Have you ever sent an email to someone only to have them ask you all kinds of questions that were answered by the email they said they read? This session will help you improve your emails to reduce your readers’ confusion and still say what you need to say.
The YouTube live stream button is a go.wisc redirect that will go live no later than 8:30am on June 2nd.
We, as IT professionals, play a critical role in designing, developing, and supporting the digital campus. We have created and evolved the digital campus over the last forty years, and in 2020 it became the primary mode of interaction for our communities. What can we learn from the rapid pivot to online, and more importantly, how can we evolve our thinking and approaches?
Let’s discuss how we can use our expertise and our voice to create digital spaces where people can thrive. Using ideas from fields such as critical design practices, conflict management, and polarities, we will explore the most effective approaches for providing spaces where multiple voices are empowered, and diverse communities can thrive.
The session will be interactive.
Opening Remarks for the conference will take place from 8:45-9:15am
UW-Madison’s IT landscape can be a jumbled and confusing space. Our team would like to solicit feedback about creating a curated set of resources and best practices that would help new (and existing) UW-Madison IT professionals better orient themselves to the campus IT environment and inspire a sense of belonging with the campus IT community.
There is an unfortunate stereotype of the high-tech individual being a poor instructor. During this session will draw upon 25 years of experience as a trainer to explore several aspects of preparing and delivering effective technical instruction: preparing yourself and your content, preparing the training space, engaging attendees, anticipating and neutralizing common mistakes and distractions, and pondering several of the less-technical aspects of technical training.
When delivering technical instruction… I would like to address the overlooked realities of technical training, common techniques used to improve the effectiveness of your presentation, common pitfalls to avoid, and proven techniques for handling difficult situations and people.
In this session, I will walk you through how to create your class presentation slides using RMarkdown, pushed them to Google drive and display them on your Canvas course with the push of one button. You’ll learn a way to create your class presentation, upload them to the cloud, and display them in your Canvas course with one button.
Attendees should be familiar with R and RMarkdown.
Providing a framework for how to build stakeholder alignment into large-scale strategic projects, why projects fall out of alignment, and how to get back on track for long-term success.
Attendees will learn:
Tools for establishing project alignment from the start
How to recognize misalignment
Understanding the root cause of misalignment
Tools for getting the team and project back on track
Are you trying to figure out what’s next in your career? Then join Amanda Thornton (UW IT Professional) and April McHugh (UW Career Counselor) for a discussion around options for managing, transitioning, and/or advancing your career.
Attendees will learn how to manage their careers and options for career development.
Basic Windows Navigation Tips and Tricks: Attend this session to learn about included PC tools that are often overlooked, but are incredibly helpful. Discover ways to improve your productivity at both work and home. Additionally, learn about free software that will allow you to increase your efficiency and comfort with completing essential computer tasks.
Attend if you are a basic computer users who have a hard time with anything more than email, documents, and spreadsheets.
My presentation is for people who have considered presenting at a conference but not taken that leap. I will go over the process of deciding what to submit, submitting a proposal to a conference, deciding on the format, creating the content for the presentation and what it’s like to present.