Hot/Mix Workshops

Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies has a storehouse of knowledge and practical experience, and HOT/MIX is a repeating series of free, short workshops designed to share some of these insights with local and regional professionals. It’s Marlboro’s way of saying “thanks” to the local community.

MIX (Management Ideas Exchange) is a free, lunchtime workshop series sponsored by the nonprofit, business and healthcare managements program at the Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. Directors and staff of mission-driven organizations are invited to join us for network opportunities, best practices in organizational success, and the exchange of ideas. With topics ranging from “Managing Organizational Change” to “Calming the Storm: De-escalating High-Heat Encounters,” these workshops build on the experience of participants to reach new horizons in professional efficacy. Each session will be presented by an instructor from one of the Marlboro graduate degrees in management, or by a local nonprofit, government, or business leader.

HOT (Hands On Technology) is a free, evening workshop series provided by the educational technology program at the Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. These workshops are helpful for anyone who is interested in using technology more effectively, in their workplace or in their home. From “Simple Tricks for Stunning Presentation Slides,” to “Search Engine Optimization,” to “Google Docs,” these hands-on workshops will provide skills that you can apply right away. Participants are expected to bring their own laptops.

Both HOT and MIX workshops are free, but please register in advance on eventbrite. Check our Events (link) for upcoming workshops. For more information, contact Ariel Brooks at

Upcoming HOT / MIX Events

HOT (Hands On Technology) workshops take place the last Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-7:00pm

MIX (Management Ideas Exchange) workshops take place the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:30pm.

All workshops take place at the Marlboro College Graduate Center.

Join us for: 

HOT OCTOBER: Digital tools for learning - TUES, OCT 28, 5:30-7:00PM (REGISTER HERE)

Program Description: In this Hands-on session, we will try out a wide range of FREE digital tools that support successful learning. But more importantly we will explore why we might use them. According to HOT trainer and member of the Marlboro College teaching faculty Jane Wilde, "It is not about the tools, it is about how learning can be facilitated."

Whether you teach in a K-12 Classroom, teach online at a college, offer training for business or are a learner interested in improving your skills this workshop is for you. Bring your laptop AND your mobile device. Some of the tools are useful on one, the other or both. 

MIX november: communicating powerfully - TUES, NOV 11, 12:00-1:30PM (REGISTER HERE)

Program Description: Complex organizational work no longer relies on a simple chain of command to get things done, and often projects are accomplished through a web of cross-functional roles people hold. This workshop looks at how our communication can expand or diminish our power and how to speak more powerfully for greater impact in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

• Learn the five speech acts and how to use them to speak more powerfully

• Deepen our understanding of how the body can serve as a grounding for powerful communication

• Identify ways to increase one’s personal impact by making powerful requests and promises

HOT NOVEMBER: facilitating Online learning - TUES, NOV 18, 5:30-7:00PM (REGISTER HERE)

Do you offer courses or training? Learning online provides flexibility for your target audience. The barriers of time, distance and in some cases a disability or learning style are overcome. There are many things to consider such at the platform, the course design, and the delivery. In this workshop, you will think through the development of an online learning activity: How will you deliver the content? How will you facilitate interaction? How will you know if your learning objectives are met? 

Questions? Contact Ariel Brooks,, 802-451-7118