Educational Programs and In-Person Networking Events
Last year we conducted a survey to learn more about our members’ interests and expectations from CWA. There was a high level of interest in educational workshops and in-person networking events. The Board members heard you, and are planning educational workshop/networking events this year.
About the Programs
We are working on scheduling four interactive, in-person educational events. Topics, times, dates and locations will be announced. Here’s the vision thus far:
Education program #1: Panel discussion – 2 hours education/1 hour networking
Education program #2: Workshop – 2 hours education/1 hour networking
Education program #3: Workshop – 2 hours education/1 hour networking
Education program #4: Bootcamp – 4 hours education/1 hour networking
There will be a fee to attend workshops.
Ideally, members will be presenters, but this may not always happen. In addition, there will be presenter submission and selection process. A video clip of you presenting will be requested.
The video does not have to be professionally recorded. We are looking at your presentation skills. You can record a two to five-minute clip of yourself teaching with your mobile device, Facebook Live, Periscope or other programs and apps, and send us a link.
Venues are needed to hold our programs. If you have connections at facilities that have meeting and conference rooms, please inquire about CWA using the space. Here are things we need:
- Saturday availability
- Downtown, South Loop or Near North
- Has street or structure parking
- Allows outside food
- Has A/V equipment, ideally included in the cost of rental
- Can accommodate between 25 and 100 attendees
- Allows us to accept payment at the venue (cannot do so at libraries and community rooms)
Committee Members Needed
Three to four people are needed to bring this new committee to fruition. Thus, we need members who are willing to share their experiences, ideas and commitment to planning, organizing and managing events. Here are a few of the duties you’ll be performing, if selected:
Plan events and manage logistics
Review speaker proposals and select speakers
Video record events
Distribute and collect materials
Clean up after events
Other needs that arise
We hope you support us in making these programs successful. If you are interested in volunteering or can help secure venues and parking for workshops, contact Marcie Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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