President’s Message

President’s Message


Hi everyone,

Our monthly Mastermind meeting has been going on since last spring and has become a rich environment for sharing professional experiences and challenges. Due to Covid, instead of in-person, our meeting on March 19 was done via Zoom. It went very well. We had a wonderful online exchange and covered a variety of topics, including what people are doing to cope with current challenges, how to facilitate a meeting with introverts and extroverts, how to use online technology to do what we would otherwise do in person, and how to stay connected in Covid-19 times. (Here’s an example.)

Based on input at the meeting, we decided on the following:

  • For the foreseeable future, these meetings will be held online.
  • They’ll be called “Mind Share” not “Mastermind.” No preexisting expertise required - come and share your mind.
  • To stay connected, we’ll meet twice a month.
  • Instead of our current 5:30-7:00 slot, Mind Share will be moved to “Happy Hour”: 4:00 to 5:30pm.

We have one scheduled agenda item for the next meeting: Interactive demonstration of how to use Zoom to connect with our clients in facilitation, presentation, training and coaching. In addition, we will have our standard check-in and open forum.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 2, 2020. Register here. There is no charge.

Stay safe!

ODN Oregon

Jathan Janove, President,
Dave Hanna, Treasurer,
Glen Fahs,
Helen Spector,
Sabine Amend,