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Bite-Sized Learning: Effective Hybrid Meetings

Effective Hybrid Meetings by Engaging and Connecting the Roomies and the Zoomies Equally

Wednesday, June 02, 12:00 PM - Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 01:00 PM
Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Fee: Free

Over the past year, we’ve all learned a lot about running effective and engaging virtual meetings. But as we contemplate meetings post-pandemic, will we go back to “business as usual?” That is, will we again require that everyone attends in person, or not at all? Organizations can and should consider hosting hybrid meetings – that is, where access to participation is increased by welcoming those who need or want to attend virtually.

Effective hybrid meetings provide equal opportunity for the roomies (those attending in-person) and the zoomies (those attending virtually) to engage in the meeting, connect with other participants and share their unique viewpoints and expertise. In this session, we’ll explore the technology, psychology, and strategy supporting this goal.

The Bite-Sized Learning events are designed by MCN’s Greater Minnesota team to keep us connected across the state. While the topics are chosen to meet the needs of Greater Minnesota, all are welcome here! Each event will have a short presentation along with plenty of time for networking and discussion on the designated topic. Bring your questions and expertise on the topic! With our cameras and microphones on, we can stay connected, learn, and support one another.

Event Details

The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method. 

Register for the event on Zoom.

This event will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please email MCN’s program assistant with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.

Speaker Information

SReis HeadshotSondra Reis, director of e-learning at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, is a virtual learning strategist and facilitator. Through this work, she help trainers, presenters and subject matter experts create engaging and valuable virtual learning experiences. Sondra has deep experience in developing, producing and supporting virtual trainings, presentations, meetings and facilitated planning conversations. She is adept in the three most commonly used virtual live meeting and training platforms – Adobe Connect, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. She also loves to help others explore additional tools that can bring their virtual spaces come alive.

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