Schedule

Tuesday, July 19

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  • Beginner

    Starting with a Rose-Bud-Thorn activity last spring, over the last year, our campus has created an engaging goal planning project. This project includes everyone in IT working together on teams to achieve strategic goals that will move the department forward. This project was designed to promote communication and collaboration while giving everyone shared ownership in defining and achieving the goal. For this presentation, we will describe the process and then discuss outcomes and lessons learned.

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  • Beginner

    Phrases never uttered at a modern UC campus:

    • “Sure, we have enough room for all our staff.”
    • “We actually have too many conference rooms.”
    • “We want to do less collaboration. So, we’re going to keep people spread out and siloed.”

    One UC tech department finally said, “Enough is enough!” and decided to do something about it. The result: A complete gutting of the office suite, a year-long relocation, and the resulting modern, open office environment. Walls replaced—

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  • Beginner

    Do you have trouble connecting with your clients and customers? Perhaps you are challenged working with your boss or colleagues or would like to increase your confidence to advance your career. This workshop will teach you the 5 points in the Self-coaching model; a framework to classify and categorize all situations. This is a technique used to monitor personal effectiveness by uncovering a higher self-awareness. Use the self-coaching model to monitoring undesired outcomes. Participants will learn how to effectively self-coach, create an individual growth plan—

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  • Beginner

    There is no recording for this session. The presenters have opted to provide the slides for attendees. These can be downloaded below in the Session Files section - UCTech 2019 Planning Committee

    Setting a workplace goal is easy but accomplishing that goal can be incredibly hard. Personal blockers such as negative talk, fear, procrastination and perfectionism can sink one's efforts before they start. Conversely, a focused effort, support, and sponsors can help one achieve even the most—

  • Beginner

    Whether you have team members who are off-site employees or you’re working on a project that involves cross-campus collaboration, remote work comes with its fair share of challenges and considerations. If remote work isn’t ingrained into your department’s culture, problems won’t be far behind. Projects can be delayed because dispersed teams aren’t used to communicating with out-of-office colleagues. Discontent may simmer if in-office workers don’t feel comfortable contacting off-site ones. Your stakeholders might feel that your team—

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Wednesday, July 20

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  • Beginner

    We often joke that we need to "manage our manager." What do IT staff really want? How do we create an environment where people feel that their skills are appreciated and utilized? How does that affect retention? I'd like to analyze some issues that cause conflict in the IT world. Then, we will discuss some strategies for making more accurate project estimates and balancing work and tasks, and what changes we can make.

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  • Beginner

    With the goal of starting COPs at all UC campuses, this workshop will show you how to leverage resources to build a broad and diverse network of practitioners in:

    Our Business Excellence Community of Practice (BECoP) is a consortium of these local communities of practice that has been growing and thriving and has lessons, tips and tools to share. This community serves as a tool for—

  • Promoting Growth and Retention in IT
    Hatlen Theater

    Beginner

    I will talk about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and wilderness backpacking in general. I will bring my backpack and unpack it to show the gear I use/used and answer any questions about hiking the PCT, especially from the perspective of being a solo woman hiker.

    People in tech should step away from tech now and then and being alone in the woods is one way to refresh oneself as well as trigger personal growth. Solo hiking—

  • Beginner

    We hear the importance of having inclusive, collaborative teams, but often lack effective tools and practices needed to support this change.  To truly leverage diversity within teams, they need to actively foster open communication and dialogue, prioritizing different perspectives as input into decisions.

    Drawing from our experience implementing Agile methodologies and inclusive meeting practices within our IT department, we will walk through several techniques used at the group, divisional, and departmental level that help individuals be heard,—