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Connecting and Leading Online: A New Workshop Series

We are living in complex times.  A global pandemic has us spending hours online and feeling isolated.  People are “zoomed out” yet online meetings are not going to go away anytime soon.

If you are looking to minimize the frustration and maximize the value of online meetings and events, join us!  You will learn ways to leverage technology to create highly engaging and unique online experiences that will help colleagues and stakeholder groups to connect and collaborate.

AMC Workshop Series | Session Full
The registration fee is $85 total for this two-part workshop series.

Part 1: Stepping into Online Engagement
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 10AM to Noon

Enjoy opportunities to connect with peers in meaningful ways, practice sharing ideas together virtually, and experience engaging activities you can bring to your next online meeting or event.

Part 2: Designing for Online Engagement
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 10AM to Noon

Learn tips for how to prepare for engaging online meetings that yield results. Receive a template for creating online events that you can customize and apply to your next committee or workplace meeting.

This two-part workshop series, designed for – and with – Minnesota leaders, will lead you through the experience of a great online meeting and then help you to create one yourself.

Registration Fee: $85

"This training ROCKED! I am walking away with actual activities that I can incorporate into a 50-person staff meeting to make them more engaging!"

What to Expect:

  • The workshops will take place on Zoom. For a smoother experience, please connect with a desktop or laptop computer, if you are able. The workshops will not be recorded.
  • This is not a webinar or lecture series. Workshops will be highly interactive and include small group breakout conversations.
  • A team of your peers will assist with co-hosting these workshops with Jen Mein from Moxxim to grow and practice their online facilitation skills.

About the Presenter: Jen Mein, Moxxim
Jen Mein has spent the past ten years working with change and transition on a personal, organizational, and systems level.  Her professional experience includes roles as an IT leader, leadership development and engagement consultant, adjunct faculty member, public & non-profit innovation manager, and human service systems change consultant.

After working at the University of Minnesota for 22 years, most recently at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with the Future Services Institute, Jen began consulting full-time in 2019.  She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, both from the University of Minnesota.  She is recognized as a respected practitioner in the Art of Hosting (the Art of Participatory Leadership).


  • Will the session be recorded?  Because of the highly interactive nature of this workshop series, it will not be recorded.
  • Can registrations be shared? To achieve the best possible learning outcomes during this workshop series, each participant needs to have their own connection to Zoom, which means registrations cannot be shared. Participants will be actively engaging with facilitators and colleagues, and thus each participant needs to have their own keyboard, computer, and connection to the training.

For more information, please contact Heather Bandeen, AMC Research and Program Development Manager.