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.
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.
This new project builds on our existing campus VoIP telephone network and video conferencing software licenses to address the critical need for additional hybrid conference rooms. The standardized equipment in each room eliminates the need for participants to set up AV equipment in meetings and creates a simplified joining experience. Touch screen controllers allow in-person participants to connect to meetings using MS-Teams, Webex, Zoom and Google Meet. Over 60 hybrid conference rooms are being installed on campus this year, fostering inclusive meetings between remote employees, guests, and in-person conference participants. Departments can get started by requesting a consultation at https://it.wisc.edu/services/custom-audiovisual-conference-room/
This will be a panel presentation highlighting how to create and host an accessible virtual event that meets the needs of individuals with disabilities and ensures language access. Specific information on disability, disability-accommodations, and best practices to ensure the full inclusion of English Language Learners. Participants will learn about accessible web conferencing technologies, event tagline statements, translation, interpretation services, and campus resources.
Friday, June 4th, 2:30 – 3:00 pm – This Live Q&A was not recorded
Do you dread opening your inbox? Feel like you’re drowning in messages? Yeah, me, too. My goal is to share what I’ve learned from Cal Newport’s new book, A World Without Email, and in the Q&A to have a discussion of our best project communication hacks. I’ll share a few of my favorites in this pre-recorded session.