Online Workshop

Creating Interactive Digital Meetings and Learning Sessions

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About this Online Workshop

The necessity of virtual meetings and learning workshops during the lockdown catalyzed the adoption of online meeting and learning tools. Consequently, virtual tools will become a permanent feature in post-pandemic workplaces. 

Screen fatigue is understandably one of the challenges that has been identified by facilitators and participants alike. 

During this workshop, participants will explore a range of options to enhance learner engagement during meetings and learning workshops. A range of digital resources will be presented along with opportunities for hands-on learning. 

NOTE: This is an interactive, virtual workshop, which is different from a webinar. Participants will be expected to participate through voice and video, and to engage with each other and the facilitator in large and small group discussions, to learn from each other and practice skill development.

Who Should Attend?

Any staff in a human, social or community services organization.

Format and Duration

This workshop is delivered in one, three-hour online workshop. 

Workshop Dates and Registration

All sessions in Eastern Standard Time.

October 21, 2024

  • Monday, October 21 | 9:00 – 12:00

  • Registration Cut Off: Thursday, October 17     

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  • Members: $250 + HST

  • Non-Members: $325 + HST

  • Non-Member Education Level 1/2: $260 + HST

Bring This Workshop to Your Staff

OMSSA can work with you to deliver this workshop to you and your team in an in-person format at a time that works for you. We can also customize the content of each workshop to meet your specific needs. Contact OMSSA's Director, Education Christie Herrington to learn more about bringing this workshop to your staff. 


Here are what some attendees had to say about this workshop: 

Catherine's extensive knowledge and facilitating style makes it easy to stay engaged and learn.

I enjoyed the demonstrations on online tools and how they could be utilized.

Facilitator was professional, caring, kind and positive attitude. Also was inclusive to everyone's individual needs/concerns.

About the Facilitator

Catherine Chambers is a researcher, organizational development consultant, and Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). She began her career in the social assistance sector where she worked as a caseworker, trainer, and program analyst. Her work has taken her across Canada and the United States. Catherine has had the opportunity to work with individuals from a range of professional backgrounds and areas of expertise on projects at: CBC-Radio Canada, Ontario Ministry of Health, Ontario Council for Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), Simcoe-Muskoka Children’s Aid Society, and various corporations including Microsoft USA. 

Catherine has been an instructor in the Teacher of Adults program at Centennial College, and in the Bachelor of Adult Education Program at Brock University. She holds 2 graduate degrees in education (Master of Adult Education and Master of Teaching) from the University of Toronto where she is currently completing her PhD.  Her research focuses on the impact of diversity and inclusion on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Technical Requirements

OMSSA will be hosting this virtual workshop using Zoom, an online, interactive platform that you can join straight from your web browser, or by downloading 'Zoom Client for Meetings' on your computer or tablet

Participants will be expected to join the workshop via both video and audio. Participants should therefore have access to a desktop computer, laptop computer or tablet with:

  • a webcam or built-in camera

  • a built-in microphone or a headphone jack where you can plug in a headset or earphones

We strongly recommend that participants use a headset or earphones with a built-in microphone in order to limit background noise. 

System requirements: Click here for more detailed information on system requirements from Zoom.