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Mr. Calli

Adam Calli

Principal Consultant, Arc Human Capital LLC

Adam Calli has over 18 years of comprehensive experience in all aspects of progressive human resource management, in such diverse environments as hospitality, government contracting, television production, commercial banking, and multi-client outsourced HR support. After gaining work experience with Holiday Inn, Radisson, and Universal Studios Orlando, and completing the prestigious Walt Disney World College Program internship, he graduated with his bachelors in Hospitality Administration from the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University. Mr. Calli then began his career in the Rooms Division with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, before making the transition into HR with them. Now he's Principal Consultant for Arc Human Capital, LLC where he provides support for organizations seeking to fulfill their compliance mandates while striving to constantly improve their human capital capabilities. He's also an HR instructor for George Mason University's Learning Solutions Division and Northern Virginia Community College's Workforce Development Division. Mr. Calli has managed employees in many functions and has experience supporting blue and white collar organizations in privately held and publicly traded companies with multi-site operations. Mr. Calli has been quoted in the Florida Hotel & Motel Journal, HR Magazine, and most recently in Boating Industry. He has presented for multiple SHRM Chapters, has delivered webcasts and podcasts for the Human Capital Institute, and has been a panelist for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) Training Futures program. He is finishing his Masters in Management with an HR concentration at Catholic University, is a veteran of the US Navy Reserves, and holds his SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and SWP certifications.

Please visit http://www.archumancapital.com for more information.

Mr. Calli can be contacted at 703-615-2085 or adam@archumancapital.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.