Digital Governance Masterclass: Boston

Apr 16, 2015 · Boston, United States of America
Join Lisa Welchman, leading authority on digital governance and author of the new book “Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design” along with Kristina Podnar, internationally recognized consultant in solving organizational challenges related to IT and digital governance issues, who together will be providing a one-day interactive masterclass that will educate you on the digital governance practices necessary for sound digital operations.
Many organizations have been operating online for 20 years and still don’t know who is really “in charge” of their online presence. That lack of clarity often slows the pace of digital development and impacts online quality as different stakeholder groups take differing and often un-complementary views of the organization’s online purpose, structure, and look and feel.
Who should attend:
 Digital and web managers who:

 Are trying to “sell” the idea of digital governance to their executives
Need to educate or influence internal resources regarding sound digital operational practices
Have been tasked with planning or executing a digital governance framework in their organization

 What you will learn:
In this one-day masterclass, Lisa and Kristina will:

Provide an educational overview of digital governance
Role play to help you understand the structure, roles and responsibilities of an organization’s core and distributed digital team
Help you understand the process for clarifying decision-making for digital strategy, policy and standards
Decipher digital policies and digital standards, and address how the lifecycle works for both, inclusive of driving compliance

In addition to walking away with deep knowledge of digital governance components, all participants will receive a Digital Governance Toolkit and a copy of Lisa Welchman’s book: “Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design”.

About the speakers:

Lisa Welchman
Lisa is a leading authority on digital governance. Her core strength is helping to resolve differences of opinion among digital stakeholders and maturing digital operations. She works closely with organizations to understand why there are challenges around managing the organization’s digital presence and then works collaboratively with her clients to create solutions to resolve those challenges.
Lisa has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina and was a Philosophy Fellow at Columbia University.

Kristina Podnar

Specializing in deploying complex digital projects for Fortune 500, government, and not-for-profit organizations, Kristina has over fifteen years of management consulting experience, as well as solving organizational challenges related to IT and digital governance issues. As VP of Consulting Services at ActiveStandards, Kristina ensures the effective delivery of all customer-facing digital governance services.
She holds a BA in International Studies and an MBA in International Business from the Dominican University of California, and is certified as both a Change Management Practitioner (APMG International) and a Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute).


Breakfast & sign-in

Welcome & introduction

Governance overview: What is a governance framework?

Your digital team: Who they are and what they do

Coffee break

Digital strategy: Aligning digital expertise with organizational power


Digital policy: Understanding digital policy accountability

Break - cookies & milk / coffee

Digital standards: Determining who has authority over digital standards

Wrap-up discussion / Challenges you might face at the office

Cocktail hour & light hors d'oeuvres (included)


Venue & accommodation
The Westin Copley Place
ActiveStandards has negotiated a special room rate of $369 per night. For more about the venue, or to make a reservation:
Winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award® in the heart of trendy Back Bay, The Westin Copley Place, Boston is linked to the Hynes Convention Center via skybridge and is only a stroll away from shopping at the Copley Mall, Prudential Building, and Newbury Street.

What is the refund policy?
You may cancel your registration and receive a refund, minus a $250 cancellation fee, up to two weeks before the event, or substitute someone at no charge up until one week before the event.
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