BECAUZ Accelerators

A Comprehensive Approach to Change

The BECAUZ Accelerator program utilizes proprietary Processes, Tools and Systems to install transformational change in Leaders, Teams and Organization. This process accelerates change because of our proven processes, dynamic facilitation and an integrated, systemic approach.

How do we maximize our impact as a World Class IT Organization and embrace the challenges presented by global economic and IT events and trends?

Walter PuschnerVP - Worldwide Field ITMicrosoft

How can we create a leadership team to transform our firm?

Mike PongonCOOPoint B

How can we most effectively communicate our Real Estate Repositioning offering to add value for our clients?

Tony StewartVice PresidentMcKinstry

How do we maximize our impact as a World Class IT Organization and embrace the challenges presented by global economic and IT events and trends?

Walter PuschnerVP - Worldwide Field ITMicrosoft

BECAUZ tailors the programs they offer us to closely align to our business needs. Each and every interaction has its own dynamic, and they are able to adjust what they do, live in the moment, to maximize results and value. That kind of adaptability and dynamism is a core skill you don’t often find.

Walter PuschnerVice President, User ExperienceMicrosoft

BECAUZ are savvy social architects who create environments that lead to extraordinary learning and results. With your help, our 80-person extended leadership team has moved from a “command and control” focus to an “inspire and involve” culture, with alignment and ownership embedded into the leadership ecosystem.

Jacky WrightVPMicrosoft SESIT

With BECAUZ we have consistently generated breakthrough results and have been able to align our teams around transformational strategy. We have built an adaptive organization that flourishes in the midst of uncertainty and innovates to create solutions that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

B.J. MooreVice PreidentMicrosoft - Enterprise Commerce IT

How can we engage our entire organization and partners as leaders to realize our vision?

Senior Director of a field readiness group

How do we get our engineering leads and their teams to perform at even higher levels as we grow and scale our business?

Brett HelselSr. VP EngineeringIsilon Systems, Inc.

What would be possible across teams if we collaborated?

Andrew ClaphamSenior DirectorDesign & Construction

How can we drive team performance, build client relationships and generate a better bottom line?

Erika SchmidtPresident & COOFrause

How can we build a global innovation engine without adding people or additional dollars?

Tyson HartmanChief Technology OfficerAvanade

Tricks of the Event Management Trade

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Tricks of the Event Management Trade

Managing major corporate events is part art and part science. It takes enormous creativity and meticulous organization to pull off a successful, productive, memorable event. An event with great memories, that is. Not the more typical recollections: snore-inducing presentations, painful ice breakers, and rubber chicken meals.

I love concocting corporate events. I’ve had amazing opportunities to create and manage large-scale international leadership programs, conferences, and events for multinational clients, totaling nearly 1,200 events and conferences across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East. Each event was designed to be exciting and memorable—and to deliver the required return on investment for the client.

My job is to deliver a wildly successful event within budget and to minimize heartburn for the client’s event point person. That point person might be a skilled internal event planner or perhaps someone who got volunteered for the project. Either way, my goal is to oversee all planning, production and follow-up activities and make the point person, and the host organization, stars.

Tricks of the Event Management Trade

Over the years, I’ve learned several factors that are critical to the success of a major corporate event. In upcoming blog posts, I’ll dive into each one.

But if I were to summarize the most important unwritten rules to running successful events, I’d boil it down to three things:

1. Relationships: Build them with everyone involved in putting on or attending the event. Share organizational details with everybody.
2. Ground rules: Establish ground rules and ensure everyone sticks to them. Don’t let people (vendors or even guests) derail your event. You own it.
3. Impeccable timing: Start on time and finish early! Guests appreciate it when you acknowledge that their time is valuable. And you will rock if you get people out early.Caroline Kay, BECAUZ COO and event manager extraordinaire

Stay tuned for more keys to planning and conducting successful, memorable corporate events. And if you need guidance or hands-on assistance in hosting the perfect leadership conference or corporate event, please connect with BECAUZ.

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