During three intense and sunny days, the Promote Network met in Sweden for the annual Promote Network Summit. The number of delegates doubled from last year and this year we had people flying in from fifteen countries. With other words, there was a great interest and from what we have heard the event was much appreciated.
Tuesday – Workshop “Building and designing in Promote”
As normal during the PNS week, Tuesday meant a workshop for building and designing in Promote. The theme for the day was “Creating and maintaining engagement – coaches and participants.” It’s the most hands-on session during the week and covers best practice for designing training programs supported by Promote and how to implement them by building them the optimal way in Promote.
Even though it is a hands-on session there were some slides from the session we would like to share here. We will also upload the resources described during the session on the Promote website and send them in an upcoming email to the members in the Promote network.
Wednesday – Promote Sessions
Wednesday was the main day for PNS and Promote CEO Jon Serrander kicked it off with presenting some impressing statistics about the growth of the Promote Network. You are all making the network great and helping spread the message about results from training.
Jon also highlighted new Promote functionality that recently has been released. Starting in September we will be offering live webinars in connection to new releases to help you maximise your Promote experience. Register here for Round up webinar and Release 2.35 webinar. We were then exited to have a world premier screening of the new “This is Promote” video. The previous version has been very well spread and used widely in the Promote Network to explain Promote to stakeholders and clients. Feel free to share the video by embedding it or sending the direct link.
After Jon’s introduction, the main speaker of the day, Professor Robert Brinkerhoff gave a really nice speech about why he went out of retirement to join the Promote team. He then conducted a workshop called “Conditions for impact” where the audience, with great enthusiasm, worked in groups and presented how they are achieving the conditions in their own organisations using Promote. During the session there were plenty of productive discussions and good findings among the groups.
Speaking of Conditions of Impact, there was also a segment during PNS about the popular webinars with Professor Brinkerhoff. As a member of the Promote Network you are most welcome to attend the webinars and invite your customers to share the message. For the upcoming webinar please register here:
After lunch on Wednesday Promote product owner Andreas Aronsson presented new Promote functionality and a completely new tool we are very proud to launch. The assessment and survey tool Fetch.
The tool can be fully integrated with Promote and offers new possibilities to assess behavioural change as well as conduction level 1 surveys. Andreas did all demos live but we here is the presentation with screenshots instead. The last part of the afternoon was the presentation of the upcoming Promote user groups. Facilitated by Professor Brinkerhoff we will be launching a few different user groups in October with different purposes and channels of communication. Stayed tuned for more information about that after summer.
Promote Network Awards
During Wednesday evening it was time for the Promote Network Awards. On M/S Riddarfjärden in the Stockholm Archipelago there was a dinner with the award ceremony hosted by professor Brinkerhoff, Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick and Jon Serrander.
We are happy to announce that Informator received the Promote Award 2016 for the program “Change – with the brain in mind” at Ericsson.
Ericsson was awarded The Pilot of the year award for the SSN-pilot in Kenya.
Thursday – A Mindset for Results 2016
As usual Promote Network Summit was co-hosted with A Mindset for Results. With the tagline “Trust training to deliver”, AMFR2016 gathered almost 300 HR professionals in the beautiful venue of Berns to see keynote speeches by professor Brinkerhoff and Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick, participate in the workshop “Key challenges for impact”, get their questions answered in a panel discussion and enjoy a networking dinner at the expo area on the Berns Terrace.
Make this year great and see you at PNS 2017
We are looking forward to an eventful year in the Promote Network. There are a lot of exciting functionality being released in Promote, upcoming user groups and a lot of chances to help each other succeed by sharing experiences.
Looking forward to next year already!