PD Event: The Road to Intranet Collaboration

jayson peltzer


While organizations often utilize their corporate Intranet as a means to develop culture, deliver messages and increase internal productivity, many executives often worry about the loss of control that often accompanies this internal form of communication.

Leaders are often forced to walk a fine line when it comes to the management of their Intranet, as too much management can result in the censoring of valid opinions; while not enough management can risk having unauthorized content published, or lead to excessive socialization. As such, the question still remains; how does one ensure that the conversations that take place on an organization’s Intranet stay focused around corporate goals and values?

Join us May 21, 2014 as Jayson Peltzer discusses how to build an Intranet that increases employee engagement and productivity by blending corporate content with a user generated social experience. Throughout his presentation, not only will Jayson build a business case for the use of Drupal and address major concerns and goals of organizational leaders, but he will also teach participants how to strike a balance between governance and open dialog, which can ultimately lead to stronger user engagement and increased collaboration.

About the Speaker

As a Web Strategist, Application Architect and Project Manager, Jayson Peltzer uses his experience in web development, information management, and project management to help people and organizations solve their business problems.

As the founder and CEO of U7 Solutions, Jayson has developed over 30 client websites from conception to design to launch, and helps empower small business owners, who have minimal technical skills and free time, compete online in today’s ever changing Web environment.

During his time at the National Defence of Canada, Jayson architected and led the implementation of the first large-scale Intranet platform built on Drupal in the Government of Canada, allowing for the organization’s core business activities and user community engagement to prosper and co-exist. He authored The Intranet Website’s Road to Collaboration, a paper discussing how to leverage Web 2.0 technologies such as Drupal and other Web Content Management Systems in order to foster a collaborative and engaged workforce, while furthering an organization’s mission.

Furthermore, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), PRINCE2 Practitioner and graduate from the University of Ottawa’s Management of Information Systems program with extensive experience in Drupal architecture and development.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Must Wine Bar (41 William St.)

Early Bird Registration (ends at midnight on Friday, May 16):
$30 – members | $15 – student members | $50 – non-members | $25 – student non-members

*Late and on-site registration, add $10.
*Light snacks and appetizers included.

IABC Ottawa partners with various industry associations and events for preferred member pricing. If you belong to any of the following groups, please email profdev@ottawa.iabc.com for your discount code.

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