Our recent trip to MinistryTECH 2009 it has encouraged me to continue building relationships with my local peers in Central Illinois. We had a great CI-CITRT event almost a year ago, but I have struggled to plan new events. If you participated in our past event, or are in Church IT in central Illinois what do you thing about a less formal local approach to a local Church IT Roundtable? You interested in a low key, minimal comment monthly lunch to talk shop, eat lunch together at a local restaurant and get to know one another?
Leave a comment or email me (jason [at] jasonmlee [dot] net) if you are interested.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
A Local Peoria Restaurant (TBA – somewhere centrally located for everyone attending)
What’s a Roundtable Discussion?
A roundtable is a peer-learning event where the participants are both teachers and learners. A roundtable is small enough to emphasize interactive learning, led by a facilitator and peer, includes participants who have an affinity with each other, and does not include a strong agenda beyond sharing knowledge. The participants set the agenda, and interaction among participants takes precedent over presentation by “experts.” In fact, in one-way or another, most of the roundtable participants are already experts. In this group, we intend to learn from each other about how to better resource, equip, and train ministries in the areas of computer hardware, networking, server support, web services/sites, telecom services, etc. It will be geeky and fun.