Synthesis Workshop :: Madison 2015

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Thursday, October 8, 2015
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Mead & Hunt
Madison, WI


8:30 AM Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM Susan_Strom_KA_Advance Welcome + Orientation
Susan Strom
Director of Client Success, Knowledge Architecture
9:30 AM KA_Advance_Headshots_Brittian_Warner_80 Quick Wins and Small Steps: Tactics for Engaging Users and Changing Culture
Brittian Warner
Desktop/Systems Administrator, RATIO Architects
KA_Advance_Headshots_Matthew_Zetzl_80 Matt Zetzl
Marketing Communications Specialist, RATIO Architects
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Intranet Improvement Projects: Sharing Technical Knowledge
KA_Advance_Meredith_Leifheit_80 Helping Users Transition from Private Communications to Public Forums
Meredith Leifheit
Marketing Coordinator, Civiltech Engineering
KA_Advance_Kayla_Leverton_80 Lead by Example: #AskLeadership
Kayla Leverton
Director of Marketing and Communications, MSA Professional Services
KA_Advance_Pat_Peyton_80 #KeyTakeaways
Pat Peyton
Information Management and Marketing Software Systems, Mead & Hunt
KA_Advance_Brandon_Wlosinski_80 #BetterBIM
Brandon Wlosinski
Architecture Technology Specialist, BNIM
12:00 PM Lunch & Hangouts
1:00 PM Christopher_Parsons_KA_Connect_2015 Synthesis Roadmap Overview & Discussion
Christopher Parsons
Founder and CEO, Knowledge Architecture
1:30 PM Intranet Improvement Projects: Writing More Effective Posts
KA_Advance_Jim_Martin_80 Building a Better Post
Jim Martin
Chief Information Officer, Shepley Bulfinch
KA_Advance_Drew_Wiberg_80 Creating Relevant Content
Drew Wiberg
Knowledge Manager, Eppstein Uhen Architects
KA_Advance_Stefnee_Trzpuc_80 Enhancing Engagement One Community at a Time
Stefnee Trzpuc
Knowledge Management Specialist, BWBR
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Intranet Improvement Projects: Employee Onboarding
KA_Advance_Kathy_Schumann_80 The No Surprises Project
Kathy Schumann
Internal Communications Coordinator, Mead & Hunt
KA_Advance_Headshots_Brittian_Warner_80 Project Neo: New Resources for New Employees
Brittian Warner
Desktop/Systems Administrator, RATIO Architects
3:30 PM Roundtable Knowledge Share
During the Knowledge Share, attendees gather in small groups for detailed conversations on topics we collect throughout the Synthesis Workshop. We encourage attendees to not only talk about, but also show each other, relevant aspects of their firm’s Intranets. To facilitate this kind of sharing, please consider bringing a laptop or tablet through which you can access your firm’s Synthesis Intranet.
4:30 PM Closing Thoughts + Takeaways
5:15 PM Wrap Up


Mead & Hunt
2440 Deming Way
Middleton, WI 53562
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Synthesis Workshops are free of charge and limited to active clients of Knowledge Architecture.