Whether you were there in person or not, we thought you might enjoy a "virtual walkthrough" of some of the thoughts, tips, insights, resources, and reactions that made this year's conference awesome.
It's not all-inclusive (there were so many great sessions, presenters, and displays), but you'll hopefully get a taste of things you might've missed or maybe a revisit of something you really enjoyed.
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Morning Plenary Session
Pamela Sutton-WallaceSession Recording Coming soon!
"What I took from Pam Sutton-Wallace's talk is that values are the foundation of everything. You can have an amazing strategy lined out, but without good values and a solid culture, that strategy isn't going to come to fruition, But as she said, even with a half-baked strategy, if you have strong values and a strong culture behind it, you can pull it off." -- Christopher Birkl
Using Process Mapping to Improve Your Work Productivity
Presented by Johann Reinicke and Adam Griggs"This was a great session, learning how process mapping can help you think about your process, and help you understand what parts of it add value and what parts might be candidates for improvement and eliminating waste. There are lots of tools and methodologies to help with that -- we did some exercises to help put the concepts into real-life situations. It's something a lot of people can benefit from. One tool we covered was SIPOC - a framework of thinking about your process from a holistic view." -- Greg Ball
Learn more about SIPOC
You can learn more about Process Mapping from Lynda.com -- just log in and search!
Presented by Kimberley Barker"Kimberly encouraged people to look at personal branding as something not cheesy and self-promotional. Her session was full of good practical stuff on sharing your gifts and skills online so people know what they are and so they can find you. It was cool!" -- Jerilyn Teahan
"I'm not good on social media, but she covered everything we'd want to learn on how you present yourself online to potential employers and even on your current job. I'm going to try to promote my book the way she described!" -- Linda Mayo
See more from Kimberley Barker:
Get to Know Office365
Presented by Keith Donnelly and Shawn Clouse"This was a great basic overview --it's all very new, but I'm looking forward to trying the chat feature." -- Lori Ponton
Demos, upcoming classes, and lots more information on O365 available on ITS' website.
Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness Through Better Email Habits
presented by Marne Power
Some tips from the session, as reported by attendees:
"Don't check your email constantly. Schedule time to process your email and file it. Create a folder called 'Actionable' so you can take action on those." - Tanya Rahman
"Get to zero inbox items at least once per week. . . that was one really great tip for managing your inbox." -- Adeline Coe
"You need deliberate practice to set limits on email-checking, and to schedule a time to work on the actionable items. I want to try it!" - Tanya Rahman
"Plan daily, weekly, and quarterly. Schedule planning time, up to an hour and a half on Friday afternoons, once per week. Do fifteen minutes of planning at the top of each day." -- Tanya Rahman
"Even if you don't take action on something, respond to the sender and say I received it and I'm working on it." -- Adeline Coe
presented by Leslie Hubbard
See a clip from the session on UVAFinance's Youtube Channel.
More great resources and programming available from the Contemplative Sciences Center: http://www.uvacontemplation.org/
presented by John Alexander and Valencia Harvey
See a clip from the session on UVAFinance's Youtube Channel
More about HoosBrave and Brave Space from the Center for Leadership Excellence.
Afternoon Plenary Session
Presenters: Pat Hogan and Rick Shannon
"Lean principles are the 'secret sauce' that has propelled us to where we are." -- Rick Shannon
Session Recording Coming Soon!
See pictures from UVAForward on Flickr