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Unlock the Magic of Virtual Programs

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In a sea of virtual program options, rarely do you find one that is truly
magical, that fosters growth, connection, and transformation. This
workshop shares key elements for unlocking the potential of a virtual
(phone and/or video) program to creatively encourage social
connectedness and wellness. 

This virtual workshop is geared towards any professional planning or leading virtual programs with the goal of engaging the audience. We won't be talking about PowerPoint or lectures; instead, we'll focus on technical and experiential techniques to increase engagement. 

P.S. We're going to have fun in this interactive workshop! This won't be your standard Zoom meeting. Cameras on, bring paper and writing utensils (we support your multi-color highlighter habit).

Facilitators from Creative Spark, a Covia Program:

Jessica McCracken, MPA, brings people together through the creative process. Her career began at the Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts, Institute on Aging in 2007. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Arts Management. With great dedication to collaboration, Jessica co-founded Creative Aging San Francisco, a collective of individuals utilizing the arts to support healthy aging.

Katie Wade, MEd, is passionate about ensuring we all have access to creative means of connecting with ourselves and others as we grow older. After working as a mental health therapist with older adults in an inpatient setting, Katie maintained a private practice while providing social connection programming and other services to older adults and caregivers, and now nurtures and grows innovative creative aging programs.