2020 HTI

Early Career Orientation


HTI is excited to connect with you to participate in the Early Career Orientation Conference (ECO). 

The following documents will enhance your participation in the conference so we encourage you to review, familiarize, and complete them prior to the conference:

11am-1pm 10am-12pm 8-10am


El Proyecto Vital

3-5pm 2-4pm 12-2pm

One-on- One

Facilitators will divide the group and meet one-on-one to discuss personal institutional discernment issues

11am-1pm 10am-12pm 8-10am Rising to Excellence in Online Teaching – Special Speaker: Mary Labrada
3-5pm 2-4pm 12-2pm Closing session

  • Cabos sueltos
  • Consejos
  • Plan going forward & Mantra

Things to know

    • Prior to attending the conference please familiarize yourself with HTI’s Norms for Civil Engagement for our En Conjunto virtual time
    • You will receive a reimbursement of up to $50 per day for meals during this conference (HTI Expense Guidelines).   Please note that the purchase must be made on the date of the conference and you can use the funds to order take out and/or prepared cold or hot food from a local market.  Detailed receipt is required for the reimbursement form.
    • As video interaction becomes increasingly common in workplace settings, so too is one-way video interviewing part of the hiring process.
      • Zoom Tips
        ▷ Sign in to the Zoom desktop client and stay signed in
        Check your internet speed. If you’re on free wifi you may need to keep your camera off to improve quality.
        Turn your camera on and have your camera at eye level.
        Stay muted unless you’re talking to reduce background noise.
        Try to sit in a well lit and quiet place.
        ▷Try to either have a solid wall behind you or turn on the virtual background.


Recognize any faces? Get to know your fellow ECO participants. The ECO is the place to strengthen connections. 


We appreciate your feedback. Please complete your evaluations by Monday, August 3. 


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