Global Azure Bootcamp 2019

On Saturday, April 27th I had the pleasure of speaking at the Global Azure Bootcamp Hollywood.

The Global Azure Bootcamp is a free one-day global event, driven by Microsoft MVPs/RDs, Cloud experts, Evangelist, and Community Leaders. The sessions help both new learners and experienced professionals in learning new things about the Microsoft cloud.

Community user group organizers around the world made 324 meetups happen on Global Azure Day with 20,000 attendees.

Big thanks to the LAEXUG Foundation who put on the event at the Microsoft Playa Vista office.

Had a great time speaking at the event on workplace toxicity and increasing productivity by leveraging Microsoft Teams and Planner. You can check out the decks from my presentation below.

How to Kick Fear and Toxicity out of the Workplace, a Practical Guide

Fear and toxicity are words that have no place in meetings, the workplace or our lives.  Everyone wants to be appreciated and respected for the contributions made to our jobs, careers, and organizations. Join Heather Newman, Microsoft MVP, Content Panda as she talks through the whys of bad workplace behavior and how to kick them out with practical examples and guidance. Attendees will learn how to identify the qualities of a fear-based workplace and how to move to a trust-based workplace.

The session will dive into the lizard brain, impostor syndrome and the art of re-framing with tips and tricks to take back to your organization.

Diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, and belonging starts with individuals working to identify fear and toxic behavior. This action leads to more collaboration and creativity that empowers everyone to be their best selves, as well as encourages employee’s best work and helps companies achieve their technology dreams with more velocity.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify fear-based and toxic behavior in the workplace
  • How to address this behaviour
  • How to move towards a more trust-based work environment

How to Kick Fear and Toxicity out of the Workplace – 2019 Global Azure Bootcamp Los Angeles from Heather Newman

Without Change, There Would Be No Butterflies or Superheroes: 8 Steps to Microsoft Teams & Planner Metamorphosis

We all want to be quicker, more productive and collaborate rapidly on any device at any time.  The good news is that our technology continues to innovate at the speed of light. The bad news is true adoption is sorely lacking, we often stick to what we know.

Join Heather Newman, Microsoft MVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, as she uses real-world use cases to provide you the blueprint for a metamorphic change in employee productivity and simple tips and tricks for using Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Planner on the go.

You’ll leave this session with a clear understanding of how your employees can leverage both Microsoft Teams and Planner together with OneNoteOneDrive and SharePoint.

Microsoft Teams and Planner Global Azure Bootcamp from Heather Newman

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