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Next Meeting: Feb 19th - 5:30 pm @ the Microsoft Polaris Office


5:30pm - 6:00pm --> Food Sponsor's Presentation

6:00pm - 6:30pm --> Community Time

6:30pm - 7:30pm --> Main Presentation

7:30pm +           --> SharePint @ The Pub


Organizational Change Management - Interactive Workshop


Organizational change management is one of the most overlooked and under-planned parts of many SharePoint implementations. You simply cannot afford to ignore the importance of this topic. Successful organizational change management is a critical component to ensuring the success of any SharePoint initiative.

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss field-proven tactics to help your users make sense of the change that your SharePoint solution will inevitably bring into their daily work lives. You will learn a user adoption framework and some factors you should consider when planning your next SharePoint initiative. We will challenge the mindset that adoption can be driven, and embrace the concept of designing change for long-term sustainable cultural acceptance.

By attending this class, you will be able to:

  • Design your own organizational change-management strategy
  • Understand how to foster user adoption
  • Understand how to engage and build solution champions
  • Build a communication plan
  • Apply field-tested strategies in your organization

Speaker: Michelle Caldwell  

Michelle is a SharePoint Solutions Architect and Director of Collaboration at Avanade. She is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP and has over 16 years of experience delivering business solutions to diverse organizations. For the past nine years, she has focused on delivering enterprise SharePoint solutions across multiple industries while leading teams that have won outstanding achievements in Web Development. She is a founding member and President of the Columbus, Ohio SharePoint User Group (BuckeyeSPUG) and actively shares her real-world experience through her blog and conferences across North America. She also sits on the board of two Columbus, Ohio non-profits in support of her local technology community.


 Community Time for Power Users



Starting this month and going forward, there will be a dedicated time for anyone attending the meeting to ask/answer questions related to any SharePoint feature. 


We, at the steering committe feel that there is enough knowledge among all of the attendees that we can help each other by sharing the knowledge.
Our goal is that this time will be use to introduce SharePoint features (tips/tricks), ask questions, answer questions, showcase a technique, etc. by the attendees.


Give us your opinion about this time slot. Or if you would like to be a part of this time, drop us an email at


No vendor topics.






Special thanks to this month's Dinner Sponsor!


Sogeti is a leading provider of technology and software testing, specializing in Application, Infrastructure and Engineering Services. Sogeti offers cutting-edge solutions around Testing, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Mobile, Cloud and Cyber Security, combining world class methodologies and its global delivery model, Rightshore®.





 Swag Sponsor







Special Thanks to the 2015 BuckeyeSPUG Sponsors!