“Building a Corporate University: Benefits, Challenges and Feasibility” with Shannon Adkins

  • 15 May 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Crow Canyon Country Club


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Have you built a corporate university?

Even if you have, Shannon Adkins can make it easier and your efforts more effective.

What do you believe are the common business drivers and the pains that lead an organization to consider developing a corporate university?

In this presentation Shannon Adkins will answer this pressing question and address:

  1. The basics of the business case for change.
  2. Insight into how to gain critical sponsorship and alignment.
  3. The process and marketplace tools available for developing a corporate university.

Shannon will also address common obstacles and strategies for overcoming them, using a TechProse case study of large financial services institution as the framework for her discussion.

You will come away from this interactive session with an understanding of:

  • How to frame a business case for a corporate university
  • The challenges and strategies for overcoming them
  • Insights into how to build a corporate university

Presenter:  Shannon Adkins brings broad business expertise and oversight to all engagements.  While leading the Customer Excellence function for oDesk, Shannon drove the requirements gathering, evaluations, and selection process for the organization’s knowledge management tools and technology.  While leading the Developer Experience for the Intuit Developer Network, Shannon worked with the Documentation team to migrate all API documentation from PDF to embedded and contextual online help within a knowledgebase, accessible via the portal.  At TechProse, Shannon serves as the lead strategist in the development of Learning and Development portals and curriculum. 

The New Registration Process

Use the "REGISTER' tool to the left as follows:

  • TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Using the registration tool, on the third screen select the "credit card" button and continue. ALSO, select "show name on list of attendees" at the bottom of the next page to indicate you'll be there. 
  • TO RSVP & PAY BY CASH OR CHECK AT THE DOOR: Using the registration tool, on the third screen select the "MANUAL" button and continue. ALSO, select "show name on list of attendees" at the bottom of the next page to indicate you'll be there. 
  • If you have questions, email or call Angie Kutlik at 925-484-4087.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo Members: $35
    (also for Sacramento, Las Vegas & Golden Gate chapter members)
  • Guest / Non Member Rate: $40
  • Student Rate: $30
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

Regular Time, Date and Agenda

We meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month.

  • 5:30 pm Networking
  • 6:00 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 8:00 pm Meeting Adjourns /
    Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually mentioned during the meeting.


Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive
Danville, CA 94526

Directions from 680

  • Take Crow Canyon Blvd East
  • Go Left on El Capitan (Tahiti will be on your right)
  • Take the 1st right to enter the Crow Canyon Country Club
  • Tell the Guard you are attending the ASTD Event
    Drive straight the parking entrance is about 100 yards
    ahead on your left.

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