Webinar: Creating Virtual Learning, Collaboration & Connection - (10/1/2020)

When:  Oct 1, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)


Webinar Information

Whether we are in a time of social distancing, or we have started to come together in person, the landscape of our organizations has shifted, and virtual learning, meeting and networking must now be universal to our planning. This webinar will include practical approaches to creating interactive space for learning and community including: 


  • How to build a dynamic agenda
  • Prepping for virtual delivery
  • Shifting attendee mindset about virtual events
  • Preparing attendees to be ready to participate and connect versus passively listening

Come prepared to close the rest of your open computer screen windows as we explore creative virtual facilitation together. Leave with new ideas to implement in your next virtual presentation!  

Important Details

PD Clock Hours: 1.5

11:30am - 1:00pm​: Webinar time

You will receive a separate e-mail asking you to register with Zoom Webinar prior to the beginning of the webinar. You must register here with Illinois ASBO, then register again with Zoom Webinar to receive your log in information. Please be advised that you will be required to remain logged in for the entirety of the webinar to receive credit. Each attendee will also be required to fill out an evaluation summary in order to receive credit.

Speaker Information

Lowell Aplebaum, FASAE, CAE, CPF is the CEO and Strategy Catalyst of Vista Cova – a company that partners with organizations on strategic visioning and planning, creating stronger stakeholder connections, and reimagining value and engagement. As a Certified Professional Facilitator, Lowell frequently provides dynamic sessions to organizations - getting volunteers, members, and staff involved through experiential learning approaches.

After starting his career in the informal education realm, over the course of more than a decade, Lowell has worked inside associations on membership and value, volunteer leadership establishment and growth, professional development and learning, global alliance building, communications and marketing, online and in-person communities, operations, finance, HR, and staff oversight. After serving as the Chief Operating Officer for a medical association, Lowell founded Vista Cova – returning to his passion of facilitating for and partnering with volunteer leaders, members, and staff.

Lowell currently serves as the Past-Chair for the overseeing commission for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification. He chaired ASAE’s Task Force on CEO Pathways, and previously served as Chair for ASAE’s Component Relations Council. He is the creator of a master-level learning series, Through the CEO Lens, and Association Charrette – a co-creation retreat experience. He is the co-Executive Editor and Contributing Author for ASAE’s Component Relations Handbook, 2nd edition, and contributed chapters to the latest versions of Professional Practices of Association Management as well as Membership Essentials. He is a mentor for ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program and recently served as a facilitator for ASAE’s Centennial Recognition Task Force. His work on global efforts for associations includes experience across five continents, hundreds of volunteer groups, and all 50 states in the U.S.

Lowell also volunteers as a platelet donor and social media solicitor for the American Red Cross and is a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Brewers Ball organizing committee. Lowell has a B.A. in Sociology from Columbia University and utilizes the knowledge he gained from his M.A. in Education to volunteer and tutor students with learning disabilities. Lowell resides in Maryland where his 8-year old son and twin 6-year old girls keep the house full of laughter.

Contact Information

Please contact Lindsay Plath at (815) 753-9350 or lplath@iasbo.org if you have any questions. If you plan to have multiple viewers on one computer, please register each person individually, then complete and return the downloadable sign-in sheet to Lindsay when the webinar is finished.