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Facilitating Great Online Meetings

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (corrected date)
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $35 - training scholarships available (see below)
Credits: CML for city elected officials (see below)
 

REGISTER

Registration closes Tuesday, February 23 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording.


Webinar Overview

COVID-19 required a quick transition to online meetings, with sometimes rocky results. But working in a virtual space has also unearthed the potential for local governments to connect with the public in new ways that offer increased convenience and accessibility. This webinar will show local governments how to conduct more successful and efficient online meetings to promote engagement — for the public as well as staff and elected officials.


Educational Objectives

Online meetings are here to stay, and this webinar will help bring your meetings to the next level. You’ll learn practical tools and techniques to support community engagement, host staff brainstorming sessions, and hold council and commission meetings that acknowledge and include remote audience members. Whether you are considering making online engagement a regular part of your public outreach toolbox or you are interested in making improvements to the online meetings of your governing body, this webinar is for you.


Who Should Attend?

Communications staff, clerks, elected officials, board/commission members, public agency department heads/managers, and other staff involved in coordinating or participating in online meetings.


Presenters

  • Megan Gregor, City Clerk, City of Burien. Megan is a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) with eight years of experience working for the Cities of Issaquah, Renton, and Burien. She holds a Green Belt in Lean Six-Sigma from the University of Washington and prides herself on the application of innovation and efficiency. Megan has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, making her uniquely qualified in records management, electronic content management, and visualizing the needs of customers from their varied perspectives.
  • Rhadika Nair, Senior Associate, Berk Consulting. At Berk, Rhadika focuses on neighborhood planning and design, policy development, and the integration of technical analysis and community planning. She has worked with local governments, nonprofits, foundations, educational institutions and libraries to develop recommendations on complex issues. Radhika has a depth of experience in hosting successful online public engagement meetings.
  • Tracy Burrows, Executive Director, MRSC. Tracy will serve as the moderator for this webinar.

Credits


Training Scholarships

  • The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) will provide one (1) training scholarship per member-county for this webinar. Those wishing to take advantage of the offer are asked to contact your county risk manager to request the registration code before you register. To learn if you are a WCRP member or if you have questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact MemberServices@wcrp.wa.gov.
  • Read about other training scholarship opportunities.

Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Tuesday, February 23. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.


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