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How to Discern Which Events to Invest In & Attend


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In the midst of the pandemic, there were days when I wondered whether we’d ever return to attending in-person events. 

As helpful as Zoom was during that time, there was a silent collective agreement that virtual events could never compare to the energy and connection we experience when interacting with others face-to-face.

Fortunately, we’ve since gone back to in-person events, and it’s been a welcome respite from the years of isolation.

But I’ve also noticed that the return to these events has impacted the way we see them. Post-pandemic, we view our time as more valuable, so we’re more intentional about how and where we spend it.

And that means being particular about the events we choose to take part in.

The thing is, not all events are created equal. They all have different purposes and qualities that can impact your decision to attend, like cost, location, and networking opportunities.

So, how do you tease apart these differences to ensure you’re spending your precious time wisely?

In this week’s podcast episode, I dig into the different types of events and how to discern which ones to invest in based on your personal needs and goals.

Join me for a conversation about:

  • The four most common types of events 
  • What sets these events apart from one another
  • Which factors to consider when deciding which events to attend
  • Why our Summit of Excellence should be at the top of your list (HINT: It’s one-of-a-kind!)

The most important takeaway from this episode is that while there are many valuable events out there, only YOU can determine which ones are best for you, your team, and the goals you have for your center.


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

You can start practicing your discernment skills by choosing whether to attend our 2023 Summit of Excellence, which focuses on how to build legacy through values-based leadership. 

To make this year’s event a truly special experience, we’ve limited attendance to members of our Owner’s Only HQ and Director’s Inner Circle programs. However, it’s not too late for non-members to get tickets! All you have to do is fill out a membership application. 

By becoming a member, you’ll not only get the chance to attend the event, but also take advantage of the tools, resources, community, and coaching that our programs have to offer. I hope to see you there!

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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

Don’t miss an episode, subscribe today for everything you need for your leadership journey!