Yammer in the Workplace — Make your workplace social from the inside out

  • August 21, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Canadians love social media, so why are so many of them still stuck communicating with outdated tools at work?

Lisa Vanderlip of the Canadian Cancer Society, will present a case study about how the Society’s National Office piloted, launched and manages internal social media networks, using Yammer, to boost staff engagement and collaboration and achieve its goals.

Attend this session to learn how to make your workplace social from the inside out, including:

  • Tips for getting staff and senior management to support and buy in to internal social networks.
  • Strategies for developing uses cases / goals for internal social networks that support organizational goals.
  • Tactics for training staff on internal social media tools.
  • Ways to measure if your internal social tools are increasing staff engagement and helping achieve goals.
  • Best practices and tips for managing your internal social networks so they create value for employees and boost collaboration.


Lisa Vanderlip is Senior Internal Communications Specialist at the Canadian Cancer Society.



6 pm - doors open  
6:30 pm - speaker  
8:00 pm - meeting concludes

Note: To keep the administrative effort in organizing this group to a minimum, we ask for payment on line ($10). Payment at the event is $20; receipts will not be issued for in-person payment.


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  • Lindsay A A.

    Too bad we missed this. Also trying to set up Yammer within a 'traditional" organization. Any chance there will be another?

    October 18, 2013

  • Lisa V.

    The topic of Klout in relation to Yammer came up during this event. Here is an article that outlines some potential ways and benefits of integrating Klout into the workplace - http://kittenswithwhiskers.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/why-the-you-should-care-about-your-klout-score/

    August 23, 2013

  • Connie C.

    Thank you for joining us, everyone. Lisa's slides have now been posted in the Files section: http://files.meetup.com/1358576/Yammer_presentation_August_2013.pptx [file will download when you click on this link]

    Sandy Kemsley also blogged the evening: http://www.column2.com/2013/08/yammer-for-enterprise-social-at-the-canadian-cancer-society-with-lvanderlip/


    2 · August 21, 2013

    • Sandy K.

      Thanks for adding the link to my blog post, I forgot to do that!

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • Katie

    Loved one of the takeaways "Culture eats Strategy"!!

    2 · August 22, 2013

  • bert t.

    Great talk from Lisa re setting up Yammer and getting people to see value & use it

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Stephanie B.

    Sorry, I will be at a conference, have fun

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • Ron G.

    Would have liked to attend, but travelling for work.

    August 12, 2013

    • Connie C.

      Sorry we will miss you, Ron. See you next time!

      August 13, 2013

  • Mariano

    I look forward to learning how an organization with such a meaningful charter uses Social technologies to further its goals. Cheers.

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Connie C.

      Thanks, Mariano. We look forward to meeting you.

      August 6, 2013

  • Alan L.

    There is no Maybe option. Given the topic, I will try and make it. Does Yammer PR know about this event?

    July 31, 2013

    • Connie C.

      It would be great to see you, Alan. I haven't told Yammer PR--do you have a contact there? Our speaker was going to let the users group know.

      August 1, 2013

    • Alan L.

      Yes, I'm good friends with their head of PR. Email me and we can discuss it.

      August 1, 2013

  • Katie

    Very interested to learn how to apply some of these ideas in a large public company where being "risk averse" is the at the forefront.

    2 · July 30, 2013

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