Get involved with Work Smarter Together 2017: Call for Participation

Work Smarter Together 2017: Building engagement through a celebration of collaboration and creativity

Work Smarter Together 2017 (WST 2017) is an exciting UCD-wide event dedicated to celebrating our creativity, innovation and collaboration. Save the date for WST 2017Wednesday, 15 March 2017.

The event will create an opportunity for colleagues from across UCD to get involved and share their experiences of working on collaborative projects and initiatives across teams/units – there will be lots of different ways to do this including parallel breakout sessions, poster presentations and networking opportunities.

We are delighted to announce our guest speakers – more details to follow:

We also want to provide more opportunities for colleagues to work together so on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 we will have pre-event sessions with the opportunity for hands on experience with Agile training; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training and more.

You will be notified by email when registration for the main event and the pre-event sessions open. Please note that places are limited so early booking is advised when registration opens. Contact agile@ucd.ie if you want to find out more.

Get involved with Work Smarter Together 2017: Call for Participation

In preparation for WST 2017 we are now inviting colleagues to get involved and share their experiences of building collaboration across the university.

Why should I get involved? WST 2017 offers a platform for you to share your story with colleagues and inspire others to build on your experience.

What are you looking for? We are looking for contributions across a broad range of themes that feature collaboration across teams and/or disciplines. The available options are:

  • Case studies
  • Posters
  • Short presentations
  • Long presentations
  • Demonstrations

If you have collaborated on creative and innovative projects or initiatives of any scale we want to hear from you. Think about how you have worked with others to improve processes or procedures in UCD – if you need inspiration, check out the posters and presentations from WST 2014.

How do I get involved? An information session will be held on Thursday, 12 January for all those interested in participating in the event. Submit your expression of interest via the google form below or alternatively contact one of the WST committee members listed below.

How will you help me? Support will be offered for the development of content for the event (e.g. posters and presentations). We will work with you to find the best format for you to share your story. Poster and presentation skills workshops will be held in the run up to the event.

Important dates

  • December 09 2016 @ 11-12 In UCD Agile: Information session for people interested in participating – expressions of interest by December 06
  • January 12 2016 @ 11-12 In UCD Agile: Information session for people interested in participating – expressions of interest by January 09
  • January 16 2017: Expression of interest deadline
  • January 25 2017: Participation confirmation
  • February 02 2017: Event registration opens
  • February 23 2017: Content submission deadline
  • March 14 2017: Pre-event sessions
  • March 15 2017: WST 2017 main event

We look forward to your participation.

WST17 Planning Group

Contact agile@ucd.ie if you want to find out more.

  • Michael Sinnott, UCD Agile
  • Mark Simpson, HR Culture and Engagement
  • Dipti Pandya, UCD Research
  • Andrew Myler, UCD Registry – Administrative Services
  • Marie Burke, UCD Library
  • Olga Murdoch, UCD Agile
  • Kim Lacey, UCD Agile
  • Paul Barry, IT Services
  • Siobhan Dunne, UCD Finance Office
  • Mary Gallagher, UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

 

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