Remote Engagement Resources

Digital convenings are a great engagement tool, and social distancing requirements have introduced an opportunity and need to convene virtually more frequently as events that have typically been held in person pivot to take place online. These resources are designed to help you host successful web meetings and events.   

Have a resource that would be helpful to other Club & SIG leaders?  Please share it with your staff liaison for inclusion here.

Zoom Resources

Refer to the resources below for training, tips, and tricks on hosting and participating in Zoom meetings. Not finding what you need? The Zoom Support Center is robust and search-based.


  • Zoom Training: A comprehensive guide to setting up and executing Zoom meetings.

  • Zoom Quick Start Guide: Setting up Zoom is easy with this quick guide.

  • General Advice for Zoom Hosts: Make the most of your remote event or meeting with these tips on meeting expectations, accessibility, materials, and participant engagement.

  • Zoom Participant Guide: These tips can help get the most out of Zoom meetings or events where you’re not the host.

  • Zoom Backgrounds: These backgrounds from the Harvard Gazette bring a bit of Harvard to your digital convenings.

Remote Engagement Strategies

Learn about the remote engagement strategies fellow clubs and SIGs are using to build engagement outside of in-person convening.

Video Resources

Check out these HAA videos for actionable advice from fellow alumni leaders on:

  • Webinars: Learn how to leverage webinars to engage with your members virtually

  • Remote Meetings: Explore the benefits of using remote meetings to engage with your alumni.

  • Communications Strategies: Consider opportunities to engage alumni using online platforms.

  • Social Media: Discover how to employ social media strategies to engage your alumni.