PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual

The Power of Online Spaces


Our movement groups are connecting online more and more, but these spaces can often feel lifeless, exhausting, and clunky. We believe that online connection is an incredible tool that can facilitate powerful connection across geography and make our meetings and gatherings more accessible. Drawing from what we’ve been learning and experimenting with at PeoplesHub, we will dig into how to bring popular education methodology online, and dispel common myths about what is and isn’t possible online. Together we will explore how to create interactive online spaces from meetings to trainings that are effective, impactful, relational, and restorative.



Jess Grady-Benson and Joe Tolbert Jr. – PeoplesHub

Training Length and Type:


90 minutes per session


Connect as an individual

Workshop Offered:


Wednesday, December 4


From 12-1:30pm PST/ 2-3:30pm CST/ 3-4:30pm EST




Thursday, January 16, 2020


From 4-5:30pm PST/ 6-7:30pm CST/ 7-8:30pm EST

This training is ideal for:


Anyone who is doing work online – whether that be meetings, trainings, webinars, etc. who is looking to strengthen the depth of their connections.

Anyone new to online work who feels overwhelmed by the barriers or uncertain of what’s possible.

Training Outcomes


Participants will leave with:

  • A greater understanding of the possibilities and opportunities of online spaces
  • Tools for making your own online meetings and gatherings more impactful, accessible, and restorative
  • Practices for grounding our work in restoration and resiliency, and how to bring these practices online

What do you do to prepare?


Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to share and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, with video and headphones.



Choose what to pay, starting at $20. The true cost of this workshop is $50/person, which allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, our trainers work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!

Ready to sign up?



Jess Grady-Benson

Jess Grady-Benson is an artist, organizer, and facilitator in Seattle, Washington. Jess serves as a Lead Trainer and Trainings Coordinator with PeoplesHub. Jess has roots in the climate justice, racial justice, and youth organizing. She believes deeply in the power of learning together to transform our relationships, ignite our creativity, and grow our collective power.

Joe Tolbert Jr.

Joe T. is a minister, scholar, writer and cultural organizer whose work is at the intersections of art, culture, spirituality and social justice. He received his B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and completed his M.Div. with a concentration in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York. Joe is a sought after facilitator and cultural strategist that works with communities to help them harness the power of art and culture. For more information please visit