Changing Habits, Changing Lives

Convening Leaders attendees were inspired to adopt new habits to achieve happiness and success in yesterday morning’s Opening General Session. Gretchen Rubin, author of the best-selling The Happiness Project and Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, offered insight into the best ways to make decisions that lead to making big changes.

Overcoming Any Challenge

Meeting planners know that almost no challenge is insurmountable. But it was yesterday’s Closing General Session speaker, Amy Purdy, who truly defined challenge — and the fortitude to overcome it.

‘We Are Allowed to Shine’

Michelle Stacy told a crowd of enthusiastic PCMA Women@Work attendees yesterday afternoon that she hates to cook, so it was easy for her to turn that task over to someone else in managing her busy work and home life — underscoring Stacy’s point that it’s important to understand your strengths and weaknesses in both spheres.

PCMA Stays Transparent in Town Hall Meeting

Yesterday morning’s Town Hall Meeting kicked off day three of Convening Leaders. With a focus on all that PCMA has accomplished and what still needs to be done, a panel of PCMA leaders discussed their goals and fielded questions from attendees.

Question of the Day

What was your big takeaway from Gretchen Rubin’s Opening General Session presentation?

The PB&J of Meetings

If someone says, “Peanut butter and…,” chances are you’ll automatically think “jelly.” The two go hand in hand, and the spoken word quickly triggers warm thoughts about everyone’s favorite comfort food. What if meeting planners could achieve those same emotions and triggers for their events?

Teaching You to Be Better Than Before

In today’s Opening General Session, Gretchen Rubin, author of the best-selling book The Happiness Project, will talk about changing the habits that may be hindering you from achieving your essential goals.

Thoughts From the Learning Lounge

Attendees share their biggest takeaways from Tuesday’s sessions.

Healthy Glow

Nearly 200 Convening Leaders attendees woke up bright and early yesterday morning for a chance to witness the spectacular sunrise along the Vancouver seawall — and participate in the PCMA Foundation’s Fun Run/Walk 5K, aka the “glow run.”

Living Beyond Limits

During today’s Closing General Session, Amy Purdy will discuss “Living Beyond Limits” — a concept with which she’s very familiar. After losing both her legs to meningococcal meningitis at age 19, Purdy, now 36, went on to a career as a model, actress, and Paralympic snowboarding champion.