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19NTC Session

Reinvigorate Your Programs and Events Through Multi-Directional Learning

Who wants to sit through another presentation or demo? Not us! In the past year, NGO Source and Oracle NetSuite Social Impact have designed programs and events with co-learning objectives and multi-directional learning activities. These nonprofit events, webinars, and programs became more interactive, livelier, and productive once we realized we all have the answers; believing each participant embodies part of the solution.  Join this workshop that promises to push your idea of who is the educator, what your event or program can be, and create at least one amazing collaborative learning opportunity in your world.

Learning Outcomes

  • Design at least one new co-learning opportunity or integrate co-learning into an existing opportunity
  • Utilize basic principles of multi-directional learning in program development
  • Pivot your organization or team to a more collaborative culture 

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Debra Askanase

Social Impact Program Manager, Capacity-Building Initiatives

Oracle NetSuite

I am honored to be part of the NTEN, nptech and nonprofit communities. I started my career in nonprofits as a community organizer, expanding to become a program director and an executive director. After graduating from business school in 2008, I founded my own digital strategy company for nonprofits, Community Organizer 2.0, and taught social media strategy at Marlboro College Graduate School. Since May 2017, I've been honored to work with the Social Impact team at Oracle NetSuite, managing our global pro bono initiatives. It's my pleasure to continue to collaborate with the nptech community in this role, and I look forward to building more connections and community at 19NTC. Want to chat about non-nptech stuff? Yes! Hit me up about...Boston Red Sox, excellent ice cream retailers, sci fi or fantasy fiction, musicals, and anything else you want to talk about. Plus, always looking for a good veggie restaurant while at NTC!


March 13, 2019


3:15pm – 4:30pm