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Technology Learning Day (PEAK Minnesota)

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Join the PEAK Minnesota Regional Chapter for a day of learning focused on technology, hosted in partnership with the Technology Affinity Group!

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

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

Happy Hour: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Central Time


10:00am – 2:00pm: 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

Learning Session Breakout:  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.

Bio for 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.

2:00 – 2:30pm: Break

2:30 – 4:30pm: Joint Learning Session:  Local Perspectives on Civic Tech
The Code for America Approach to Civic Tech with guest speakers Meredith Horowski, Senior Program Director, Brigade Network and Laila Brenner, Director of Institutional Partnerships, Code of America

4:30pm: Mix & Mingle

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

Registration Fee: 

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