…is a monthly “fishbowl” open space discussion hosted by AIBD Internal VP, Bernie Kern, on the second Friday.
This month’s opening topic…
…is to meet your AIBD staff.
Our AIBD staff consists of Executive Director Steven Mickley, Communications Director Garrett Mickley, Certification Director Rusty Hudnet and Administrative Director Amber Thomas.
You may have met them before or even have years of working together with them. But let’s find out up more about who handles our AIBD Institute on a daily basis.
There is a reason why they have been nick-named the A-Team.
Join us for an informal chat. Be prepared to ask questions that may enhance your membership experience.
Find out something you did not know about your AIBD staff. Bring your favorite coffee cup (or drinking cup) and lets coffee chat with the A-Team!
How does it work?
Bernie will have ten seats open in his “fishbowl” (i.e. Session). There’s only one rule – one seat must always stay open. This is so anyone attending may join the discussion when they feel they have something to contribute or get. Everyone will also be able to network and chat.
A fishbowl conversation is a form of dialog that can be used when discussing topics within large groups.
The advantage of fishbowl is that it allows the entire group to participate in a conversation.
Any member of the audience can, at any time, occupy the empty chair and join the session.
When this happens, an existing member of the fishbowl must voluntarily leave the fishbowl and free a chair.
The discussion continues with participants frequently entering and leaving the fishbowl.
How do I network?
There are also two chatboxes. One for the event, and another one inside the session.
Use the “people” tab to find someone registered, and call them out by name using the “@” symbol before their name in the chatbox.
Or click their profile and send them a private message.