ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
Throughout years of teaching, Dr. K would always hear the same sentiment from students and industry professionals - “I wish I could take your class!” Dr. K believes that high quality event education should not be determined by location or by which teacher is covering a subject in that particular semester. In this century, quality education should be available on-demand to those who have the motivation and passion to pursue it. Thus begins the Extraordinary Events Initiative.
The Extraordinary Events Initiative does all things event education – a public podcast, on demand sessions, pre-recorded content, live Professional Development Power Hours, continuing education sessions, classes through the University for credit, a private class podcast, and a Spring virtual conference. We believe in allowing individuals the choice of how to interact with our content. We offer the vast majority of our content in video, podcast, and text formats. Join our mailing list to get our monthly updates!
That every designed experience will lead to an internal transformation
within each attendee
To educate, inspire, and empower individuals who wish to design experiences that positively impact and transform each other and the world
PUSH FOR CREATIVITY THROUGH CURIOSITY WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE
We’re constantly developing, testing, and improving to make sure we’re delivering the best experience. We never settle because we believe there’s always an opportunity to
DELIVER INNOVATION THAT MATTERS
Outcomes are not impacts.
We focus on impact.
Life is too short to
settle for the ordinary. We
have high standards.
We execute on the details.
We take pride in our work. Great just isn’t
COMMUNICATE BOTH SUCCESSES AND AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
We pride ourselves on providing complete visibility into the successes, and sometimes failures, of our business as we grow and scale. We have no tolerance for politics, hidden agendas or passive-aggressive behavior. We’re not afraid to make mistakes, rather, we learn from them and make changes.
LIVE OUR MISSION
The stakes are high for the community we serve. We knock down barriers to ensure
the long-term success of our partners. Our team should be the toughest critics, the biggest challengers and the
EVERY PERSON IS UNIQUE AND DIFFERENTLY ABELED
Everyone brings their own
lived experiences to the
table. We treat each person
as a whole person. No one “needs accommodations”, we all process and move through spaces differently and we respect and design for
PUSH FOR CREATIVITY THROUGH CURIOSITY AND A SENSE OF PURPOSE
To create, energize, inspire and nurture an environment of growth; to challenge and unleash the unlimited potential for those around me while serving as a catalyst for positive change.
I want to make a positive impact on people’s lives. I strive to have patience, understanding, and compassion when interacting with others.
To be bold, take risks, and make a positive impact in the lives of everyone I meet.
Be happy with myself and in the things that I do.
To dream big and always be ready for adventure.
MEET THE TEAM
To create in any way I'm inspired, promote accessibility for all life experiences, and raise responsible, generous, and passionate children.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Join our listserv to stay in touch! We don’t like spam either – so we limit contact to at most two times a month (and never share or sell your contact information!)
Follow our podcast and social media channels – don’t forget to rate them!
Be a featured speaker on our live Professional Development webinar each week (PD Power Hour)
Be involved on one of our podcast episodes!
Be a “Professor for a Day” in one of our Introduction to Events classes!
Be involved on the planning team for our Spring virtual events conference!
Apply to be a featured speaker for our Spring virtual events conference!
Are you a student? Contact us to be on our PCMA North American Student Competition team!
Are you an employer? Hire one of our students as an intern or for part/full time employment!
Have an idea not on the list? Share it with us!
Looking for volunteers and are located in the Midwest? Let us know and we can advertise it to our students or bring it into a class!
Need an event planned, but don’t want to dedicate the labor? Reach out to us as this may fit within our classes, as an independent study, with an intern, or with Dr. K directly.
Need a virtual engagement coordinator or interactive online storyteller? Let’s see if our schedules align!
Have an opportunity for learning within your company? Hire us to facilitate an in-depth workshop or lead a training around your topic!
Need an external objective party to facilitate your R&D? Hire us to lead your research project!
Have a question you want answered or a revised survey for your event? Use us to develop the tools for objective feedback!
Are you Data-Rich/Information-Poor (DRIP)? Share your information with us and let us do all the analysis and strategic planning for you (NDAs included)
Looking for event-related commentary, a quote, an article, or an expert witness? Dr. K has you covered.
Looking for a speaker? Many groups have hired Dr. K to speak to their group or as a session/keynote at their event.
Have an idea not on the list? Share it with us!