Vision Critical Academy Workshops
We are introducing Vision Critical Academy Workshops to this year’s Summit agenda. This intensive half-day curriculum is designed to allow you to work in smaller groups of your peers to get actionable takeaways. Attend one of four workshop streams in order to have a hands-on deep dive into that workshop topic.
Workshops run on the morning of Monday, September 18th (8:30am to 12noon) at the JW Marriott Washington, DC. Each workshop attendee will only be in one workshop stream.
All workshop attendees will be required to bring their own laptops. Space is extremely limited, and registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. You must register for the Summit in order to add one workshop stream to your agenda.
Workshop attendees will be participating in only one of four streams below.
STREAM 1: Let’s get tactical! Finding solutions to your challenges
Work with VC experts and other VC customers to find solutions to your community’s specific challenges.
Who should attend? Vision Critical customers and partners who have specific challenges they’d like to address.
Everyone will have the opportunity to share their challenge and get tactical ideas for solutions. We will ask you in advance to write a quick summary of the challenge you want to solve.
Ideas of challenge topics:
- Member recruiting, engagement and retention
- Stakeholder engagement
- Too few or too many activities
- Using your community for innovation, customer experience, or marketing business challenges
- Inspiration for long-running communities
- Ideas for more interesting projects
- Structuring teams for success
Note: if you have questions about community project management, reporting or questionnaire design, then Stream 2: Reprogramming your research mindset, will be a better fit for you.
STREAM 2: Reprogramming your research mindset
Insight communities enable rapid-fire and interactive questioning that requires a different mindset and a more efficient workflow than traditional market research. This session will help you rethink and adapt your skills to the new paradigm.
Who should attend? Various levels of market research experience from new to veterans.
Bring your laptops and our product and community insight experts will guide you through the project journey, including how and what to share with your members and stakeholders. Plus, they’ll give you a deep dive into questionnaire design and reporting for communities. You’ll leave with solid best practices for approaching your next business challenge with ease and confidence.
STREAM 3: Set up successful employee communities
Learn all the nuances about setting up an employee community to ensure your staff feel as engaged as your customers.
Who should attend? Customers, partners and anyone considering starting an employee community.
Employee communities can be powerful tools to help to improve employee engagement and retention and inject employee voices into your product innovation cycle. Learn how to sell the idea to your stakeholders, successfully build, launch, and run an active employee community from customers and VC subject matter experts.
STREAM 4: Showcase your vision and success
Showcase your community’s success and impact on the business to other internal stakeholders.
Who should attend? Prospective or current customers who wish to effectively showcase and sell their community internally. Whether you’re a current customer or considering buying a community, engaging your internal stakeholders is critical to success.
For current customers, showcasing your community successes can help elevate you and your team, protect your budget, secure additional resources, and start up new communities. For anyone considering a community, this workshop can help get the right approvals and buy-in from your stakeholders by effectively selling the vision and plans for your community.