21NTC Session

Workshop: Emerging from All-Zoom, All The Time – Finding Optimal Tech-Life Balance


Digital wellness is the active process of mindfully using digital technology in ways that foster a healthy, fulfilling, and balanced life. It has become an essential skill and organizational norm due to working remotely because of COVID-19. While there are many wonderful benefits of technology, there is also a growing set of unintended consequences from digital overuse, including text neck, eye strain, anxiety from FOMO and more. As we emerge from working as distributed remote or hybrid teams, digital wellness will become even more important as more workplaces adopt artificial intelligence.

This session will share practical tips and strategies for avoiding technology burnout, essential skills for advancing your organization’s mission and getting stuff done virtually, and how your organization can adapt and thrive in a post-COVID world.

Session Type

60 minute workshop

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn practical strategies for increasing well-being and conquering exhaustion and technology overload in the virtual workplace.
  • Understand best practices for teams to effectively use technology to collaborate and get things done in the virtual workplace.
  • Understand the coming imperative for digital wellness as nonprofits begin to adopt emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Target Audience

Anyone who wants tips, tools, and strategies for achieving greater tech-life balance.


Beth Kanter

Author, Virtual Facilitator, and Trainer

Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter is an internationally recognized thought leader in digital transformation and wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace. Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company, she has over three decades of experience in designing and delivering training and capacity-building programs for nonprofits and foundations. As a sought-after keynote speaker and workshop leader, she has presented at nonprofit conferences on every inhabited continent of the world to thousands of nonprofits.

Meico Marquette Whitlock

Virtual Trainer and Facilitator | Digital Wellness Coach

Mindful Techie

Meico helps changemakers create work-life and tech-life balance so they can do their best work better while living their best lives. He is the founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, author of the Intention Planner, and a certified mindfulness teacher.

Through speaking, training, and coaching, he facilitates transformative experiences that foster wellbeing in a hyperconnected and distracted world.

He has worked with organizations such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cigna, and Greenpeace, and has been a featured speaker on ABC News, Fox 5, and Radio One. He’s a former triathlete, loves salsa dancing, and makes the world’s best vegan chili!

He holds an M.S. in Information Science from the University of Michigan and a B.A. Political Science and Spanish from Morehouse College.



March 23, 2021


1:00pm – 2:00pm