Following up from my earlier blog on the “how” of gamifying the UCISA Support Services Conference (USSC16) in Leeds this year, here’s (finally!) the notes on what I learned from the experience – things that worked, things that didn’t work and things I’d definitely do if I had to do it again! Note – apologies, … Continue reading Badges In Wonderland – 10 Things We Learned Gamifying a Conference
Earlier this month I ran an exercise effectively gamifying elements of UCISA’s Support Services Conference in Leeds, and there are two blogs that I’d like to do on the experience – firstly how we did it (this one – it’ll be a bit dry, but I’ll aim to stick to *what* we did rather than … Continue reading Badges Badges Badges! How we gamified a conference
Earlier this week I had the pleasure (well, mostly) of visiting another University to spend the day talking about ITSM, Change, Organisation culture and generally trying to pretend I wasn't being interviewed for a job - something I'm evidently still trying to do. It's no secret I'm on the look out for the next exciting opportunity … Continue reading Right Question, Wrong Answer?
Before I kick off Part 2, it’s worth flagging up some of the other great conference resources that are out there. Peter Tinson’s great Storify of the conference is top of the list, picking the cream of the Twitter debate and putting it together into a nice narrative. Mark Jacot has together a number of blogs during … Continue reading UCISA Support Services Conference 2014 – Part 2
The time has come to reflect one last time on this year’s UCISA Support Services Conference – an event that’s given me a lot in terms of new experiences, new contacts and new ideas. I’ll steer clear of the lengthy nanosecond-by-nanosecond breakdowns I've done in the past and try focus on the highlights. Try… As … Continue reading UCISA Support Services Conference 2014 – Part 1
My recent adventures have prompted a good deal of thought around standing up in front of people and talking. I'm loath to call it Public Speaking, because that’s a Thing. But maybe I should get past my issues of nomenclature… Preparing and delivering my presentation on Innovation and Idea Management to the UCISA Support Services … Continue reading Some thoughts on speaking
So back in Part 1... We had the thought to give Idea Management a go. We appreciated from the start that it's an investment. We set some reasonable expectations and prepared ourselves for the notion that the best bits might not actually just come from realising Ideas. We set out a nice clear process for how Ideas … Continue reading Idea Management – A How To Guide (Part 2)