Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Earn College Credit at CCE BootCamp!

You now have an option to earn three college credits when you attend CCE BootCamp© at Champlain College, a regionally accredited institution that has focused on one mission since 1878: offering a career-focused education that leads to real opportunities.

Next CCE BootCamp is August 24 - 28, 2009
Best Western Windjammer Inn & Conference Center, South Burlington, VT

Register today!

For assistance or more information, contact wdc@champlain.edu.

Friday, June 5, 2009

How Popular Are Social Media Tools - We Asked Our LCA Participants

In preparation for our Leadership in a Connected Age (LCA) conference on June 9th at Champlain College, we surveyed participants ahead of time to find out which social media tools they currently use. We thought it would be interesting information and helpful to the instructors and industry experts presenting at the conference in preparing their remarks.

The question was: Which social media tools do you currently use?

Here is what we learned.

Facebook - 36
Twitter - 22
Blog - 19
Listserv - 17
Email - 74
None - 1

We are expecting over 90 people from diverse backgrounds, i.e. education, business, nonprofits, government, students, and while the survey was not completed by everyone, this information does give us some indication about how popular these tools have become. Hopefully after this event, these numbers will increase!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Google Talk

Have you heard about Google Talk? Steve Shepard, international telecom expert, living right here in Vermont, talks about it on his 7.5 mins podcast. It's worth a listen. Keeping up with the latest technology can have a real impact on your ability and effectiveness as a leader.

When are social media tools an important part of an integrated marketing plan and when do they lose their impact? Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, mySpace...the list goes on.

How do you find information online and how do you know it is current and factual?

How do you navigate and filter the tsunami of information available on the Internet and find reliable content that aligns with your values as a business person and community member?

How can you use technology to create an environment of transparency and knowledge sharing that promotes creativity, trust, and innovation?

These are all critical questions that require thoughtful investigation. This conversation is happening on a daily basis in Burlington, Vermont by hundreds of people at a time by social media and technology experts, business leaders, educators, elected officials and community leaders. Join the conversation and learn how to connect technology with effective leadership practice.