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Synopsis: An important pillar of membership for Digital Workplace Group is peer learning; the opportunity for our community to share their knowledge, reveal their challenges, network and learn from each other is a key experience of being part of the DWG family.

Next month, we have two in-person member meetings lined up: in London on Wednesday June 11th and Minneapolis on Wednesday June 18th to Thursday June 19th. Each has an exciting, thought-provoking and practical agenda, which will allow attendees to hear from an array of practitioners; participate in workshops; and take advantage of networking opportunities.

Digital Workplace Group London and Minnesota meetingsWhilst these meetings are reserved for our members, we do sometimes invite guests who are considering DWG membership.

If you are interested in attending either the London or the Minneapolis meeting, or in finding out more about becoming a member, please complete the form below.

London Member Meeting
Wednesday, June 11th

Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a workshop focusing on how to obtain value from social intranets, as well as hear how organizations such as Allen & Overy and Standard Life are building their digital workplaces.

Workshop

  • Social intranets workshop: Charged with delivering a social intranet? Struggling with building the business case, demonstrating value and encouraging adoption? Then don’t miss this workshop with Shimrit Janes, author of the new DWG research report: “Successful social intranets: Creating business value through strategic alignment and adoption planning”.

Practitioner tours and talks

  • At Allen & Overy, the digital workplace is no longer just a vision; it is now a real strategy, with a real team and real resources. Hear its remarkable story and find out what is planned for the next stage – with Kate Simmons and Caroline Ferguson.
  • Standard Life gives a live tour of its intranet and lays out short- and long-terms plans around the new Future Way of Working programme for discussion and feedback – with Allan Tanner.

Cost

  • Free to DWG members
  • One-time free guest invitation available for non-member qualifying organizations considering DWG membership (register your interest here).

Minneapolis Member Meeting
Wednesday, June 18th to Thursday, June 19th

Attendees will hear from Thrivent, Allianz, Cargill, and Mayo Clinic on topics varying from using data to support engagement and enhancements, to how user experience design and personas can help create an award-winning intranet, as well as a live intranet tour and building a business case for Yammer. There will also be an opportunity to take part in the Digital workplace masterclass or participate in a Stakeholder engagement workshop.

Choice of two workshops

  • Digital workplace masterclass: Find out how to plan and set up a digital workplace programme in your organization – with Nancy Goebel.
  • Search 101: Do your users complain about search? Do they want it to “work like Google?” Margaret Ostrander is manager of internal search at Target.com and guides us through search basics and how to get users on your side.

Practitioner tours and talks

  • Thrivent gives a live tour of its intranet, iThrive, including a robust news centre with a meeting/events calendar, article commenting/rating and a blog archive – with Marna Gisvold.
  • Learn how the Allianz intranet team uses data to drive enhancements, promote user participation and engage leaders – with Cecilia Mische.
  • Cargill shows us how it rolled out the Yammer social collaboration platform – starting out with a clear business case and value proposition – with Melanie Hohertz.
  • Mayo Clinic recently won a Nielsen Norman Top 10 Intranet award. Learn how persona-driven UX development was used to understand and focus on the various types of people being designed for – with Deb Lafferty and Gianna LaPin.

Cost

  • Free to DWG members
  • One-time free guest invitation available for non-member qualifying organizations considering DWG membership (register your interest here)

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