Return to Web Managers Advisory Steering Committee HomePage    (3ID8)

We'll use this page to finalize the agenda for our annual workshop. You can post comments on the overall workshop or on individual sessions.    (3HY4)

We hope to finalize the agenda by COB Friday, March 23    (3HY7)

DRAFT Workshop Agenda    (3HO2)

April 24, 2007    (3HO8)

Theme: "Focusing on Top Tasks to Improve Services to Citizens"    (3HY5)

Purpose: The purpose of the workshop is to energize our community about rethinking the role of government websites. Our websites need to help citizens accomplish their tasks and get from point A to point B -- rather than simply serve as a static collection of information pieces. We need to do this not only within agencies, but across agencies. The workshop will give participants strategies for:    (3I21)

8:00-9:00 Registration & Exhibits    (3HX6)

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks. Welcome. Update About Our Community.    (3HYF)

9:15-10:15 Plenary Session One: How to Re-Orient Our Websites Around Users' Top Tasks and Get Top Management Support. Alex Langshur, PublicInsite.    (3HX7)

10:15-10:30 Break    (3HX8)

10:30-11:45 Plenary Session Two: Social Media: Transforming Communication Between Government and Its Customers. Pierre Buillaume Wielezynski, The World Bank Group.    (3HX9)

11:45 Working Lunch (free lunch provided). Join topic tables to discuss cross-agency collaboration.    (3HXA)

1:00-2:15 1st Breakout Session (three options):    (3IX4)

2:15-2:30 Break    (3HXC)

2:30-3:45 2nd Breakout Session (two options)    (3HXD)

3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks    (3HXE)

First Planning Agenda Call    (3HYX)

3/16/07,FRI 9:00AM. {nid 3HYY} On the call: Kate, Gwynne, Martin, Nicholas, Sheila, and Natalie    (3HYZ)

Idea Summary:    (3HZ0)

Second Agenda Planning Call    (3HZ7)

3/20, TUES. 9:00AM. On the Call: Kate, Nicholas, Gwynne, Martin, Sheila, Natalie    (3HZ9)

Goal of Workshop: Five things to take away.    (3HZA)

Keynote one: Overview    (3HZB)

Keynote two: Model of collaboration--state government    (3HZF)

Lunch Session: Opportunity to collaborate across agencies. Facilitator (SC member) for each topic offers instructions to form working groups, listserv, wikis)    (3HZI)

After lunch: Individuals join their selected breakout session and report on ideas from their lunch group.    (3HZJ)

Breakout 1A: Using new media to accomplish top tasks (includes Syndication) (Speaker: David Almacy?)    (3HZL)

Breakout 1B: SEO or Search analytics or How search can support top tasks?    (3HZM)

Breakout 1C: Usability--plain lanaguage/good organization (Dr. Kathryn Summers)    (3HZN)

Breakout 2A: Using Metrics to support your top Tasks (Speaker: Joe Pagano)    (3HZO)

Breakout 2B: Meta data (On hold)    (3HZK)

Session: Web Best Practice Award Winners present how they Identified top Tasks (Janet Stevens and Brian Dunbar)    (3I3J)