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Coffee & Conversation

MDCLCA hosts virtual networking and discussion events. Our members-only Coffee and Conversation are scheduled once a month on Fridays from 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Become an MDCLCA member and join us at Coffee and Conversation!

Fall 2022:

September 9 @ 11 a.m.

Beat Burnout

“Post-pandemic.” “Budget cuts.” “Enrollment crash.” “Great resignation.” With these anxiety-inducing terms becoming increasingly common and heralding ever-increasing pressures on learning centers, it’s no surprise that many staff, faculty, and students are experiencing burnout! In this Coffee and Conversation, we will discuss what burnout is and how it intersects with emotional labor, imposter syndrome, and overachieving. We will discuss practical steps for preventing and dealing with burnout, including completing the stress cycle, setting boundaries, and the newest buzzword, “quiet quitting.”

October 14 @ 11 a.m.

Peer Educator Appreciation Week Panel

Join us during Peer Educator week to hear from a panel of peer educators! Panelists will share their experiences becoming and developing as peer educators, growing in a community of fellow learners, and helping peers achieve their learning goals.

November 11 @ 11 a.m.

How To: Conference Proposals

Are you interested in submitting a conference proposal to MDCLCA or another professional organization? Hear from peers who have successfully designed proposals and presented at conferences.


Previous Topics:

July 17, 2020

Staff Training and Development

Presenter: Delana Gregg

August 7, 2020

Creating Spaces for Student Self-Empowerment

Presenter: Danielle Archambault

September 4, 2020

Leadership and Learning

Presenter: Hilary Bateman


October 2, 2020

Online Tutoring

Presenter: Kevin Knudsen

November 6, 2020

Tutor Self-Care

Presenter: Miriam Laufer


December 4, 2020

Assessing Tutoring Programs

Presenter: Heather Holmes

September 10, 2021

Learning Center Budgets

Presenter: Sarah Longwell & Heather Holmes

October 8, 2021

Peer Tutor Panel

November 12, 2021

How To: Conference Proposals

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