$720 – $820

Harwood Virtual Public Innovators Lab – Fall 2019

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The Harwood Virtual Public Innovators Lab transforms our signature 2.5-day training into an interactive 8-week online course. Now you can engage and learn from the comfort of your own office with colleagues or at home.

Our training platform is built for you. Through our online course, you and your colleagues will learn our time-tested approach to creating deeper and more meaningful impact in your community.

What you'll learn

  • How to engage and understand your community the right way
  • How to use what you learn from the community to gain new allies
  • How to improve your programs and strategies so they work for your community - not just for the experts
  • How to get work moving with the right partners in the community when it seems like everyone is stuck and there's talk but no action
  • How to be a more intentional community leader that exercises genuine authority, authenticity and accountability

What you'll get

  • An action plan that you can start on as soon as you get home
  • A toolkit with all the materials you can copy and use with your colleagues
  • A library of videos on topics we cover in the Lab
  • Regular updates from the Institute through our newsletter

The Format

  • The Virtual Lab is structured as an 8-week online course.
  • This program will take place every Thursday from 1:30-3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for 8 weeks on Go To Training, a video conferencing platform. Additionally, we host a pre-Lab orientation for all Virtual Lab participants prior to the first online session, and an evaluation session during the final online session.
  • The online sessions are highly interactive. You're expected to participate in discussions, complete homework, and interact with your fellow participants.
  • Between sessions, you will participate in online discussions and have about 30 minutes of "homework" to do so you can apply what you are learning as you are learning it.

Virtual Lab Class Dates:

  • September 23: Orientation Session
  • September 26: Session 1
  • October 3: Session 2
  • October 10: Session 3
  • October 17: Session 4
  • October 24: Session 5
  • October 31: Session 6
  • November 7: Session 7
  • November 14: Session 8/Evaluation Session

System Requirements:

Operating System

  • Windows 7 – Windows 10
    Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) - macOS Mojave 10.14

Internet Connection

  • 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
  • MUST connect using Google Chrome


  • Zoom desktop app
    JavaScript enabled


  • 2GB or more of RAM
  • Microphone and speakers (USB or AUX headset recommended)
  • Webcam (optional)
  • Phone (optional)


How do I log-in once I register?

  • As week one approaches you will get more information on how to set up your profile and how to join the live classes. If you have any questions before then, please contact the organizer.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

  • If you have any questions, please contact the Harwood team at virtuallab@theharwoodinstitute.org

What's the refund policy?

  • Your registration will be refunded (minus a service) until 30 days prior to the event. No refunds will be processed later.

Are group tickets available?

  • Groups of 5 or more may purchase group tickets at a discount. Contact us if you have any questions!
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