Monthly Discussion Groups

CHAT Nights

CHAT Nights are dedicated to informally connecting parents of gifted & talented children, helping them find other parents in similar situations with an ear to listen, experiences to share, and solutions to offer. Each CHAT Night starts with a brief (10-15 minutes) presentation by a facilitator on a designated topic of interest followed by small group discussion. The format of CHAT Nights is intended to be casual, rather than structured. CHAT Nights are free and open to the public.

Connect. Help. Advocate. Talk

During the 2021-2022 School Year, MCGT’s CHAT nights will be held online via Zoom and will be for MCGT members only. Member login is required to see CHAT Zoom links. Due to the nature of CHAT Nights, they will NOT be recorded. CHAT schedules and Zoom links will be posted on the Member Online CHAT page and updated throughout the year.

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If your chapter or parent group would like to host a CHAT night in the upcoming season, please email the MCGT office at [email protected]

Information on upcoming CHAT night, including topics and locations, will be posted on home page and the calendar.

Talented Tots

8 – 9 pm: First Thursday of the Month 

Do you have a bright or talented kid between the ages of 1 and 5?  (Check out this description if you’re not sure.)  Come discuss all the hilarity, exasperation, and joy of raising bright young kids with other parents who get it!  This supportive parent community is a place to ask questions, share stories, meet new friends, and exchange tips and ideas. 

All interested parents are welcome to join Talented Tots. You do not need to be a MCGT member or even live in Minnesota to participate! We look forward to meeting you.

Facilitated by Danika Maddocks, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, and fellow parent of a talented tot. Sponsored by the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented CHOICES chapter.

Time: 8 – 9 pm, First Thursday of the Month 

Where: Zoom Meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 944 2846 8815
Passcode: 808798

Lean on Me

7:30 – 8:30pm: Fourth Tuesday of the Month

You are not alone in this journey of parenting bright children. Find your people in this monthly discussion group where we talk about  raising gifted, creative & talented children. The group focuses on listening, generating ideas, resource sharing, and is for anyone who is a caregiver of elementary and teenage gifted, creative and talented kids.

The group will be facilitated by Dr. Teresa Argo Boatman, a local psychologist who specialties in working with gifted people.

Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm, Fourth Tuesday of the Month

Zoom info, all are welcome: 

Join Zoom Meeting: Lean on Me

Meeting ID: 951 4069 1227
Passcode: 161757

Bloomington Chapter Monthly Coffee Talks

Join the Bloomington Chapter of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented for a monthly coffee talk over Zoom.  Check the Bloomington Chapter’s Facebook page for updated information and Zoom links. 

This will be an opportunity to connect with other GT Parents and discuss issues/questions/concerns. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 849 4977 6658 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 812 8150 3128

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 811 9967 0364