionPlanit.com | 12621 Carrington Hill Drive | N Potomac, MD 20878