PEAK Minnesota Technology Learning Day

Jun 06, 2019 10:00am -
Jun 06, 2019 04:30pm

Event Description

Join the PEAK Minnesota Regional Chapter for a day of learning focused on technology, hosted in partnership with the Technology Affinity Group! Watch this space as we build out our agenda.

Location: McKnight Foundation, 710 South 2nd Street, Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Learning Session Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm Central Time

Happy Hour: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Central Time


10:00 – 11:30am: Unlock Technology’s Value Through User Adoption led by Karen Graham
It doesn’t matter how much time, effort, and expense you put into selecting the right software for your organization—if you don’t have a change management plan that includes successful user adoption, you’re wasting your precious resources. Change management in this context involves a number of elements, including getting buy-in from the people who will be using the system and those who lead the organization, and training staff on procedures and best practices for using the new software.

During this program you’ll learn:

  • The critical role user adoption plays in a successful implementation project
  • Why people resist change
  • Change management best practices that can help ensure your success
  • Techniques for user training
  • How organizational culture affects user adoption

11:30am – 12:00pm: Break

12:00 – 2:00pm: PEAK Grantmaking Member Roundtables

After an instructor-led introduction to the above topic, break into discussion groups based on common challenges or technology platforms. We will provide a table captain and facilitator’s guide to help ensure a productive discussion.​

2:00 – 2:30pm: Break

2:30 – 4:30pm: Learning Sessions

  • Co-hosted with the Technology Affinity Group (TAG)
  • Guest speakers will be announced shortly.

4:30pm: Mix & Mingle

  • Co-hosted with TAG
  • Special thanks to Bromelkamp company for sponsoring our Mix & Mingle event.

Speaker: Karen Graham, Director of Education & Outreach, Tech Impact

Karen is a sought-after speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant with expertise in technology leadership and innovation, nonprofit software, and digital strategy. As Tech Impact’s Director of Education & Outreach and head of the Idealware program, she leads a team of researchers, presenters, and writers who create technology information resources designed to help nonprofit leaders put their vision into action. Her past experience includes leading the technology consulting services and nonprofit technology learning and networking programs at MAP for Nonprofits, helping to build the nonprofit CRM/database solution provider thedatabank from a startup to a thriving software company, and various roles in arts and human services organizations. She holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the University of St. Thomas.

Registration Fee: 

  • Organization member: Complimentary
  • Individual member: $25
  • Non-Member: $55

Event Type:Regional Meeting
Early registration ends on Mar 21, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Mar 22, 2019 and ends on Jun 03, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jun 04, 2019.