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Content contributed by a2z Project Manager Kendra Smith.
Every professional uses the expression, “fire drill,” and in the Project Management world at a2z, this predicament is often the result of a show manager who has just excitedly launched their event website without a clear understanding of the user experience. While a2z continues to improve the usability of the expo management system, there is an inherent learning curve that every client user must endure before they can get the full benefits of their new system. We recommend you invest the time to learn the ropes before you use them.
a2z offers educational materials that cater to all busy schedules, learning styles and knowledge levels. Whether you are a total novice user, or a seasoned user who is all hands-on, the information is at your fingertips. Below are several training tools you have access to:
- Blogs/Articles: Online postings about the a2z system, as well as current and relevant information for events and exposition professionals. http://blog.a2zinc.net/
- Knowledge Base: An online searchable catalog full of how-tos, system functionality and definitions. Ask your a2z project manager for access to the Knowledge Base.
- One-on-One Training: Scheduled at your convenience, the training will cover the specific topics you want to learn in greater depth.
- User Group meetings: Regional, interactive sessions filled with learning and networking opportunities.
- Webinars: Live and pre-recorded webinars that focus on particular features of the system so you can dive into more details.
- Workshops: Full-day, in-person training sessions for small groups.
If you have been procrastinating on your a2z homework, now is the time to do something about it. Of course, you can always call on your Project Manager if you are in need of assistance. Feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions on how to improve our training process. We want to make sure you have the tools you need to execute a successful event.