Discuss Open Communication Strategies

  • March 5, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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March 5 · 4:00 PM

Bard and Banker – Sam McGee room

Open Communication Strategies

Let’s delve into how we can use SCIPS as a way to empower ourselves to make a difference.

Guest Speaker

Tom Billings, Internal Community Manager, Public Service Engagement and Corporate Initiatives, Public Service Agency

Tom will talk about the process of developing the @Work site, particularly how his team gained executive support and won over the employees’ trust that they could express their thoughts freely on the site. We will discuss how we can model this success to move forward with SCIPS's agenda. 


4:00 pm – Mingle and share ideas (appies will be provided)

4:30 pm – Guest Speaker Tom Billings talking about @Work and lessons learned

4:45 pm – Questions and open discussion

5:00 pm – More open discussion (planning, scheming & sharing)

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  • Ian C.

    Katia and I have posted a summary of what was discussed at the meetup, here: http://wp.me/p3Ql1o-1w

    We're still looking for volunteers to host the next meetup, to be held sometime in May 2014. Please consider stepping up, it isn't as hard as it sounds!

    March 10, 2014

  • Elaine A.

    I will be there....just running late! Sorry :-(

    March 5, 2014

    • Tom B.

      Thank you for the insight, Elaine. I appreciated the OCIO perspective from you and Jitu.

      March 6, 2014

  • David C.

    Thanks for the meet up last night. It was fun.

    March 6, 2014

    • Tom B.

      You provided a great User Experience, David. Thanks for participating!

      March 6, 2014

  • Katia G.

    Thank you to all participants for an engaging discussion. A special thank you to Tom for sharing his @work experiences with us. A summary is coming soon!

    March 6, 2014

    • Tom B.

      Oooh, a summary! If verbatim, please remove the cursing. It was nice to meet you outside the virtual community, Katia.

      March 6, 2014

  • Shelley M.

    Really good discussion...was sorry I had to leave early.

    March 6, 2014

    • Tom B.

      Thanks for joining in the time you had, Shelley. You were Brief, and Bright, and then Gone! ;)

      March 6, 2014

  • Stefan M.

    Alas, I'm going to miss this one, or be fairly late as it's not looking like I can leave my desk right now--they don't call it March Madness for nothing!

    March 5, 2014

  • Carmen R.

    I am not going to be able to make it tonight either. I was really look forward to the conversation with Tom. Have a good one!

    March 5, 2014

  • Heather B.

    Darn! Parent teacher interview for me. I hope everyone enjoys the great perspective Tom will bring to the conversation!

    March 5, 2014

    • Tom B.

      Oh boy! No pressure.You're setting those expectations high, Heather. Ha ha ;) Hope you have a good night.

      March 5, 2014

  • Russel L.

    Great topic! Really sorry I can't make it. Prior commitments.

    February 28, 2014

  • Alex M.

    Sounds like a great night. I wish I could be there, but I will be out of town. Have fun!

    February 25, 2014

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