Council Connections – Virtual Networking

In February 2021, The New England Council launched our new virtual networking series, Council Connections.  The new series was developed after hearing from many members that one aspect of the Council that they 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 these hour-long programs, participants have the opportunity to meet and converse with other Council members in a series of smaller, randomly assigned group breakout sessions.

How it works:

  • The sessions are conducted using Zoom.  We strongly encourage participants 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, our CEO Jim Brett will welcome everyone and gives brief opening remarks.
  • Participants will engage in a series of three, 15-minute breakout sessions. During the breakout sessions, participants will be randomly placed into a smaller group meeting of five people total.  During the 15-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.

Visit the Upcoming Events page to see when the next program is scheduled.  If you have any questions, please contact Emily Heisig.

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