Monthly Discussion Groups


CHAT Nights

What is CHAT Night?

Connect. Help. Advocate. Talk

CHAT Nights are dedicated to informally connecting parents of gifted 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.

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 mcgt.net home page and the calendar.


Talented Tots

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. 

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.

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.

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

Where: Zoom Meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 944 2846 8815
Passcode: 808798
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Lean on Me

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 and 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.

Fourth Tuesday of the Month – September 28, October 26, November 23  – 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Zoom info, all are welcome: 

Join Zoom Meeting: Lean on Me
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Meeting ID: 951 4069 1227
Passcode: 161757
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+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 951 4069 1227
Passcode: 161757
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adanKzmLLd


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