October 1: Online Leading and Learning: How to Engage People in the Virtual Space

October 1, 2020
1:00-3:00pm Pacific | Online

Recent session when participants told us which tools we had used to increase engagement.

Do you find yourself leading meetings or trainings online? Are you wondering how to make the most of Zoom tools and engage people in the lesson or conversation? “Online Leading and Learning” is designed to give you the knowledge, tools, and actual practice you need to deliver online events that are productive and engaging.

During this two-hour interactive session, you will learn how to lead an online meeting that engages people using Zoom (or any online platform) or train people in an interactive way. We will cover the what, who, and how of online engagement including:

  • Engagement tools using Zoom (other platforms have similar tools.)
  • Tools outside of Zoom to increase participation while online
  • Online meeting/training design
  • Production logistics
  • Tips and tricks for when technology doesn’t cooperate
  • Communications to support engagement

Unlike many “how to” sessions, this online session is designed to be experiential. You will practice online skills in real time with peers. You’ll get feedback from others and hear from colleagues about what works for them.

By the end of our time together, you will know how to use a range of engagement tools on and beyond Zoom. You will feel more confident in how to implement these tools in your own facilitation or training. You will be connected with others who are similarly expanding their online learning and leading practice.

This session is designed for people new to online meeting/training delivery or are intermediate and seek more practice and feedback.


Nancy Bacon is a teacher, instructional designer, and learning strategist who creates and delivers in-person and online learning events for nonprofit and public sector people. She has gotten busy working with nonprofits and associations across the U.S. as they bring their programs online. This has been a popular session for nonprofit and public sector consultants and staff. Nancy regularly writes about learning on her website: nancybacon.com

JoAnn Crabtree produces online learning events, implements the behind-the-scenes technology, and teaches. Her background is in information technology. She also co-hosts the Nonprofit Radio Show, a podcast for small nonprofits: nonprofitradioshow.com


$40, which includes course workbook and access to the recording.

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