NEC to Launch “Council Conversations” Virtual Networking Series

The New England Council is pleased to announce the launch of our new virtual networking series, Council Connections.  We have heard from many members that one aspect of the Council that they have missed the most during the pandemic when in-person gatherings are not possible is the opportunity to network with fellow Council members across different industries and throughout the region.  During this hour-long program, you will have the opportunity to meet and converse with other Council members in a series of smaller, randomly assigned group breakout sessions.  Please note that due to technological constraints, capacity for this program is limited, however if there is interest, we hope to hold these sessions regularly.

How it will work:

  • The session will be conducted using Zoom.  We strongly encourage you to connect on a desktop, laptop, or tablet with video enabled.
  • All participants will join the meeting and first be placed in a large general session, just like any other Zoom meeting.
  • Once all participants have joined the general session, Jim Brett will welcome everyone and give some brief opening remarks.
  • There will then be a series of four, 10-minute breakout sessions. During the breakout sessions, participants will be randomly placed into a smaller group meeting of five people total.  During the 10-minute session, you will have the opportunity to converse with and get to know those in your breakout room.
  • Between each session, all participants will return briefly to the general session before being randomly placed in the next breakout session.
  • We will provide all participants with the full list of program participants including email addresses so that you are able to easily follow up with anyone you meet during the networking program.
  • Please note that the breakout session participants are randomly selected are we are not able to honor requests to connect with specific individuals. However, if there is someone you are interested in meeting, our staff is happy to help facilitate a connection separate from this event.
  • While these sessions will be open to all Council members across various industries, we are also considering some sector specific networking programs for our various policy committees.

We hope you will join us for the first Council Connections program, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


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