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Hosting an Event

Throughout your career, there may be times when you host a professional development event. Please be courteous to your colleagues and your visitors. This consideration should include how you use the time and the overall feel of the event. Here are some examples of being courteous.

General Tips

Guest Speaker

If you have a guest speaker:

How you treat your colleagues and visitors can impact your professional reputation and the reputation of your organization, for good or bad. The Golden Rule usually applies: consider how you would want to be treated as participant or visitor, and create that same experience for others.

Your consideration should also include how you use the room and the state in which you leave it. See: Sharing a Classroom

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Last revised 9/25/13